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Monday, July 26
 

8:00am CDT

Virtual Conference Lobby & Exhibit Hall
This is where you can go if you have registration and attendance questions, need troubleshooting help, would like to view marketing fliers, or would like to network. This is the same link that the Keynote Address will stream from. It will remain open all day.

Password: 646194 

Speakers
avatar for Reghan Russell

Reghan Russell

Instructional Coach & Consultant; Prioritizing Excellence Conference Coordinator, ESC 11


Monday July 26, 2021 8:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

8:00am CDT

On-Demand Learning Library
To access our on-demand Conference YouTube Learning Library via the designated Prioritizing Excellence Conference YouTube Channel, please click on the "video stream" link below.

This channel can be accessed from 7/26/2021 8:00 A.M. Central to 8/13/2021 4:00 P.M. Central.

Recorded sessions from the day of the conference will be added after the conference concludes on July 26, 2021.

Day of Conference On-Demand Listings:

Teaching Proficiency through Reading and StorytellingT-TESS Calibration: Who, What, Where, When, and HOW?Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and English LearnersWhat do the School Library and ELAR have in common? The New ELAR TEKSDemystifying Word Problems - Numberless Word ProblemsDigital Tools in the Secondary Math Classroom: Web-Based ActivitiesTeacher Certification at Region 11Why are We Meeting? Purpose-First Agenda ConstructionActionable and Timely Feedback for Secondary ELAR Across Any Learning Platform"Herding "Cats" Made Easy: Engaging Students in Silent Conversations, Even Online!"TEKS Resource System - Lesson Planning Process Teaching to the TopIdentifying and Serving Migratory Students

Monday July 26, 2021 8:00am - Friday August 13, 2021 4:00pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

9:40am CDT

Come on in! Applying Teacher Walkthrough Data Through QR Codes
Come on in! Applying Teacher Walkthrough Data Through QR Codes -- In this session, principals will design a walkthrough system that provides immediate feedback and collect data on teacher performance. We will discuss ways to use your time more effectively and provide tools that get you out of the office and into classrooms. An array of examples and templates will be available to participants.



Monday July 26, 2021 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

9:40am CDT

What does it mean to "Prioritize Excellence" in Campus Leadership?
What does it mean to "Prioritize Excellence" in Campus Leadership? That is just one of the many questions we’ll tackle during a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field that will be moderated by Wes Jackson. Panelists will offer advice about how to prioritize excellence in this field while navigating various roles, responsibilities, and the ever-changing climate. Attendees will gain insights from the discussions with an opportunity to engage with the panelists after the formal program. Please join us – this event is open to anyone currently involved or interested in joining this field. Be part of the conversation! Use #PrioritizeExcellenceConference and #PEC2021 to engage with others in the field.

Speakers
avatar for Wes Jackson

Wes Jackson

Leadership Development Consultant, ESC 11


Monday July 26, 2021 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

9:40am CDT

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9:40am CDT

Prioritizing Excellence in Charter Schools: 87th Legislature Update for Charters and Program Updates
Prioritizing Excellence in Charter Schools: A Cursory Look and Program Update for Charter School Leadership!

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Fagan

Jackie Fagan

Charter School Specialist, ESC 11
Ms. Fagan led Cedar Hill Collegiate High School to nationally recognized status. At this Early College Public Charter High School, she provided students with the rigor, depth, and intensity of college-level work in a very personalized instructional environment and the opportunity... Read More →



Monday July 26, 2021 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

9:40am CDT

Maximize Student Engagement Through Creative Expression
Maximize Student Engagement Through Creative Expression

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Dones

Jesse Dones

Consultant, Integration Education
If you would like to view the presentation please use the following URL: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSSNC-anV8H6ynUPLMkEjT6ZxoFSPGHbKVtgePC18aS0e8Zs0m7n57bXtLBV3EBSLMeKf78nmJHHHXs/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
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Matt Schuppert

IntegrationEd


Monday July 26, 2021 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

9:40am CDT

9:40am CDT

Park Based Learning
The belief that students learn best when given control of their own learning is th-e guiding principle behind Park Based Learning, a new project which helps educators connect with curriculum and resources that allow them to use national parks as virtual and experiential classrooms. The approach focuses on classroom adaptations of inquiry-based techniques used by park staff to connect visitors to the nation's natural, cultural, and historic landscapes. Since visiting isn't always a possibility for schools and classes due to distance, time, and money, we have developed free resources to help connect teachers and their students virtually, resources that all attendees will leave with for use with their own students.

Speakers


Monday July 26, 2021 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

9:40am CDT

Supporting Participant Learning through Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model
Participants will learn how to incorporate the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model (LTEM) into their work.



Monday July 26, 2021 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

9:40am CDT

9:40am CDT

Prioritizing Excellence in School Culture
What does it mean to "Prioritize Excellence" in school culture? That is just one of the many questions we’ll tackle during a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field that will be moderated by RJ Rodrigue, Director of Instructional Services at ESC Region 11.

Panelists will offer advice about how to prioritize excellence in this field while navigating various roles, responsibilities, and the ever-changing climate. Attendees will gain insights from the discussions with an opportunity to engage with the panelists after the formal program.

Please join us – this event is open to anyone currently involved or interested in joining this field. Be part of the conversation! Use #PrioritizeExcellenceConference and #PEC2021 to engage with others in the field.

Speakers

Monday July 26, 2021 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

9:40am CDT

True Colors Personanalysis
Have you ever struggled to develop teams in your classroom? Using the True Colors Personanalysis you will learn how to effectively balance your project teams to facilitate their success.

Speakers


Monday July 26, 2021 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

Complete your Appraisal Tasks - Principal Edition
Complete your Appraisal Tasks - Principal Edition

Speakers


Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

Power BI: Three Easy and Free Visualizations to Begin Your Data Visualization Journey

We live in a world of disconnected data sources and we are inundated with charts and numbers. Learn how Power BI can connect and visualize your data to create memorable reports. Your visualization journey doesn't start until you take the first steps. We will begin with three simple visualizations, available free with Power BI.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Favara

Katie Favara

Research and Data Analyst, ESC 11



Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

Discovery Education - It's Not Your Mom's United Streaming!
Discovery Education - It's Not Your Mom's United Streaming! Join us and learn how easy it is to search, locate, and curate over 50 types of digital resources available to most Region 11 districts through Discovery Education! That's right! Discovery Education is not just videos any more!

Speakers

Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

Vocabulary Instruction and the Science of Teaching Reading; What Every Early Elementary School Teacher Needs to Know
Vocabulary Instruction and the Science of Teaching Reading; What Every Early Elementary School Teacher Needs to Know --This session will discuss the topic of the science of reading and how vocabulary instruction in the early grades fits.

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Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

HB3 & Reading Academies
This session will address HB 3, specifically in regards to Reading Academy information and requirements. Content overview, district implementation, funding concerns, frequently asked questions, pathways, models and any other important updates and developments, as released by TEA, will be covered.



Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

Intro to Data Analysis and Data-Driven Instruction
This session will provide an introductory explanation of Data Analysis and Data-Driven Instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Margo Nottingham

Margo Nottingham

School Improvement, ESC 11
avatar for Wes Jackson

Wes Jackson

Leadership Development Consultant, ESC 11



Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

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10:40am CDT

Getting More Out of Canvas Discussions
Whether you are just getting started or have used online discussions with lackluster results, join us! Explore ways to increase engagement, critical thinking, and the quality of conversation in Canvas Discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Marie Helou

Ann Marie Helou

Online Instructional Designer, ESC 11



Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

Success in Social Studies Classroom
Learn how to turn your history classroom into a fast-paced environment where every minute is effectively used to increase student participation and retention of the TEKS. These proven strategies continually raise STAAR scores! The use of interactive student journals will be presented in practical ways to implement these ideas into your classroom for improved student achievement rates. Activities that incorporate vocabulary and visual prompts will greatly impact all students, but especially your English-Language learners. My "Bell to Bell without Blinking" strategies have been tested over years and will raise your scores, enhance your teaching, and impact your students in ways you couldn't imagine! From traditional classroom settings to online learning there is something for everyone to bring success to your social studies classroom and see results on student testing!

Speakers

Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

Best practices in personal cybersecurity
This session will review best practices in personal cybersecurity.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Escobar

Juan Escobar

Team Lead - Network and Security, ESC 11
FIBER11. Large network deployments. Consortium model pricing. Collaborative regional services. Puppies.
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Cole Wolsch

ESC Region 11



Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

Excellence in Inclusive Practices - How to be inclusive during the instructional day.
What does it mean to "Prioritize Excellence" in Inclusive Practices during the instructional day? That is just one of the many questions we’ll tackle during a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field that will be moderated by April Whisenant. Panelists will offer advice about how to prioritize excellence in this field while navigating various roles, responsibilities, and the ever-changing climate. Attendees will gain insights from the discussions with an opportunity to engage with the panelists after the formal program. Please join us – this event is open to anyone currently involved or interested in joining this field. Be part of the conversation! Use #PrioritizeExcellenceConference and #PEC2021 to engage with others in the field.

Speakers

Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

Making Your Kingdom Magical!
Making Your Kingdom Magical!
How would you like to integrate the principles of Walt Disney into your classroom, school, department, leadership, business, or personal life? Join me as we unpack extensive research, personal experiences, and concepts shared from professional development at The Disney Institute to enhance your journey. We will dive headfirst into how to separate from the masses, what is extraordinary leadership, designing a values based culture, and how to create a world class experience whoever and wherever you are.

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Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

10:40am CDT

Maximize Your Impact: Examining the Workload of the School- Based Speech-Language Pathologist
Maximize Your Impact: Examining the Workload of the School- Based Speech-Language Pathologist

Speakers
avatar for Katie Adams

Katie Adams

ESC 11
Katie Adams is the Speech-Language Pathology Consultant for ESC Region 11. She obtained her Master of Science at The University of Texas at Dallas in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 



Monday July 26, 2021 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

11:30am CDT

Lunch & Listen Keynote: Helping Students Bounce Back: Resilience with Dr. John Hodge
If Prompted: Password: 646194

Resilience refers to the ability to overcome risk factors that increase the likelihood of academic failure. Today in the United States, a significant number of students experience academic failure due to multiple risk factors. The good news is that educators can help students to become more resilient and overcome a variety of challenges by using a few proven strategies. Today’s session will help participants understand the resilience phenomenon and learn strategies that are proven to help foster resilience in today’s students.
About the Speaker: Dr. John W. Hodge is president and co-founder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He has served as a reading teacher, English teacher, AVID teacher, Assistant Principal and Associate Director of AVID Center Eastern Division. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, an inner city school that piloted many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and Leadership Center. An Achievable Dream Academy is a high performing, high poverty school that has received numerous national awards.
John received his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina A&T State University where he graduated with honors. He later received his Master of Arts degree from Chapman University. John completed his academic and professional preparation by earning a Doctor of Education degree from Virginia Tech where he conducted extensive research on factors that contribute to the academic success and/or failure of impoverished children. What sets Dr. John W. Hodge apart in the field of education is his well-documented ability to put research and theory into everyday practice in rural, urban and suburban schools. Dr. Hodge has helped educators in elementary, middle and high schools make the necessary changes to help all children meet and exceed rigorous academic standards. He is truly one of America's most respected new voices in education.

Prior to starting his career in education, Dr. Hodge distinguished himself in the service of our country with the 7th Infantry Division of the United States Army. He is known as a master teacher and staff developer.

Dr. Hodge's career has been defined by assisting students and teachers overcome obstacles and achieve goals. He has served as an inspirational speaker across the United States and has been a guest lecturer at Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University and George Washington University. Dr. Hodge is a trained facilitator for the (SREB) Leadership Initiative Modules "Leading Assessment and Instruction" and "Creating a High Performance Learning Culture", and a trained assessor and facilitator in the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) "Developing the 21st Century Principal" program.

Dr. Hodge is a frequent speaker for elementary, middle and high school student assemblies. His presentations are often "the spark" for schools in their quest to meet and exceed state/federal accreditation standards and implement strategies for continuous improvement. Dr. Hodge is an expert in helping schools create and sustain academic excellence.

Moderators
avatar for Reghan Russell

Reghan Russell

Instructional Coach & Consultant; Prioritizing Excellence Conference Coordinator, ESC 11

Speakers

Monday July 26, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

Bright Spot Teachers' Perspectives
In this session participants will examine the perspectives of Bright Spot teachers who continue teaching on the same underserved high school. The session will present the results, findings, and discussion of interview data for teachers who receive uncommon results compared to their peers under the same conditions.



Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

Hiring the Best, Keeping the Best!
Hiring the Best, Keeping the Best!

Hiring and retaining quality candidates can be a challenging task but if you implement a system for hiring and retaining, you will spare yourself heartaches and headache! How many times did you interview and recommend for hire a quality candidate thinking they would be stellar only to find out you spent too much time in coaching and finding an exit strategy? This session will offer recommendations and suggestions for hiring and keeping the best!



Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

ePortfolio Implementation at the Middle School Level
By attending this session the participants will be exposed to the results of an ePortfolio implementation at the Middle School Level. In this live session the processes and results will be shared and participants may ask questions. This sharing of knowledge and the experiences will further the body of knowledge and provide valuable insights into ePortfolio implementation.

Speakers


Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

How can the Effective Schools Framework help you 'Prioritize Excellence'?
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“How can the Effective Schools Framework help you 'Prioritize Excellence'?” That is just one of the many questions we’ll tackle during a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field that will be moderated by Laura McKean. Is your campus experiencing success with student outcomes at the rate you desire? Maybe you have an exceptional staff who are doing all the right things, but your results are still not fully reflected in their efforts. This is a common challenge that school leaders face as they strive for excellence. The solution you seek may lie in tweaking the systems and processes that you and your staff engage in daily. Our Elevating Success Initiative focuses on systems that use common language and highest-leverage school practices to support strategic improvement and growth. Join us for a panel discussion of District Coordinators of School Improvement and Campus Principals who found success in improving student outcomes through the utilization of the Effective Schools Framework. Panelists will offer advice about how to prioritize excellence in this field while navigating various roles, responsibilities, and the ever-changing climate. Attendees will gain insights from the discussions with an opportunity to engage with the panelists after the formal program. Please join us – this event is open to anyone currently involved or interested in joining this field. Be part of the conversation! Use #PrioritizeExcellenceConference and #PEC2021 to engage with others in the field.

Speakers
avatar for Carter, Carey

Carter, Carey

Continuous Improvement Consultant, ESC 11



Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

Prioritizing Lesson Alignment & Formative Assessment
Prioritizing Lesson Alignment & Formative Assessment -- An informational session providing an overview of Lesson Alignment and Formative Assessment (LAFA), focusing on two guiding questions: "What are students supposed to be learning and How do you know they are learning it?" allowing all stakeholders (teachers, coaches, principals, etc.) to know what students are learning through strong lesson alignment AND how to monitor if students are learning through formative assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Terrilyn Gray Dogbe

Dr. Terrilyn Gray Dogbe

Texas Instructional Leadership Campus Coach, ESC 11
Dr. Terrilyn Gray Dogbe is an advocate for educational diversity and equity, a public speaker, a global educator, and Texas Instructional Leadership (TIL) Campus Coach. Currently, in her 19th year of service to the Texas and United Arab Emirates educational communities, Dr. Gray Dogbe... Read More →



Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

STAAR Redesign-Instruction Redesign?
This session will present updates related to the STAAR redesign, including the 75% multiple choice cap, new item types, Reading/ Language Arts redesign, and the potential impact on instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Schrader

Elizabeth Schrader

Regional Testing Coordinator/Accountability, ESC 11



Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

ECSE and Instructing the Child Who is Deafblind
ECSE and Instructing the Child Who is Deafblind

Speakers
avatar for Hillary Keys

Hillary Keys

Deafblind Specialist, ESC 11
Deafblind Specialist for the Texas Sensory Support Network. hkeys@esc11.net or 817-740-3683



Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

Literacy in the Science Classroom
If you are like many, your students struggle when you ask them to read in the science classroom. Do you wrestle with how to make science relevant when (as a content area) we are not tested every year? If one or both of those hold true, we invite you to participate in research-based literacy skills designed to increase comprehension in the science classroom. Newly gained skills and strategies can make immediate impacts towards closing the achievement gaps in classrooms and campuses requiring improvement. These newly gained skills also support the students across all disciplines, thus making science more relevant at all grade levels.

Speakers


Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

Prioritizing Excellence with Blended Learning
What does it mean to "Prioritize Excellence" in Blended Learning?
That is just one of the many questions we'll tackle during a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field that will be moderated by Shelly Shaw, Charles Cooper and Nicole Adkins.

Panelists will offer advise about how to prioritize excellence in this field while navigating various roles, responsibilities, and the ever-changing climate. Attendees will gain insights from the discussions with an opportunity to engage with the panelists after the formal program.

Please join us - this even is open to anyone currently involved or interested in joining this field. Be part of the conversation! Use #PrioritizeExcellenceConference and #PEC2021 to engage with others in the field.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper

Digital Learning Coach, ESC Region 11
avatar for Nicole Adkins

Nicole Adkins

Literacy Coach, ESC Region 11



Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

Prioritizing Excellence with Onlline Design
What does it mean to "Prioritize Excellence" with Online Design? That is just one of the many questions we’ll tackle during a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field that will be moderated by Jodi Mata. Panelists will offer advice about how to prioritize excellence in this field while navigating various roles, responsibilities, and the ever-changing climate. Attendees will gain insights from the discussions with an opportunity to engage with the panelists after the formal program. Please join us – this event is open to anyone currently involved or interested in joining this field. Be part of the conversation! Use #PrioritizeExcellenceConference and #PEC2021 to engage with others in the field.

Speakers


Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

Complete your Appraisal Task - Teacher Edition
Complete your Appraisal Task - Teacher Edition

Speakers


Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

12:40pm CDT

Leading for Equity - Building a Culture of Equity in Richardson ISD
The superintendent in Richardson ISD possesses a strong passion for racial equity work. Too many districts struggle with this work because it isn’t fully supported by the superintendent and/or board. Learn from her journey and how she has authentic conversations with staff and community about race and its relationship to the achievement gap. It isn’t easy, and it takes time, but RISD is moving along well on their equity journey.



Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

12:40pm CDT

Restorative Practices: Community Building Circles in Elementary
Password (lowercase): sel

Circles have been used for centuries. Using them in the classroom will build a community, relationships and trust. They can be used with content or as a restorative practice. Attendees will learn the components of circles, how to conduct them in the classroom and how to connect to any content area. Administrators can use circles to help foster a more positive culture and climate on their campus.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Morton

Ruth Morton

Social Emotional Specialist, KELLER ISD
I've been an educator for over 16 years. I love foundational aspects of the classroom and helping open minds to new things. I have a love of learning and seeing others find their passions.  Kids over content always!
avatar for Marcy Tate

Marcy Tate

District Wide Social Emotional Learning-Elementary Teacher-Program Specialist, KELLER ISD



Monday July 26, 2021 12:40pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

Garnering Feedback on our Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

Garnering Feedback on our Feedback
Written feedback is a powerful force. The choices observers make prompt the readers of the feedback, the teachers, to deeply consider the feedback or discount it. After five years of implementation and study in an urban district, a High-Quality Innovation Configuration Map was co-developed by teachers and leaders. These desired outcomes created opportunities for observers to garner feedback on their feedback. The skills in this session apply in any evaluation system as well as in virtual and face-to-face environments.



Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

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Rock Bottom Leadership
Rock Bottom Leadership - Succeeding as a brand spanking new administrator or in another leadership position can be a challenging endeavor. Maybe you are an aspiring leader deciding whether to make a change. In this counter-intuitive perspective – uncover how mistakes, problems, and struggles are a special opportunity to maximize your impact and conquer new territory towards success. Hear keen insight and unplugged advice from a school leadership veteran with over fifteen years’ experience. Learn from his mistakes to avoid making your own. You must start at the bottom of the mountain to get to the top.

Speakers


Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

Discovering Independence: Writing Strategies that Empower Student Self-Advocacy
Discovering Independence: Writing Strategies that Empower Student Self-Advocacy
Student self-advocacy skills are critical components of academic, functional, and developmental success. This session will focus on using writing to empower student self-advocacy, including students with learning disabilities or special needs, with an emphasis on social-emotional learning, inclusivity, and diversity.

Speakers


Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

Prioritizing Accessibility
Making your digital classroom content accessible isn't an option, we have so many stakeholders who have various needs and we need to make sure our content reaches all of them. In this session learn the most important things you can do to ensure your content is accessible to all students and caregivers.

Speakers

Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

Using authentic Spanish literature to read like writer:
Using authentic Spanish literature to read like writer:

Speakers

Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

Excellence in Inclusive Practices - How to be inclusive with extracurricular activities.
What does it mean to "Prioritize Excellence" in Inclusive Practices for extracurricular activities? That is just one of the many questions we’ll tackle during a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field that will be moderated by April Whisenant and Pam Humphrey. Panelists will offer advice about how to prioritize excellence in this field while navigating various roles, responsibilities, and the ever-changing climate. Attendees will gain insights from the discussions with an opportunity to engage with the panelists after the formal program. Please join us – this event is open to anyone currently involved or interested in joining this field. Be part of the conversation! Use #PrioritizeExcellenceConference and #PEC2021 to engage with others in the field.


Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

Learning Continues at Home-Building Partnerships with Families
Learning Continues at Home-Building Partnerships with Families
School + Home = Learning
This formula is a description of the relationship between programs and families that will optimize students’ learning potential. Successful schools reach out to parents and families actively seeking their engagement in supporting learning at home. The session will share practical experience from the field of early learning and family engagement. Join this session to consider what you could add to your Menu for Building Family Partnerships.



Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

MTSS and Section 504 and Dyslexia, Oh My!
MTSS and Section 504 and Dyslexia, Oh My! By reallocating personnel and integrating the processes within each program, the district began a cycle of continuous improvement to promote student academic and social-emotional success. Join us to learn how we paved our yellow brick road, one brick at a time, to decrease teacher frustration, identify students' needs, and recognize and correct systemic problems.



Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

Onboarding New Students throughout the School Year Through a Customized Advisory Program
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Onboarding New Students throughout the School Year Through a Customized Advisory Program: Through experience in a fast growth district with continual new enrollment, we have developed a way to quickly and intentionally integrate new students into our school culture and structures. By assigning students to a new student advisory class called Lion Link we address the social, emotional, and academic needs of transition. This 20 minutes a day provides a designated time to connect with exemplary peers who are trained experts of our campus, ask questions to receive timely responses, become familiar with digital platforms, and grow accustomed to student expectations. A Google Site with free resources will be provided to attendees.



Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

Reaching Underserved Students, Period!
Reaching Underserved students comes with many barriers. There are language, access, resource, engagement, academic, family, cultural challenges and many more. There are, however, some critical tenets that educators can adopt to reach some of the most isolated students.

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Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

Restorative Practices: Community Building Circles in Secondary -
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Circles have been used for centuries. Using them in the classroom will build a community, relationships and trust. They can be used with content or as a restorative practice. Attendees will learn the components of circles, how to conduct them in the classroom and how to connect to any content area. Administrators can use circles to help foster a more positive culture and climate on their campus.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Morton

Ruth Morton

Social Emotional Specialist, KELLER ISD
I've been an educator for over 16 years. I love foundational aspects of the classroom and helping open minds to new things. I have a love of learning and seeing others find their passions.  Kids over content always!
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Marcy Tate

District Wide Social Emotional Learning-Elementary Teacher-Program Specialist, KELLER ISD



Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

1:40pm CDT

Urban Pedagogy
Urban Pedagogy
It is well known among transformational leaders in any district, there IS a difference between schools deemed as "regular" schools and those schools characterized by the state as "turn around schools." While transformational schools are provided with increased funding and resources, most of the time the schools are still left trying to figure out how to implement resources given. This is mainly due to those resources not being specifically designed to meet the need of school improvement environments.

In this session titled, "Urban Pedagogy" we discuss necessary timelines, professional and culture development needed in order to facilitate and improve school transformation. From new teachers to parents communities, transformation schools are unique in that everything we do (down to the last second) matters!

This session will address the following:

- Instructional leadership timeline
- Culture, Culture, Culture
- New Teacher Induction and Development
- Quick & Consistent Observation/Feedback
- Data Driven Instruction & Intervention Development



Monday July 26, 2021 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

2:40pm CDT

Observation/Feedback Compliance or Leverage?
Observation/Feedback Compliance or Leverage?
2, 4, 6? Informal, Formal? Do these numbers and type of evaluations sound familiar? Whether your charge is to conduct an observation before an evaluation or a walk-through before formal, you CAN leverage the task to yield the most results. Where you invest your love, your invest your life. Where you invest your time and energy is where you invest your life. Invest wisely.



Monday July 26, 2021 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

2:40pm CDT

2:40pm CDT

Designing Excellence with the RIGHT Curriculum and Instruction Framework
Designing Excellence with the RIGHT Curriculum and Instruction Framework
Educators know WHAT we teach and HOW we teach it matters. Teaching . . .

-- the RIGHT thing
-- at the RIGHT time
-- with the RIGHT strategies
-- to the RIGHT student

. . . makes the difference between a good and an Excellent education for every student. The big question is what is RIGHT?

How do some teachers, schools, and districts get it right year after year?
How do some teachers help students achieve more than a year of academic growth?
How do some campuses turn projected failing ratings around to success?

C&I Consulting will share the TOP 5 Mistakes we see most educators making when it comes deciding what to teach and how to teach it. We will give you a clear vision of how using our RIGHT Framework will help you AVOID the biggest mistakes.

Come explore the RIGHT Framework that works with in-person and virtual learners in any content.

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Monday July 26, 2021 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

2:40pm CDT

2:40pm CDT

Intro to Student Culture
This session will give an overview of the Texas Instructional Leadership Student Culture lever, which includes planning for strong student culture routines, roll out staff professional development, and a monitoring plan at the district and campus levels.



Monday July 26, 2021 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

2:40pm CDT

2:40pm CDT

District Inclusion/Collaborative Consultation
District Inclusion/Collaborative Consultation- An NISD journey through our process of transitioning from Inclusion to Collaborative Consultation

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Micah Gierkey

Executive Director Student Support Services, NORTHWEST ISD



Monday July 26, 2021 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

2:40pm CDT

Using Text Sets to Develop Vocabulary for Multilingual Learners
Using Text Sets to Develop Vocabulary for Multilingual Learners

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Monday July 26, 2021 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108

2:40pm CDT

2:40pm CDT

2:40pm CDT

What Do Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Need in the Gen Ed Classroom?
This workshop is for teachers who need an overview of what Deaf and Hard of Hearing students need in the Gen Ed classroom. When you get the notification that you will have a DHH student in your classroom and you pause for a moment wondering what you need to do differently, this workshop will address those thoughts and next steps. It will review possible modifications you will see on an IEP and how to best address those as well as understanding hearing loss in general and the use of an interpreter.

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Monday July 26, 2021 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Hosted Virtually by Education Service Center Region 11 1451 S. Cherry Lange, White Settlement, TX 76108
 


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