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The Round Rock ISD 2014 Summer Professional Development Conference will be two full weeks of learning opportunities for educators from around central Texas. The classes listed below are only the beginning. Check back often to see what has been added. Round Rock ISD attendees, make sure you sign up in eCampus as well. The number is included in each course description.

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Monday, July 28
 

8:30am

Google Forms and Spreadsheets - FULL CLASS
Learn how to create and use Google Forms. In this session you'll discover some tips and tricks, including adding logic-branching to your forms and more.
**Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
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Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Moving My Moodle: Going from Moodle 1 to Moodle 2
This class is intended for teachers with current Moodle courses that need to be moved to Moodle 2. Learn about the new features in Moodle 2 and move your content from your existing Moodle course to its new location in Moodle 2.

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Robert Alford

ITS, RRISD
Robert Alford is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School.
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Donna Owen

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Owen is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Creek Elementary. She completed her Master's in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2007.


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

The 4-1-1 on Google GMail and Calendar
Overwhelemed by emails? Too many meetings to count? Harness the power of Google Gmail and Calendar! Learn how to set up your inbox, create labels and filters, create calendars, set an appointment, share calendars, embed calendars to a website and MORE! Work SMARTER, not harder, with Google.

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Robert Heard

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
I am a Technology Applications Certified Teacher and have served as the Instructional Technology Specialist at Cactus Ranch Elementary for the last 6 years. In addition to providing technology integration in the classroom I am also the lead for the Cactus Ranch Robotics club and co-lead for the RRISD Robotics Showcase. I am a authorized Google Education Trainer and have led numerous professional development trainings at the campus, department and... Read More →
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Brian Wolfe

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock Independent School District
Trailblazing ITS at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Bend It Like Beckham: Small, Flexible Grouping for the English Classroom
Experience interactive, engaging classroom activities where the teacher facilitates the student learning. The flexible grouping model enhances differentiation within a heterogeneous mix of students focusing on mastery of ELA objectives. Participants will walk away with a plethora of tools for classroom use.

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Ryan Harvey

ELA Instructional Coach, Secondary, RRISD
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Laurie Humphries

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD, Round Rock ISD
Laurie Humphries is an educator who has accumulated countless hours of technology training, English language arts professional development and instructional strategies sessions. With over 25 years of teaching experience in Round Rock ISD and now serving as an English Language Arts instructional coach for Round Rock ISD, she loves exploring creative instructional methods to increase deep thinking and quality writing.


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Expository Writing with Purpose
Today’s student needs to be able to write thoughtfully about real world events and respond articulately to a variety of prompts. Teachers can enhance students' expository writing by using mentor texts as models and reader’s-writer’s notebooks as tools to guide thorough planning, organized thinking, and purposeful collaboration. Come write with us in this workshop to learn how reader’s writer’s notebooks may be used as a tool to facilitate student expression within the expository genre.
Book is optional: Nonfiction NotebooksStrategies for Informational Writing by Aimee BucknerAimee Buckner has introduced writer's notebooks to hundreds of classrooms through her popular book Notebook Know-How, thereby helping students everywhere learn to improve their overall writing by focusing on essential prewriting strategies. Now, using the same format, Aimee explains how writer's notebooks can help students improve their nonfiction writing—reports, articles, memoirs, essays, and so forth.

Speakers

Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 103 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Strategies for Critical Thinking in Math: Numberless Word Problems, Silent Teaching, Oral K-W-C and more (K-2) - FULL CLASS
Participants will learn to facilitate critical thinking in math using numberless word problems, silent teaching, oral KWC and number paths. These strategies engage students in reasoning, sharing and comparing thinking processes, and evaluating their own thinking.

Speakers
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Mary Beth Cordon

RRISD
Round Rock ISD
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Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Completing Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans in Estar
An in-depth review of constructing a Functional Behavior Assessment and a Behavior Intervention Plan in EStar. Training will also review data collection for FBA, ways to analyze data collected, identification of behaviors that are both measurable and observable, determining functions, and planning interventions based on functions of behavior.

Speakers
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Candace Wiley

Elementary Lead Assessment/Child Find Contact, RRISD
I've been a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with Round Rock ISD since December 2007. During my time in RRISD, I have also completed training for Behavior Analysis and will be taking the BCBA certification exam this Fall.


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 218 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Strategies to Teach Independence
Though research shows that students with disabilities need to acquire self-determination skills to work toward independence, the methods for teaching these skills are not always clear. We will cover researched methods for teaching problem-solving, decision making, goal setting, and other skills to students in school and on the job.

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Carol Huntley, B.S., M.Ed.

RRISD
Transition Specialist | Round Rock Independent School District


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 257 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

CPI Re-Certification - RRISD ONLY
Re-certification for Non-violent physical crisis intervention and verbal de-escalation
** Must have been certified within the last 18th months**

Speakers
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Annwen Stewart

District Behavior Specialist, RRISD


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 259 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Creating and Sustaining Rigorous Bilingual Centers
PreK - 2nd grade Dual Language teachers will examine ways to create rigorous and engaging bilingual centers aligned to grade level TEKS and to the Gomez and Gomez Dual Language Enrichment model.

Speakers
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Karon Henderson

Coordinator, Bilingual/ESL, RRISD


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 224 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Photoshop for Visual Arts Faculty
Need to deepen your artistic skills using technology? Join John Powell of Round Rock ISD as you explore how to engage the visual art student in creating work using technology. Photoshop ideas will be covered along with practical tips on how to make electronic art with kids. A comfortable skill use of technology required.
**A comfortable skill use of technology required.

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Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
D 106 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Module 1: Nature and Needs
TAG Module Training Sessions are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.

Speakers
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Angela Ruppert-Stratton

TAG Specialist, RRISD


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 179 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 6-12: Flipping over Socratic Seminars using TED Talks
We have all heard the buzz about the flipped classroom.  This session will focus on how to use this strategy to enhance text-based dialogue using TED talks and Socratic seminar.  Examples of how to engage students with the text, craft thought-provoking questions, and design pre/post seminar tasks will be shared along with classroom management ideas to help it all run smoothly. 
**Teachers attending this session should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

Speakers
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Michelle Swain

Director, Gifted and Advanced Academic Services, Round Rock ISD
I am an advocate for advanced learners.


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 207 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Partner Reading and Book Clubs (3-5) - FULL CLASS
In this session, participants will explore how students can engage in meaningful partnerships and book clubs. We will learn strategies to help students build stamina, think deeply and talk about books to develop reading comprehension. Together, we will learn how to set students up for success in this area of the reading workshop.

**Prereq: Introduction to Reading Workshop 3-5 (previous years) or Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Reading Workshop 3-5 (2014)

Speakers
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Heidi Herold

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD
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Shanita Kozlowski

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 223 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Developing Essential Strategies for Computational Fluency - Multiplication and Division (3-5)
Participants will explore practical, research-based thinking strategies to help students master basic facts for enduring learning, focus on the operations of multiplication and division, learn strategies to promote number sense and mental math, and learn methods to help students apply thinking strategies for basic facts to larger numbers.

Speakers
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Jan Nutt

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 226 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Exploring (HS) New Standards
Exploring new TEKS for HS courses, what is pushed up or down into other courses, as well as talking through the new process standards added to each HS course

Speakers
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Lyn Crowell

RRISD
Round Rock ISD
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Kathryn Lowe

Instructional Coach (Secondary Math), Round Rock ISD
I have taught math 30 years and been an Instructional Coach for four years.


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 203 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Exploring TEKS Topics with the TI-84 Plus in Middle Grades Math
come learn how to integrate the TI calculator with the new math standards (realizing that the STAAR in 8th grade now requires use of a graphing calculator). Featuring Valerie Roebuck, a T-cubed national instructor.

Speakers

Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Exploring the New Math Standards - Middle School
Teacher will have an opportunity to emerge themselves in the changing math standards for the upcoming school year. In this session teachers will analyze standards that are brand new, standards that have moved grade levels, and standards that have remained in the same grade level but have somehow changed. Teachers will leave this session with a better understanding of the new standards they are now responsible for teaching.

Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Backward Design (using Designing Rigorous Units of Instruction & ARRC model) (K-5)
Thinking about what to teach and how to teach it may dominate your thinking. The challenge is to first focus on the desired learning from which appropriate teaching will logically follow.
Too many teachers focus on the teaching and not the learning. If you’re ready to change that, then you’d enjoy this training. You will leave this training understanding why planning backward is best and gain knowledge on how to go through the backward design process. This training will be productive for teams to work together, whether there are two of you or an entire team, because there will be time to plan a unit using the backward design process. (If you are the only one from your team, you can work with teachers from your grade level.) Just think of the advantages of starting school with a math unit already designed!

Speakers
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Tanya Hatfield

Master Teacher, RRISD
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Brandie Hubele

Master Teacher, RRISD
Making a difference in the lives of children!


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 266 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Best Practices
Skills and strategies will be presented to optimize content learning and physical activity time.

Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
TBA 18-20 Lisle St London, WC2H 7BA, United Kingdom

8:30am

Management Essentials for a Happy, Productive Early Childhood Classroom
When the classroom is well managed, you can teach the many things you want students to learn. In this workshop we'll explore 4 foundational components that must be in place to build and sustain a positive early childhood learning community: strong relationships; clear systems and procedures; explicit social skill instruction; and developmentally appropriate expectations. Through video and photo examples, we'll examine how these components provide a base level of support to help all children be successful. You will leave with practical strategies to manage a classroom of busy young learners.


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 132 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Writing in Science in Action with Betsy Rupp Fulwiler (RRISE ONLY)
Audience: RRISE Participants GR: PK-8

Betsy Rupp Fulwiler brings her dynamic workshop to RRISD! Betsy Rupp Fulwiler is a veteran science curriculum consultant and developer of the nationally known Expository Writing and Science Notebooks Program in Seattle Public Schools. A former classroom teacher, reading specialist, and editor, she specializes in creating ways to teach students how to think and write scientifically.

Speakers

Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

New Resources Training and Planning
Publisher present on new resources adopted in the Proclamation 2014 textbook adoption to 6, 7,and 8 grade teachers for morning session. Afternoon should consist of planning to incorporate new resources in instruction.

Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 255, C 257, C 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Using Interactive Notebooks to Create Effective Learners - Level II
The Interactive Student Notebook is the greatest educational tool ever invented - now what? You know how to use the ISN but what are ways to make it more rigorous for student learning? This workshop will demonstrate how the ISN can be used to better develop your students critical thinking skills and their ability to apply social studies concepts and strategies using a spiral notebook or a computer. GT UPDATE
Target Audience: Social Studies Grades 3-12


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 216 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Writing Workshop (1st & 2nd) - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - July 28th and 29th
*Principal approval required for this course—campus budgets must pay for fall sub day.
Using Katie Wood Ray's primary writing workshop book, About the Authors, we will dig deep into setting up and sustaining the writing workshop and writing process, delivering effective minilessons, assessing our young writers, designing units of study, and conferring. Whether you are new to the writing workshop, new to the primary grades, or an experienced workshop teacher, we are sure you will leave this training feeling rejuvenated with fresh ideas to launch the writing workshop in your classroom this fall.
(In addition, 1 full follow-up day in the fall and 1 coaching visit.)

Speakers
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Casey Koester

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - Tuesday July 29, 2014 3:30pm
F 117 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Writing Workshop (Kinder) - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - July 28th and 29th
*Principal approval required for this course—campus budgets must pay for fall sub day.

Kindergarten is different and special for many reasons but especially because it’s many children's first experience with intentional writing instruction. Using Already Ready by Katie Wood Ray and Talking, Drawing, Writing by Martha Horn. We'll take a fresh look at the writing workshop just for the kinder student. Structure, environment, mini lessons, conferences, management, stamina,will be the pieces of study to help teachers keep our youngest writers engaged. You'll walk away prepared and confident to implement a writers workshop from day one.

(In addition, 1 full follow-up day in the fall and 1 coaching visit.)

Speakers
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Vicky Arms

Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist, RRISD
Elementary Science | Pre-K- 5th Grade


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - Tuesday July 29, 2014 3:30pm
B 171 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

CGI Problem Solving Math (K-2) - 2 Day Class - FULL CLASS
2 Day Session - July 28th and 29th
Participants will learn how to guide student learning of operations and computation based on understanding the students' mathematical thinking and selected tasks and questions that help students grow in understanding, sophistication of methods, and efficiency. Textbook is provided: Children's Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction.
**Foundational background in grade level math content and in teaching math conceptually through problem solving.

Speakers

Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - Tuesday July 29, 2014 3:30pm
B 163, B 164 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

CGI Problem Solving Math - (3-5) - 2 Day Class - FULL CLASS
2 Day Session - July 28th and 29th
Participants will learn how to guide student learning of operations and computation based on understanding the students' mathematical thinking and selecting tasks and questions that help students grow in understanding, sophistication of methods, and efficiency. Textbook is provided: Children's Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction.
**Foundational background in grade level math content and in teaching math conceptually through problem solving.

Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - Tuesday July 29, 2014 3:30pm
B 163, B 164 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Dyslexia 101 - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - June 28th and 29th
This session will give you an overview Dyslexia. Topics include: What is dyslexia?, What are the common signs of dyslexia?, How can a teacher help a student with dyslexia in the classroom?, an overview of Wilson, BLS and other multisensory programs, Dyslexia simulation.


Monday July 28, 2014 8:30am - Tuesday July 29, 2014 3:30pm
C 260 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Google Drive - Level 1: Ease into the Driver's Seat
Take the wheel with Google Drive. Learn to organize, share, find items, and set up your Drive.

Speakers
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Julie Scully

ITS, RRISD
Julie Scully is the ITS at Great Oaks Elementary School. After nine years in the classroom, this is her fourth year as an Instructional Technology Specialist with RRISD.
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Henry Vasquez

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Henry Vasquez is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Chisholm Trail Middle School. He began his education profession as a 5th grade teacher in the Northside School District in San Antonio in 1995. He then taught 5th grade at Deepwood Elementary in 1999 where he was offered the opportunity to begin this new position in technology for the district and has been an ITS ever since.


Monday July 28, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Google Forms and Spreadsheets
Learn how to create and use Google Forms. In this session you'll discover some tips and tricks, including adding logic-branching to your forms and more.
**Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
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Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 28, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Google Maps: Easy Google Map Activities
Using Google Maps, teachers will create engaging lessons where students use map place markers with customized information. Using google docs teachers can create a spreadsheet with labels and markers that students import into google maps to complete. The map can then be shared with the student's teachers.

Speakers
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Irma Bauer

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Irma is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Hernandez Middle School having worked in education for 12 years as a Library Assistant, Science Teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist in High School and Middle School. She is also a Google Education Trainer and enjoys teaching teachers how to use Google Apps in the classroom as well as other tools. Irma has worked with students in after school programs to teach them about computer... Read More →


Monday July 28, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Moodle 2 - Level 1: Introducing Moodle 2
This course is an introduction to Moodle 2, the new version of Moodle. Teachers will learn the basics and best practices of using Moodle. Topics covered in this course include learning to create and set up a course, creating groups and adding resources. The resources that will be introduced are: inserting labels, composing text and web pages, linking to files or websites, embedding and adding images.. Teachers MUST bring their Course Outline or Syllabus.

Speakers
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Robert Alford

ITS, RRISD
Robert Alford is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School.
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Donna Owen

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Owen is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Creek Elementary. She completed her Master's in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2007.


Monday July 28, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

iEduk8: Online Resources in a 21st Century English Classroom
Prepare for an interactive flurry of user-friendly apps, extensions, and websites that will transform the macabre classroom into paradise. Utilizing computers and your own smart phones, you will explore various methods of creating engaging classroom activities using free tools that are only a few clicks away.

Speakers
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Ryan Harvey

ELA Instructional Coach, Secondary, RRISD
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Laurie Humphries

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD, Round Rock ISD
Laurie Humphries is an educator who has accumulated countless hours of technology training, English language arts professional development and instructional strategies sessions. With over 25 years of teaching experience in Round Rock ISD and now serving as an English Language Arts instructional coach for Round Rock ISD, she loves exploring creative instructional methods to increase deep thinking and quality writing.


Monday July 28, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Partner Reading and Accountable Talk (K-2) - FULL CLASS
In this session, participants will explore how students can engage in meaningful partnerships and accountable talk. We will learn strategies to help students build stamina, think deeply and talk about books to develop reading comprehension. Together, we will learn how to set students up for success in this area of the reading workshop.

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Michelle Mitchell

1st Grade Teacher, RRISD


Monday July 28, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 265 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Strategies for Critical Thinking in Math: Numberless Word Problems, Silent Teaching, Oral K-W-C and more (K-2)
Participants will learn to facilitate critical thinking in math using numberless word problems, silent teaching, oral KWC and number paths. These strategies engage students in reasoning, sharing and comparing thinking processes, and evaluating their own thinking.

Speakers
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Mary Beth Cordon

RRISD
Round Rock ISD
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Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Monday July 28, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664
 
Tuesday, July 29
 

8:30am

Social Media in the Art Studio
Got social media – do you use it in your visual art education practice? Join Donna Staten of Round Rock ISD as you explore how to utilize Pinterest and social media to support and enhance your art education practice.

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Donna Staten

K-5 Art Specialist, RRISD
Hello! I am currently teaching K-5 Art at Gattis Elementary. I'm entering my 7th year in RRISD and my 29th year of teaching art! I was recently invited to join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council for 2014-2016. I started my term in June and have learned a lot from my 48 member team of top teachers from across the country. I have presented/spoken at numerous conferences including NAEA, TAEA, TAEA mini-conferences... Read More →


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D 106 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Connect and Communicate with Edmodo Level 1
Learn the essential elements of Edmodo: groups, library, planner, assignments/quizzes/polls/notes, profile settings and public pages, communities and publishers, and the apps store.

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Lois Conovan

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Lois has 31 years of experience in the school system. She taught CTE courses for 27 years and has been an Instructional Technology Specialist for 5 years. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BBA and has taught and coached in the Houston area, Brenham, and finally 20 years in Burnet. She loves teaching and training staff and students and is currently at Round Rock High School. Lois makes every effort to serve students... Read More →
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Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Moodle 2 - Level 3: Quizzes and more
Teachers must have attended Introduction to Moodle 2 (or have equivalent knowledge) and have an existing Moodle course with syllabus content. Teachers will learn to create and grade quizzes (importing from Word, Aiken method, images, ExamView), run reports, monitor student activity and much more. Prereq: must have a functioning Moodle 2 class.

Speakers
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Robert Alford

ITS, RRISD
Robert Alford is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School.
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Donna Owen

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Owen is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Creek Elementary. She completed her Master's in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2007.


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teacher Access Center Trainer of Trainers - FULL CLASS
Trainers only need to sign up for one session.

The training will be given by District presenters in collaboration with Sungard.

Elementary and middle school can send up to three trainers and high school can send up to 5 trainers.

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 133 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Conferring With and Assessing Student Writers
Participants will learn strategies from Carl Anderson to improve conferring with and assessing student writers. This workshop will focus on strategies from Carl Anderson's book, Assessing Writers, found in all middle school campus libraries.

Speakers
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Melanie Moore

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD
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Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
c 221 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Practical Approaches to Expository Instruction
Equip yourself with the tools to help students read, think, and write in the mode of exposition. Attendees will leave this workshop with enhanced strategies to help students decode expository texts and write in the expository mode.

Speakers
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Shirley Bachus

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 222 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

The Effort Effect: Boost Motivation and Achievement and Narrow the Gap in Math - FULL CLASS
Participants will explore the Growth Mindset and learn practical ways to incorporate it into their classroom instruction with the goal of increasing student engagement, motivation, and effort toward improvement in mathematics. Highly interactive session is founded on recent brain research and designed to empower students to activate the endless capacity of their minds.
**Teachers attending this session should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Busting Barriers to Create an Interactive, Language-Rich Classroom
Join us in an interactive and engaging discussion about the barriers that keep students from discussing their learning using academic language. Experience strategies that will help us bust through those barriers and create an interactive, language-rich environment.

Speakers
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Caroline Coffin

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 265 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Completing Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans in Estar
An in-depth review of constructing a Functional Behavior Assessment and a Behavior Intervention Plan in EStar. Training will also review data collection for FBA, ways to analyze data collected, identification of behaviors that are both measurable and observable, determining functions, and planning interventions based on functions of behavior.

Speakers
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Candace Wiley

Elementary Lead Assessment/Child Find Contact, RRISD
I've been a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with Round Rock ISD since December 2007. During my time in RRISD, I have also completed training for Behavior Analysis and will be taking the BCBA certification exam this Fall.


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 218 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Encaustic for the Secondary Visual Art Teacher
Encaustic has a long history in art, but is enjoying a Renaissance in the contemporary world. Encaustic painting is an ancient technique using melted beeswax that originated during the 5th century BC. This type of painting provides a rich lustrous surface where the wax and color pigments are vibrant and luminous. Today, encaustic art has seen an even greater resurgence with people using this ancient art form on alternative surfaces and in many new and exciting ways! Join Cari Washburn of Westwood High School as you explore the basics of this medium. Learn how to organize and supply your secondary art space for a student driven encaustic experience.

Speakers

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
F 112 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Module 2: Identification and Assessment
TAG Module Trainings are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.

Speakers

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 226 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 3-5: Using Depth & Complexity to Engage and Expand Student Thinking
Teachers will be introduced to the Icons of Depth and Complexity created by Sandra Kaplan, and practice their use in a variety of different subject areas. Depth and Complexity is an easy way to include differentiation in the curriculum, and teachers will discover the ease at which this concept will allow them to differentiate for their 3-5 TAG students.
**Teachers taking this session should have completed their GT 30 hours of foundation training.

Speakers
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Daniel Brillhart

TAG Teacher, RRISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 201 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 6-12: Social Media Collaborating in New Environments
Explore different and exciting new venues to learn, share, collaborate and teach in this session. Participants will try out platforms like Edmodo, Twitter, Google Plus and more.
**Teachers attending this session should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

Speakers
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William Waghorne

RRISD
Will Waghorne is a middle school history teacher in Austin, Texas. A Texas State Historical Association David C. DeBoe Award winner, he sponsors the Video Game Design club and the award-winning Junior Historians club. You can find him online at waghorne.net and @mr_wag on Twitter, or IRL (in real life) exploring historical sites around Texas.


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 216 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update K-2: Using Depth & Complexity to Differentiate in the Primary Classroom - FULL CLASS
Teachers will be introduced to the Icons of Depth and Complexity created by Sandra Kaplan, and practice their use in a variety of different subject areas. Depth and Complexity is an easy way to include differentiation in the curriculum, and teachers will discover the ease at which this concept can work in their K-2 classrooms.
**Teachers taking this session should have completed their GT 30 hours of foundation training.

Speakers

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 171 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Excel Basics and Beyond
Whether you are brand new to spreadsheets or have some experience, this course is for you. This class will cover the basics of Excel and move into what are considered “intermediate” level skills. Spreadsheet construction, formulas, efficient tips and techniques, formatting and charts will be introduced. The goal of this course is to increase confidence as a spreadsheet user.

It is suggested that you bring a flash drive so that you can save your work to take with you.

Speakers
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Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
D101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Balanced Literacy - Classroom systems and practices (3-5)
Do you feel off balance the first week of school? Learn how to take the components of balanced literacy from abstract to concrete. We will walk through classroom set-up, structures, and routines to launch a successful year!

Speakers
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Ashlie Harr

Instructional Coach, RRISD
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Shanita Kozlowski

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

BAS/SEL Phase 2 - Understanding Text Complexity & Sources of Information
In Phase 2 of BAS/SEL implementation, participants will: analyze texts to develop an understanding of text complexity and how F&P levels build complexity; understand the sources of information that students use to gain meaning from texts; develop an understanding of how to analyze sources of information the reader uses from a BAS/SEL assessment; understanding that strategic reading is a means to strong comprehension.

**Registered Participants please bring a copy of: BAS Assessment Guide and BAS Continuum of Litearcy Learning (from System 1 or System 2)

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 206 & 207 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Supporting Struggling Readers with the Leveled Literacy Intervention Program (Blue LLI Kit) (2-5)
Do you need a refresher? Are you new to LLI (Blue)? 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade teachers and interventionists that support students on a reading level of C-N, come join us while we explore all the components of LLI and how it is designed to bring struggling students to grade level reading achievement.

Speakers
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Beth Wilhelmi

K-5 Interventionist, RRISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
SPHS Library

8:30am

Teaching Grammar Authentically (3-5)
How does grammar instruction fit into writing workshop? Join us for this full day session examining strategies to seamlessly incorporate grammar instruction into writing in an engaging, authentic manner.  This course is enhanced by the study of, Grammar Study by Janet Angelillo. 

Grammar Study is available on all elementary campuses.
Please check out a copy from your campus library and bring it with you onAugust 4th. 

Speakers

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Partner Reading and Book Clubs (3-5)
In this session, participants will explore how students can engage in meaningful partnerships and book clubs. We will learn strategies to help students build stamina, think deeply and talk about books to develop reading comprehension. Together, we will learn how to set students up for success in this area of the reading workshop.

**Prereq: Introduction to Reading Workshop 3-5 (previous years) or Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Reading Workshop 3-5 (2014)

Speakers
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Julie Carrera

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD
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Heidi Herold

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Lecture Hall 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teaching the New Math Standards: Personal Financial Literacy - 6th Grade
Teachers will become familiar with learning experiences for their students that can be implemented in their classrooms. This session will show teachers how to integrate the Personal Financial Literacy standards with other content standards throughout the year. This session will focus on 6th grade standards.


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teaching the new standards in Algebra I
This PD is an in-depth study of the new Algebra 1 TEKS for the High School Algebra 1 Courses. Teachers will have a better understanding of new skills to be taught, when skills are taught, and how they will be assessed through the lens of processing TEKS. This professional development is foundational to changes in the ARRC for 2015-2016 year.  

Speakers
LC

Lyn Crowell

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 203 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Meaningful Writing for Young Children
Early writing supports the development of phonics, phonological awareness, and reading. Writing in Pre-K is much more than copying words and writing your name. By the end of Pre-K, young learners should be using phonetic or “invented spelling” to write words. In this workshop we will explore shared writing, interactive writing, and independent writing activities to support students to become strong writers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 132 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teaching the New Texas Math Standards (2-5) (RRISE ONLY)
Audience: RRISE Participants GR: 2-5

Teaching the New Texas Math Standards

This face-to-face professional development session will provide participants the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the new math TEKS specific to their grade level.

Do you need clarification on what your new standards mean? Could you use some lesson ideas, strategies, and/or activities to help you teach your new standards? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this workshop is for you! Join us as we answer these questions and explore how to bring the new TEKS to life in the classroom!

Speakers

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 257 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

New Resources Training and Planning
Publisher present on new resources adopted in the Proclamation 2014 textbook adoption to Biology teachers for morning session. Afternoon should consist of planning to incorporate new resources in instruction.

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

PBL Synthesis Lab
“PBL Synthesis Lab” focused on BIE’s 8 Essentials of Project-Based Learning and support developing PBL lessons.

Speakers

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 266 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Writing in Science in Action with Betsy Rupp Fulwiler - Level I - Elementary
This session is focused on elementary.

This session will provide participants with an overview of the essential elements of the Writing in Science instructional approach. Register on eCampus and reserve your spot for this exciting learning experience you won't want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Rupp Fulwiler

Betsy Rupp Fulwiler

Betsy Rupp Fulwiler is a veteran science curriculum consultant and developer of the nationally known Expository Writing and Science Notebooks Program in Seattle Public Schools.  A former classroom teacher, reading specialist, and editor, she specializes in creating ways to teach students how to think and write scientifically.


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Cafeteria 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

The Social Studies Critical Thinking Lab
The Social Studies Critical Thinking Lab is an effort to enrich teacher knowledge of the Library of Congress resources and spend time in deeper scholarship around the development of historical labs. Teachers will examine critical thinking labs created by Social Studies teachers, watch key video vignettes central to the premise of lab creation and spend time sketching out lab ideas for their own implementation in the classroom. This effort is to put learning application in the hands of the student and encourage historical analysis and interpretation. GT UPDATE
Target Audience: Social Studies Teachers Grades 4-12 or participated in the TPS Grant

Speakers

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

#CaseManagement
This session will provide participants with an overview of the Special ed. case management system, ARD responsibilities, and teacher resources.

Speakers
AS

Angela Solis

Lead Instructional Diagnostician, RRISD
MW

Melinda Williams

Instructional Coach for SPED, RRISD
Position at Company ABC.


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 179 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Quality Indicator training for FAC teachers
We will discuss and present on what constitutes a Quality FAC classroom in Round Rock school district. This will include Instruction, environmental set up, scheduling, ARD prep and more...
This classroom is for teachers new or almost new to teaching FAC or FLC.

Must be assigned to teach FAC or FLC for the 2014-2015 school year.

Speakers
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Amy Hansen

Low Incidence Disability District Support Specialist, RRISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

CPI Initial Certification - 2 Day Class - RRISD ONLY
2 Day Session - July 29th and 30th
2 day initial certification for non violet physical crisis intervention and verbal de-escalation

Speakers

Tuesday July 29, 2014 8:30am - Wednesday July 30, 2014 3:30pm
B 259 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Digital Art in the Elementary Art Room
Looking for new ways to integrate technology into your student’s artistic practice? Join Angie Bell and Amanda Lanahan as they present ideas for each grade level on technology /photography projects. Google Hangout adventures and stop motion techniques will be employed. Join this exciting duo for an afternoon of digital art exploration.

Speakers
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Angie Bell

Round Rock ISD
Elementary Art Teacher


Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D 106 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Connect and Communicate Edmodo Level 2
Build upon the essential elements of Edmodo to create a flipped classroom, utilizing video tools like Google Hangouts and online learning modules. Prereq: Attending Level 1 class or Prior use of Edmodo in a classroom environment

Speakers
BC

Brandie Cain-Heard

ITS 1:1 Laptop Initiative Lead, Round Rock ISD - Round Rock High School
Brandie Cain-Heard is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Round Rock High School where she provides instructional and technological leadership to administrators, faculty and students. Brandie serves as the Lead ITS for the 1:1 Laptop Initiative and helps facilitate best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum. She is the district administrator for Edmodo and has lead many professional trainings at the district... Read More →
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Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →


Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Moodle 2 - Level 2: Adding Activities
Teachers will master Adding Activities (Assignments, Choices, Chats, Forums, Glossaries, Surveys); Embedding Google Calendar, and much more. Prereq:Teachers must have attended Moodle 1 (or have equivalent knowledge) and have an existing Moodle course with syllabus content.

Speakers
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Robert Alford

ITS, RRISD
Robert Alford is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School.
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Donna Owen

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Owen is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Creek Elementary. She completed her Master's in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2007.


Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Teacher Access Center Trainer of Trainers
Trainers only need to sign up for one session.

The training will be given by District presenters in collaboration with Sungard.

Elementary and middle school can send up to three trainers and high school can send up to 5 trainers.

Speakers
RA

Roger Adair

Dir - MIS, Round Rock ISD
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Katie Rice

Student Application Support Manager, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 133 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Istation and other Online Resources for the Middle School ELA/R Classroom
Participants will be introduced to Istation Online Reading Program and other online resources for the the middle school English Language Arts and reading (ELA/R) classroom.

Speakers
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Melanie Moore

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD
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Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D 107 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Practical Approaches to Persuasive Writing Instruction
Equip yourself with the tools to help students read, think, and write in the mode of persuasion. Attendees will leave this workshop with enhanced strategies to help students decode persuasive texts and write in the persuasive mode.

Speakers
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Shirley Bachus

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 222 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Spiral Review of Math Concepts (3-5)
Participants will explore practical ideas for incorporating spiral review into the school day without significantly decreasing instructional time for teaching all the standards.

Speakers
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Leilani Losli

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 120

12:30pm

The Effort Effect: Boost Motivation and Achievement and Narrow the Gap in Math - FULL CLASS
Participants will explore the Growth Mindset and learn practical ways to incorporate it into their classroom instruction with the goal of increasing student engagement, motivation, and effort toward improvement in mathematics. Highly interactive session is founded on recent brain research and designed to empower students to activate the endless capacity of their minds.

Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664
 
Wednesday, July 30
 

8:30am

Google Drive - Level 2: Shift into Gear
Take Google Drive full throttle with some tips and tricks for Drive productivity. This session will focus on documents, presentations and forms.

Speakers
MK

Michele Kincaid

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Michele Kincaid currently serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD at Cedar Valley Middle School where she works with administrators, teachers and students to find ways to smoothly integrate the available technology tools into the classroom environment through professional development, training, co-teaching, curriculum development and technical service. In addition to her duties as an ITS, Michele is also participating... Read More →
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Greg Smith

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Greg Smith is a Google Applications Certified Trainer and a Technology Applications Certified Teacher. Greg is also a very active part of the Google in Education community. He has served as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD for the past 8 years on both Elementary and High School campuses. Greg has also taught Technology Applications as well as 4th grade for 5 years.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Google Sites - Level 1: Get It Going with Google Sites
Create a class or teacher website using Google Sites. Using Google Sites is a user-friendly way to create a web page that allows for direct integration with videos from Youtube, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Picasa albums and many other gadgets to create an exciting and informational site of your design. See other examples and resources for creating a page with Google Sites as well as learn some great tips and tricks on web design.

Speakers
CF

Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →
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Lori Warren

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Lori Warren is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Walsh Middle School. Prior to Instructional Technology, I taught at Great Oaks Elementary, Cactus Ranch Elementary, and Walsh Middle School. I've been an educator in Round Rock ISD for the past 14 years.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Google+ or Bust
Learn the ins and outs of Google+ and discover new ways to do or completely change the way you do Professional Development, Planning and Collaborating on your campus. Your world just got bigger!

Speakers
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Shannon Sieber

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Shannon serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist at Deerpark Middle School, and has worked in Round Rock ISD for over 10 years as a middle school science teacher. She is also a Google Certified Trainer. Shannon is very passionate about working with future engineers, and has coached robotics teams for the district for the past 10 years while also mentoring and training other educators about robotics in the classroom. Prior to joining Round... Read More →
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Krista Tyler

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Krista Tyler is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School. Krista was a middle school English/Language Arts teacher for 9 years before going geek and joining the RRISD tech team.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teacher Access Center Trainer of Trainers
Trainers only need to sign up for one session.

The training will be given by District presenters in collaboration with Sungard.

Elementary and middle school can send up to three trainers and high school can send up to 5 trainers.

Speakers
RA

Roger Adair

Dir - MIS, Round Rock ISD
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Katie Rice

Student Application Support Manager, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D 107 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Empowering Students through the Research Process
Writing research papers is an integral part to help students develop autonomy as thinkers and learners as the research paper process incorporates a number of important critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. This workshop will demonstrate how to make research more accessible to students, as well as feature how to structure the research project to provide all students the opportunity to build confidence in their thinking and writing through the inquiry process.

The following aspects of research will be explored in this three hour workshop: helping students to define a topic and an inquiry question that is meaningful, chunking the research process into manageable pieces, scaffolding note taking and outlining, identifying reliable sources and available resources in RRISD, writing an effective thesis statement, and assessing student learning throughout the process. Teachers will leave the training with ideas for resources and strategies to build research success and enhance their curricula by incorporating ways for students to ""own"" their learning and gain confidence in their reading, writing, and researching skills.

Speakers

Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Strategies for Critical Thinking in Math: Numberless Word Problems, Silent Teaching, and Strip Diagrams (3-5) - FULL CLASS
Participants will learn to facilitate critical thinking in math using numberless word problems, silent teaching, and strip diagrams. These strategies engage students in reasoning, sharing and comparing thinking processes, and evaluating their own thinking.

Speakers
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Tanya Hatfield

Master Teacher, RRISD
BH

Brandie Hubele

Master Teacher, RRISD
Making a difference in the lives of children!


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 266 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Completing Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans in Estar
An in-depth review of constructing a Functional Behavior Assessment and a Behavior Intervention Plan in EStar. Training will also review data collection for FBA, ways to analyze data collected, identification of behaviors that are both measurable and observable, determining functions, and planning interventions based on functions of behavior.

Speakers
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Candace Wiley

Elementary Lead Assessment/Child Find Contact, RRISD
I've been a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with Round Rock ISD since December 2007. During my time in RRISD, I have also completed training for Behavior Analysis and will be taking the BCBA certification exam this Fall.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 218 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Dyslexia: From Identification to Interpreting Testing Results
This session describes the referral process, testing process an protocols, and interpreting evaluation results in a 504 meeting.

Speakers

Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Simple but Significant: PLAAFP to IEP
This session will focus on development of PLAAFP to IEP.

Speakers
AS

Angela Solis

Lead Instructional Diagnostician, RRISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 255 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Illustrator for Visual Arts Faculty
Want to draw electronically with your students? Need help making the digital jump? Join Kelly Foster of Round Rock ISD as you create drawings in Adobe Illustrator that are easy to edit and are scalable to any size. You will practice the basic tools of Illustrator, learn how to decide between Illustrator and Photoshop, and explore project ideas for your students. Basic computer skills required.
**Basic computer skills required.

Speakers
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Kelly Foster

Teacher, Cedar Ridge High School
Kelly teaches architecture, graphic design, and engineering classes at Cedar Ridge High School, where he also leads the STEM Academy.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
D 106 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Module 3: Social and Emotional Needs
TAG Module Trainings are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.

Speakers
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Elisa Denkler

TAG Specialist, RRISD
I am passionate about teaching gifted kiddos as well as educating teachers and parents about the thrills and pitfalls of being gifted and the strategies to encourage success.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 6-12: Social Media Collaborating in New Environments
Explore different and exciting new venues to learn, share, collaborate and teach in this session. Participants will try out platforms like Edmodo, Twitter, Google Plus and more.
**Teachers attending this session should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

Speakers
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William Waghorne

RRISD
Will Waghorne is a middle school history teacher in Austin, Texas. A Texas State Historical Association David C. DeBoe Award winner, he sponsors the Video Game Design club and the award-winning Junior Historians club. You can find him online at waghorne.net and @mr_wag on Twitter, or IRL (in real life) exploring historical sites around Texas.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 216 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update: ETAGS Common Math Assessment Development
Elementary TAG Specialists will work with the new math TEKS updating the units/timelines/tests.
**This session is for elementary TAG math specialists.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update: MS TAG Language Arts
This session, facilitated by a district TAG language arts teachers, will focus on the implementation of having the students create a Google Site to publish and display their best works of their own choice.
**Teachers attending this training should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

Speakers

Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 207 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 9-12: TAG Math w/Kathryn Lowe
This session, facilitated by a district Secondary Math Instructional Coach, will focus on sharing ideas about gifted students and will provide work time on curriculum and resource development for high school TAG math courses.

Speakers
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Kathryn Lowe

Instructional Coach (Secondary Math), Round Rock ISD
I have taught math 30 years and been an Instructional Coach for four years.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
c 221 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Designing Units of Study in Writing (K-5)
Utilizing strategies from Projecting Possibilities by Matt Glover and Mary Alice Berry, we will examine how to best design your units of study to integrate writing strategies within various genres and to help your students develop the habits of lifelong writers. We will be using the ARRC timelines as practice with this structure of planning.
If possible, attend with at least one team member, as this session includes time to examine and plan grade-level, specific writing units.

Speakers
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Casey Koester

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 164 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Formative Assessment & Scaffolding in Numbers and Operations (4-5)
Participants will deepen their understanding of how to assess students’ current level of development, identify where they need to go, and develop a plan to get there. Strategies will involve analyzing vertical alignment of TEKS and critical mathematical learning phases.

Speakers
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Leilani Losli

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 265 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teaching the New Math Standards: Personal Financial Literacy - 7th Grade
Teachers will become familiar with learning experiences for their students that can be implemented in their classrooms. This session will show teachers how to integrate the Personal Financial Literacy standards with other content standards throughout the year. This session will focus on 7th grade standards.

Speakers

Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teaching the new standards in Algebra 2
This PD is an in-depth study of the new Algebra II TEKS for the High School Algebra II Courses. Teachers will have a better understanding of new skills to be taught, when skills are taught, and how they will be assessed through the lens of processing TEKS. This professional development is foundational to changes in the ARRC for 2015-2016 year.

Speakers

Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 203 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Building Literacy, Math, & Science in the Block Center
Come play with us! The Block Center is a great place to promote science, math, literacy, and social concepts all year long. Through video examples, discussion, and play, you’ll discover ways to use your Block Center to teach the Pre-K Guidelines. You’ll also learn ideas for incorporating props and theme-related activities. Additionally, we’ll examine common Block Center-related challenges, including safety.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
F 117 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

New Resources Training and Planning
Publisher present on new resources adopted in the Proclamation 2014 textbook adoption to Chemistry teachers for morning session. Afternoon should consist of planning to incorporate new resources in instruction.

Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Lecture Hall 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Picture-Perfect Science Comes to Life in the K-2 Classroom!
Participants will engage in lessons from the Picture-Perfect Science series and Teaching Science Through Trade Books. Participants will share ways to incorporate Picture-Perfect Science lessons into an inquiry-based 5E model of instruction.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 180 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Writing in Science in Action with Betsy Rupp Fulwiler - Level II - Elementary
This session is focused on elementary.

Pre-Req: Participants must have previously been trained in the Writing in Science Instructional Approach.

This session will provide participants with the opportunity to delve deeper in the development of focus questions and student notebook entries, formatively assessing students notebook entries, and a more in-depth discussion of the essential components of the Writing in Science instructional approach.

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Rupp Fulwiler

Betsy Rupp Fulwiler

Betsy Rupp Fulwiler is a veteran science curriculum consultant and developer of the nationally known Expository Writing and Science Notebooks Program in Seattle Public Schools.  A former classroom teacher, reading specialist, and editor, she specializes in creating ways to teach students how to think and write scientifically.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Cafeteria 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

K-2 Reading Rocks - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - July 30th and 31st
K-2 Reading Rocks will delve into understanding sophisticated instructional strategies for teaching primary students to read. The course will focus on teaching young students how to read, on-going analysis of student literacy behaviors to inform instruction, as well as strategies to read and comprehend. In addition to the two summer sessions, there will five mandatory after school follow-up sessions in the fall semester from 3:30-5:00 pm on: Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, and Dec. 14. The location(s) are TBA.
**Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Reading Workshop (formerly known as K-2 Introduction to Reading Workshop)

Speakers
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Erika Hassay

1st Grade Teacher, RRISD
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Melissa McCarroll

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - Thursday July 31, 2014 3:30pm
B 171 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Observing Reading Behaviors to Drive Instruction-Using the Literacy Continuum (K-2) - 2 Day Class
July 30th and 31st
Do you struggle with creating teaching points for your struggling learners? Do you wonder what characteristics you can observe at each level? Do you wonder how to move your students in Tier 1 along? The Continuum of Literacy Learning is a great resource located in your BAS kit. Our goal is to provide teachers with a common vision for literacy learning across the grades in the district. We will have the opportunity to look closely at student behaviors and the teaching moves that support students in increasing their ability to talk, read, and write in several different instructional contexts.
**Please bring The Continuum of Literacy Learning Prek_2, located in BAS kit**

Speakers
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Shanita Kozlowski

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - Thursday July 31, 2014 3:30pm
SPHS Library

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Reading Workshop (1st & 2nd) - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - July 30th and 31st
*Principal approval required for this course—campus budgets must pay for fall sub day. Participants will have the opportunity to experience reading workshop, learn about the different components of a reading workshop, and delve into educational research in the area of reading instruction. (In addition, 1 full follow-up day in the fall and 1 coaching visit.)

Speakers
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Rubi Flores

Dual Language Instructional Coach, RRISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - Thursday July 31, 2014 3:30pm
C 224 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Reading Workshop (3rd - 5th) - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - July 30th and 31st
*Principal approval required for this course—campus budgets must pay for fall sub day. Participants will have the opportunity to experience reading workshop, learn about the different components of a reading workshop, and delve into educational research in the area of reading instruction. (In addition, 1 full follow-up day in the fall and 1 coaching visit.)

Speakers
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Julie Carrera

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - Thursday July 31, 2014 3:30pm
B 261 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Reading Workshop (Kinder) - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - July 30th and 21st

*Principal approval required for this course—campus budgets must pay for fall sub day.Kindergarten is different and special for many reasons but especially because it’s many children's first experience with intentional reading instruction. We will take a fresh look at the reading workshop just for the kinder student. Structure, environment, mini lessons, conferences, management, stamina, will be the pieces of study to help teachers keep our youngest readers engaged. You'll walk away prepared and confident to implement reading workshop within the first week of kindergarten. (In addition, 1 full follow-up day in the fall and 1 coaching visit.)


Speakers
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Angie House

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - Thursday July 31, 2014 3:30pm
B 163 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Project CRISS - 2 Day Class
Project CRISS is a two day workshop that will provide tools to teach your students to―learn how to learn through reading, writing, talking, and listening strategies in all content areas. The manual will be provided at no cost. GT Update
Audience: All teachers Grades 4—12

Speakers
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Tina Melcher

Lead Curriculum Specialist - K-12 Social Studies, Round Rock ISD
Education Texas A&M University (1986) - B.S. in Sociology and History, Teaching Certificate in social studies and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction (1999) University of Houston (2001)) - Principal's Certificate Years of Experience - 26 years Classroom teacher - 17 years, Taught Middle School and High School Social Studies in Victoria, Tulosa-Midway, and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Held many teacher leadership positions and opened up... Read More →


Wednesday July 30, 2014 8:30am - Thursday July 31, 2014 3:30pm
B 205 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Chrome Store Crash Course: Productivity UNLEASHED!
Getting the most out of your Google Chrome Web Store by plugging in to the plethora of free software and productivity tools that are offered as Google Apps and Extensions

Speakers
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Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →
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Cara Shipp

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Cara Shipp is an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD and is a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She currently works at Pond Springs Elementary School, where she facilitates the integration of the Technology Application TEKS into the curriculum. She graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with degrees in Mathematics and Anthropology.
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Greg Smith

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Greg Smith is a Google Applications Certified Trainer and a Technology Applications Certified Teacher. Greg is also a very active part of the Google in Education community. He has served as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD for the past 8 years on both Elementary and High School campuses. Greg has also taught Technology Applications as well as 4th grade for 5 years.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Mimio Whiteboard
The Mimio turns your white board into an interactive white board. Learn how you can capture your handwritten notes and annotations and also manipulate your computer from the white board.

Speakers
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Vickie Bradford

ITS, RRISD
Vickie has been in education for over 24 years. She is a graduate of Texas State University with a B.S. in Secondary Education with a major in Biology and minor in Earth Science. Prior to working for Round Rock ISD, she taught grades 7-9 science for Corpus Christi ISD. After being classroom science teacher for 16 years, she transitioned into the position of leading Hopewell technology efforts as the campus-based Instructional Technology... Read More →
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Krista Tyler

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Krista Tyler is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School. Krista was a middle school English/Language Arts teacher for 9 years before going geek and joining the RRISD tech team.


Wednesday July 30, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Revolutionize and Curate Your Digital Class Resources with Symbaloo
Organize and share the best of the web with your students! Do you have items saved in too many places? Would you like a one-stop shop for you and your students? Why not try out Symbaloo, a free site devoted to organizing all of your electronic needs. In this session, you will not only create Symbaloo Webmixes for your personal and professional life, but you will also find and "borrow" others to revolutionize your classroom. Find several other tech tricks and tools along the way!

Speakers
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Brandie Cain-Heard

ITS 1:1 Laptop Initiative Lead, Round Rock ISD - Round Rock High School
Brandie Cain-Heard is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Round Rock High School where she provides instructional and technological leadership to administrators, faculty and students. Brandie serves as the Lead ITS for the 1:1 Laptop Initiative and helps facilitate best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum. She is the district administrator for Edmodo and has lead many professional trainings at the district... Read More →
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Angie Hintz

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Angie Hintz is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Round Rock ISD. Previously, she was a Computer Coordinator or Director of Technology in International Schools teaching computer courses to Kinder through Grade 12 students in Korea, Latvia and Zimbabwe. Prior to entering the geeky side of education, Angie was an Elementary and Middle School classroom Teacher. She has a Masters in Educational Technology and Instructional Design, is a... Read More →


Wednesday July 30, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Teacher Access Center Trainer of Trainers
Trainers only need to sign up for one session.

The training will be given by District presenters in collaboration with Sungard.

Elementary and middle school can send up to three trainers and high school can send up to 5 trainers.

Speakers
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Roger Adair

Dir - MIS, Round Rock ISD
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Katie Rice

Student Application Support Manager, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D 107 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Score Like a STAAR (Grades 8-12)
Get the inside scoop during this hands-on workshop, led by an experienced STAAR essay and Short Answer Response scorer, that reveals the mysteries of scoring STAAR essays and Short Answer Responses. What you'll learn will improve the methods that you use to prepare your students and score their work. Discover what matters -- and what doesn't -- in STAAR writing samples for grades 8-12. Apply STAAR scoring standards to sample essays, and practice skills that will streamline your scoring process. Collect tips on scoring red flags as well as effective writing strategies that will be rewarded by scorers. Take away practical materials and methods that will inform your approach to the written portions of the STAAR (and make your job easier). Then you'll score like a STAAR.

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Wednesday July 30, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Strategies for Critical Thinking in Math: Numberless Word Problems, Silent Teaching, and Strip Diagrams (3-5)
Participants will learn to facilitate critical thinking in math using numberless word problems, silent teaching, and strip diagrams. These strategies engage students in reasoning, sharing and comparing thinking processes, and evaluating their own thinking.

Speakers
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Tanya Hatfield

Master Teacher, RRISD
BH

Brandie Hubele

Master Teacher, RRISD
Making a difference in the lives of children!


Wednesday July 30, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 266 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Overview of Dyslexia Programs
During this session, participants will learn about Wilson Reading Systems and Basic Language Skills. What are the programs? What do they entail? How do they address helping students with dyslexia?

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Wednesday July 30, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Simple but Significant: PLAAFP to IEP
This session will focus on development of PLAAFP to IEP.

Speakers
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Angela Solis

Lead Instructional Diagnostician, RRISD


Wednesday July 30, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 255 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664
 
Thursday, July 31
 

8:30am

Basics and Beyond! - Writing Across the Curriculum with Digital Storytelling
Discover tools to create beautiful digital stories. Participants will learn how to create digital stories and how to teach digital storytelling in the classroom using your classroom document camera, Google Drive Apps, and various online tools.

Speakers
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Shannon Sieber

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Shannon serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist at Deerpark Middle School, and has worked in Round Rock ISD for over 10 years as a middle school science teacher. She is also a Google Certified Trainer. Shannon is very passionate about working with future engineers, and has coached robotics teams for the district for the past 10 years while also mentoring and training other educators about robotics in the classroom. Prior to joining Round... Read More →
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Henry Vasquez

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Henry Vasquez is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Chisholm Trail Middle School. He began his education profession as a 5th grade teacher in the Northside School District in San Antonio in 1995. He then taught 5th grade at Deepwood Elementary in 1999 where he was offered the opportunity to begin this new position in technology for the district and has been an ITS ever since.


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) - Level 1: The Student Centered Classroom
Administering GAFE in the classroom: student email groups, Google Drive folder organization, digital dropbox, etc Prereq: Google Calendar & Gmail, Google Drive

Speakers
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Leslie Long

ITS, RRISD
Leslie Long is an instructional technology specialist for Round Rock ISD, working at Old Town Elementary. She has also worked at Gattis Elementary, Forest Creek Elementary, Sommer Elementary, and Stony Point High School as both as instructional technology specialist and classroom teacher, teaching grades 3 and 4. Leslie graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (now called Truman State University) with a Bachelor of Science and Master... Read More →
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Courtney Rector

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Courtney is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Success High School. Prior to becoming an ITS, she taught high school science for 6 years. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology.


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Using Formulas in Excel
Use the power of Excel to create formulas and make quick calculations in your spreadsheets. It is suggested that you bring a flash drive so that you can save your work to take with you.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with Excel.

Speakers
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Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D 109 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Dysgraphia Help for the Classroom
This session will provide teachers and interventionists with helpful tools to meet the needs of students struggling with writing and dysgraphia.

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Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Spotlighting New K-4 Math Standards
This professional development will focus on using New Math K-4 TEKS to instruct students with disabilities using accommodations and instructional supports.

Speakers
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Jan Nutt

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 226 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Classroom behavior management 202
Improve classroom management by understanding the function of behavior and what we can change in our classroom environment, student skill building and personal attitudes and approaches to get the behavior we want.

Speakers

Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 259 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

The iPAD Art Experience
You wanted it, you get it, now what? --- iPads and Apple have a long history of use in digital arts. Join Paul Kretchmer of Austin ISD as he demonstrates practical applications of iPad use in the elementary art room. From how to employ a single device to small groups and full class, The iPad Art Experience will give visual art faculty a hands-on approach and share apps to use.

Speakers

Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
D 107 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Module 1: Nature and Needs
TAG Module Training Sessions are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Ruppert-Stratton

Angela Ruppert-Stratton

TAG Specialist, RRISD


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 179 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Module 4: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
TAG Module Trainings are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.

Speakers

Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update K-12: Worrier to Warrior - Helping the Anxious GT Student
This session will take a look at the anxiety that gifted students experience as well as the causes of it. It will also include some suggestions on how teachers can work with these student to help minimize their anxiety.

**Teachers attending this training should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

Speakers
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Julie Washburn

TAG Math Teacher, Round Rock ISD


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 280 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update: MS TAG Science
This session, facilitated by a district TAG science teacher, will focus on sharing ideas and will provide work time on curriculum and resource development for middle school TAG science teachers.
**Teachers attending this training should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Promethean (Introduction)
Learn how to use the Promethean ActivInspire software used with the ActivBoard, ActivSlate or ActivPanel. Learn the basics of the program as well as ideas and inspiration for using it in your classroom to add more student interaction and engagement. This session will take you through the basics, great for those who have never used the software or those who would like a refresher. After this training you will have the foundation and skills needed to use your Promethean product regularly, enhancing student enagement and learning. (This class is specific to Promethean products and does not apply to SMART or other interactive whiteboards.)

Speakers
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Debby Acevedo

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
I am Debby Acevedo, Instructional Technology Specialist at Caldwell Heights Elementary and Robertson Elementary. My Bachelor's degree from Southwestern University is in English, Speech, and Secondary Education, and my Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University is in Educational Technology. | Throughout my years in education, I have presented at conferences including the Texas Middle School Conference, Texas Mentor School Conference, and... Read More →
AH

Angie Hintz

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Angie Hintz is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Round Rock ISD. Previously, she was a Computer Coordinator or Director of Technology in International Schools teaching computer courses to Kinder through Grade 12 students in Korea, Latvia and Zimbabwe. Prior to entering the geeky side of education, Angie was an Elementary and Middle School classroom Teacher. She has a Masters in Educational Technology and Instructional Design, is a... Read More →


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
D 101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Leading Intentional Intervention (Lead4ward)
In this workshop, campus/district leaders and teacher leaders will work on how to leverage local data analysis, previous STAAR data, and focus standards to plan intentionally for intervention that supports all students. Participants will learn:

•Ways to use state and local data to design effective intervention groups
•Strategies for addressing the needs of identified groups for increased student performance
•How to utilize the index 2 progress measure to identify “what is working” in existing intervention plans and how to adapt those plans for the highest yield
•How to utilize performance thresholds and the index 2 progress measure to facilitate student goal setting and monitoring of their own progress

Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Cafeteria 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Designing Units of Study in Reading (K-5)
Utilizing strategies from Growing Readers by Kathy Collins and Constructing Curriculum by Lucy Calkins, we will examine how to best design your units of study to integrate comprehension, genres, reading strategies and habits of lifelong readers. We will be using the ARRC timelines as practice with this structure of planning.

Speakers
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Caroline Coffin

Instructional Coach, RRISD
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Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 270 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Formative Assessment & Scaffolding in Numbers and Operations (2-3)
Participants will deepen their understanding of how to assess students’ current level of development, identify where they need to go, and develop a plan to get there. Strategies will involve analyzing vertical alignment of TEKS and critical mathematical learning phases.

Speakers
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Ann Barlow

Elementary Instructional Coach, RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 265 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Formative Assessment & Scaffolding in Numbers and Operations (K-1)
Participants will deepen their understanding of how to assess students’ current level of development, identify where they need to go, and develop a plan to get there. Strategies will involve analyzing vertical alignment of TEKS and critical mathematical learning phases.

Speakers
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Mary Beth Cordon

RRISD
Round Rock ISD
BH

Brandie Hubele

Master Teacher, RRISD
Making a difference in the lives of children!


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teaching the new standards in Geometry
This PD is an in-depth study of the new Geometry TEKS for the High School Geometry Courses. Teachers will have a better understanding of new skills to be taught, when skills are taught, and how they will be assessed through the lens of processing TEKS. This professional development is foundational to changes in the ARRC for 2015-2016 year.

Speakers
LC

Lyn Crowell

RRISD
Round Rock ISD
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Kathryn Lowe

Instructional Coach (Secondary Math), Round Rock ISD
I have taught math 30 years and been an Instructional Coach for four years.


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 203 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Handwriting Without Tears: Pre-K Readiness & Writing and Literacy & Math Workshop
Two Workshops in One Day!

Get Set for School® Pre-K Readiness & Writing Workshop: The award-winning Get Set for School Pre-K program uses lively music and playful activities to help young children build a solid foundation for school success.

This upbeat workshop introduces a readiness curriculum full of developmentally appropriate activities that teach children about letters, body awareness, numbers, sequencing, and sharing in a fun, engaging, and informal manner.

Get Set for School® Pre-K Literacy & Math Workshop: The award-winning Get Set for School Pre-K program uses lively music and playful activities to teach number concepts, geometry, sequencing, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and concepts about print.

Our dynamic Pre-K literacy and math workshop introduces developmentally appropriate activities that are sure to energize your classroom. Discover how our tools and strategies can help you transform potentially complex concepts so that they are relevant and enticing for young learners.

Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 132 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Look Forward- Chemistry- 1st Six Weeks
This course will allow participants to collaborate with other Chemistry teachers on their campus and across the district in order to backwards design the 1st Six Weeks of instruction. Participants will have the opportunity to work on unit common assessments, lab activities, and in-class assessments, as well as, share instructional strategies. Instructional coaches will be present to facilitate the session and answer questions about the TEKS/SEs, pacing, and incorporating best practices.
**Please bring the Newly adopted textbook: McGraw Hill's Chemistry: Matter & Change; ancillaries

Speakers

Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 201 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

New Resources Training and Planning
Publisher present on new resources adopted in the Proclamation 2014 textbook adoption to physics teachers for morning session. Afternoon should consist of planning to incorporate new resources in instruction.

Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Picture-Perfect Science Comes to Life in the 3-5 Classroom!
Participants will engage in lessons from the Picture-Perfect Science series and Teaching Science Through Trade Books. Participants will share ways to incorporate Picture-Perfect Science lessons into an inquiry-based 5E model of instruction.


Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 180 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Using Interactive Notebooks to Create Effective Learners—Level I
The Interactive Student Notebook is the greatest educational tool ever invented but you don't feel that confident in using it in your classroom yet. This workshop will focus on teachers beginning the process of using ISNs to help students organize and develop their critical thinking skills and apply social studies concepts and strategies. GT UPDATE.
Target Audience: Social Studies Grades 3-12

Speakers

Thursday July 31, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 272 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

7 Steps for Creating a Language-Rich Classroom in the Content Area
This interactive training highlights a dynamic process for structuring a language-rich classroom that integrates both language and content standards. Participants will experience strategies for building academic vocabulary and literacy practices that benefit all learners struggling with their academic language. This session will include planning time for content area teachers to apply these engaging strategies for the beginning of the year. These steps are based on the innovative work by John Seidlitz to reach struggling ESL students. If you have already attended a Seidlitz training, this will be a beneficial refresher in incorporating these effective strategies!

Speakers
MS

Margret Schaefer

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD


Thursday July 31, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 201 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) - Level 2 : The Student Centered Classroom
Administering GAFE in the classroom: Using advanced Google Drive features to automate your classroom. Learn to use Flubaroo, gClass Folders, autoCrat, Doctopus, and more!

Speakers
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Courtney Rector

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Courtney is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Success High School. Prior to becoming an ITS, she taught high school science for 6 years. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology.
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Krista Tyler

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Krista Tyler is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School. Krista was a middle school English/Language Arts teacher for 9 years before going geek and joining the RRISD tech team.


Thursday July 31, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

It's NOT an oxymoron! Fun Formative Assessments
One way teachers can increase student achievement is to regularly use formative assessments. There are many technology tools but which one is right for you? Come explore some of the newest free tools to use in your classroom and evaluate them for what they can do for you. Tools include Kahoot, Socrative, Google Forms, Zondle, and more. Many of these tools work well in BYOD classrooms.

Speakers
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Mrs. Kay

Librarian, RRISD
Linda has been a librarian with Round Rock ISD for the last nine years of her 20 year educational career. She just published her first book with Libraries Unlimited titled, Read It Forward. Linda believes that one of the greatest gifts she can give to her students is the knowledge of great books, so she works hard to impart that to them using as many means as possible.
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Robin Young

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock Indpendent School District
Robin Young - Robin Young is a Google Certified Trainer and has served as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD for the past 15 years. She also taught middle school history classes for 7 years where she integrated technology into her classes whenever possible. She has provided professional development for a variety of topics for the past 20 years including multi-intelligences, writing across the curriculum, Webquests, web 2.0... Read More →


Thursday July 31, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D 106 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Using Formulas in Excel
Use the power of Excel to create formulas and make quick calculations in your spreadsheets. It is suggested that you bring a flash drive so that you can save your work to take with you.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with Excel.

Speakers
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Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Thursday July 31, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D 109 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Empowering Students through the Research Process
Writing research papers is an integral part to help students develop autonomy as thinkers and learners as the research paper process incorporates a number of important critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. This workshop will demonstrate how to make research more accessible to students, as well as feature how to structure the research project to provide all students the opportunity to build confidence in their thinking and writing through the inquiry process.

The following aspects of research will be explored in this three hour workshop: helping students to define a topic and an inquiry question that is meaningful, chunking the research process into manageable pieces, scaffolding note taking and outlining, identifying reliable sources and available resources in RRISD, writing an effective thesis statement, and assessing student learning throughout the process. Teachers will leave the training with ideas for resources and strategies to build research success and enhance their curricula by incorporating ways for students to ""own"" their learning and gain confidence in their reading, writing, and researching skills.

Speakers

Thursday July 31, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Spotlighting New 5-8 Math Standards
This professional development will focus on using the New Math 5-8 TEKS to instruct students with disabilities using accommodations and instructional supports.

Speakers
DS

Dianne Shaver

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday July 31, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 226 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664
 
Monday, August 4
 

8:30am

Melodies in Flight from Pencil to Cyberspace
Description: Participants will learn how to teach music composition from rhythm to solfege with lyrics. Then the melody and lyrics will be entered into NoteFlight, a free music notation program on the internet. These modeling skills can be used with second thru fifth grade and encompass form. The software allows students to have a finished, professional looking product that they can hear as they write.

Speakers
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Joan Marshall

Music Specialist, Laurel Mountain Elementary
I am passionate about computers and music.


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D106 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Travel the World Twenty Minutes At a Time!
Take a field trip with your students without ever leaving your classroom! Utilizing Google Earth and Google Art Project you and your students can discover art and architecture from around the world in twenty minutes a trip. WOW your students by learning to navigate these FREE Google Programs. Participants will leave with a "travel itinerary" for three virtual fieldtrips, corresponding lesson plans and everything needed to make your own personalized student passports.

Speakers
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Jen Holsinger-Raybourn

Visual Art Specialist, RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 224 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Connect and Communicate with Edmodo Level 1
Learn the essential elements of Edmodo: groups, library, planner, assignments/quizzes/polls/notes, profile settings and public pages, communities and publishers, and the apps store.

Speakers
DB

Donna Baker

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Baker is an instructional technology specialist for Round Rock ISD, working for Double File Trail Elementary School. She has an M.Ed. in Educational Administration and has more than ten years experience in education and technology. She began her teaching career in Marshall, Texas as a Computer Literacy and Career Investigations teacher. She has also worked as an instructional technology specialist for Temple ISD, San Marcos CISD and... Read More →
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Lois Conovan

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Lois has 31 years of experience in the school system. She taught CTE courses for 27 years and has been an Instructional Technology Specialist for 5 years. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BBA and has taught and coached in the Houston area, Brenham, and finally 20 years in Burnet. She loves teaching and training staff and students and is currently at Round Rock High School. Lois makes every effort to serve students... Read More →


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Google Chrome Ninja Tips & Tricks
Participants will learn the main features of Google's Chrome browser and Chrome Apps and Extensions that will enhance their day to day productivity, classroom instruction, and student projects. Become familiar with search tips, tabbed browsing, bookmarking, and the Chrome Web Store.

Speakers
BC

Brandie Cain-Heard

ITS 1:1 Laptop Initiative Lead, Round Rock ISD - Round Rock High School
Brandie Cain-Heard is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Round Rock High School where she provides instructional and technological leadership to administrators, faculty and students. Brandie serves as the Lead ITS for the 1:1 Laptop Initiative and helps facilitate best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum. She is the district administrator for Edmodo and has lead many professional trainings at the district... Read More →


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D 109 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

The 4-1-1 on Google GMail and Calendar
Overwhelemed by emails? Too many meetings to count? Harness the power of Google Gmail and Calendar! Learn how to set up your inbox, create labels and filters, create calendars, set an appointment, share calendars, embed calendars to a website and MORE! Work SMARTER, not harder, with Google.

Speakers
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Carol Edwards

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Carol Edwards currently serves as Instructional Technology Specialist at Linda Herrington Elementary, working with teachers and students to integrate technology into the curriculum. She’s been in educational technology for eight years, backed by a wealth of experience as elementary librarian and middle school language arts/journalism teacher. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Autumn Hebert

Assistant Director - Instructional Technology, RRISD
Autumn Hebert currently serves as the Assistant Director of Instructional Technology in Round Rock ISD. Specialist at Wells Branch Elementary. With 18 years of experience in education, she has held positions as an Elementary Classroom Teacher, District ESL Instructional Coach, Instructional Technology Specialist and Assistant Principal. Autumn received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin in Applied Learning and... Read More →


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

You Can't Just Google It - Creative Commons in the Classroom
Create a license for your unique works, and explore new activities, such as finding, remixing, and sharing digital media and materials on the web. Discover how Creative Commons can boost collaboration for you and your students in a digital world.

Speakers
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Amy Lott

Librarian, Deerpark Middle School
Amy has been in the district for 10 years and has more than 20 years experience as an educator. She is a proud RRISD Librarian and member of the State Champion Book Cart Drill Team. Amy thinks you should be super jealous of her awesome job.


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D 120 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

The Short Answer: Successful Strategies [for the classroom and STAAR]
In this workshop, participants will examine students' short answer responses to identify the qualities and components of a successful response, including effective strategies to teach them (citing, paraphrasing, and quoting). Nuances of the STAAR short answers (SAs) will be addressed.
Target Audience: Grades 8-12 ELA, reading, and ESL

Speakers

Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 269 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Exploring Projects in Math Class
Are you looking for project-based learning starter ideas that emphasize the mathematical process standards? Let’s look at possible projects together and how they might apply to our math classrooms. I'll bring several projects for us to discuss; you are invited to bring ideas as well! Let's brainstorm together how to strengthen project-based learning in math!

Speakers
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Beth Ferguson

Math Teacher, Round Rock ISD
http://algebrasfriend.blogspot.com/p/about.html


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 125 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Engaging the Elementary Learner with Discovery Education
Come learn how to use all the features available in Discovery Education to enhance classroom instruction and learning.

Speakers
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Julie Haney

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Julie serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist for elementary schools in the district. She has worked to integrate technology into the curriculum at Brushy Creek, Forest North, Berkman, and Voigt Elementary schools and is currently fostering the excitement of EdTech with the faculty, staff, and students at Spicewood Elementary, an IB World School. She has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and Curriculum Design and holds... Read More →
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Leslie Long

ITS, RRISD
Leslie Long is an instructional technology specialist for Round Rock ISD, working at Old Town Elementary. She has also worked at Gattis Elementary, Forest Creek Elementary, Sommer Elementary, and Stony Point High School as both as instructional technology specialist and classroom teacher, teaching grades 3 and 4. Leslie graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (now called Truman State University) with a Bachelor of Science and Master... Read More →


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Dyslexia: From Identification to Interpreting Testing Results
This session describes the referral process, testing process an protocols, and interpreting evaluation results in a 504 meeting.

Speakers

Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

CPI Re-Certification - RRISD ONLY
Re-certification for Non-violent physical crisis intervention and verbal de-escalation
** Must have been certified within the last 18th months**

Speakers
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Annwen Stewart

District Behavior Specialist, RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 259 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

The Classroom Symphony: Becoming a Management Maestro - FULL CLASS
This session could also be called "Classroom Management 101"
We will:
1. Review the science of motivation and behavior.
2. Learn how to create classroom systems that decrease negative behavior.
3. Learn and practice responses to student defiance, aggression, and group misbehavior.
4. Discuss strategies to work with "checked out" students.



Speakers
HF

Heidi Flynn

Director of Educational Support, RRISD
SW

Sunny Wren

Response to Intervention, RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 201 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

ASCA Program Model Overview - RRISD ONLY
School counseling programs are collaborative efforts benefiting students, parents, teachers, administrators and the overall community. School counseling programs should be an integral part of students' daily educational environment, and school counselors should be partners in student achievement. The question has been posed, "What do school counselors do?" The more important question is, "How are students different as a result of what school counselors do?" To help answer this question, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) created the ASCA National Model®, which is a framework for a comprehensive, data-informed school counseling program. At this seminar, ASCA trainer Mark Kuranz will provide an overview of the Program Model. The morning will include information helpful for campus administrators.

Speakers

Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
TBA 18-20 Lisle St London, WC2H 7BA, United Kingdom

8:30am

Checklist for Dance Faculty
The Dance Faculty will collaborate and study the elements of our RRISD Dance Curriculum Checklist for our ARRC for the 2014-2015 school year.

Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
F 123 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Module 2: Identification and Assessment
TAG Module Trainings are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.

Speakers

Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Module 5: Differentiated Curriculum
TAG Module Trainings are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.

Speakers
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Elisa Denkler

TAG Specialist, RRISD
I am passionate about teaching gifted kiddos as well as educating teachers and parents about the thrills and pitfalls of being gifted and the strategies to encourage success.


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 261 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 2-5: TAGifying Your PBL - FULL CLASS
Learn how to create student-centered projects that teach twenty-first century skills. Facilitate comprehensive learning and implement strategies to challenge your gifted learners.
**Teachers attending this training should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training 

Speakers
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Sonya Bonnecarrere

ETAGS, RRISD
I am an Elementary Talented and Gifted Specialist at Old Town. I teach 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Language Arts TAG and 2nd enrichment. I have a first year NextGen Trailblazer classroom. I absolutely love my job and feel fortunate to teach such a great group of kids.


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update K-2: I Already GT It! Addressing the Needs of Primary Gifted Students
Do you have students who can show they have already mastered your grade level TEKS?  Come learn how to create lessons, assignments, and centers that incorporate critical and creative thinking to challenge these students.  Walk away with ideas and activities you can implement the first week of school!
**Teachers attending this session should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

Speakers
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Sheila Mulbry

TAG Resource Specialist, RRISD
I have been a classroom teacher and TAG specialist with RRISD for the past 20 years. I have been a presenter for RRISD for the past 12 years and have presented on gifted strategies and curriculum at both local and state conferences. I hold both Gifted and ESL endorsements.


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 205 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Excel Basics and Beyond
Whether you are brand new to spreadsheets or have some experience, this course is for you. This class will cover the basics of Excel and move into what are considered “intermediate” level skills. Spreadsheet construction, formulas, efficient tips and techniques, formatting and charts will be introduced. The goal of this course is to increase confidence as a spreadsheet user.

It is suggested that you bring a flash drive so that you can save your work to take with you.

Speakers
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Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
D 101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Team Building with Dr. Debbie Estes
Some of our most memorable moments in life are brought forth while working with a group of people who share a common purpose–a team. Since the foundation of quality is teamwork, the purpose of this presentation is to explore ways to create more quality and success within teams.

This seminar focuses on participative leadership, shared responsibility, and creating a climate of trust and honest communication between team-members. To achieve this, each member must first recognize and develop their own finest attributes, and as well distinguish the characteristics of others in their team.

Teambuilding will provide an opportunity for participants to discover the nature of cognitive styles and their implications by taking the self-assessment instrument developed by Dr. Anthony Gregorc. This experiment will help team-members to develop or “unwrap” their own abilities while making them aware of possible reasons for conflict within all teams in which they participate.

Speakers
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Debbie Estes

Dr. Deborah G. Estes offers a variety of keynote speaking topics and training workshops. Primary speaking topics and workshops include using “Brain Friendly” presentation and interpersonal skills to develop leaders, teams and employees.


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Cafeteria 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

BAS/SEL Phase 2 - Understanding Text Complexity & Sources of Information
In Phase 2 of BAS/SEL implementation, participants will: analyze texts to develop an understanding of text complexity and how F&P levels build complexity; understand the sources of information that students use to gain meaning from texts; develop an understanding of how to analyze sources of information the reader uses from a BAS/SEL assessment; understanding that strategic reading is a means to strong comprehension.

**Registered Participants please bring a copy of: BAS Assessment Guide and BAS Continuum of Litearcy Learning (from System 1 or System 2)

Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 206 & 207 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teaching Grammar Authentically (3-5) - FULL CLASS
How does grammar instruction fit into writing workshop? Join us for this full day session examining strategies to seamlessly incorporate grammar instruction into writing in an engaging, authentic manner.  This course is enhanced by the study of, Grammar Study by Janet Angelillo. 

Grammar Study is available on all elementary campuses.
Please check out a copy from your campus library and bring it with you onAugust 4th. 

Speakers
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Casey Koester

Instructional Coach, RRISD
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Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B164 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Conferring in Writing Workshop (3-5)
One on one conferring with students is an effective part of writing instruction that helps the teacher zero in on student needs. In this professional development based on the book, How’s It Going by Carl Anderson, you’ll learn how to have conversations with a clear purpose and predictable structure. We will engage in conversations about the art and logic of conferring and practical techniques that will help your students grow as writers.
*Principal approval required for this course—campus budgets must pay for fall sub day.

Prereq: Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Reading Workshop 2014
Functioning reading workshop classroom experience.

Speakers
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Tanya Hatfield

Master Teacher, RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 266 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Elementary Students in Texas Algebra Ready (ESTAR) (K-2)
Participants will experience valuable classroom instructional strategies to support algebra readiness and explore supports and differentiation for diverse learners. The primary focal areas for this K-2 training are on Whole Number Fluency and Fluency with Word Problems.

Speakers
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Jan Nutt

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 226 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teaching the New Math Standards: Personal Financial Literacy - 8th Grade
Teachers will become familiar with learning experiences for their students that can be implemented in their classrooms. This session will show teachers how to integrate the Personal Financial Literacy standards with other content standards throughout the year. This session will focus on 8th grade standards.

Speakers

Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

7 Steps to a Language Rich Classroom (RRISE ONLY)
Audience: RRISE Participants GR: PK-8

This innovative training will help all teachers transform their classrooms into vibrant spaces where students can use academic language to talk, read, write, and think about each lesson's content.

This 7 Steps training outlines a dynamic process for structuring, planning, and facilitating a language-rich classroom.

In addition, participants gain knowledge of helpful ways to integrate both content and language standards when planning instruction. They also receive specific strategies for differentiating instruction so that all learners within the classroom can build their ability to discuss and communicate academic concepts effectively.


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Lecture Hall 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

OnTrack for Student Success
Teachers learn to access and use OnTrack learning modules located in Project Share .

Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Bringing Social Studies to Life: Using Fine Arts to Engage Students and Make It Stick
Data suggests that the Fine Arts help students truly understand what they are learning by demanding the application of higher order thinking skills. More importantly, students are engaged and challenged in a fun learning environment that works. Participants of this workshop will be given access to multiple lessons that use these cross-curricular strategies to enhance their curriculum and will develop lessons that implement Art, Theatre, and Music into Social Studies content to help make learning meaningful and engaging to students.
*Teachers are encouraged to bring laptops.

Speakers
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Collin Fletcher

8th Grade US History Teacher, RRISD
I am an 8th Grade US History teacher at Canyon Vista Middle School. My professional interests include meaningful lesson planning, building student rapport, and creating a learning community that extends beyond the content of my subject. I strive to teach the relevance of the bigger picture, connecting lessons from US History to students' lives today.


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 218 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Moving All Students to Literacy Proficiency
Effectively instruct your students to master the structure and the skills of the EOC and STAAR test. By learning how to reflect on literacy throughout instruction and assessments, students will be able to become thinkers of content, as well as, feel confident in the attainment of new knowledge. Leave with new strategies and assessments that model the literacy of STAAR.
Target Audience: Social Studies Teachers 6-12


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
c 221 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Instructional Practices for Students with Special Needs in the New Millennium - FULL CLASS
This session will provide participants with resources for applying accommodations and/or modifications in the general or special ed. setting.

Speakers
AS

Angela Solis

Lead Instructional Diagnostician, RRISD
MW

Melinda Williams

Instructional Coach for SPED, RRISD
Position at Company ABC.


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 255 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

K-2 Reading Rocks - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - Aug. 4th and 5th
K-2 Reading Rocks will delve into understanding sophisticated instructional strategies for teaching primary students to read. The course will focus on teaching young students how to read, on-going analysis of student literacy behaviors to inform instruction, as well as strategies to read and comprehend. In addition to the two summer sessions, there will five mandatory after school follow-up sessions in the fall semester from 3:30-5:00 pm on: Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, and Dec. 14. The location(s) are TBA.
**Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Reading Workshop (formerly known as K-2 Introduction to Reading Workshop)

Speakers
MM

Melissa McCarroll

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - Tuesday August 5, 2014 3:30pm
B 171 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Small Group Instruction (K-5) - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - Aug. 4th and 5th
What are the structures for small group and individual reading instruction? How do I use assessment to drive small group instruction? How do I know which small group structure to use? If these questions interest you, this book study about Teaching Reading in Small Groups by Jennifer Serravallo is the session you are looking for. Participants will keep the book in order to implement small group reading instruction in the classroom.

This session was formerly known as Teaching Reading in Small Groups.
**Prereq: Introduction to Reading Workshop K-2 or 3-5 and a functioning Reader's Workshop in classroom

Speakers
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Ann Barlow

Elementary Instructional Coach, RRISD
Round Rock ISD
HH

Heidi Herold

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - Tuesday August 5, 2014 3:30pm
C 261 & C263

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Word Study (K-2) - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - Aug. 4th and 5th
Balanced instruction includes attention to phonics, vocabulary, and spelling. Participants will explore best practice instruction for word study within a workshop instructional model. The session will include practices, routines, and tools from Words Their Way.

**Registered participants, please bring a copy, or check out a copy from your campus library, of Words Their Way, 5th Edition.

Speakers

Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - Tuesday August 5, 2014 3:30pm
B 180 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

FCC BOOT CAMP: Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Functional Communication Classroom - 3 DAY CLASS
This workshop is designed to provide training in the assessment and program delivery for students who are in the RRISD Functional Communication Classroom (FCC). FCC teachers who are new to RRISD will need this training to be able to successfully teacher verbal behavior to our students. SLPs and FAC teachers who work with students who are in FCC or have recently transitioned from FCC to FAC will gain insight into the communication curriculum used in the FCC setting. This is a THREE DAY Boot Camp.

New FCC Teachers, please bring the following materials with you, if you have them (contact donna_worley@roundrockisd.org with questions):

Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities
VB-MAPP (Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment & Placement Program) Guide

*New FCC teachers, these materials were delivered to your administrator at the end of the school year.

Speakers
DW

Donna Worley

Low Incidence Disability Support Specialist, RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 8:30am - Wednesday August 6, 2014 3:30pm
B 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

For the Recorder: Spiraling Folk Songs from Earlier Years
Description: Based on the Kodaly concept of creating a spiraling, sequential curriculum using folk songs and the best composed songs, join Alisha Gabriel and Cindy Hayes as they reveal their recorder sequence for 4th and 5th grade. They will also share the keywords and teaching tips they use with beginning students to keep the fingerings and notes straight and select Orff arrangements to play with the recorder parts.

Speakers
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Alisha Gabriel

Music Educator, RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
F 135 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

New Visual Art Faculty Kiln Safety and Maintenance Training – Compliance
A mandatory Round Rock ISD compliance training session. Newly hired visual art faculty are required to take this training with annual updates online. Course content covers basic kiln operation and usage, cleaning and maintenance, basic evaluation techniques along with district expectations of use. A question and answer session at the end of the training allows participants to discuss their specific situations, concerns and questions with Tim Lowke, Visual Arts Coordinator.

Speakers
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Tim Lowke

Assistant Director of Visual & Performing Arts, RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
F 112 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Connect and Communicate Edmodo Level 2
Build upon the essential elements of Edmodo to create a flipped classroom, utilizing video tools like Google Hangouts and online learning modules. Prereq: Attending Level 1 class or Prior use of Edmodo in a classroom environment

Speakers
BC

Brandie Cain-Heard

ITS 1:1 Laptop Initiative Lead, Round Rock ISD - Round Rock High School
Brandie Cain-Heard is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Round Rock High School where she provides instructional and technological leadership to administrators, faculty and students. Brandie serves as the Lead ITS for the 1:1 Laptop Initiative and helps facilitate best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum. She is the district administrator for Edmodo and has lead many professional trainings at the district... Read More →
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Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →


Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Google Drive - Level 1: Ease into the Driver's Seat
Take the wheel with Google Drive. Learn to organize, share, find items, and set up your Drive.

Speakers
PE

Patsy Eckert

Instructional Technology, Round Rock ISD
KK

Kris Korfanta

ITS, RRISD
Kris is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Blackland Prairie Elementary. She previously taught 5th grade and has a M.Ed. in Educational Technology. She loves having a job that allows her to work with teachers and students to integrate the Technology Application TEKS into the curriculum.


Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 133 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Time Wise and Data Savvy
Riddle me this:
Until I am measured
I am not known,
Yet how you miss me
When I have flown.

Answer: Time

Speakers

Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 265 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Bend It Like Beckham: Small, Flexible Grouping for the English Classroom
Experience interactive, engaging classroom activities where the teacher facilitates the student learning. The flexible grouping model enhances differentiation within a heterogeneous mix of students focusing on mastery of ELA objectives. Participants will walk away with a plethora of tools for classroom use.

Speakers
RH

Ryan Harvey

ELA Instructional Coach, Secondary, RRISD
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Laurie Humphries

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD, Round Rock ISD
Laurie Humphries is an educator who has accumulated countless hours of technology training, English language arts professional development and instructional strategies sessions. With over 25 years of teaching experience in Round Rock ISD and now serving as an English Language Arts instructional coach for Round Rock ISD, she loves exploring creative instructional methods to increase deep thinking and quality writing.


Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

The Short Answer: Successful Strategies [for the classroom and STAAR]
In this workshop, participants will examine students' short answer responses to identify the qualities and components of a successful response, including effective strategies to teach them (citing, paraphrasing, and quoting). Nuances of the STAAR short answers (SAs) will be addressed, as well as how to develop successful short answers in the middle school classroom in preparation for high school.
Target Audience: Grades 6 and 7 ELA, reading, and ESL

Speakers

Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 269 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Interactive Read Aloud, Shared Reading (K-2)
Reading to students is not just a “before bedtime” activity that is done at home. Enroll in this session to go deeper into using interactive read alouds and shared reading to deepen your students’ understanding of texts.

Speakers
LD

Lisa Dukes

Kindergarten Teacher, RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 179 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Technology Fun and Integration for LOTE (Gr. 6-12)
In this workshop, LOTE teachers will learn some fun and engaging ways to incorporate technology to assist in instructing vocabulary and grammatical concepts!  Students will master concepts easily with these interactive tools and have fun while learning.

Speakers
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Ms. Ricks

RRISD


Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D107 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Spice Up your Warm-Ups!
Are you looking for ways to emphasize the mathematical process standards? Are your daily warm-ups growing stale? Let’s look at five (maybe more!!) awesome websites that are ready-made for intriguing warm-up assignments. The activities will challenge your students to think about, communicate, and represent mathematics. Join me in problem solving and communicating math (small prizes awarded)! You’ll leave this session with at least five new ideas for warm-ups that connect to your TEKS and that will spark worthwhile math conversations in your classroom! Participants ... please BYOD to access the Internet with me!

Speakers
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Beth Ferguson

Math Teacher, Round Rock ISD
http://algebrasfriend.blogspot.com/p/about.html


Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 125 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Digital Tools for Elementary Science
Participants will learn to use digital science tools currently available on every elementary campus to engage students in scientific investigations. These tools include the DLite microscope, the Go! Temp temperature probes. Session content will include TEKS-specific recommendations.

Speakers
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Julie Haney

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Julie serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist for elementary schools in the district. She has worked to integrate technology into the curriculum at Brushy Creek, Forest North, Berkman, and Voigt Elementary schools and is currently fostering the excitement of EdTech with the faculty, staff, and students at Spicewood Elementary, an IB World School. She has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and Curriculum Design and holds... Read More →
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Leslie Long

ITS, RRISD
Leslie Long is an instructional technology specialist for Round Rock ISD, working at Old Town Elementary. She has also worked at Gattis Elementary, Forest Creek Elementary, Sommer Elementary, and Stony Point High School as both as instructional technology specialist and classroom teacher, teaching grades 3 and 4. Leslie graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (now called Truman State University) with a Bachelor of Science and Master... Read More →


Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Overview of Dyslexia Programs
During this session, participants will learn about Wilson Reading Systems and Basic Language Skills. What are the programs? What do they entail? How do they address helping students with dyslexia?

Speakers

Monday August 4, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664
 
Tuesday, August 5
 

8:30am

Classroom Management Tools and Techniques
Do you need more tools in your tool box to assist you in running an efficient classroom? If so, this session is for you! In this session we will be looking at community and team building, as well as tools and techniques you can implement starting on the first day of school. Great for first year teachers and all who would like to start the year off right!

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 265 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

7 Steps for Creating a Language-Rich Classroom in the Content Area
This interactive training highlights a dynamic process for structuring a language-rich classroom that integrates both language and content standards. Participants will experience strategies for building academic vocabulary and literacy practices that benefit all learners struggling with their academic language. This session will include planning time for content area teachers to apply these engaging strategies for the beginning of the year. These steps are based on the innovative work by John Seidlitz to reach struggling ESL students. If you have already attended a Seidlitz training, this will be a beneficial refresher in incorporating these effective strategies!

Speakers
MS

Margret Schaefer

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 203 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Technomusicology and Engaging Guitar Instruction
Description: Come learn the latest way to use technology to advance music instruction with Rachel Walker. We will explore garage band uses as well as other cool technology integration. Ashley Bray and Becky Knox will lead us in engaging methods to teach guitar to your music students. Guitars will be provided but feel free to bring one of your own if you prefer.

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
F 135 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 6-12: Knowsys Vocabulary Training (half-day session)
Participants will learn the best practices for helping students master academic vocabulary. Through discussion and examples, participants will get an array of ideas for making vocabulary fun, interactive, and engaging for students and teachers alike.

Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 218 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Google Forms and Spreadsheets
Learn how to create and use Google Forms. In this session you'll discover some tips and tricks, including adding logic-branching to your forms and more.
**Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
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Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Google+ or Bust
Learn the ins and outs of Google+ and discover new ways to do or completely change the way you do Professional Development, Planning and Collaborating on your campus. Your world just got bigger!

Speakers
AR

Amreen Rajabali

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Amreen Rajabali is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Spicewood Elementary. Prior to becoming an I.T.S., she taught as a PreK teacher in Austin ISD for four years. Amreen completed her B.A. degree at Southwestern University in 2005 and completed her M.Ed. degree in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2011.
GS

Greg Smith

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Greg Smith is a Google Applications Certified Trainer and a Technology Applications Certified Teacher. Greg is also a very active part of the Google in Education community. He has served as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD for the past 8 years on both Elementary and High School campuses. Greg has also taught Technology Applications as well as 4th grade for 5 years.
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Robin Young

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock Indpendent School District
Robin Young - Robin Young is a Google Certified Trainer and has served as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD for the past 15 years. She also taught middle school history classes for 7 years where she integrated technology into her classes whenever possible. She has provided professional development for a variety of topics for the past 20 years including multi-intelligences, writing across the curriculum, Webquests, web 2.0... Read More →


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Moving My Moodle: Going from Moodle 1 to Moodle 2
This class is intended for teachers with current Moodle courses that need to be moved to Moodle 2. Learn about the new features in Moodle 2 and move your content from your existing Moodle course to its new location in Moodle 2.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Owen

Donna Owen

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Owen is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Creek Elementary. She completed her Master's in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2007.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teacher Access Center Trainer of Trainers
Trainers only need to sign up for one session.

The training will be given by District presenters in collaboration with Sungard.

Elementary and middle school can send up to three trainers and high school can send up to 5 trainers.

Speakers
RA

Roger Adair

Dir - MIS, Round Rock ISD
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Katie Rice

Student Application Support Manager, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D 106 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Istation and other Online Resources for the Middle School ELA/R Classroom
Participants will be introduced to Istation Online Reading Program and other online resources for the the middle school English Language Arts and reading (ELA/R) classroom.

Speakers
MM

Melanie Moore

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD
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Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D 107 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Practical Approaches to Expository Writing Instruction
Equip yourself with the tools to help students read, think, and write in the mode of exposition. Attendees will leave this workshop with enhanced strategies to help students decode expository texts and write in the expository mode.

Speakers
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Shirley Bachus

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 222 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

The Short Answer: Successful Strategies [for the classroom and STAAR]
In this workshop, participants will examine students' short answer responses to identify the qualities and components of a successful response, including effective strategies to teach them (citing, paraphrasing, and quoting). Nuances of the STAAR short answers (SAs) will be addressed, as well as how to develop successful short answers in the middle school classroom in preparation for high school.
Target Audience: Middle School ELA, reading, and ESL

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 269 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Using the Newly Adopted Instructional Materials
Teachers will become familiar with the Instructional Resources that were adopted by the district. This session will focus on integrating ancillary resources with the scope and sequence of the ARRC.

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

18+ Programming
What transition services are offered for our special education students as they approach life after graduation.

Speakers
avatar for Somer Niemann

Somer Niemann

District Lead Assessment - High Schools, RRISD
I am a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. I worked for 7 years in Las Vegas as a School Psychologist before moving to Round Rock ISD in 2009. I am currently the District Special Education Lead Assessment for High Schools and the LSSP for Cedar Ridge High School.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 257 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Google Drive - Level 2: Shift into Gear
Take Google Drive full throttle with some tips and tricks for Drive productivity. This session will focus on documents, presentations and forms.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Haney

Julie Haney

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Julie serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist for elementary schools in the district. She has worked to integrate technology into the curriculum at Brushy Creek, Forest North, Berkman, and Voigt Elementary schools and is currently fostering the excitement of EdTech with the faculty, staff, and students at Spicewood Elementary, an IB World School. She has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and Curriculum Design and holds... Read More →
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Erik Weiler

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Erik Weiler works for Elsa England Elementary in RRISD. He is a Google Applications Certified trainer. Prior to becoming an ITS, he taught 3rd grade. Erik graduated from Texas Lutheran University and he is currently working toward a master's degree at Texas State University.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 12:30pm
A 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

ASCA Program Model for Elementary Counselors - RRISD ONLY
After Monday's ASCA Program Overview, this day will be devoted to helping elementary counselors review their campus strengths and needs to determine specific measurable objectives for the 2014-15 school year.

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
TBA 18-20 Lisle St London, WC2H 7BA, United Kingdom

8:30am

Middle School Dance Curriculum Planning
The Middle School Dance educators will gather to plan and collaborate on the curriculum for the Middle School dance classes for the 2014-2015 school year. They will also take a look at the new MS TEKS and review what the MS writing team has proposed for our RRISD ARRC.

Speakers
DC

Denise Cochran

Dance Coordinator, RRISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
F 123 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Module 3: Social and Emotional Needs
TAG Module Trainings are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.

Speakers
avatar for Elisa Denkler

Elisa Denkler

TAG Specialist, RRISD
I am passionate about teaching gifted kiddos as well as educating teachers and parents about the thrills and pitfalls of being gifted and the strategies to encourage success.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 3-5: Technology Resources for the TAG Classroom - FULL CLASS
A variety of technology options will be covered in the session. Ideas on how to use technology with your TAG students for content coverage and products will be discussed. Many resources will be shared. Participants are welcome to BYOD.
**Teachers taking this session should have completed their GT 30 hours of foundation training.

Speakers
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Sonya Bonnecarrere

ETAGS, RRISD
I am an Elementary Talented and Gifted Specialist at Old Town. I teach 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Language Arts TAG and 2nd enrichment. I have a first year NextGen Trailblazer classroom. I absolutely love my job and feel fortunate to teach such a great group of kids.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 3-8: Cloudy with a Chance of Gifted
Teachers will explore the nature and needs of gifted students through the characters after viewing the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Teachers will also determine curriculum differentiation options that could be used with each type of "student".

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 163 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update K-2: I Already GT It! Addressing the Needs of Primary Gifted Students - FULL CLASS
Do you have students who can show they have already mastered your grade level TEKS?  Come learn how to create lessons, assignments, and centers that incorporate critical and creative thinking to challenge these students.  Walk away with ideas and activities you can implement the first week of school!
**Teachers attending this session should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

Speakers
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Sheila Mulbry

TAG Resource Specialist, RRISD
I have been a classroom teacher and TAG specialist with RRISD for the past 20 years. I have been a presenter for RRISD for the past 12 years and have presented on gifted strategies and curriculum at both local and state conferences. I hold both Gifted and ESL endorsements.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
SPHS Library

8:30am

GT Update: MS TAG Math
This session, facilitated by a districtTAG math teacher, will focus on sharing ideas and will provide work time on curriculum and resource development for middle school TAG Math (6th & 7th grade TAG Math, TAG Algebra, and TAG Geometry).
**Teachers taking this session should have completed their GT 30 hours of foundation training.

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update: MS TAG Social Studies
This session, facilitated by a district TAG social studies teacher, will focus on sharing ideas and will provide work time on curriculum and resource development for middle school TAG social studies teachers.
** Teachers taking this session should have completed their GT 30 hours of foundation training.

Speakers
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Monica Collins

Teacher, RRISD
Hi! This year I am reinventing myself as an English teacher after 18 years of teaching Social Studies! I will also be entering my second year as a NextGen teacher and look forward to continuing to use technology to increase student achievement and build student self-efficacy.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 216 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Conferring in Writing Workshop (K-2)
Have you launched the writing workshop in your primary classroom, yet are struggling with managing and effectively running writing conferences? If so, this course is for you. Using Lucy Calkins’ book, One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, we will learn a predictable structure for writing conferences, strategies for managing writing conferences, and how to utilize record keeping systems.(A follow up session will be offered in the fall. Please check with your principal before registering).

Speakers
avatar for Ashlie Harr

Ashlie Harr

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 164 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Connections: Algebra Readiness and the New TEKS (3-4)
Participants will experience classroom instructional strategies to support algebra readiness through multiple representations of whole number operations and fractions. Participants will explore the differences between additive and multiplicative thinking through hands-on activities, and will connect algebra readiness activities they may have already experienced to the new TEKS.

Speakers
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Jan Nutt

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 226 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Developing Essential Strategies for Computational Fluency - Addition and Subtraction (1-3
Participants will explore practical, research-based thinking strategies to help students master basic facts for enduring learning, focus on the operations of addition and subtraction, learn strategies to promote number sense and mental math, and learn methods to help students apply thinking strategies for basic facts to larger numbers.

Speakers
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Caroline Coffin

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 201 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Discovery Dome Training
Participants learn setup and operation of the district's portable planetarium; including software. Instructional planning included.

Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
Lecture Hall 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

How to Flip Out: A Guide by Teachers for Teachers
Troubled by low test scores? Do you constantly ask your
students to wake up and pay attention? Ever feel like flipping
out? Well now you can! Join a couple of crazy chemistry
teachers for the what, why, and how to of the flipped learning
model from their own experiences.

Speakers
DV

Daniel Veve

Teacher, RRISD
Native Texan. Seminole educated. Master Learner. Student centered. My teaching philosophy revolves around creating the best learning environment for my students. I give them the tools and resources, and allow them to explore, create, and forge their own path. I am their mentor, their sherpa of learning. I have been at Stony Point High School for 4 years and have taught Chemistry, Pre AP Chemistry, IPC, and IB Biology. My goal is to... Read More →


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 222 & B 223 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Instructional Practices for Students with Special Needs in the New Millennium - FULL CLASS
This session will provide participants with resources for applying accommodations and/or modifications in the general or special ed. setting.

Speakers
AS

Angela Solis

Lead Instructional Diagnostician, RRISD
MW

Melinda Williams

Instructional Coach for SPED, RRISD
Position at Company ABC.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 255 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

CPI Initial Certification - 2 Day Class - RRISD ONLY
2 Day Session - Aug. 5th & 6th
2 day initial certification for non violet physical crisis intervention and verbal de-escalation

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - Wednesday August 6, 2014 3:30pm
B 259 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Writing Workshop (3rd - 5th) - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - Aug. 5th & 6th
*Principal approval required for this course—campus budgets must pay for fall sub day. Participants will have the opportunity to experience writing workshop, learn about the different components of a writing workshop, and delve into educational research in the area of writing instruction. (In addition, 1 full day follow-up in fall and 1 after-school in the spring.)

Speakers
avatar for Julie Carrera

Julie Carrera

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - Wednesday August 6, 2014 3:30pm
B 261 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Dyslexia 101 - 2 Day Class
This session will give you an overview Dyslexia. Topics include: What is dyslexia?, What are the common signs of dyslexia?, How can a teacher help a student with dyslexia in the classroom?, an overview of Wilson, BLS and other multisensory programs, Dyslexia simulation.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:30am - Wednesday August 6, 2014 3:30pm
B 266 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Woodcock Munoz Language Survey - Revised and Stanford -Achievement Test 10 (SAT 10) Training
Participants will be qualified to administer and score all portions of the Woodcock Munoz Language Survey - Revised (WMLS-R) that RRISD uses for measuring oral language proficiency in English and Spanish. This training includes administration procedures for the SAT 10 tests given to ELLs.

Speakers
KH

Karon Henderson

Coordinator, Bilingual/ESL, RRISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 224 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

F.O.R.K. (Folk Dance, Orff, Recorders, Kinesthetic
Description: Come join with us in learning about a holistic approach to utilizing movement in the classroom. Experience an integration of folk dance, moving to recorded music, Orff and recorder accompanied movement. Numerous movement/kinesthetic activities will be explored from beat keeping with playground balls to using parachutes and streamers to demonstrate form.

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
F 135 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

GT Update 6-12: Knowsys Vocabulary Training (half-day session)
Participants will learn the best practices for helping students master academic vocabulary. Through discussion and examples, participants will get an array of ideas for making vocabulary fun, interactive, and engaging for students and teachers alike.

Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 218 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Capture and Share Teaching and Learning with Screencasting
Experience free tools and learn the basics you need for creating video and audio in your classroom. Look at what works and what doesn't work for both students and teachers (recommended for Flipped Classroom and Digital Storytelling)

Speakers
GS

Greg Smith

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Greg Smith is a Google Applications Certified Trainer and a Technology Applications Certified Teacher. Greg is also a very active part of the Google in Education community. He has served as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD for the past 8 years on both Elementary and High School campuses. Greg has also taught Technology Applications as well as 4th grade for 5 years.
avatar for Robin Young

Robin Young

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock Indpendent School District
Robin Young - Robin Young is a Google Certified Trainer and has served as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD for the past 15 years. She also taught middle school history classes for 7 years where she integrated technology into her classes whenever possible. She has provided professional development for a variety of topics for the past 20 years including multi-intelligences, writing across the curriculum, Webquests, web 2.0... Read More →


Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Chrome Store Crash Course: Productivity UNLEASHED!
Getting the most out of your Google Chrome Web Store by plugging in to the plethora of free software and productivity tools that are offered as Google Apps and Extensions

Speakers
CF

Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →
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Cara Shipp

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Cara Shipp is an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD and is a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. She currently works at Pond Springs Elementary School, where she facilitates the integration of the Technology Application TEKS into the curriculum. She graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with degrees in Mathematics and Anthropology.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D 120 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Google Forms and Spreadsheets
Learn how to create and use Google Forms. In this session you'll discover some tips and tricks, including adding logic-branching to your forms and more.
**Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Google+ or Bust
Learn the ins and outs of Google+ and discover new ways to do or completely change the way you do Professional Development, Planning and Collaborating on your campus. Your world just got bigger!

Speakers
avatar for Krista Tyler

Krista Tyler

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Krista Tyler is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School. Krista was a middle school English/Language Arts teacher for 9 years before going geek and joining the RRISD tech team.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Moodle 2 - Level 1: Introducing Moodle 2
This course is an introduction to Moodle 2, the new version of Moodle. Teachers will learn the basics and best practices of using Moodle. Topics covered in this course include learning to create and set up a course, creating groups and adding resources. The resources that will be introduced are: inserting labels, composing text and web pages, linking to files or websites, embedding and adding images.. Teachers MUST bring their Course Outline or Syllabus.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Owen

Donna Owen

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Owen is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Creek Elementary. She completed her Master's in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2007.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Teacher Access Center Trainer of Trainers
Trainers only need to sign up for one session.

The training will be given by District presenters in collaboration with Sungard.

Elementary and middle school can send up to three trainers and high school can send up to 5 trainers.

Speakers
RA

Roger Adair

Dir - MIS, Round Rock ISD
avatar for Katie Rice

Katie Rice

Student Application Support Manager, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 133 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Conferring With and Assessing Student Writers
Participants will learn strategies from Carl Anderson to improve conferring with and assessing student writers. This workshop will focus on strategies from Carl Anderson's book, Assessing Writers, found in all middle school campus libraries.

Speakers
MM

Melanie Moore

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
c 221 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Practical Approaches to Persuasive Writing Instruction
Equip yourself with the tools to help students read, think, and write in the mode of persuasion. Attendees will leave this workshop with enhanced strategies to help students decode persuasive texts and write in the persuasive mode.

Speakers
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Shirley Bachus

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 222 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

The Short Answer: Successful Strategies [for the classroom and STAAR]
In this workshop, participants will examine students' short answer responses to identify the qualities and components of a successful response, including effective strategies to teach them (citing, paraphrasing, and quoting). Nuances of the STAAR short answers (SAs) will be addressed.
Target Audience: Grades 8-12 ELA, reading, and ESL

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 269 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Using the Newly Adopted Instructional Materials
Teachers will become familiar with the Instructional Resources that were adopted by the district. This session will focus on integrating ancillary resources with the scope and sequence of the ARRC.

Speakers

Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Legal Update for Special Education Assessment
Legal Framework and the ARD

Speakers
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Somer Niemann

District Lead Assessment - High Schools, RRISD
I am a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. I worked for 7 years in Las Vegas as a School Psychologist before moving to Round Rock ISD in 2009. I am currently the District Special Education Lead Assessment for High Schools and the LSSP for Cedar Ridge High School.


Tuesday August 5, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 257 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664
 
Wednesday, August 6
 

8:30am

Researching and Exposure to the Most Recent Choral Literature for the Elementary Music Choir
Description: Come join us to share the latest published choral music for elementary choirs or the “tried and true” version that might be new to you. Music will be provided but you may also bring music to share. Teaching tips for the various pieces discussed with be presented.

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Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
F 135 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Making the FLIP! Flipped Classroom Level 1
Wanting to boost student engagement? Do you need more interactive time in your instructional day? Thinking about flipping your classroom? This is the place to start. Understand the definition and explore the pedagogy of a flipped classroom.

Speakers
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Lori Lind

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Lori is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Vista Middle School. Prior to joining RRSID, she taught Technology Applications. She was also a software consultant. conducting workshops in Java, and Object-Oriented Programming for software developers. She has presented sessions of animation, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at TCEA conferences. She has presented many sessions at the RRISD Summer PD Conference and TCEA... Read More →
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Ms. Mattingly

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Anne Mattingly earned a bachelor's degree in History at Indiana University and a teaching certification in Social Studies and Science from Northern Illinois University. After teaching both subjects in Illinois for two years, she moved to Texas and spent three years in Round Rock ISD teaching Biology, Inclusion Biology, and eventually AP Biology as well. During this time she earned a Master's degree in Science Education from the University of... Read More →


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Moodle 2 - Level 3: Quizzes and more
Teachers must have attended Introduction to Moodle 2 (or have equivalent knowledge) and have an existing Moodle course with syllabus content. Teachers will learn to create and grade quizzes (importing from Word, Aiken method, images, ExamView), run reports, monitor student activity and much more. Prereq: must have a functioning Moodle 2 class.

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Robert Alford

ITS, RRISD
Robert Alford is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School.
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Donna Owen

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Owen is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Creek Elementary. She completed her Master's in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2007.


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Teacher Access Center Trainer of Trainers
Trainers only need to sign up for one session.

The training will be given by District presenters in collaboration with Sungard.

Elementary and middle school can send up to three trainers and high school can send up to 5 trainers.

Speakers
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Roger Adair

Dir - MIS, Round Rock ISD
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Katie Rice

Student Application Support Manager, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D 106 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

The Effort Effect: Boost Motivation and Achievement and Narrow the Gap in Math
Participants will explore the Growth Mindset and learn practical ways to incorporate it into their classroom instruction with the goal of increasing student engagement, motivation, and effort toward improvement in mathematics. Highly interactive session is founded on recent brain research and designed to empower students to activate the endless capacity of their minds.

Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Inferring across the Humanities
This workshop will give teachers the tools to help students learn to make inferences, and teachers will be able to explore cross curricular applications. Teachers will be able to help students be more aware of how they create inferences: what role do prior knowledge, assumptions and textual or visual evidence play in creating inferences? We will also look at how to develop questioning skills, including cultivating students’ ability to create their own high-level questions. Presenters will model strategies which teachers can use daily in the classroom to develop inference skills. There will be time during the session for teachers to craft a customized lesson for the social studies or English classroom.


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Using the FIE for Effective Instruction - FULL CLASS
This session will focus on participants use of the Full Individual Evaluation to determine how to best support and instruct students with disabilities.

Speakers
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Somer Niemann

District Lead Assessment - High Schools, RRISD
I am a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. I worked for 7 years in Las Vegas as a School Psychologist before moving to Round Rock ISD in 2009. I am currently the District Special Education Lead Assessment for High Schools and the LSSP for Cedar Ridge High School.
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Angela Solis

Lead Instructional Diagnostician, RRISD


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
SPHS Library

8:30am

ASCA Program Model for Middle School Counselors - RRISD ONLY
After Monday's ASCA Program Overview, this day will be devoted to helping middle school counselors review their campus strengths and needs to determine specific measurable objectives for the 2014-15 school year.

Speakers

Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
TBA 18-20 Lisle St London, WC2H 7BA, United Kingdom

8:30am

Palabras a su Paso: El Estudio de Palabras en Acción - FULL CLASS
Dual language teachers will learn how to incorporate this k-5 program which builds and expands on phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills, giving students a solid foundation to master the Spanish language. It offers a hands-on approach to word study that parallels the Words Their Way: Word Study in Action program but is based on Spanish orthographic principles.

Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
c 221 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Module 4: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
TAG Module Trainings are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.

Speakers

Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 2-5: TAGifying Your PBL
Learn how to create student-centered projects that teach twenty-first century skills. Facilitate comprehensive learning and implement strategies to challenge your gifted learners.
**Teachers attending this training should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training 

Speakers
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Sonya Bonnecarrere

ETAGS, RRISD
I am an Elementary Talented and Gifted Specialist at Old Town. I teach 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Language Arts TAG and 2nd enrichment. I have a first year NextGen Trailblazer classroom. I absolutely love my job and feel fortunate to teach such a great group of kids.


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 3-5: Create a Flipped Classroom - FULL CLASS
Create energy and excitement in the classroom, differentiate better, allow students to work at their own pace and take learning into their own hands. Bring a unit in Math/SS/Sci/LA and learn how to create a flipped classroom.
**Teachers attending this training should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

Speakers
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Revathi Balakrishnan

Teacher, Round Rock ISD
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CvKBM7txj2lKO-p5K38sHoI8xufSRL-3bmGHSxk9jg0/edit?usp=sharing | 2016 Texas Teacher of the Year | https://revathibalakrishnan.wordpress.com/


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 222 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 3-5: Notebooking with Picture Books and Foldables - FULL CLASS
Students love to show their learning through making foldables. Come learn how to incorporate foldables into your content-area notebooks. Picture book connections will be used as springboards for foldables. Leave with lots of ideas for all subject areas.

Speakers
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Sheila Mulbry

TAG Resource Specialist, RRISD
I have been a classroom teacher and TAG specialist with RRISD for the past 20 years. I have been a presenter for RRISD for the past 12 years and have presented on gifted strategies and curriculum at both local and state conferences. I hold both Gifted and ESL endorsements.


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
F 112 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 3-8: Through the Looking Glass
Learn about teaching motivation, mindset, technology, and literature in an unconventional yet highly effective manner.  This workshop is only for risk takers. It is for teachers who dare to challenge themselves, their administrator and their students. 
**Teachers attending this session should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

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Todd Jeffrey

Thane of Herrington, RRISD
Gentleman Adventurer & Talented and Gifted Provocateur


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 218 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Balanced Literacy - Classroom systems and practices (K-2)
Do you feel off balance the first week of school? Learn how to take the components of balanced literacy from abstract to concrete. We will walk through classroom set-up, structures, and routines to launch a successful year!

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Vicky Arms

Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist, RRISD
Elementary Science | Pre-K- 5th Grade
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Angie House

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 163 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

BAS/SEL Phase 2 - Understanding Text Complexity & Sources of Information
In Phase 2 of BAS/SEL implementation, participants will: analyze texts to develop an understanding of text complexity and how F&P levels build complexity; understand the sources of information that students use to gain meaning from texts; develop an understanding of how to analyze sources of information the reader uses from a BAS/SEL assessment; understanding that strategic reading is a means to strong comprehension.

**Registered Participants please bring a copy of: BAS Assessment Guide and BAS Continuum of Litearcy Learning (from System 1 or System 2)

Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 206 & 207 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Conferring with Readers (K-5)
Reading conferences are the critical, one-to-one teaching that forms the heart of reading workshop. This course will guide you in determining what readers have learned and what they need to practice. It will also provide you with suggestions for targeting instruction to meet students’ needs. Participants will learn explicit teaching methods to use in effective reading conferences.

An optional follow-up day in the fall semester will be provided to participants

**Prereq: "Intro to Reading Workshop K-2 (offered in previous years)
Intro to Reading Workshop 3-5 (offered in previous years)
Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Reading Workshop 2014

Functioning reading workshop classroom experience."

Speakers
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Mary Beth Cordon

RRISD
Round Rock ISD
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Heidi Herold

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Zooming in on Balanced Literacy: Interactive Writing, Shared Writing (K-2)
What do young writers gain from helping compose a piece of writing? Let’s revisit two strong components of Balanced Literacy that help grow our young writers. Go beyond journaling with Shared and Interactive writing!

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Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 222 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Math Academy: Rational Number Operations (5th)
FOR ALL TEACHERS NEW TO GRADE 5 MATH: In this hands-on workshop, teachers will experience engaging strategies and lessons to use as they implement new Rational Number Operations units. In the new math TEKS, several rational number operations TEKS are being shifted down two grade levels (from Grade 7 to Grade 5) with the emphasis shifting from procedural to conceptual work with fraction and decimal operations.

Speakers
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Ann Barlow

Elementary Instructional Coach, RRISD
Round Rock ISD
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Tracey Reyna

Master Teacher, RRISD
I have had the privilege of being an educator for the past 14 years. My experience includes teaching grades 1-5 in all subject areas. I have had the opportunity to work in a low-income schools, as well as schools with a diverse student population. I have a passion for working with students and teachers in order for all of us to reach our highest potential.


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 223 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Fifth Grade Science - 1st Nine Weeks Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This course will provide participants with an overview of 1st Nine Weeks science curriculum. Participants will engage in two 5E model lessons for the 1st Nine Weeks that incorporate components of the Writing in Science instructional approach. This session will also include collaborative planning time.

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Carla Avila-Gray

Fine Arts Teacher, RRISD


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 201 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

First Grade Science - 1st Nine Weeks Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This course will provide participants with an overview of 1st Nine Weeks science curriculum. Participants will engage in two 5E model lessons for the 1st Nine Weeks that incorporate components of the Writing in Science instructional approach. This session will also include collaborative planning time.

Speakers

Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 272 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Fourth Grade Science - 1st Nine Weeks Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This course will provide participants with an overview of 1st Nine Weeks science curriculum. Participants will engage in two 5E model lessons for the 1st Nine Weeks that incorporate components of the Writing in Science instructional approach. This session will also include collaborative planning time.

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Natalie Hall

4th grade teacher, RRISD


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Kindergarten Science - 1st Nine Weeks Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This course will provide participants with an overview of 1st Nine Weeks science curriculum. Participants will engage in two 5E model lessons for the 1st Nine Weeks that incorporate components of the Writing in Science instructional approach. This session will also include collaborative planning time.

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Jessica Rinehart

Kindergarten Teacher, RRISD


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 280 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Second Grade Science - 1st Nine Weeks Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This course will provide participants with an overview of 1st Nine Weeks science curriculum. Participants will engage in two 5E model lessons for the 1st Nine Weeks that incorporate components of the Writing in Science instructional approach. This session will also include collaborative planning time.

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Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 265 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Third Grade Science - 1st Nine Weeks Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This course will provide participants with an overview of 1st Nine Weeks science curriculum. Participants will engage in two 5E model lessons for the 1st Nine Weeks that incorporate components of the Writing in Science instructional approach. This session will also include collaborative planning time.

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Jesse Sosa

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin I was lucky to get a job here in Round Rock ISD. This is my eighth year to teach and I am fortunate to have had all eight years here in Round Rock ISD. I love technology and finding ways to incorporate them into my lesson plans. I am always looking for ideas and people to collaborate with. If you ever want to sit and have a "Tech Talk" feel free to contact me!


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 205 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

TExES Training for ESL Certification - 2 Day Class
2 Day Session - Aug. 6th and 7th
In this two day training, participants will learn research-based ESL methods and techniques in preparation for the TExES ESL certification exam.

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Michele Perez

Coordinator of ELL Compliance, Round Rock ISD
Hello, my name is Michele and this is my ninth year in the district. I work in the State and Federal Programs department to support campuses and the district with compliance in regards to programming for ELLs (English Language Learners). I have two boys, Mikey & Max. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Peter, for 23 years.


Wednesday August 6, 2014 8:30am - Thursday August 7, 2014 3:30pm
C 201 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Making the FLIP! Flipped Classroom Level 2
Have you flipped your classroom? Bring your flipped instruction to the next level. Come prepared to collaborate with other teachers who are also implementing the flipped model and discuss how to make the most out of class time. Prereq: Currently using a flipped model in a classroom environment.

Speakers
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Michele Kincaid

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Michele Kincaid currently serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD at Cedar Valley Middle School where she works with administrators, teachers and students to find ways to smoothly integrate the available technology tools into the classroom environment through professional development, training, co-teaching, curriculum development and technical service. In addition to her duties as an ITS, Michele is also participating... Read More →
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Ms. Mattingly

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Anne Mattingly earned a bachelor's degree in History at Indiana University and a teaching certification in Social Studies and Science from Northern Illinois University. After teaching both subjects in Illinois for two years, she moved to Texas and spent three years in Round Rock ISD teaching Biology, Inclusion Biology, and eventually AP Biology as well. During this time she earned a Master's degree in Science Education from the University of... Read More →


Wednesday August 6, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Moodle 2 - Level 2: Adding Activities
Teachers will master Adding Activities (Assignments, Choices, Chats, Forums, Glossaries, Surveys); Embedding Google Calendar, and much more. Prereq:Teachers must have attended Moodle 1 (or have equivalent knowledge) and have an existing Moodle course with syllabus content.

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Robert Alford

ITS, RRISD
Robert Alford is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School.
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Donna Owen

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Owen is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Creek Elementary. She completed her Master's in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2007.


Wednesday August 6, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 206 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Scratch Programming
Learn computing concepts and have fun creating and publishing your very own video game using Scratch. Scratch is a graphical programming language developed by MIT for kids. Join us for some creative fun.

Speakers
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Lori Lind

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Lori is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Vista Middle School. Prior to joining RRSID, she taught Technology Applications. She was also a software consultant. conducting workshops in Java, and Object-Oriented Programming for software developers. She has presented sessions of animation, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at TCEA conferences. She has presented many sessions at the RRISD Summer PD Conference and TCEA... Read More →
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Robin Young

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock Indpendent School District
Robin Young - Robin Young is a Google Certified Trainer and has served as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Round Rock ISD for the past 15 years. She also taught middle school history classes for 7 years where she integrated technology into her classes whenever possible. She has provided professional development for a variety of topics for the past 20 years including multi-intelligences, writing across the curriculum, Webquests, web 2.0... Read More →


Wednesday August 6, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Teacher Access Center Trainer of Trainers
Trainers only need to sign up for one session.

The training will be given by District presenters in collaboration with Sungard.

Elementary and middle school can send up to three trainers and high school can send up to 5 trainers.

Speakers
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Roger Adair

Dir - MIS, Round Rock ISD
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Katie Rice

Student Application Support Manager, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday August 6, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D 106 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

The Effort Effect: Boost Motivation and Achievement and Narrow the Gap in Math
Participants will explore the Growth Mindset and learn practical ways to incorporate it into their classroom instruction with the goal of increasing student engagement, motivation, and effort toward improvement in mathematics. Highly interactive session is founded on recent brain research and designed to empower students to activate the endless capacity of their minds.

Wednesday August 6, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664
 
Thursday, August 7
 

8:30am

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) - Level 1: The Student Centered Classroom
Administering GAFE in the classroom: student email groups, Google Drive folder organization, digital dropbox, etc Prereq: Google Calendar & Gmail, Google Drive

Speakers
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Leslie Long

ITS, RRISD
Leslie Long is an instructional technology specialist for Round Rock ISD, working at Old Town Elementary. She has also worked at Gattis Elementary, Forest Creek Elementary, Sommer Elementary, and Stony Point High School as both as instructional technology specialist and classroom teacher, teaching grades 3 and 4. Leslie graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (now called Truman State University) with a Bachelor of Science and Master... Read More →
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Courtney Rector

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Courtney is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Success High School. Prior to becoming an ITS, she taught high school science for 6 years. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology.


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Google Sites - Level 1: Get It Going with Google Sites
Create a class or teacher website using Google Sites. Using Google Sites is a user-friendly way to create a web page that allows for direct integration with videos from Youtube, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Picasa albums and many other gadgets to create an exciting and informational site of your design. See other examples and resources for creating a page with Google Sites as well as learn some great tips and tricks on web design.

Speakers
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Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →
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Lori Warren

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Lori Warren is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Walsh Middle School. Prior to Instructional Technology, I taught at Great Oaks Elementary, Cactus Ranch Elementary, and Walsh Middle School. I've been an educator in Round Rock ISD for the past 14 years.


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Turning Point: 7 Ways to Use Clickers in the Classroom
Using 7 Clicker Tips for Teachers, teachers will learn how to effectively use clickers in the classroom. Go beyond using clickers for quizzes. Teachers will see examples of all tips and have time to create their own lessons using Turning Points. Set up and use of turning points software will be covered. http://goo.gl/uKy5On

Speakers
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Irma Bauer

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Irma is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Hernandez Middle School having worked in education for 12 years as a Library Assistant, Science Teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist in High School and Middle School. She is also a Google Education Trainer and enjoys teaching teachers how to use Google Apps in the classroom as well as other tools. Irma has worked with students in after school programs to teach them about computer... Read More →
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Ann-Marie Torres

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Ann-Marie is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Double File Trail Elementary. Before becoming an ITS, she taught middle school math and enjoyed integrating technology into lessons. Now she enjoys working with teachers to integrate technology into their classes and working with students to help them become leaders in the technology world.


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
A 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Using Formulas in Excel
Use the power of Excel to create formulas and make quick calculations in your spreadsheets. It is suggested that you bring a flash drive so that you can save your work to take with you.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with Excel.

Speakers
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Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
D101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

1st Grade Literacy Just In Time - RRISD ONLY - FULL CLASS
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers
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Carol Edwards

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Carol Edwards currently serves as Instructional Technology Specialist at Linda Herrington Elementary, working with teachers and students to integrate technology into the curriculum. She’s been in educational technology for eight years, backed by a wealth of experience as elementary librarian and middle school language arts/journalism teacher. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Melissa McCarroll

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

2nd Grade Literacy Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
T*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

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Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 261 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

3rd Grade JIT Literacy - RRISD ONLY - FULL CLASS
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers
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Holly Van-Eis

Master Teacher, RRISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 171 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

4th Grade Literacy Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers
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Julie Carrera

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD
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Tanya Hatfield

Master Teacher, RRISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

5th grade Literacy Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers
HH

Heidi Herold

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD
SK

Shanita Kozlowski

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 180 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

BAS/SEL Introduction to Phase 1
Participants will learn the basics of administering the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) and Sistema de evaluacion de la lectura (SEL). This includes coding behavior, comprehension conversation, accuracy, fluency, and finding the levels.

Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 206 & 207 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Kindergarten Literacy Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Arms

Vicky Arms

Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist, RRISD
Elementary Science | Pre-K- 5th Grade
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Angie House

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 163 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

1st Math Just In Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the upcoming 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one each session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS

Speakers
BH

Brandie Hubele

Master Teacher, RRISD
Making a difference in the lives of children!
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 266 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

2nd Grade Math Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the upcoming 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one each session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS.


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 265 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

3rd Grade Math Just in Time - RRISD ONLY - FULL CLASS
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the upcoming 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one each session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Coffin

Caroline Coffin

Instructional Coach, RRISD
avatar for Ashlie Harr

Ashlie Harr

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

4th Grade Math Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the upcoming 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one each session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Nutt

Jan Nutt

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 226 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

5th Grade-Math-Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the first 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one lesson in the session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Barlow

Ann Barlow

Elementary Instructional Coach, RRISD
Round Rock ISD
TR

Tracey Reyna

Master Teacher, RRISD
I have had the privilege of being an educator for the past 14 years. My experience includes teaching grades 1-5 in all subject areas. I have had the opportunity to work in a low-income schools, as well as schools with a diverse student population. I have a passion for working with students and teachers in order for all of us to reach our highest potential.


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 179 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Kindergarten Math Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the upcoming 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one each session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Cordon

Mary Beth Cordon

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
B 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Dysgraphia Help for the Classroom
This session will provide teachers and interventionists with helpful tools to meet the needs of students struggling with writing and dysgraphia.

Speakers

Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Inclusion in social studies
This session focuses on instructional practices that supports success for the students with special needs in the middle school social studies classroom. The use of supplemental aids, progress monitoring and instructional resources will be addressed.


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 222 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Strategies to Teach Independence
Though research shows that students with disabilities need to acquire self-determination skills to work toward independence, the methods for teaching these skills are not always clear. We will cover researched methods for teaching problem-solving, decision making, goal setting, and other skills to students in school and on the job.

Speakers
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Carol Huntley, B.S., M.Ed.

RRISD
Transition Specialist | Round Rock Independent School District


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
C 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

Classroom behavior management 202
Improve classroom management by understanding the function of behavior and what we can change in our classroom environment, student skill building and personal attitudes and approaches to get the behavior we want.

Speakers

Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 259 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

ASCA Program Model for High School Counselors - RRISD ONLY
After Monday's ASCA Program Overview, this day will be devoted to helping high school counselors review their campus strengths and needs to determine specific measurable objectives for the 2014-15 school year.

Speakers

Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
TBA 18-20 Lisle St London, WC2H 7BA, United Kingdom

8:30am

GT Module 5: Differentiated Curriculum
TAG Module Trainings are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.

Speakers
avatar for Elisa Denkler

Elisa Denkler

TAG Specialist, RRISD
I am passionate about teaching gifted kiddos as well as educating teachers and parents about the thrills and pitfalls of being gifted and the strategies to encourage success.


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 201 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 3-8: Creativity in the 21st Century Classroom (Out of District Presenter - David Sebek) - FULL CLASS
Sir Ken Robinson, in his 2008 TED Talk, speaks about how we, as educators, are preparing students for a world we can't even imagine. How do we do that within our current pedagogical frameworks? It is time to rethink the traditional classroom model, to change the structures of our classrooms to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Our job as educators is to create dynamic arenas of change, to help students leverage information. We don't know what the world will look like in the next 15 years but we know that students who are autonomous, independent, active producers will be ready to think and work in an ever changing environment.
**Teachers attending this training should have completed their GT 30 hours foundation training

Speakers

Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 164 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update 4-8: Using Nonfiction Texts and Current Events to Improve Critical Thinking Skills
According to the National Council of Teachers of English, students must learn to “think clearly, strategically, creatively and critically”. Learn how to use nonfiction texts and current events to teach these skills, while incorporating depth, complexity and differentiation. Bring two LA/S/SS units that you would like to work on.
**Teachers taking this session should have completed their GT 30 hours of foundation training.

Speakers
avatar for Revathi Balakrishnan

Revathi Balakrishnan

Teacher, Round Rock ISD
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CvKBM7txj2lKO-p5K38sHoI8xufSRL-3bmGHSxk9jg0/edit?usp=sharing | 2016 Texas Teacher of the Year | https://revathibalakrishnan.wordpress.com/


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
C 255 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

8:30am

GT Update K-8: GT Through Modern Film - FULL CLASS
What are the characteristics of gifted and talented children? How can knowledge of these characteristics help teachers maximize student performance? This workshop will examine giftedness through the lens of modern film. Participants will discuss the social and emotional needs of gifted children as well as practical classroom strategies to address those needs.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Jeffrey

Todd Jeffrey

Thane of Herrington, RRISD
Gentleman Adventurer & Talented and Gifted Provocateur


Thursday August 7, 2014 8:30am - 3:30pm
B 205 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) - Level 2 : The Student Centered Classroom
Administering GAFE in the classroom: Using advanced Google Drive features to automate your classroom. Learn to use Flubaroo, gClass Folders, autoCrat, Doctopus, and more!

Speakers
CR

Courtney Rector

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Courtney is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Success High School. Prior to becoming an ITS, she taught high school science for 6 years. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology.
avatar for Shannon Sieber

Shannon Sieber

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Shannon serves as an Instructional Technology Specialist at Deerpark Middle School, and has worked in Round Rock ISD for over 10 years as a middle school science teacher. She is also a Google Certified Trainer. Shannon is very passionate about working with future engineers, and has coached robotics teams for the district for the past 10 years while also mentoring and training other educators about robotics in the classroom. Prior to joining Round... Read More →


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 209 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Google Sites - Level 2: Gettin' Google Sites Savvy
You will learn there is more to Google Sites and a full range of tools Google provides for educators then you ever thought possible. This session is composed of several advanced tips & tricks to help deepen your understanding and hone your skills. We will create, personalize, and publish a beautiful S ite that you don't usually get straight out of the box with Google.

Speakers
BC

Brandie Cain-Heard

ITS 1:1 Laptop Initiative Lead, Round Rock ISD - Round Rock High School
Brandie Cain-Heard is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Round Rock High School where she provides instructional and technological leadership to administrators, faculty and students. Brandie serves as the Lead ITS for the 1:1 Laptop Initiative and helps facilitate best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum. She is the district administrator for Edmodo and has lead many professional trainings at the district... Read More →
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Christy Fennewald

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Christy is a former high school English and creative writing teacher, a former technology coordinator for a K-12 school district and Google Apps for Education administrator, and a current instructional technology specialist at Round Rock ISD. Christy moved to another district and helped transition over 3000 students and faculty to Google Apps for Education. She is a Certified Google Apps for Education Trainer and Google Certified Teacher... Read More →


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
A 211 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Using Formulas in Excel
Use the power of Excel to create formulas and make quick calculations in your spreadsheets. It is suggested that you bring a flash drive so that you can save your work to take with you.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with Excel.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
D101 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

1st Grade Literacy Just In Time - RRISD ONLY
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers
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Carol Edwards

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Carol Edwards currently serves as Instructional Technology Specialist at Linda Herrington Elementary, working with teachers and students to integrate technology into the curriculum. She’s been in educational technology for eight years, backed by a wealth of experience as elementary librarian and middle school language arts/journalism teacher. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Melissa McCarroll

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 204 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

2nd Grade Literacy Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers

Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 261 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

3rd Grade JIT Literacy - RRISD ONLY
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Van-Eis

Holly Van-Eis

Master Teacher, RRISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 171 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

4th Grade Literacy Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Carrera

Julie Carrera

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD
avatar for Tanya Hatfield

Tanya Hatfield

Master Teacher, RRISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 258 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

5th grade Literacy Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers
HH

Heidi Herold

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD
SK

Shanita Kozlowski

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 180 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

BAS/SEL Introduction to Phase 1
Participants will learn the basics of administering the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) and Sistema de evaluacion de la lectura (SEL). This includes coding behavior, comprehension conversation, accuracy, fluency, and finding the levels.

Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C 206 & 207 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Kindergarten Literacy Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
*Updated description for LANGUAGE ARTS Just in Time*
In this session, time will be spent studying the TEKS from the 1st 9weeks and organizing them in a logical sequence for a unit of study. Mini-lessons will not be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Arms

Vicky Arms

Elementary Science Curriculum Specialist, RRISD
Elementary Science | Pre-K- 5th Grade
AH

Angie House

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 163 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

1st Math Just In Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the upcoming 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one each session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS

Speakers
BH

Brandie Hubele

Master Teacher, RRISD
Making a difference in the lives of children!
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, RRISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 266 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

2nd Grade Math Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the upcoming 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one each session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS.


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 265 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

3rd Grade Math Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the upcoming 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one each session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Coffin

Caroline Coffin

Instructional Coach, RRISD
avatar for Ashlie Harr

Ashlie Harr

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 208 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

4th Grade Math Just-in-Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the upcoming 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one each session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Nutt

Jan Nutt

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 226 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

5th Grade- Math- Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the first 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one lesson in this session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Barlow

Ann Barlow

Elementary Instructional Coach, RRISD
Round Rock ISD
TR

Tracey Reyna

Master Teacher, RRISD
I have had the privilege of being an educator for the past 14 years. My experience includes teaching grades 1-5 in all subject areas. I have had the opportunity to work in a low-income schools, as well as schools with a diverse student population. I have a passion for working with students and teachers in order for all of us to reach our highest potential.


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 179 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm

Kindergarten Math Just in Time - RRISD ONLY
This session is designed to support teachers in planning for the upcoming 9-week period. Lessons previewed will be from the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum and at least one each session will embed the new Technology Applications TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Cordon

Mary Beth Cordon

RRISD
Round Rock ISD


Thursday August 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
B 219 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock, TX 78664

12:30pm