Breakout Session E

Friday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Session E1

Jennifer Jones
    Woodland High School
April Davenport,
    Thomas Metcalf  Laboratory School
Room: Fell A
Audience: Middle/High School

Technology Tool Kit
A demonstration of technological classroom resources which can be used to engage students in authentic reading, writing, discussion, and assessment. We will explore Kahoot, TodaysMeet, Pear Deck, Padlet, Buzzfeed, and more!

Session E2

Kimberly Gwizdala,
    Glenbard West High School
Jessica Noble
Jennifer Shackleton
Beth Fleming
    York Community High School
Room: Fell B
Audience: High School

Rhetoric for All: Teaching Rhetorical Analysis in the High School Classroom
With an increasing demand for more nonfiction in every English classroom and a redesigned SAT writing exam, teaching rhetorical analysis has never been more vital. Join four AP Language teachers for ways that all teachers can introduce and reinforce rhetorical analysis through the use of visual arguments such as commercials and images.

Session E3

Kristy Ingram,
    Olivet Nazarene University
Room: Fell C
Audience: Middle/High School

The Narrative of Difference: Being Invited into the Story
Diverse classrooms explore stories that expand beyond the circles of two-dimensional Venn Diagrams so teachers can help culturally and linguistically diverse students participate in writing today’s cultural narrative. This session provides writing strategies that encourage narratives of difference, cultural identity, and becoming living texts that invite others into the story.

Session E4

Les Stevens,
Room: Beaufort
Audience: General

Keeping the Teaching Train Rolling by Eliminating Distracting Behavior
Teachers are hungry for practical, proven strategies that will allow them to reclaim their time-to-teach. I can deliver Time-to-Teach®strategies, including self-control, Unconditional Positive Regard, Teach-To’®, classroom ecology and ReFOCUS®. The strategies are proven to eliminate multiple warnings and repeated requests that rob teachers of their time to teach.

Session E5

Carol Medrano,
    J. Sterling Morton East High School
Room: Redbird F
Audience: Middle/High School

Using Instructional Frameworks to Guide Student-Centered Coaching Conversations
Discover how instructional frameworks can be used to focus coaching conversations on student learning outcomes.  I will share how I have used the Project CRISS Framework for Teaching and Learning to focus coaching conversations on desired learning outcomes, rigor, and assessment.

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