2017 Good Teaching Conference (South) Virtual Pass

March 18:

Shifting Your Thinking in Mathematics

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Presented by: Ed DeLaVega, Middle School Educator, Bakersfield Jr. High School

Common Core State Standards are now part of our educational environment. This workshop will show what the Math Instructional Shifts are and how you can use them to teach your students. You will leave this session ready to incorporate teaching strategies on Monday. You will be able to create a classroom where students learn from productive struggle in a safe positive learning environment.

Shirkers, Workers, and Show-Boaters: Addressing Social Emotional Behaviors

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Presented by:
Claudia Bertolone-Smith, 7th Grade Teacher, Pau Wa Lu Middle School, Douglas Co., NV
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Marlene Moyer, 6th Grade Teacher, Pau Wa Lu Middle School, Douglas County, NV

This presentation includes an easy to follow methodology that gets underneath negative behaviors to create lasting change. This is a strategy for working with students using self-reflection and metacognition that shifts their mindset to academics. It also develops a caring and supportive community where ALL students are able to learn and share their gifts.

Who wants to change their answer? A Tried and True Routine for Mathematical Discourse

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Presented by:
Claudia Bertolone-Smith, 7th Grade Teacher, Pau Wa Lu Middle School, Douglas Co., NV
&
Marlene Moyer, 6th Grade Teacher, Pau Wa Lu Middle School, Douglas County, NV

This presentation presents a dynamic and effective routine for mathematical discourse which engages students in truly wondering about the mathematics at hand. The routine has been tested through eight years of co-teaching and recently as a part of a teaching experiment for a doctoral dissertation. Teachers will participate in the routine and understand the underlying mathematical practices practiced in each step. This routine addresses socio-mathematical mindset norms and how to engage students in real and relevant mathematical argumentation.

Revision to the Rescue: Narrative Writing

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Presented by: Betsy Newmeyer, 5th Grade Teacher, Three Rings Ranch Elementary School

Revision is arguably the most important step in the writing process, yet it’s the one step kids – and teachers – dread the most. With the added emphasis Common Core places on writing and the rigorous demands of the CAASPP test, revision can’t be ignored any longer. It’s time to teach our students how the pros do it. This hands-on session will cover daily mini-lessons and activities designed to help your students find their inner critic, as well as give suggestions for managing critique groups within a classroom setting.

Close Reading Using Cultural Arts

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Presented by: Gabriela Orozco Gonzalez, California CORE Advocate and a member of the Instructional Leadership Corps

Saturday Bonus Session.

Integrating Common Core Strategies into Your Math Class

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Presented by: Al Rabanera, Math Teacher, La Vista High School, Fullerton Joint Union HSD

Learn different Common Core instructional strategies that can be implemented into your math classroom immediately. Experience ways to engage your students with the content.

Classroom Controversy

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Presented by: Toby Spencer, Science Teacher, Rio Americano High School, San Juan USD

Participants will experience a Common Core shift toward technical literacy that incorporates NGSS Engineering Practices to run a “debate” lesson in their own classrooms. This tool applies to all content areas, not just science, to facilitate classroom controversies that can be personally powerful for students. Participants analyze arguments and evidence extracted from scientific readings and come away with a complex, provocative and rigorous lesson to use immediately.

Project-Based Learning: A Global Approach

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Presented by: Toby Spencer, Science Teacher, Rio Americano High School, San Juan USD

The new data challenge is finding patterns in haystacks of instant worldwide information. Workshop participants will use free, reliable web tools to correlate and analyze international social statistics, including health, wealth, labor and much more. Perfect for math, social science, science and all secondary teachers looking to add a project-based learning dimension in their classrooms! Incorporates student-driven NGSS Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts.