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Welcome to Katy ISD  Secondary Social Studies Summer Conference at Tompkins High School located at 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd, Katy, TX 77494 .  Use this website to create your personalized schedule for the sessions you would like to attend. 

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Monday, June 10
 

8:00am

Engaging Special Populations in On-Level Reading
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Student success in social studies can be determined on whether or not they have the literacy skills to analyze text. This session will give social studies teachers multiple strategies to enhance reading skills in the classroom, regardless of the Lexile level the students bring into the classroom. When students are provided with the tools necessary to break down primary sources, they have the ability to start making content connections. Come to this session and learn a variety of ways to enhance the literacy skills of ALL the students in your classroom. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Gaona

Jenny Gaona

jennygaona247@gmail.com, E4E Consulting
E4E consulting provides innovative professional development experiences for educators focused on student learning and achievement. E4E experiences are distinguished by challenging educators to move beyond stale teaching doctrine and promote meaningful student interaction with content... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
1673

8:00am

ESPN--It's Not Just for Sports! Analysis & Writing Through the ESPN Lens
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Learn to use ESPN with students in order to teach analysis and writing. Walk away with classroom ready resources. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers

Monday June 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
1635

8:00am

Incorporating Movement and Games In the Social Studies Classroom
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Educational researcher Robert Marzano's plan for teaching vocabulary calls to incorporate games and movement into student learning. We will participate in a myriad of review games that get your blood flowing and the gears in your head turning. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1


Monday June 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
1659

8:00am

Reading to Learn in Social Studies (HS)
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Explore research-based strategies to support students in reading and analyzing social studies text. Participants will receive a copy of the Reading to Learn in Social Studies: Grades 6-8 or 9-12 book and hands-on training that will model the reading, writing, and thinking strategies. The book and training contain grade-specific lessons for immediate implementation. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
R4

Region 4

Region 4


Monday June 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
1634

8:00am

See It, Say It, Know It
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Is vocabulary boring? Are your walls boring? Come experience vocabulary strategies that activate prior knowledge, deepen understanding, and evaluate word knowledge that will help create a culture of Accountable Talk and Critical Writing in a the classroom. In this session we will discuss and model how to set up teaching vocabulary in a social studies class as well as ways to modify the vocabulary strategies for your content and student proficiency levels in ways that ignite and engage kids. Spice it up with some Anchor Charts and your students will be utilizing vocabulary in their conversations daily. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1


Monday June 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
1643

8:00am

Social Studies: Bulb ePortfolios for the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Bulb is a brand new digital portfolio tool for secondary teachers in Katy ISD. Bulb is where students and educators curate and create, share and showcase themselves. Explore the impact digital portfolios make on learning and see how bulb works. Bulb integrates with Canvas so teachers and students can easily create and submit assignments from canvas. T-TESS 1.1, 1.4, 2.2 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Booth

Elizabeth Booth

Manager of Secondary Instructional Technology, Katy ISD
avatar for Jay Sonnenburg

Jay Sonnenburg

Instructional Technology Manager, Katy ISD


Monday June 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Computer Lab 1633

8:00am

The Write Stuff: Low Prep and High Impact
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Discover low prep and high impact writing strategies that invigorate your students’ historical thinking skills! Experience six scaffolded activities that advance student thinking through writing. Come write with us! TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1 GT Update

Speakers
avatar for Meg Evans

Meg Evans

Social Studies Instructional Coach, Katy ISD


Monday June 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
1657

9:00am

Lone Star Government from Law-Related Education (LRE)-Day 1: 2 Day PD. Participants must attend both days.
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
This new 2 day institute provides an opportunity for teachers to explore the eras of Texas history and the structure and function of Texas Government and how events in Texas history have impacted state policies. Learn how to stimulate student thinking using our new Texas History Event cards. Whether pre-teaching, reviewing, or differentiating a unit of study, these resources will improve your teaching. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1  NOTE Lunch will be provided for this session only at no cost to participants in order to accommodate time needed to complete session activities.   This session will run on the following schedule:
Session Time 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Session Time    12:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

Speakers
DK

Dodie Kasper

LRE Coordinator, State Bar of Texas
Dodie Kasper currently serves as the Coordinator of Law-Related Education. Dodie spent 25 years as a classroom educator with extensive experience teaching U.S. History and Government. Ms. Kasper has participated in the U.S. Supreme Court Institute and served as the Master Teacher... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
LGI

9:30am

Engaging Special Populations in On-Level Reading
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Student success in social studies can be determined on whether or not they have the literacy skills to analyze text. This session will give social studies teachers multiple strategies to enhance reading skills in the classroom, regardless of the Lexile level the students bring into the classroom. When students are provided with the tools necessary to break down primary sources, they have the ability to start making content connections. Come to this session and learn a variety of ways to enhance the literacy skills of ALL the students in your classroom. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Gaona

Jenny Gaona

jennygaona247@gmail.com, E4E Consulting
E4E consulting provides innovative professional development experiences for educators focused on student learning and achievement. E4E experiences are distinguished by challenging educators to move beyond stale teaching doctrine and promote meaningful student interaction with content... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
1673

9:30am

ESPN--It's Not Just for Sports! Analysis & Writing Through the ESPN Lens
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Learn to use ESPN with students in order to teach analysis and writing. Walk away with classroom ready resources. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.2

Speakers

Monday June 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
1635

9:30am

Incorporating Movement and Games In the Social Studies Classroom
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Educational researcher Robert Marzano's plan for teaching vocabulary calls to incorporate games and movement into student learning. We will participate in a myriad of review games that get your blood flowing and the gears in your head turning. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers

Monday June 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
1659

9:30am

Reading to Learn in Social Studies (JH)
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Explore research-based strategies to support students in reading and analyzing social studies text. Participants will receive a copy of the Reading to Learn in Social Studies: Grades 6-8 or 9-12 book and hands-on training that will model the reading, writing, and thinking strategies. The book and training contain grade-specific lessons for immediate implementation. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
R4

Region 4

Region 4


Monday June 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
1634

9:30am

See It, Say It, Know It
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Is vocabulary boring? Are your walls boring? Come experience vocabulary strategies that activate prior knowledge, deepen understanding, and evaluate word knowledge that will help create a culture of Accountable Talk and Critical Writing in a the classroom. In this session we will discuss and model how to set up teaching vocabulary in a social studies class as well as ways to modify the vocabulary strategies for your content and student proficiency levels in ways that ignite and engage kids. Spice it up with some Anchor Charts and your students will be utilizing vocabulary in their conversations daily. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers

Monday June 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
1643

9:30am

Social Studies: Bulb ePortfolios for the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Bulb is a brand new digital portfolio tool for secondary teachers in Katy ISD. Bulb is where students and educators curate and create, share and showcase themselves. Explore the impact digital portfolios make on learning and see how bulb works. Bulb integrates with Canvas so teachers and students can easily create and submit assignments from canvas. T-TESS 1.1, 1.4, 2.2 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Sonnenburg

Jay Sonnenburg

Instructional Technology Manager, Katy ISD


Monday June 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Computer Lab 1633

9:30am

The Write Stuff: Low Prep and High Impact
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Discover low prep and high impact writing strategies that invigorate your students’ historical thinking skills! Experience six scaffolded activities that advance student thinking through writing. Come write with us! TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1 GT Update

Speakers
avatar for Meg Evans

Meg Evans

Social Studies Instructional Coach, Katy ISD


Monday June 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
1657

12:30pm

Hieroglyphic History: Access to HOTS through Images
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
In this session, you will learn how to create and use hieroglyphs for your classroom to give students of all abilities an access point for your content. We’ll start with a modeled lesson, you’ll get a resource of the best classroom-tested image analysis strategies, and then we will spend time creating a lesson for your content. Bring the TEKS which cause misconceptions, bring supporting TEKS for vertical alignment, bring all the TEKS which cause you grief and we’ll glyph ‘em! TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Lezlie

Lezlie

Texas History


Monday June 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1636

12:30pm

Incorporating Movement and Games In the Social Studies Classroom
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Educational researcher Robert Marzano's plan for teaching vocabulary calls to incorporate games and movement into student learning. We will participate in a myriad of review games that get your blood flowing and the gears in your head turning. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers

Monday June 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1659

12:30pm

Reading to Learn in Social Studies (HS)
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Explore research-based strategies to support students in reading and analyzing social studies text. Participants will receive a copy of the Reading to Learn in Social Studies: Grades 6-8 or 9-12 book and hands-on training that will model the reading, writing, and thinking strategies. The book and training contain grade-specific lessons for immediate implementation. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
R4

Region 4

Region 4


Monday June 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1634

12:30pm

See It, Say It, Know It
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Is vocabulary boring? Are your walls boring? Come experience vocabulary strategies that activate prior knowledge, deepen understanding, and evaluate word knowledge that will help create a culture of Accountable Talk and Critical Writing in a the classroom. In this session we will discuss and model how to set up teaching vocabulary in a social studies class as well as ways to modify the vocabulary strategies for your content and student proficiency levels in ways that ignite and engage kids. Spice it up with some Anchor Charts and your students will be utilizing vocabulary in their conversations daily. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers

Monday June 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1643

12:30pm

Walk the Walk with Doable Differentiation
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Differentiating instruction is one of the most difficult practices that teachers are asked to do with students on a daily basis. This session will demonstrate how you can honor your students by providing multiple opportunities for them to be successful in content attainment. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Gaona

Jenny Gaona

jennygaona247@gmail.com, E4E Consulting
E4E consulting provides innovative professional development experiences for educators focused on student learning and achievement. E4E experiences are distinguished by challenging educators to move beyond stale teaching doctrine and promote meaningful student interaction with content... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1673

12:30pm

Wonderful World of WeSearch (Research)
Limited Capacity seats available

CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Do your students need valid, timely information and images for your fabulous class projects? Get them away from Google and Wikipedia for researching. This session will be led by district librarians and will show you how to find reliable and appropriate sources of information for your students, how to gather them all in one place, and how to give proper credit. Participants will come away with a collection that is ready to go for the first research project of the year. – 1.5 hr session. T-TESS 1.1, 1.4, 2.2 

Speakers
MP

Melanie Poncik

Librarian, Katy ISD
avatar for Robin Cashman

Robin Cashman

Library Media Specialist, Katy ISD
I have been a school librarian for 20 years. I am also a Google Certified Educator.


Monday June 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Computer Lab 1633

2:00pm

Hieroglyphic History: Access to HOTS through Images
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
In this session, you will learn how to create and use hieroglyphs for your classroom to give students of all abilities an access point for your content. We’ll start with a modeled lesson, you’ll get a resource of the best classroom-tested image analysis strategies, and then we will spend time creating a lesson for your content. Bring the TEKS which cause misconceptions, bring supporting TEKS for vertical alignment, bring all the TEKS which cause you grief and we’ll glyph ‘em! TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Lezlie

Lezlie

Texas History


Monday June 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1636

2:00pm

Incorporating Movement and Games In the Social Studies Classroom
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Educational researcher Robert Marzano's plan for teaching vocabulary calls to incorporate games and movement into student learning. We will participate in a myriad of review games that get your blood flowing and the gears in your head turning. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers

Monday June 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1659

2:00pm

Reading to Learn in Social Studies (JH)
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Explore research-based strategies to support students in reading and analyzing social studies text. Participants will receive a copy of the Reading to Learn in Social Studies: Grades 6-8 or 9-12 book and hands-on training that will model the reading, writing, and thinking strategies. The book and training contain grade-specific lessons for immediate implementation. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
R4

Region 4

Region 4


Monday June 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1634

2:00pm

See It, Say It, Know It
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Is vocabulary boring? Are your walls boring? Come experience vocabulary strategies that activate prior knowledge, deepen understanding, and evaluate word knowledge that will help create a culture of Accountable Talk and Critical Writing in a the classroom. In this session we will discuss and model how to set up teaching vocabulary in a social studies class as well as ways to modify the vocabulary strategies for your content and student proficiency levels in ways that ignite and engage kids. Spice it up with some Anchor Charts and your students will be utilizing vocabulary in their conversations daily. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers

Monday June 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1643

2:00pm

Walk the Walk with Doable Differentiation
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Differentiating instruction is one of the most difficult practices that teachers are asked to do with students on a daily basis. This session will demonstrate how you can honor your students by providing multiple opportunities for them to be successful in content attainment. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Gaona

Jenny Gaona

jennygaona247@gmail.com, E4E Consulting
E4E consulting provides innovative professional development experiences for educators focused on student learning and achievement. E4E experiences are distinguished by challenging educators to move beyond stale teaching doctrine and promote meaningful student interaction with content... Read More →


Monday June 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1673

2:00pm

Wonderful World of WeSearch (Research)
Limited Capacity seats available

CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Do your students need valid, timely information and images for your fabulous class projects? Get them away from Google and Wikipedia for researching. This session will be led by district librarians and will show you how to find reliable and appropriate sources of information for your students, how to gather them all in one place, and how to give proper credit. Participants will come away with a collection that is ready to go for the first research project of the year. – 1.5 hr session. T-TESS 1.1, 1.4, 2.2 

Speakers
MP

Melanie Poncik

Librarian, Katy ISD
avatar for Robin Cashman

Robin Cashman

Library Media Specialist, Katy ISD
I have been a school librarian for 20 years. I am also a Google Certified Educator.


Monday June 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
 
Tuesday, June 11
 

8:00am

Explore the World: Integrating VR with Nearpod
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Would you like to show your students the world? Taking a school trip to Italy to see the Coliseum or the U.S. Capitol Building to see the National Statuary Hall is an extremely difficult task. However, Virtual Reality allows us to explore the world from our classrooms. This session will show you how to use VR to take your students to far away places. We will explore and analyze locations around the world. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
SL

Sarah Lizana

Teacher, Seven Lakes High School


Tuesday June 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
1638

8:00am

Fundamental Five Workshop
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
This will be a working session where you will receive guidance to write lesson frames for your content objectives, design critical writing activities, create questions to ask to activate purposeful talk, and brainstorm ideas for recognizing and reinforcing positive student behavior. It will be helpful for you to bring your unit plans to assist with the process and give you something to take away you can implement in the fall. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Walt

Tracy Walt

Social Studies Instructional Coach, Katy ISD- MMJH & SLJH
Strong believer in relationship building with students, staff, and community as a foundational piece for all that we do as educators. Have a passion for sharing how to intertwine 'moments of impact' into every day!


Tuesday June 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
1656

8:00am

Nearpod for Social Studies Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Want a fresh way to capture students’ attention and increase student engagement? You can bring the classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations that can contain slides, quizzes, polls, videos, VR tours, drawing boards, etc., all in one platform with Nearpod. T-TESS 1.1, 1.4, 2.2 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Sonnenburg

Jay Sonnenburg

Instructional Technology Manager, Katy ISD


Tuesday June 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Computer Lab 1633

8:00am

Think About It: Supporting Critical Thinking in Social Studies (am)-Region 4, Latonya Amboree, Presenter
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Learn how to bolster students' literacy skills in the social studies classroom through close reading and writing strategies. Students who struggle with reading often have difficulty comprehending texts, especially in the content areas. Participants will learn how to explicitly teach students the processing skills needed to critically analyze complex texts and create dynamic scaffolds that support a text-rich learning environment. The session will focus on the exploration of informational text structures from primary and secondary sources, picture books, and non -fiction works, and how to support student's comprehension of the various texts students encounter in the social studies classroom and beyond. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
R4

Region 4

Region 4


Tuesday June 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
1634

8:00am

Controversial Issues in the News: Close Up
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Want to develop the best strategies for teaching controversial issues in the classroom? Come and join Close Up trainers and explore ways to engage high school and middle school students in meaningful discussions that provide techniques for when civil discourse breaks down. Teachers will leave with tools and strategies to facilitate respectful classroom discussions and debates; resources to inform and guide student thinking; and lesson plans that can be used throughout the school year. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Sante Mastriana

Sante Mastriana

Curriculum Design & Professional Development Specialist, Close Up


Tuesday June 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
1641

9:00am

Lone Star Government from Law-Related Education (LRE)-Day 2: 2 Day PD. Participants must attend both days.
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
This new 2 day institute provides an opportunity for teachers to explore the eras of Texas history and the structure and function of Texas Government and how events in Texas history have impacted state policies. Learn how to stimulate student thinking using our new Texas History Event cards. Whether pre-teaching, reviewing, or differentiating a unit of study, these resources will improve your teaching. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
DK

Dodie Kasper

LRE Coordinator, State Bar of Texas
Dodie Kasper currently serves as the Coordinator of Law-Related Education. Dodie spent 25 years as a classroom educator with extensive experience teaching U.S. History and Government. Ms. Kasper has participated in the U.S. Supreme Court Institute and served as the Master Teacher... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 9:00am - 9:00am
LGI

9:30am

Fundamental Five Workshop
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
This will be a working session where you will receive guidance to write lesson frames for your content objectives, design critical writing activities, create questions to ask to activate purposeful talk, and brainstorm ideas for recognizing and reinforcing positive student behavior. It will be helpful for you to bring your unit plans to assist with the process and give you something to take away you can implement in the fall. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Walt

Tracy Walt

Social Studies Instructional Coach, Katy ISD- MMJH & SLJH
Strong believer in relationship building with students, staff, and community as a foundational piece for all that we do as educators. Have a passion for sharing how to intertwine 'moments of impact' into every day!


Tuesday June 11, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
1656

9:30am

Nearpod for Social Studies Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Want a fresh way to capture students’ attention and increase student engagement? You can bring the classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations that can contain slides, quizzes, polls, videos, VR tours, drawing boards, etc., all in one platform with Nearpod. T-TESS 1.1, 1.4, 2.2 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Sonnenburg

Jay Sonnenburg

Instructional Technology Manager, Katy ISD


Tuesday June 11, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Computer Lab 1633

9:30am

Think About It: Supporting Critical Thinking in Social Studies
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Learn how to bolster students' literacy skills in the social studies classroom through close reading and writing strategies. Students who struggle with reading often have difficulty comprehending texts, especially in the content areas. Participants will learn how to explicitly teach students the processing skills needed to critically analyze complex texts and create dynamic scaffolds that support a text-rich learning environment. The session will focus on the exploration of informational text structures from primary and secondary sources, picture books, and non -fiction works, and how to support student's comprehension of the various texts students encounter in the social studies classroom and beyond. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
R4

Region 4

Region 4


Tuesday June 11, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
1634

10:00am

Explore the World: Integrating VR with Nearpod
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Would you like to show your students the world? Taking a school trip to Italy to see the Coliseum or the U.S. Capitol Building to see the National Statuary Hall is an extremely difficult task. However, Virtual Reality allows us to explore the world from our classrooms. This session will show you how to use VR to take your students to far away places. We will explore and analyze locations around the world. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
SL

Sarah Lizana

Teacher, Seven Lakes High School


Tuesday June 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
1638

12:30pm

Collaborative Writing for Social Studies
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Refresh your teaching toolkit with student centered activities for reading, writing, and purposeful talk in class. Increase the instructional intensity of your lessons by participating in activities that are quick, easy, and ready to use. Walk away with a variety of interactive methods that will successfully engage all learners in any Social Studies content! TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.2


Tuesday June 11, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1635

12:30pm

Fundamental Five Workshop
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
This will be a working session where you will receive guidance to write lesson frames for your content objectives, design critical writing activities, create questions to ask to activate purposeful talk, and brainstorm ideas for recognizing and reinforcing positive student behavior. It will be helpful for you to bring your unit plans to assist with the process and give you something to take away you can implement in the fall. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Walt

Tracy Walt

Social Studies Instructional Coach, Katy ISD- MMJH & SLJH
Strong believer in relationship building with students, staff, and community as a foundational piece for all that we do as educators. Have a passion for sharing how to intertwine 'moments of impact' into every day!


Tuesday June 11, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1656

12:30pm

Intervention in the Social Studies Classroom
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
"I taught it, but they didn't get it." Intervention strategies are designed to help teachers with research-based tiered instruction in the social studies classroom. Learn how to use ongoing formative assessments to collect data in order to make decisions about how to provide immediate support for students who are struggling in the social studies class. This session will provide teachers with strategies for embedding literacy instruction, small group instruction, and appropriate scaffolding to meet the needs of individual students and make social studies content accessible to all learners. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
R4

Region 4

Region 4


Tuesday June 11, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1634

12:30pm

SMART Online Learning Suite
Limited Capacity seats available

CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
The SMART Learning Suite Online takes SMART to whole new level of online collaboration and creativity. It’s not the old Smart Notebook you’re used to, but offers ready built activities and games you can incorporate into your classroom immediately and share on any device. Teachers can easily create assessments, activities and collaborative workspaces in minutes. T-TESS 1.1, 1.4, 2.2 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Sonnenburg

Jay Sonnenburg

Instructional Technology Manager, Katy ISD


Tuesday June 11, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Computer Lab 1633

12:30pm

Teaching with the Big Brain Ideas
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
In this session, teachers will will learn about neuroscience research and experience educational strategies to help students with recalling and reviewing skills. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.2

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Szafran

Sandy Szafran

My name is Sandy Szafran. I teach at Seven Lakes High School in Katy ISD. This next school year will be my fourteenth year teaching overall. I have been teaching in Katy ISD for four years. I taught in Cypress Fairbanks ISD for tens years at Cypress Springs High School and Cypress... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1673

12:30pm

Controversial Issues in the News: Close Up
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Want to develop the best strategies for teaching controversial issues in the classroom? Come and join Close Up trainers and explore ways to engage high school and middle school students in meaningful discussions that provide techniques for when civil discourse breaks down. Teachers will leave with tools and strategies to facilitate respectful classroom discussions and debates; resources to inform and guide student thinking; and lesson plans that can be used throughout the school year. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Sante Mastriana

Sante Mastriana

Curriculum Design & Professional Development Specialist, Close Up


Tuesday June 11, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
1641

2:00pm

Collaborative Writing for Social Studies
CLICK HERE to register in Eduphoria
Refresh your teaching toolkit with student centered activities for reading, writing, and purposeful talk in class. Increase the instructional intensity of your lessons by participating in activities that are quick, easy, and ready to use. Walk away with a variety of interactive methods that will successfully engage all learners in any Social Studies content! TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.2


Tuesday June 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1635

2:00pm

Fundamental Five Workshop
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This will be a working session where you will receive guidance to write lesson frames for your content objectives, design critical writing activities, create questions to ask to activate purposeful talk, and brainstorm ideas for recognizing and reinforcing positive student behavior. It will be helpful for you to bring your unit plans to assist with the process and give you something to take away you can implement in the fall. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Walt

Tracy Walt

Social Studies Instructional Coach, Katy ISD- MMJH & SLJH
Strong believer in relationship building with students, staff, and community as a foundational piece for all that we do as educators. Have a passion for sharing how to intertwine 'moments of impact' into every day!


Tuesday June 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1656

2:00pm

Intervention in the Social Studies Classroom
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"I taught it, but they didn't get it." Intervention strategies are designed to help teachers with research-based tiered instruction in the social studies classroom. Learn how to use ongoing formative assessments to collect data in order to make decisions about how to provide immediate support for students who are struggling in the social studies class. This session will provide teachers with strategies for embedding literacy instruction, small group instruction, and appropriate scaffolding to meet the needs of individual students and make social studies content accessible to all learners. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.1

Speakers
R4

Region 4

Region 4


Tuesday June 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1634

2:00pm

SMART Online Learning Suite
Limited Capacity seats available

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The SMART Learning Suite Online takes SMART to whole new level of online collaboration and creativity. It’s not the old Smart Notebook you’re used to, but offers ready built activities and games you can incorporate into your classroom immediately and share on any device. Teachers can easily create assessments, activities and collaborative workspaces in minutes. T-TESS 1.1, 1.4, 2.2 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Sonnenburg

Jay Sonnenburg

Instructional Technology Manager, Katy ISD


Tuesday June 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1633

2:00pm

Teaching with the Big Brain Ideas
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In this session, teachers will will learn about neuroscience research and experience educational strategies to help students with recalling and reviewing skills. TESS: 1.1 - 1.3, 2.4, 3.3

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Szafran

Sandy Szafran

My name is Sandy Szafran. I teach at Seven Lakes High School in Katy ISD. This next school year will be my fourteenth year teaching overall. I have been teaching in Katy ISD for four years. I taught in Cypress Fairbanks ISD for tens years at Cypress Springs High School and Cypress... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1673