2018 New Educator Weekend (South) Virtual Pass

How to Use Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand and Advocate for Education


This workshop will use real-life examples to show how educators are using Twitter and Instagram to build their own brand, personal learning network and participate in national conversations about education issues and advocacy. Learn about what makes a good Twitter bio, education-related hashtags and social media best practices. Educators will leave this workshop with a better understanding of content creation, social media strategies and resources for the classroom. Great workshop for educators who want to learn how hashtags will help build your network and enhance your experience at #CTANEW!

Presented by: Sam DeMuro & Terry Ng

Life is a Classroom


I teach in a low socioeconomic, urban community in southern California. And I want you to know about these kids and the teachers who teach them. This presentation is an intimate look into the lives of us teachers, these students, their family lives and the understanding that we are all connected, regardless of how different our lives may look on the outside; a reminder to all what joy, humor and enlightenment children can bring into our lives.

Presenter: Angela Censoplano Holmes

College and Career Readiness in the Classroom


Creating a college and career readiness culture doesn’t have to be a daunting task. This workshop will provide fun, creative and practical ways to promote college and career readiness in your classroom. Presenter will share activities, lesson plans, and school-wide events that have exposed her students to the college and career exploration from TK-5th grade.

Presented by: Erika Zamora

Teaching Toward “WOW!” The Secret to Student Engagement


Learn practical techniques that work like magic. Teaching toward “WOW!” is teaching toward amazement not just comprehension. It is tapping the wonder and “genius” of childhood itself, when we learned from everything with all of ourselves. It is teaching facts, understanding, and judgment through the senses, imagination, and emotions. It is remembering that the best teaching is always a creative act, a performing art, and a place where imagination builds intellect, understanding thrives on mystery, and students listen with their passions not just their ears.

Presented by: Jon Pearson

So, You Want to Go Into Modeling? (Middle School Math Modeling)


ANYone can do it, with paper! Spark deeper understanding by Modeling with Mathematics (practice 4). These powerful tools represent core middle school concepts of fractions, ratios, proportions and percents. Bar models and double number lines are excellent for building and solidifying students’ concepts of number relationships like fractions, ratios, rates, proportions and percents. They also assist students as a tool in interpreting and modeling relationships in word problems. Spark deeper student understanding by using these models to connect concrete to abstract representations. Also known as tape diagrams, fraction strips, or length models, the only required material is paper!

Presenter: Rebecca Williams

The Secret to Success in the Classroom


In this fast-paced, strategy-filled session, Rick Morris will show you how to create a happy, productive classroom.

Presented by: Rick Morris

Non-Verbal Communication


In this session, Rick will demonstrate the use of sound makers and music to help you reduce the amount of talking you do during the day while also helping students to become independent, self-directed learners. Additionally, you’ll learn how a handful of classroom gestures can improve the quality of communication during lessons and discussions.

Presenter: Rick Morris

Calming the Chaos on the Playground and Gym


Teaching outside or in a gym, often with extra large classes, presents unique and challenging teaching environments. This sessions offers dozens of proven class management strategies for large groups on the playground and in the gym.

Presented by: Carrie Flint

Student Voice and Choice with Genius Hour


Engage your students with Genius Hour. A time for each and every student to learn and discover what they are passionate about and share it with others. This interactive session will provide avenues for getting started, tools for helping students develop complex questions, and plenty of resources to help the teacher.

Presented by: Karin Barone

A talk about discipline with Q&A

session-2Rick Morris will explain his theories on discipline and take questions from the audience.

Presenter: Rick Morris