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Welcome to the 2019 High AIMS Summer Institute! 

High AIMS is a consortium of 30 public school districts in southwest Ohio. Fairfield City Schools will serve as this year’s host to 2,000+ educators for our 6th annual Summer Institute. We will offer two nationally acclaimed keynote speakers and 250 breakout sessions as teachers and administrators immerse themselves in dynamic and inspiring professional learning.

 #HighAIMS19


                                          August 1-2, 2019                                                                                            Held at Fairfield High School
                                          8:30 am - 4:00 pm                                                                                           8800 Holden Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                                   Fairfield, OH 45014


Keynotes:        August 1 - Hall Davidson
                         August 2 - Ron Clark



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Thursday, August 1
 

8:30am

Welcome & Announcements
This is a session description.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Spivey

Kelly Spivey

Executive Director, High AIMS Consortium
Kelly has passionately served 33 years in the education field where she taught elementary grades, served as an administrator, and Superintendent prior to being appointed to the Director of High AIMS Consortium.


Thursday August 1, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
High School Auditorium

9:00am

Keynote - The Bold New Alphabet for Education: AR, VR, AI, ML, MR
Limited Capacity seats available

The new alphabet of technologies will impact students’ adult lives not only in their professions but in every aspect of their daily lives. Match them with curriculum now! AI (artificial intelligence) has become a reality, a massive wave that will mean either job replacement or job security. Machine Learning (ML) is what makes it powerful. AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), and Mixed Reality (MR) are now in traditional industries from manufacture to transportation, from sports to design. Expose students to the alphabet in their future while they learn traditional curriculum. Make sure your students are ready for their world.

Presenters
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
High School Auditorium

10:15am

Implementing a Multi-Tiered PBIS Program in a High School: Successful Strategies for Tiers 1, 2, & 3 (45 min) [Repeated at 8/1@12:15]
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn how Turpin High School has implemented multiple components of Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) across all three tiers. The presenters will demonstrate how they have taught expected behaviors to ALL students, implemented small group interventions around behavior trends, and created intensive support plans for individual students. The presenters will also share their district-wide social-emotional screening system and an easy-to-implement staff-to-student mentoring program. Participants will be given time to work in pairs or small groups to problem solve how to implement similar supports in their schools.

Presenters
avatar for Camey Eberhard

Camey Eberhard

Assistant Principal, Forest Hills
Camey has supported PBIS implementation in multiple local high schools as a teacher and as an administrator. She currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Student Life at Turpin High School. In addition to instrumentally leading PBIS at Turpin, she also supports district-wide... Read More →
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Alycia Champion

District Parent Resource Coordinator, Forest Hills Schools
avatar for Carrie Urshel

Carrie Urshel

School Psychologist, Forest Hills
Carrie has consulted with several area schools to improve their Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) implementation. She currently serves as the school psychologist at Turpin High School and leads efforts to plan, implement, and... Read More →
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Amy Wiginton

School Counselor, Forest Hills Schools
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Kathy Polivka

Intervention Specialist, Forest Hills Schools
I have been an Intervention Specialist at Turpin for the past 11 years. I have participated in various aspects of PBIS and have been on the PBIS Team for two years.



Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 2303

10:15am

Native Americans: Changing the Narrative, Session 1 (45 min)[Session repeated 8/2@10:15]
Limited Capacity full

How we teach Indigenous histories and cultures is undergoing profound changes. Increase your ability to give students better cultural awareness, histories, and the ability to think critically about what they read and hear about Native Peoples. Learn to correct stereotypes in literature and supplement information in standards and textbooks; offer more accurate historical and contemporary representations of Native Peoples. Resources, video clips, curricula, leveled reading lists, Pre K-12. Pair with Session 2. Gifted PD, Competencies B, C. Interactive, brief model lessons. Suited for teachers of all subjects, Pre K-12, administrators, and district curriculum leaders.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Ramsdell

Kate Ramsdell

Gifted Intervention Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Kate Ramsdell has been a Gifted Intervention Specialist, K-12 for many years. Prior to that, she was an MSW clinical psychotherapist and facilitated cultural diversity trainings in schools, businesses, hospitals, and mental health settings. Her interest in how we teach Native American... Read More →
avatar for Jheri Neri

Jheri Neri

Project Director, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
Jheri Neri is Diné (Navajo) and Mescalero Apache. He works as the Project Director with the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently some GCNAC members are working in conjunction with University of Cincinnati to update Ohio curriculum about Native... Read More →
avatar for April Hester

April Hester

Education Director, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
April Hester is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she has spent most of her life living in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. She is a senior at Northern Kentucky University, majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Native American studies. At NKU, April... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 3401

10:15am

Incorporating Character Education into the Curriculum: A Juggling Act (45 min)[Repeated 8/1@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

Through juggling, crowd involvement, and stories, this unique session will give attendees an opportunity to think outside of the box to learn ways that they can effectively incorporate character education into their classroom or building, regardless of the content taught or the age of the student.

Presenters
avatar for Jen Mott

Jen Mott

Assistant Principal - Fairfield Senior High School, Fairfield City Schools
Jen Mott is one of the current assistant principals of Fairfield Senior High School and is also in her final year as a Doctoral student in Educational Leadership at Xavier University. As a circus performer on the side with Cincinnati Circus Company, she has started leading presentations... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 3315

10:15am

Amplify Formatives! (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, we will explore several free web 2.0 tools (such as Kahoot, Quizzizz, Plickers, Formative, and Socrative) that teachers can use to make their data collection and analysis for formative instruction more efficient. By automating this part of the process, teachers will have more time to make instructional modifications and give students timely, effective feedback.

Presenters
avatar for Lori Wegman

Lori Wegman

Instructional Specialist, Fairfield City Schools
Lori currently serves as an Instructional Specialist for Fairfield City School district, assisting teachers in instruction, assessment, and technology integration to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms. She is a 24 year veteran teacher, having taught in Georgia, Minnesota... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 2210A

10:15am

Planboard: Standards-Based Lesson Planning Made Easy (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
Limited Capacity filling up

Planboard is an online lesson-planning platform that seamlessly tracks standards coverage and makes the process easier to share lesson plans to students and families. The two presenters have various experience with technology and lesson planning and are excited to introduce this platform with teachers, administrators, and/or instructional technology facilitators who are interested in leveraging technology to enhance instructional planning.

Presenters
avatar for Ricardo Calles

Ricardo Calles

Teacher, Fairfield City Schools
Rico uses Planboard for lesson planning and it has greatly improved his organization, workflow and communication with students and families about the great things they are doing each day. Rico was a graduate of Fairfield and is currently a Spanish teacher at Fairfield High School... Read More →
avatar for Whitney McKee

Whitney McKee

Teacher, Fairfield City Schools
Whitney uses Planboard for lesson planning and it has greatly improved herorganization, workflow and communication with students and families about the great things they are doing each day. Whitney has been teaching American Sign Language for three years at Fairfield High School... Read More →
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Cindy Jones

Fairfield


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 3411

10:15am

Screencasting to Create Reflective, Metacognitive Learning Experiences (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

Join me as we explore how students can create screencasts using various tools to show understanding of concepts, reflect upon work they have completed, and explore their learning/growth in the classroom.
Ideas and activities include creating screencasts with regard to reading comprehension, writing, concept mapping, speaking and listening, sketchnoting, comparing and contrasting, explaining concepts, examining exemplar work, and so much more!
The ideas in this session have been completed in the classroom. For each idea, assignment templates, products, and examples will be presented so that participants can immediately implement them in their classrooms!

Presenters
avatar for Matt Gillispie

Matt Gillispie

ELA Teacher, Milford Exempted Village Schools
Matt Gillispie currently teaches ninth grade English at Milford High School, located in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. A Google Certified Educator, he regularly utilizes Chromebooks with students to foster student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. In 2014, Matt... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 2407

10:15am

Templates for Teacher (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

Creation is an essential skill that enables students of all ages to truly understand whatever concept being taught. Creating something can seem intimidating at times, but with Templates for Teachers, have taken the intimidation and time-consuming preparation out of the way!

Google Slides & Drawings offer the ability to create just about anything, especially a wide variety of templates to use as "hooks" in the classroom. The use of Google Slides and Drawings provides differentiation tools to meet the needs of the wide range of students in the classroom in a fun and meaningful way. Writing uses include diagrams, charts, interactives, and more! Additionally, Google’s ability to share creations is a powerful tool for student collaboration and parent engagement.

Presenters
avatar for Beth Kingsley

Beth Kingsley

3rd grade teacher, Ross Local School District
Beth Kingsley teaches third grade at Elda Elementary in the Ross Local School district just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Miami University, as well as a Master’s in Elementary Reading and Math. She has presented previously... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Kiefer

Sarah Kiefer

Technology Integration Specialist, Ross Local School District
Sarah Kiefer is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Ross Local Schools, Northwest of Cincinnati for the past 3 years. Prior to this, she was a classroom teacher for 14 years. These 14 years were split between 5th and 7th/8th grade. When Ross went 1:1 with Chromebooks, Sarah’s... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 2410

10:15am

Using Google Slides for Everything BUT Slide Shows! (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to use Google slide show tools for everything BUT slide shows! Move beyond the traditional use of slides, and see ways students and teachers can use these tools to teach, to learn, and to create! Dive into the four C's with practical examples, collaborative work, small group discussions, and creation time to practice your new discoveries. Participants will walk away with a folder full of templates and other practical ideas which can be used with the students on the first day of school. This session will be fast paced and interactive. Note: A laptop is recommended for this session.

Presenters
avatar for Jen Neubarth

Jen Neubarth

K-12 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Jen Neubarth has been an Ohio educator for 18 years teaching grades 4-6. She is a Google Certified Educator (Levels 1 & 2) and currently an Innovation Specialist in Lakota working with teachers, co-planning personalized learning experiences for students. She facilitates learning in... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 1105

10:15am

Deeper Dive with Hall Davidson- Q/A
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Director, Discovery Educator Network, Author, Discovery Education
Director, Discovery Educator Network (2005 to Present)Director of Partnerships, Discovery Educator NetworkDirector of Educational Services, KOCE-TV, (1991 - 2005)Executive Director, Telecommunications of Orange County (TOC) (1991 - 2005)Director, California Student Media & Multimedia... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
High School Auditorium

10:15am

Amplify Student Engagement through Personalized Learning (45 min) [Repeated 8/1@3:15pm]
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will explore a variety of models for personalized learning through interactive station rotations. Participants will collaborate with peers while learning ways to individualize instruction to increase engagement in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Carrelli

Jessica Carrelli

3-6 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
I am a K-12 Innovation Specialist in Lakota Local School District and am celebrating my 15th year in education. I am passionate about innovative teaching practices, project based learning, and edtech.
avatar for Kim Carlson

Kim Carlson

3-6 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
I am thrilled to be starting my 20th year of education! I am a K-12 Innovation Specialist in the Lakota Local School District. I love supporting teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum and make engaging lessons for students!


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 3307-3309

10:15am

Differentiating, Individualizing, and Personalizing Lessons in Math and Science (45 min) [Session added 8/1@11:15]
Limited Capacity filling up

Fourth grade math and science teachers will provide examples of differentiation, individualized instruction, and personalized lessons by content. They will highlight the use of punch cards for standards-based grading and personalized learning. Concepts are easily adaptable to different grade levels and content areas.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Anderson

Melissa Anderson

4th Grade Math and Science Teacher, Mason City Schools
Melissa Anderson is a 4th grade math and science teacher at Mason Elementary. She has been at Mason for 20 years. She graduate from Bowling Green State University in 2000 and earned her masters at Miami University in 2004 in curriculum and instruction.
avatar for Jamie Dicks

Jamie Dicks

4th Grade Math and Science, Mason City Schools
Jamie Dicks is a 4th grade math and science teacher at Mason Elementary. This is going to be her third year at Mason and it is her 12th year of teaching. Previously, she taught 7th and 8th grade math. She is a graduate of the CEEMS program from the University of Cincinnati and has... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 2414

10:15am

Personalized Learning Through Learning Menus and HyperDocs (45 min)[3rd session added 8/2@12:15]
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you have so many resources sometimes you can’t choose which ones to use for a lesson? Then learning menus are perfect for you! Learning menus are a great way to include personalized learning in your classroom so students can chose the pathway to learning and demonstrating their understanding. At this session, you will see how I utilize learning menus in my classroom and I will give you the opportunity to create one for an upcoming unit in your classroom. If you are 1:1 at your school, I will provide you a HyperDoc learning menu template to create one. However, these can be utilized without technology as well just using a typical Word document.  Find my presentation at: tinyurl.com/HA19Menus

Presenters
avatar for Jordan Diegmueller

Jordan Diegmueller

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Lakota Local Schools
Jordan has been an 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Lakota Ridge Junior School for 14 years. She is a Google Certified teacher and just finished her first year navigating through the world of 1:1 technology. She oversees the Lakota Secondary Summer School Program and holds a current... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 3213

10:15am

This "Isn't" Your Standard Algorithm! (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

Are you looking for a new way to teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division that will build your students' conceptual understanding? Then "This Isn't your "Standard" Algorithm" is the session for you. In this session, we will explore various strategies that will incorporate visual and manipulative resources that will support your students' overall understanding of the math they are learning. You will be provided with templates and examples that you can take back to your classrooms an incorporate the very next day. Plan to spend some time exploring another way to find the answer to a given problem that is NOT the way your grandmother solved it.

Presenters
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Beth Flanigan

4th Grade Math, West Clermont Local School District
Beth is entering her 26th year in education after taking time off to raise her children. She is entering her 16th year as a fourth grade math teacher in the West Clermont Local School District at Willowville Elementary. Beth spent the first ten years as a middle school teacher focusing... Read More →
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Sue Crane

5th Grade Math, West Clermont Local School District
Sue's very favorite job is being a mom to her 3 boys, but her passion is teaching early adolescent mathematics. She is currently in her 23rd year and learning new things all the time! She was formerly a National Board Certified Teacher (2000-2010) and is currently a Master Teacher... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 3308

10:15am

Utilizing Passion Projects to Integrate Curriculum Across Content Areas (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you encourage students to find the passion in their learning AND find greater success in their reading and writing skills? One way is through Passion Projects. But where do you start? Come to this session to find out how my journey has led to success for my students, building positive relationships with my students and parents, and the joy of the teaching and learning in my classroom. You will leave with a plan that you can implement this school year!

Presenters
avatar for Pamela Hudson

Pamela Hudson

Teacher, Lakota Local School District
Pam Hudson is currently a 4th grade teacher in Lakota Schools where she has taught in several elementary grades for the past 20 years. She has also served as a curriculum/literacy coach, administrator and taught at the college level for Miami University in the capacity of Science... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 3207-3209

10:15am

Connect-Create-Capture: Building Relationship, Designing Active Learning Experiences, and Documenting Moments (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@3:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

In this session we will brainstorm, discuss, reflect, and plan how to Connect-Create-Capture in our schools! You will be provided with ideas of ways to connect with your students. We will have the opportunity to Think-Pair-Share ideas we use to learn about the students we serve and build relationships. We will discuss creating opportunities for students to bring their voice into lessons/projects. How do you provide an active learner centered environment? We will talk about effective ways to capture and document learning and moments in our classroom. You will walk away with ideas and a plan for a Connect-Create-Capture classroom!!!

Presenters
avatar for Soroya Smith

Soroya Smith

Teacher, Mason City Schools
In 2008 I began the adventurous journey of teaching kindergarten at Mason Early Childhood Center! During the 2016-17 school year our classroom developed a Makerspace and "maker mentality" to bring creating to our learning across the curriculum. After teaching 10 years of Kindergarten... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 3408

10:15am

From Dictator to Facilitator - Collaborative Learning and Student Engagement in the Classroom (45 min)[Repeated 8/1@11:15]
Limited Capacity filling up

What happens when students are charged with learning and presenting their own ideas with little to no aid from a teacher? In what ways are students empowered and engaged with the elements of learning (e.g. Bloom's Taxonomy) under these conditions? How might such an approach enrich the education of students at all levels of instruction? This session will provide a successful approach to student-led collaborative learning through the lens of a large instrumental ensemble setting. Videos of the musicians of the Anderson Concert Band rehearsing a piece without the aid of a conductor/ coach will serve as the basis of our learning. Concepts presented are applicable to all content areas.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Gaal

Matthew Gaal

Music Educator, Forest Hills
Matt Gaal, a native of Columbus, Ohio, is currently the Assistant Band Director at Anderson High School in Cincinnati, OH. His teaching duties include concert band, concert percussion, marching band, jazz band, elementary band, and music history. Recently he was appointed Brass Caption... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 3212

10:15am

Making Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them (45 min){Repeated 8/2@11:15am}
Limited Capacity filling up

Sometimes teachers struggle with students who appear to give up, don’t understand problem solving skills, or believe that if they wait long enough the teacher will provide the answer. How do students overcome learned helplessness? How can teachers give students the tools to succeed and increase their understanding and confidence through motivational strategies? Math teachers will explore strategies which include number talks, 3 act tasks, rubrics, math tools and growth mindset.

Presenters
avatar for Clara Ryan

Clara Ryan

Teacher, Clermont Northeastern Local School District
Ms. Ryan has been an elementary educator for 20 years.She has her Bachelors from Wilmington College for Elementary Education with an emphasis in Language Arts and is certified 1-8. She has a Masters from NKU in Special Education and is Certified for Intervention Mild-Moderate K-12... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 3202

10:15am

Mindfulness, Community Building and the Impact on Student Achievement (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

While calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings and thoughts, students (and teachers) can successfully practice mindfulness, build community and resolve conflict amongst themselves. Many teachers have expressed a desire to learn more about mindfulness and building positive classroom communities. Come and join me to get resources, practice, and gain insight into practicing mindfulness, community building and how these things can impact overall student achievement.

Presenters
avatar for Tiffani Wills

Tiffani Wills

Asst. Principal, Cincinnati Public
Tiffani Wills is an instructional leader who has great presence in motivational speaking, building exceptional leaders, community building, mindfulness and empowering others to be their best selves. In 2015, Rustic UrbanLife was founded by Tiffani Wills and one of her dear friends... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 1102

10:15am

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! FINANCIAL LITERACY K-12 (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

You are teaching your students about money. What are you using? How do you know if the curriculum is valuable? Have you seen the Ohio Department of Education K-12 Financial Literacy Standards? What can we do to help you? In this session we will attempt to help you get the most out of your financial literacy instruction without breaking the bank.

Presenters
avatar for Val Krugh

Val Krugh

Director, School Relations, Economics Center- University of Cincinnati
Dr. Krugh's primary duties include establishing relationships with new and existing educational institutions and creating and implementing curriculum for professional development programs. Content delivered is targeted to students in grades kindergarten through 12 in Financial Literacy... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 2413

10:15am

Students Take the Wheel: Using Student Input to Drive Instruction (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will give attendees a chance to experience two of Pear Deck's active learning tools for the classroom. Pear Deck for Google Slides allows you to use Slides presentations you have already created to engage all students through the addition of interactive elements. Flashcard Factory allows students to engage with vocabulary in a different way to create personalized flashcards in a social setting. These flashcards are then available for the entire class to access in Quizlet. Both of these tools give teachers immediate feedback from students to determine the best route for learning. Attendees should bring a device (computer, tablet, or phone) to be able to connect and interact in this presentation.

Presentation and resources can be found at: bit.ly/peardeckHA19

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Morrison

Ashley Morrison

Innovative Teaching and Learning Coach, Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools
Ashley Morrison earned her B.A. in mathematics from Kenyon College and M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Xavier University. She is starting her second year as an Innovation Coach at Indian Hill Middle School. Previous to this Ashley was a math teacher in 7th and 8th grade in Indian... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Richardson

Lauren Richardson

Innovation Coach, Indian Hill Exempted Village School District
Lauren Richardson earned her B.S. in Spanish Education from Miami University and M.S. in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology from Nova Southeastern University. Lauren was a Spanish teacher at Mason Middle School for 9 years and is now entering her second year as Innovation Coach... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Community Room

10:15am

The Missing Link in Reading Comprehension (45 min)[Session added 8/1@12:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

The latest research in early literacy shows that there is an extra step before comprehension. Critical to reading comprehension is a process called microcomprehension. Learn more about this key component at this special workshop; what it is, why it’s important, and how to teach these important new skills. The latest research in early literacy shows there are some underlying skills that are critical to mastering comprehension. Learn more about these key components at this workshop: what they are, why they are important, and how to teach these important new skills. Educators will participate in think-pair-share activities and small group work, leaving the session with concrete strategies to help students develop these micro-skills to improve their reading comprehension.

Sponsored by Amplify Education.

Presenters
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Anne Lucas

Senior Product Manager, Amplify Education
As a product manager for Amplify’s supplemental programs, Anne's mission is to create digital reading programs that not only help students learn critical reading skills, but simultaneously save teachers time and extend their reach in the classroom. As a former teacher and administrator... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 2215

10:15am

Voice is More than Student Choice: Engage the Disengaged (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

Student voice is the hinge pin to reaching every teacher’s classroom expectations and developing student agency. Learn how to lift every student’s voice using three best practices which engage students in finding their own voice through content, culture, social emotional learning, and metacognition. Strategies perfect for blended learning and-lab based classrooms.
After refining a working definition of voice and the essential subcategories, participants will facilitate three different activities illustrating ways of eliciting voice to create a deeper understanding of the facets of student voice.,Participants will leave with handouts, tools they create themselves in the session, and experiences that will enable them to immediately implement the three strategies in their own schools.

Presenters
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Ann Rush

Post-Secondary Integration Coordinator & ITL Coach, Butler Technology & Career Development Schools
Ann Rush has been working in career-tech education for 12 years. Her experience covers work in both a career center, and in a comprehensive high school as a satellite instructor. She recently moved into the role of Post-Secondary Integration Coordinator/Innovative Teaching & Learning... Read More →
avatar for William Sprankles

William Sprankles

Executive Director of Innovative Teaching & Learning, Butler Technology & Career Development Schools
William Sprankles currently serves as the Executive Director of Innovation, Teaching & Learning for Butler Technology Career & Development Campuses just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to Butler Tech, Sprankles most recently served as Executive Coach and Partnership Manager for the... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
HS 2305

10:15am

Grant Me the Serenity! Grant Writing with Peace of Mind. (90 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, participants will learn the following skills: 1.) the hidden expectations needed to win grants, scholarships and fellowships; 2.) the terminology used in funding applications; 3.)where to find grants and other opportunities; 4.) how to transform a small idea into a winning grant proposal; 5.) ways to develop community partnerships. If time permits, participants will walk away with a complete proposal for their next program.

Presenters
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Leila Kubesch

Teacher, Norwood City Schools
Leila Kubesch is a 7th and 8th grade Spanish and ESL teacher at Norwood City Schools. She is the 2018 $10,000 Teaching Tolerance Grant, 2018 Kripalu School of Yoga Scholarship Recipient, the 2018 Kripalu Yoga Grant Recipient, the 2018 Fuel the Fire Live Pitch Grant Winner, the 2019... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HS 2204

10:15am

Why should I incorporate 3D printing in my classroom? (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give teachers a quick introduction to 3D printing, how it works, and how to incorporate this technology into their classroom. Teachers will leave with hands-on experience. During this session I will demonstrate how to log-in, create a class, and design an object to be 3D printed. Additionally, teachers will be given lessons to immediately implement. Beginners are WELCOME!! Teachers will need to bring their own device to install Tinkercad (free application).

Presenters
avatar for Robin McGinnis

Robin McGinnis

STEAM Coordinator, Mt. Healthy City Schools
Robin McGinnis has been a teacher in the Mt. Healthy City Schools for over 30 years. During her years of teaching, she has taught 1st-8th grades. Presently, she is leading the district as STEAM Coordinator. In the classroom, most of her experience has been in grades 3-5, but she has... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HS 2401

10:15am

A Principal’s Journey to Personalized Learning (90 min)[Repeated 8/2@10:15 am]
Limited Capacity filling up

Would you like to make personalized learning manageable for your teachers? Would you like to grow as an instructional leader of personalized learning? Begin your journey to personalized learning that focuses on building a framework to foster a deep, meaningful and personalized culture. It all starts with YOU! Learn how to model personalized learning with your staff, build a professional brand that unites your learning community and design plays that drives change in small increments. This is an interactive session that is designed to meet individual needs while encouraging participants to collaborate, design, and think outside of the box.

Presenters
avatar for Krista Heidenreich

Krista Heidenreich

Director of Digital and Professional Learning, Lakota Local Schools
This is my 21st year in education. I have a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and one in Educational Leadership. My role as Director of Digital and Professional Learning allows me to work closely with district and teacher leaders as we develop resources and personalized... Read More →
avatar for Christina French

Christina French

Director K-6 Curriculum, Lakota Local School District
I am a former teacher who loves teaching and learning. In my quest to add to my professional toolbox, I took a leap into the world of administration before I felt ready. I quickly realized this was the best decision I had yet to make, as it fueled my passion for change. After eight... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HS 3405-3407

10:15am

Get Rid of the Fence! Creating Social Justice Through Personalized Learning (90 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you build a culture that supports the journey toward social justice? Learn how the work of personalized learning is interwoven within the culture to support social justice and remove the barriers that plague student accessibility to learning.

Presenters
avatar for Georgine Bowman

Georgine Bowman

BCESC Curriculum Director, Butler County Educational Service Center
Georgine Bowman currently serves as the Curriculum Director at Butler County Educational Services Center. Over the course of her career she has taught grades 2-8 and provided professional development and instructional coaching across many content and pedagogical topics. She is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Schools
I am so excited that I get to live my dream every day! I have known since kindergarten that I wanted to be a teacher. I even let the audience know that at my kindergarten graduation! A graduate of Cedarville University and Southeastern University, I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Early... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Wheatley

Andrew Wheatley

Director of Secondary Curriculum, Lakota Local Schools
Andrew Wheatley is the Director of Secondary Curriculum at Lakota Schools. He describes himself as an education nerd; deeply passionate about all things learning. He loves spending time with his wonderful family and tries to find the time to continue to be a half-decent rock clim... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HS 3416

10:15am

Standards Based Learning: Personalizing Assessment (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Education is full of buzzwords. Maybe you’ve heard of one of the latest: Standards Based Learning (SBL). In this presentation, you will participate in an interactive standards based learning lesson to learn about it’s philosophy and see real examples of how two teachers use this philosophy to personalize learning in our classroom. SBL has increased rigor and relevance in classrooms while making grades more meaningful for teachers and students. It has made educators become more precise in communicating ideas about learning and about how students can take action to improve their own learning. This session will be taught according to standards based learning philosophies, using a rubric to guide mastery of a standard.

Presenters
avatar for Maggie Kays

Maggie Kays

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Maggie Kays has been teaching 7th grade Social Studies for over ten years. Maggie is passionate about forming relationships with students, teaching them about history while also focusing on their overall growth as a person. She has presented at many conferences about Problem Based... Read More →
avatar for Tessa Keyes

Tessa Keyes

7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Tessa Keyes has been teaching for 17 years. She has been teaching 7th grade ELA for over 10 years. Tessa believes that enthusiasm and a focus on relationships is essential for helping students grow into their full potential. She has presented at many conferences about Problem Based... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HS 3108

10:15am

inquirED Training- K-5 Inquiry-Based Social Studies (2.5 hrs) (Lakota Only)
Limited Capacity filling up

This training will introduce Lakota teachers to the inquirED platform. Teachers will have a chance to explore the platform and the inquiry-based curriculum, and ask questions as they plan for the year ahead.

Sponsored by inquirED.


Presenters
avatar for Jeanette Baum

Jeanette Baum

Director of Partnerships, inquirED
Jeanette Baum and Elisabeth Simon are excited to attend High Aims to launch inquirED to Lakota educators- we are excited to meet you! Jeanette will also be leading a session for School and District leaders thinking about how to shift to an inquiry-based model- she will share what... Read More →
avatar for Emerie Lukas

Emerie Lukas

Managing Editor, inquirED
Since earning her Masters in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University in 2010, Emerie has taught in South Korea, Florida, and Ohio at the Dayton Regional STEM School. During that time, she designed and implemented project-based curricula focusing on the development... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth Simon

Elisabeth Simon

Learning Experiences, inquirED
An advocate of inquiry and project based learning, Elisabeth began working in public education in 2002. Frustrated by the idea that creativity and curiosity were second to standardized test prep, she was excited to transition her teaching practice to project-based learning and was... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 10:15am - 12:45pm
FS 1052

11:00am

Lunch
Food Trucks will be available in front of the High School.

Thursday August 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS Cafeteria

11:15am

11:15am

Classcraft: Gamify the experience of going to school while teaching to the whole-child
Limited Capacity seats available

Classcraft is an Engagement Management System that uses motivating gaming principles to address the human issues faced in education. By blending students’ physical and virtual learning, Classcraft reframes students’ progress in school as a game they play together throughout the year. Learn how we can create a more empathetic classroom culture built on collaboration and play and facilitates an environment where students are deeply engaged.  

Sponsored by Classcraft.

Presenters
avatar for Lauren Durand

Lauren Durand

Partnership Manager, Classcraft
As your Classcraft Partnership Manager, Lauren partners with districts across the state in achieving district-wide initiatives. Her focus is to implement Classcraft alongside initiatives supporting social emotional learning development, positive behavior reinforcement, personalized... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 2306

11:15am

Inventiveness Across the Curriculum (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

Allowing students to pursue their passions, in a way meaningful to them, is a process that should be supported in school. By giving students both time and practice to ideate, and designing lessons that unlock their inherent ability to make, create, and invent, we can empower them to apply the process of inventiveness both in and out of the classroom! This webinar will explore several helpful frameworks for supporting design thinking and "making" in the classroom and highlight a variety of digital tools that make it fun and easy.

Sponsored by Forward Edge.

Presenters
avatar for Michael D. Roush

Michael D. Roush

Technology Integration Specialist, Forward Edge, LLC
Michael Roush specializes in educational technology, assistive technology, and Universal Design for Learning. He works for Forward Edge as a Technology Integration Specialist for area K-12’s, and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Education for Wilmington College. Michael and his... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Erwin

Tyler Erwin

Technology Integration Specialist, Forward Edge
Tyler is a Technology Integration Specialist at Forward Edge. He has seven years of classroom teaching experience, including four years as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at Norwood Middle School. Currently, he serves as a Google Certified trainer and instructional coach for several... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 3404

11:15am

A Winning School Culture for the 21st Century (45 min) [Session repeated 8/2@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

How do you take a school culture that is already successful and improve it? How do you take a school culture that is not successful and improve it? Better yet, what is your school culture and does it matter? This seminar is focused on creating a living document called a Culture Plan which will lead a school culture towards success: instructional, social, and emotional. This work requires non-negotiables which all stakeholders are responsible for maintaining and upholding. Through collaboration and a focused vision, a Culture Plan can take any school to new heights.

Presenters
avatar for Charles J. Ogdan

Charles J. Ogdan

Middle School Principal, Loveland City School District
Mr. Ogdan is in his 16th year of education. He started his career at Sycamore High School as a social studies teacher in American, World, and American Military History. After 10 years of teaching and coaching at Sycamore High School, Mr. Ogdan was selected as an assistant high school... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 2309

11:15am

Art as a Mode for Embracing Diversity (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn in small groups about particular types of Art from around the globe. Each table will have an opportunity to make their own creation based on their new learning about the artwork.

Presenters
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Allison Lindemann

Art Teacher, Fairfield City Schools
Allison Lindemann is an Elementary Art Teacher at South Elementary School in Fairfield, OH. She has been teaching in the district for 7 years and has taught grades 1-6. She is a life-long maker of Art and her mediums include: painting, glassblowing, and ceramics.


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 3314

11:15am

Native Americans: Diving into Curriculum, Session 2 (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Implementing concepts from Session 1, learn to present better Native histories and contemporary representations of Indigenous Peoples, develop critical thinking lesson extensions, and develop better classroom libraries. Resources, video clips, curricula, leveled reading lists, Pre K-12. Gifted PD, Competencies B, C. Interactive, brief model lessons. Suited for teachers of all subjects, Pre K-12, administrators, and district curriculum leaders.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Ramsdell

Kate Ramsdell

Gifted Intervention Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Kate Ramsdell has been a Gifted Intervention Specialist, K-12 for many years. Prior to that, she was an MSW clinical psychotherapist and facilitated cultural diversity trainings in schools, businesses, hospitals, and mental health settings. Her interest in how we teach Native American... Read More →
avatar for Jheri Neri

Jheri Neri

Project Director, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
Jheri Neri is Diné (Navajo) and Mescalero Apache. He works as the Project Director with the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently some GCNAC members are working in conjunction with University of Cincinnati to update Ohio curriculum about Native... Read More →
avatar for April Hester

April Hester

Education Director, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
April Hester is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she has spent most of her life living in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. She is a senior at Northern Kentucky University, majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Native American studies. At NKU, April... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 3401

11:15am

Reaching Students who Lack Emotional Resources (45 min) [New session added 8/1@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity filling up

A perfectly planned lesson does not reach a student who suffers from a lack of emotional control, coping skills, and/or emotional resources. This session will explore how a lack of emotional control develops, how this affects learning for an individual and the whole class, and how to best help students who lack emotional control, resources, and coping skills. Interactively, participants will explore and discuss how to develop emotionally safe classrooms and strategies to use with students in times of emotional chaos. Bring questions, ideas, and personal situations to share!

Presenters
avatar for Karen Albrecht

Karen Albrecht

Creekside Middle School Counselor, Fairfield City School District
Karen Albrecht is a School Counselor at Creekside Middle School (Grades 6-8) in the Fairfield City School District. Her educational career started as a sixth grade Language Arts teacher, then a fourth grade teacher before becoming a school counselor in Fairfield in 2015. Karen is... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 2213

11:15am

Amplify Your Impact on Growth with Data Collection and Record Keeping (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@10:15]
Limited Capacity full

Assessment should drive our instruction but collecting, organizing, and tracking student evidence of understanding can be challenging. Amplify your impact on student growth and performance with fresh, innovative strategies for giving feedback and tracking progress using gSuite tools.

Presenters
avatar for Heidi Weber

Heidi Weber

Gifted Intervention Specialist, Loveland City Schools
Heidi Weber lives and teaches 3rd and 4th grade gifted reading in Loveland, Ohio. Heidi has an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a gifted endorsement and is a Google Level 1 Certified Educator. As a National Board Certified Teacher with 20 years elementary experience, Heidi... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 3411

11:15am

Improve Student Outcomes by Coupling NWEA Assessment Data with Edmentum Learning Paths
Limited Capacity seats available

Today’s educator is overloaded with data. With students taking both state mandated assessments along with locally administered growth and proficiency assessments, teachers are often overwhelmed with the amount of information. Teachers also lack the time to analyze data and decide what to do next. This leads to an environment of assessment being using solely to measure students but not to drive instruction. Edmentum partners with assessment providers including NWEA and Renaissance to provide the true answer to “What’s next?” with measurement data. Edmentum’s Exact Path program can take data from its own growth assessment, NWEA MAP or Renaissance Star and automatically turn that data into full K-12 learning paths for students. Teacher’s can then use the automatically assigned digital curriculum along with quick and easy data views to drive students to fast academic growth. In this session we will discuss how OH districts are using Exact Path coupled with NWEA or Star to drive student outcomes.  

Sponsored by Edmentum

Presenters
avatar for Mark Radcliffe

Mark Radcliffe

Manager Educational Programs Consulting, Edmentum
Mark Radcliffe is Edmentum’s Manager of Educational Programs Consulting. Mark leads a nationwide team of former School administrators that help schools make new program decisions. This includes starting up entirely new instructional programs or making significant changes to existing... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 2307

11:15am

Podcasting in the Social Studies Classroom (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

Podcasts are a great innovation of the digital age. There are a variety of creative, entertaining, and well-researched podcasts available to social studies teachers online. Not only can students listen to podcasts, however, they can make their own allowing them to use their unique personality and style when presenting their learning. Presenter Robin Hornberger set a goal for the 2018-2019 school year to include one podcast assignment in each American history unit. In this session she will share what she learned. Attendees will leave the session with a list of podcasts useful in the teaching of history and government. The presenter will share the technology her students used to record, edit, and submit their podcasts.

Presenters
avatar for Robin Hornberger

Robin Hornberger

High School Social Studies Teacher, West Clermont Local Schools
Robin Hornberger just completed her seventeenth year of teaching social studies. She has spent sixteen of those years in the West Clermont School District teaching both middle and high school students. She taught one year at Oak Hills High School. Ms. Hornberger earned her BA with... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 2407

11:15am

Using Google Slides for Everything BUT Slide Shows! (45 min) [2nd session added 8/1@10:15am]
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to use Google slide show tools for everything BUT slide shows! Move beyond the traditional use of slides, and see ways students and teachers can use these tools to teach, to learn, and to create! Dive into the four C's with practical examples, collaborative work, small group discussions, and creation time to practice your new discoveries. Participants will walk away with a folder full of templates and other practical ideas which can be used with the students on the first day of school. This session will be fast paced and interactive. Note: A laptop is recommended for this session.

Presenters
avatar for Jen Neubarth

Jen Neubarth

K-12 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Jen Neubarth has been an Ohio educator for 18 years teaching grades 4-6. She is a Google Certified Educator (Levels 1 & 2) and currently an Innovation Specialist in Lakota working with teachers, co-planning personalized learning experiences for students. She facilitates learning in... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 1105

11:15am

Differentiating, Individualizing, and Personalizing Lessons in Math and Science (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

Fourth grade math and science teachers will provide examples of differentiation, individualized instruction, and personalized lessons by content. They will highlight the use of punch cards for standards-based grading and personalized learning. Concepts are easily adaptable to different grade levels and content areas.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Anderson

Melissa Anderson

4th Grade Math and Science Teacher, Mason City Schools
Melissa Anderson is a 4th grade math and science teacher at Mason Elementary. She has been at Mason for 20 years. She graduate from Bowling Green State University in 2000 and earned her masters at Miami University in 2004 in curriculum and instruction.
avatar for Jamie Dicks

Jamie Dicks

4th Grade Math and Science, Mason City Schools
Jamie Dicks is a 4th grade math and science teacher at Mason Elementary. This is going to be her third year at Mason and it is her 12th year of teaching. Previously, she taught 7th and 8th grade math. She is a graduate of the CEEMS program from the University of Cincinnati and has... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 2414

11:15am

Math Workshop in the Primary Grades(45 min) [Repeated 8/1@1:15]
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide a brief overview of four main math stations utilized in classrooms and provide an overview of how they can be varied to meet the individual needs of the students. The math stations include direct instruction, cooperative games, problem solving, and technology. Participants will be encouraged to brainstorm ideas on how math stations can be incorporated into their classrooms while exploring sample materials and formative assessments.

Our Presentation and Links

Presenters
avatar for Donna Prues

Donna Prues

2nd Grade Teacher, Forest Hills School District
Donna Prues and Kendra Johns have taught second grade together for over 10 years. Both hold a Masters in Education and have presented numerous math workshops in and out of their Forest Hills School District. They are passionate about math and creating a learning environment that is... Read More →
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Kendra Johns

2nd Grade Teacher, Forest Hills Schools
Donna Prues and Kendra Johns have taught second grade together for over 10 years. Both hold a Masters in Education and have presented numerous math workshops in and out of their Forest Hills School District. They are passionate about math and creating a learning environment that is... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 3414

11:15am

Mathematics Projects for Real-World Application (45 min)[Session repeated 8/1@12:15pm]
Limited Capacity filling up

For each unit, projects can be used to help the students answer, "When are we ever going to use this?" These projects also allow the students to dissect each concept or function into its mathematical components. After a brief description of the project organization and goals, participants will have time to view the projects and ask questions.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Szabo

Adam Szabo

Math Teacher, Forest Hills
Adam Szabo has been a Math Teacher at Anderson High School since 2017. During that time, Adam has been a member of the MTSS team where his role has included Piloting Blended Learning, Organizing Math Intervention Periods, and supporting the Online Schooling for the Experience Program... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 2308

11:15am

Multisensory Mindfulness for a Peaceful, Happy Classroom (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

Many schools are recognizing the positive impact of regular instruction and practice of mindfulness strategies with students. These practices can contribute to a positive and peaceful classroom climate and can support students in developing emotional self management and positive social skills as well as improved academic outcomes. A bonus benefit is that teachers often experience less stress and more enjoyment when they regularly engage in mindfulness practice! This interactive session will provide participants an overview of the benefits of mindfulness practice in the classroom as well as firsthand experience with several multi-sensory mindfulness strategies.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Combs

Lisa Combs

Consultant/Instructor, Combs Educational Consulting/Wright State University
Lisa Combs, MA Special Education, is an instructional and behavioral consultant, certified autism specialist, author, and adjunct faculty with Wright State University. Lisa earned her B.S. and M.A. degrees in Special Education from Ball State University. Lisa’s career in education... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 3207-3209

11:15am

Desmos for Grades 3-5 (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover free digital math activities that allow your students to sketch their ideas and collaborate with one another . Use "pacing" or "pause" or take snapshots to discuss common misconceptions or share ideas during the activity. Progress may be monitored using the teacher dashboard.

Presenters
avatar for Alicia Walls

Alicia Walls

teacher, West Clermont Local School District
Alicia is a fifth grade math teacher.


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 3308

11:15am

From Dictator to Facilitator - Collaborative Learning and Student Engagement in the Classroom (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens when students are charged with learning and presenting their own ideas with little to no aid from a teacher? In what ways are students empowered and engaged with the elements of learning (e.g. Bloom's Taxonomy) under these conditions? How might such an approach enrich the education of students at all levels of instruction? This session will provide a successful approach to student-led collaborative learning through the lens of a large instrumental ensemble setting. Videos of the musicians of the Anderson Concert Band rehearsing a piece without the aid of a conductor/ coach will serve as the basis of our learning. Concepts presented are applicable to all content areas.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Gaal

Matthew Gaal

Music Educator, Forest Hills
Matt Gaal, a native of Columbus, Ohio, is currently the Assistant Band Director at Anderson High School in Cincinnati, OH. His teaching duties include concert band, concert percussion, marching band, jazz band, elementary band, and music history. Recently he was appointed Brass Caption... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 3212

11:15am

The Holocaust through the Voices of Local Survivors & Witnesses (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center Museum opened on January 27, 2019 in historic Union Terminal, where many of the region’s local survivors arrived to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of WWII. In this session you will learn about the museum and how we designed the experience to engage students by learning the history of this time period from those who witnessed it. The museum is interactive, focusing on the words, artifacts, photographs and artifacts of local individuals to allow visitors to think critically about history of the Holocaust in order to inspire action today. HHC does this through guided tours, pre & post materials directly related to the museum, and other educational resources you can bring to your classroom to help you contextualize and teach the Holocaust.

Presenters
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Jodi Elowitz

Director of Education, Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center
Jodi Elowitz is the Director of Education & Engagement for the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms. Elowitz has had a wide range of experiences in the field of Holocaust studies, including; teaching, overseeing numerous educational and community... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
HS 2405

11:15am

Beginning the Journey- An Introduction to Cultural Proficiency (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Through a hands-on, interactive experience, participants will explore definitions in diversity and culture; identify awareness of personal stages of cultural competence; practice skills in cross-cultural communication; participate in practical learning experiences for skill development in culturally competent strategies and application.

Sponsored by Did You Know Publishing

Presenters
avatar for Monica Marsh

Monica Marsh

Consultant, Co-Author of Woven Traditions, Did You Know Publishing
Marla M. Marsh is a retired educator (of 30 years) from the Middletown City School District (Middletown, OH), retiring in January, 2014.  Within the district she served in the following capacities:  teacher and principal (elementary and middle school experience).  Marla is currently... Read More →
avatar for Marla Marsh

Marla Marsh

Consultant; Co-author of Woven Traditions, Did You Know Publishing
Marla M. Marsh is a retired educator (of 30 years) from the Middletown City School District (Middletown, OH), retiring in January, 2014.  Within the district she served in the following capacities:  teacher and principal (elementary and middle school experience).  Marla is currently... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
HS 2206

11:15am

Do Not Fear Failure: The Gifts of Growth Mindset and Grit (90 min)
Limited Capacity full

Life's best kept secret to success..... is failure. This session will explore instructional tools, provide experiences on how to rumble with failure, and demonstrate the importance of perseverance. Research shows that growth mindset and grit are better determinants for success than intelligence or educational experiences. Participants that want to be engaged, while learning how to play with a safe dose of failure, with intentional and appropriate frustration, need to attend this session. Participants will leave with a year long plan on how to implement growth mindset. This session is customized for K-12 learners.

Presenters
avatar for Monica Dawkins

Monica Dawkins

Gifted Intervention Specialist, Indian Hill Exempted Village School District
Monica Dawkins is a Gifted Intervention Specialist at Indian Hill Primary and Elementary Schools. She is enjoying her sixteenth year of teaching where the last seven have been spent as a GIS. Ms. Dawkins has been instrumental in creating a school-wide STEM program for the Primary... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
HS 3208

11:15am

Traveling the Neural Superhighway: Building the Reading Brain (90 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

Would you rather have a student who decodes words independently or relies on memorization to read words? During the early years of school, there is no job more important than the development of a strong foundation of language and literacy skills. During this session, we will take an active, in-depth look at how primary teachers transform non-readers into real readers, creating neural networks in the brain.  

Sponsored by Zaner-Bloser.

Presenters
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Stacey Leitzel

Zaner Bloser


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
HS 1102

11:15am

Be the Marie Kondo in Your Classroom: Utilizing Google Sheets to Organize Your Day (90 min)[Repeated on 8/1@2:15pm}
Limited Capacity full

Tired of all the paperwork on your desk and the stress for all the reports you need to provide to your administrators and parents? Let’s organize it together! In this session, we will dive deep into a variety of Google Sheets functions accompanied by other Google G Suite products to better organize your day. Multiple tricks will be introduced as well as the most popular and powerful add-ons. Please share your daily struggle or your tips and tricks in the session. With the productivity skills you will be getting from this session, who is ready to be the next Marie Kondo in the classroom?

Presenters
avatar for Ruowei Fischer

Ruowei Fischer

Technology Integration Specialist, Forward Edge
Mrs. Fischer is a Technology Integration Specialist at Forward Edge. She has a Bachelor of Arts, in Education from Shanghai Normal University in China. She became a Google Certified Trainer in early 2018 and has trained over 250 educators, administrative assistants, and administrators... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
HS 3203

11:15am

Math: Writing Disguised as Openers (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Students need to write daily. Come see how to "disguise" writing in your math class! Participants will work in grade level groups and individually to identify different math class openers. How would you do writing with "Which One Doesn't Belong?" or "Would You Rather?" or "Cube Conversations?" Participants will learn how to introduce a topic using Gallery Walks or Frayer Models?

Presenters
avatar for Barb Weidus

Barb Weidus

math coach, West Clermont LSD
Barb Weidus, MEd is a math coach in several districts, the largest being West Clermont LSD. Barb is the current Secretary of OCTM. Barb also currently serves as a peer reviewer for EdReports in mathematics. She has served on the writing groups for Ohio's Learning Standards in Mathematics... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
HS 3202

11:15am

A Teacher Toolkit for Argumentative Writing (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

To prepare students for argumentative writing on the EOCs, I created a unit based on my learning from the Ohio Writing Project (OWP) and several professional development books including Texts and Lessons, The Journey Is Everything, and 180 Days.

Participants will be led through the process of annotating articles, creating claims, identifying reasons, constructing a counterargument, producing a rebuttal, blending sources, and organizing their thoughts into a cohesive multi-paragraph essay. After completing the practice essay, I then continue the unit with an argumentative research paper where we follow a similar process for students to complete independently.

I plan to provide several strategies that could be used in a multitude of writing genres and materials that you can photocopy and use the next year.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Deatherage

Cindy Deatherage

English Teacher, ELA Department Chair, Forest Hills School District
I started teaching in 2001 at Conner High School after completing my bachelor’s degree at Indiana University in Bloomington. I completed my master’s degree in Educational Administration at Xavier University in 2006 and received my principal’s license. I joined Anderson High... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
HS 3408

11:15am

Encouraging and Preserving Student Voice: Practical Everyday Strategies (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

When students believe their voice is valued, and they are immersed in mentor texts, they are more likely to take creative risks in their writing. This workshop re-casts standards-based writing as creative non-fiction, otherwise known as writing readers like to read. Participants will leave with classroom-ready ideas to re-engage voice in student writing across academic genres. Participants will engage in hands-on activities they can customize for their classrooms. The focus will be on helping students create standards-based writing that is actually interesting to read.

Presenters
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Karen Stautberg

English Teacher, West Clermont Local School District
Karen has taught in the West Clermont Local School District for 20 years. She is an OWP Alum and has extensive experience with student writers, ranging from journalism and creative writing classes to leading the CCP Composition coursework in her school. Her writing teacher heroes... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
HS 3313

11:15am

Ink & Ideas: Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking (90 min)[Repeated on 8/1@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

Students deserve to express themselves in a multitude of ways. Visual notetaking, or sketchnoting, is a versatile thinking tool that provides choice, boosts engagement, extends recall, and invites deeper comprehension. In this K-12 session, we'll identify the research and then get practical. We'll learn how to get started as a sketchnoter, how to launch this practice with students, and see how teachers across grade levels and content areas have welcomed sketchnoting into their instructional repertoires...all with pen or stylus in hand!

We'll collaborate through frequent opportunities for turn and talk, viewing teacher/student work samples from around the SW Ohio area, and taking time for making/creating a meaningful sketchnote.

Gifted Competencies addressed: A, B, C, D, E

Presenters
avatar for Tanny McGregor

Tanny McGregor

Writer/Staff Developer, Author/Consultant
Internationally-known teacher and conference speaker Tanny McGregor brings over 30 years of professional experience to her popular sessions. Her workshops are known for their creative and engaging style. Tanny has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, gifted intervention... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
Indian Room

11:30am

Lunch
Food Trucks will be available in front of the High School.

Thursday August 1, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
HS Cafeteria

12:00pm

Lunch
Food Trucks will be available in front of the High School.

Thursday August 1, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
HS Cafeteria

12:00pm

How to Take Care of Yourself and Build Functional Kids (4 hrs)
Limited Capacity seats available

Today’s presentation, “How to Take Great Care of Yourself and Build Functional Kids,” teaches educators simple, low-stress techniques for guiding children to exhibit positive, pro-social behaviors without having to utilize administrators for discipline. Scott guarantees that during this session, teachers and principals will learn a simple skill that will allow them to never have an argument with a student ever again. In addition, participants will learn how to delay consequences in order to be simultaneously strict and calm in the face of any behavior that a child could exhibit, all on your schedule and at your convenience!      


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
High School Auditorium

12:15pm

12:15pm

Innovative Spaces at Indy (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

For the past three years, Independence Elementary has been at the forefront of developing innovative learning spaces for our students and staff. We began with a STEAM Lab. Then, we added a MAKERSPACE; now we have an Innovation Lab. This coming year (2019/20), we will be developing a Greenhouse and Minecraft Lab. All of these spaces are designed to expand not only CORE instruction, but to provide students with opportunities to enrich their daily instruction. This session will highlight the development of these spaces, share how they are currently being used, and discuss future considerations. Time will be allotted for attendees to share ideas and receive feedback for possible spaces in their buildings.

Presenters
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Greg Finke

Principal, Lakota Local
Over the past 16 years, Dr. Finke has led Independence Elementary School, a tremendously successful 3rd – 6th grade elementary in the Lakota Local School District. In 2018, his school won the Overall A and Momentum Awards from the State Board of Education, and continues to innovate... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 3416

12:15pm

A Winning School Culture for the 21st Century (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you take a school culture that is already successful and improve it? How do you take a school culture that is not successful and improve it? Better yet, what is your school culture and does it matter? This seminar is focused on creating a living document called a Culture Plan which will lead a school culture towards success: instructional, social, and emotional. This work requires non-negotiables which all stakeholders are responsible for maintaining and upholding. Through collaboration and a focused vision, a Culture Plan can take any school to new heights.

Presenters
avatar for Charles J. Ogdan

Charles J. Ogdan

Middle School Principal, Loveland City School District
Mr. Ogdan is in his 16th year of education. He started his career at Sycamore High School as a social studies teacher in American, World, and American Military History. After 10 years of teaching and coaching at Sycamore High School, Mr. Ogdan was selected as an assistant high school... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2309

12:15pm

Colorism: The Persistence of Ethnic Division and How to Address it in the Classroom (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore the history of colorism, define it, compare the history to how it manifests in present day, and talk about how it impacts students of all races and ethnicities. As reported by Time Magazine in 2016, Colorism will soon replace Racism as a result of immigration and the mix of ethnicities by marriage. Participants will leave with a better understanding of what students of any ethnicity face both at home and at school, and gain strategies on how to make students feel supported and comfortable. The impacts of this presentation will assist in student mental health, and a feeling of comfort in classrooms as well as impacting teachers with the knowledge of a rising topic in Diversity and Equity in today's world.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Hull

Amy Hull

MHS Assistant Principal, Mason City Schools
Amy E. Hull is an Educational Administrator in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received a B.S. in Pre-Medical Studies - Biology from Ohio University, an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Xavier University, and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Cincinnati. After being... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2204

12:15pm

Implementing a Multi-Tiered PBIS Program in a High School: Successful Strategies for Tiers 1, 2, & 3 (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn how Turpin High School has implemented multiple components of Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) across all three tiers. The presenters will demonstrate how they have taught expected behaviors to ALL students, implemented small group interventions around behavior trends, and created intensive support plans for individual students. The presenters will also share their district-wide social-emotional screening system and an easy-to-implement staff-to-student mentoring program. Participants will be given time to work in pairs or small groups to problem solve how to implement similar supports in their schools.

Presenters
avatar for Camey Eberhard

Camey Eberhard

Assistant Principal, Forest Hills
Camey has supported PBIS implementation in multiple local high schools as a teacher and as an administrator. She currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Student Life at Turpin High School. In addition to instrumentally leading PBIS at Turpin, she also supports district-wide... Read More →
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Alycia Champion

District Parent Resource Coordinator, Forest Hills Schools
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Carrie Urshel

School Psychologist, Forest Hills
Carrie has consulted with several area schools to improve their Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) implementation. She currently serves as the school psychologist at Turpin High School and leads efforts to plan, implement, and... Read More →
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Amy Wiginton

School Counselor, Forest Hills Schools
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Kathy Polivka

Intervention Specialist, Forest Hills Schools
I have been an Intervention Specialist at Turpin for the past 11 years. I have participated in various aspects of PBIS and have been on the PBIS Team for two years.



Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2303

12:15pm

STEM to STEAM and Literacy (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you're interested in learning how the creative process is similar to the maker/engineering process and the writing process, this session is for you. Participants will learn how to integrate content areas into your classroom in simple ways. The presentation will show examples and ideas of how to criss-cross all of these and create something amazing!

Presenters
avatar for Elise McWilliams

Elise McWilliams

Art Teacher, Talawanda School District
Elise is an Artist and an Art Teacher in the Talawanda School District, teaching K-5 Art at Kramer Elementary School. She has a BFA in Visual Art: Jewelry/Metals from Miami University, and an MFA in Visual Art: Jewelry/Metals/Enameling from Kent State University. She exhibits her... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 3303

12:15pm

Incorporating Character Education into the Curriculum: A Juggling Act (45 min)[Repeated 8/1@2:15]
Limited Capacity filling up

Through juggling, crowd involvement, and stories, this unique session will give attendees an opportunity to think outside of the box to learn ways that they can effectively incorporate character education into their classroom or building, regardless of the content taught or the age of the student.

Presenters
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Jen Mott

Assistant Principal - Fairfield Senior High School, Fairfield City Schools
Jen Mott is one of the current assistant principals of Fairfield Senior High School and is also in her final year as a Doctoral student in Educational Leadership at Xavier University. As a circus performer on the side with Cincinnati Circus Company, she has started leading presentations... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 3315

12:15pm

Instructional Coaching Hacks 2.0 - The Journey Continues (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@2:15]
Limited Capacity filling up

Did you attend Instructional Coaching Hacks 101 at last year's High Aims Summer Institute? Yes? Let's get this cohort together again to learn from all your successes and troubleshoot any challenges! No? Come join our cohort of coaches for Instructional Coaching Hacks 2.0-The Journey Continues. New coaches welcome!

Presenters
avatar for Lori Vanover

Lori Vanover

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local School District
Lori Vanover is beginning her 29th year with Lakota Schools. After 23 years in the classroom, she stepped out to be an Instructional Coach with the district and is excited and ready to begin her 6th year in this position. "With the addition of Innovation Hubs in all of our 3-6 buildings... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2401

12:15pm

Creating Digital Class Notebooks to Personalize (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
Limited Capacity filling up

Curious about how to manage personalized learning in the classroom? Learn how to create a class notebook in Microsoft OneNote. The instructor will share her journey on how she transformed her classroom by personalizing instruction, content, and assessments while using this one tool. Participants will learn how students learned to improve organization, build collaboration, and provide immediate feedback in order to improve personal learning. Participants will create a class notebook for the upcoming school year.

Presenters
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Jackie Bender

5-ELA Learning Leader, Lakota Local Schools
I am a 5th Grade ELA teacher at Union Elementary in Lakota Local Schools. I am going on my 22nd year of teaching. I have a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and also a Gifted Endorsement. This past school year I completed my coursework to become ISTE certified to fulfill... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2207

12:15pm

MERGE Cube and the MERGE Cube EDU Platform (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session attendees will have the opportunity to interact with MERGE Cubes, and investigate the possibilities of using this simple yet complex technology in the K-8 classroom. We will also look at how the MERGE Cube can enhance lesson plans and lab experiments, allow for immersive discovery and bring coding and design to life. The session will then show the new EDU platform that provides collections of AR objects, lesson plans with activities for STEAM learning, coding, and creation, and can convert 3D models that students create into virtual objects. Finally, the session will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to interact with the technology.

MERGE enables active learning by enabling students to learn and create in entirely new ways while giving teachers simple AR/VR tools that increase student engagement, intellectual curiosity and classroom achievement.

At the core is the MERGE Cube - a digital school supply that extends learning beyond the limitations of device screens by giving students the ability to interact with virtual objects.


Presenters
avatar for David Clark

David Clark

Curriculum and Technology Specialist, Butler County ESC
David Clark - Technology and Instructional Specialist MEd in Secondary Education 17 years in the classroom 4 years as a Technology and Instructional Specialist with BCESC Google Level 1 Certified Zulama Certified Trainer ISTE CAP trainer Presented at: National Conference of HSTW... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 3304

12:15pm

Social Media For Good (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

At Adena Elementary in Lakota Local Schools, Principal John Mattingly and Head Custodian John McCutchen help lead #TeamAdena and have a focused effort to promote positivity, highlight and showcase our students and staff learning and achievements, highlight school programming and events, and connect families so parents can see what a “day in the life of school” looks like. This session will include tips and tricks for doing so. Remember if you do not tell your school’s story, someone else will and it may not be your preferred narrative, so let’s use Social Media For Good!

Presenters
avatar for John Mattingly

John Mattingly

Principal, Lakota Local Schools
John Mattingly is beginning his 3rd year as Principal of Adena Elementary, a Lakota school that serves 600+ students in grades 3-6. Previously, he was a Principal in Finneytown Local Schools. John has an elementary teaching background in both Lebanon and Lakota.
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John McCutchen

Head Custodian, Lakota Local Schools
Head Custodian John McCutchen has been in his role serving Lakota Local Schools for nearly 25 years. He was one of the recipients for the Educator of the Year in 2018. That’s right, and he tweets!


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 3213

12:15pm

Teachers Just Wanna Have Choice: A new lens on Professional Learning (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Traditional professional development models force teachers into stagnant one-size-fits-all packages or expensive post-graduate programs that may never impact instructional practice. Edge•U offers educators pertinent microcredentials (badges) based on effective implementation of high-impact strategies supported by engaging technology. Participants can earn a wide variety of badges that confirm their accomplishments in the classroom and even earn CEU’s or graduate credit along the way! Edge•U offers concise, just-in-time learning to support educators with the challenges they face every day in a rapidly changing world.
This session will discuss the impact Edge•U has had at current schools and provide a demo of the platform.

Presenters
avatar for Katie Ritter Siemer

Katie Ritter Siemer

Director of Curriculum & Technology Integration, Forward Edge
Katie serves as the Director for Curriculum & Technology Integration at Forward Edge in Cincinnati, Ohio, working closely with district leaders to help them identify needs of their staff, plan PD and implement the PD with teachers. Before joining Forward Edge, she worked in adult... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 3414

12:15pm

Mathematics Projects for Real-World Application (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

For each unit, projects can be used to help the students answer, "When are we ever going to use this?" These projects also allow the students to dissect each concept or function into its mathematical components. After a brief description of the project organization and goals, participants will have time to view the projects and ask questions.

Presenters
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Adam Szabo

Math Teacher, Forest Hills
Adam Szabo has been a Math Teacher at Anderson High School since 2017. During that time, Adam has been a member of the MTSS team where his role has included Piloting Blended Learning, Organizing Math Intervention Periods, and supporting the Online Schooling for the Experience Program... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2308

12:15pm

MTSS/RTI/IAT: Climbing the Acronym Ladder (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

The acronyms may have changed but the purpose has not; how do educators best grow students and close the achievement gaps? In this session, participants will look at various data collection systems and discuss the model for moving students between tiers. Participants will look at model data charts and reflect upon next steps to determine best intervention approaches for individual student needs.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Zale

Jennifer Zale

K-2 Reading Specialist, Reading Community Schools
Jennifer Zale has been teaching for 19 years at Central Elementary in Reading. She taught first grade for 11 years and has been the K-2 Reading Specialist for 8 years. Jennifer has her Masters in Elementary Education with a focus in Literacy. She also has her Teacher Leader Endorsement... Read More →
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Kelly Welling

Intervention Specialist, Reading Community City Schools
Kelly is an Intervention Specialist at Reading Central Elementary. Prior to that she worked in Springboro City Schools as an Intervention Specialist in grades 3-5. Kelly is a member of the MTSS team where she assists in data collection and management as well as intervention ideas... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2405

12:15pm

Building Math Momentum: Getting to "Got It" after the Test (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

As Math teachers, we taught the concepts every single way we could think of. Our students sat down with pen, pencil (or computer) and the data measures a spectrum like a week of Ohio weather. What now? This session will enable you to address the variability of student growth after the test. This new structure employs a variety of intentional strategies that can immediately be employed in your Math classroom to build student confidence and provide for content mastery. Teachers GET to be in a "hands on" active workshop to make sure their students have GOT IT.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Motsinger

Kate Motsinger

6th Math Teacher and Department Chair, Fairfield City Schools
For the past 14 years, Kate Motsinger has been teaching grades 5-9. Certified to teach both Math and Social Studies, she earned both her Master's Degree in Educational Administration and an Endorsement in Gifted Education K-12. She was named Middle School Teacher of the Year in the... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2304

12:15pm

Establishing Writing Routines with Notebooks & Mentor Texts (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the way one teacher uses notebooks and mentor texts throughout a year to establish a daily routine of writing. Participants will practice classroom strategies, discuss the role of writing routines, and look inside one teacher’s weekly and daily structures for working with a variety of texts or elements. Teachers will walk out with ideas and plans for using mentor texts and notebooks in their classroom.

Presenters
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Courtney Brinker

Language Arts Teacher/Teacher Consultant, Fairfield Schools & The Ohio Writing Project
Courtney Brinker is an 8th grade Language Arts Teacher at Fairfield Creekside Middle School, finishing her 7th year. She is a 2011 Miami University graduate, and received her MAT through the Ohio Writing Project at Miami in 2016. She also works as a Teacher Consultant for OWP, helping... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 3316

12:15pm

High Engagement/Low Prep Instructional Strategies for Any Classroom (45 min) {Repeated 8/2@ 10:15am}
Limited Capacity filling up

Teachers will learn high engagement strategies, rooted in best practice, that can be done traditionally or enhanced digitally. All strategies will have a high impact on student engagement with low preparation on the teacher's part!

Presenters
avatar for Tiffany Rexhausen

Tiffany Rexhausen

7-8 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Tiffany Rexhusen is an experienced educator and instructional leader in Lakota Local Schools for 15 years. She has taught high school and junior high English Language Arts before moving into the role of an instructional coach. In this work she was able to work in multiple capacities... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2212

12:15pm

Level Up! Amplify engagment through games and gamification (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Humans are naturally drawn to play. Why not use that to our advantage as educators to teach and engage our students? In this session, we will explore the mechanics of games such as competition, experimentation and choice, problem solving, and rewards and examine how we could capitalize on these mechanics to amplify student engagement with our content.

Presenters
avatar for Lori Wegman

Lori Wegman

Instructional Specialist, Fairfield City Schools
Lori currently serves as an Instructional Specialist for Fairfield City School district, assisting teachers in instruction, assessment, and technology integration to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms. She is a 24 year veteran teacher, having taught in Georgia, Minnesota... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 1105

12:15pm

Opinion and Argument Writing Strategies That Work (45 min)[Repeated 8/1@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity filling up


Students are surrounded by opinions – in their everyday life and in the world, but learning to read and write opinions is a complex skill. Join the Ohio Writing Project in this 45 minute session to explore the way teachers in grades 4-6 have been using National Writing Project opinion writing resources to build student writing skills. Students learn to read non-fiction, write claims and support their opinions and arguments. Teachers will leave the session with writing project resources ready for classroom instruction.

Presenters
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Amy Whitling

Teacher, Mason City Schools
Amy Whitling is a teacher in Mason City Schools and a Teacher Consultant with the Ohio Writing Project. Amy has taught multiple OWP workshops and for the last year has been participating in a National Writing Project Study around opinion writing in elementary classrooms.
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Julie Conley

Teacher Consultant, Ohio Writing Project
Julie Conley previously taught upper-elementary school and is currently a Teacher Consultant with the Ohio Writing Project. Julie has taught multiple OWP workshops and for the last year has been participating in a National Writing Project Study around opinion writing in elementary... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2411

12:15pm

Project Based Learning in a Math Classroom (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

PBL continues to grow in its usage in classrooms everywhere. Math teachers, however, have expressed concern on how to address complex and valuable standards using PBL. Participants will learn experiences of a PBL journey through math which increased student engagement, student ownership, and reignited passion for teaching.

Presenters
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John Wise

Principal, Lakota Local Schools
Coming Soon
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Christina French

Director K-6 Curriculum, Lakota Local School District
I am a former teacher who loves teaching and learning. In my quest to add to my professional toolbox, I took a leap into the world of administration before I felt ready. I quickly realized this was the best decision I had yet to make, as it fueled my passion for change. After eight... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 3405-3407

12:15pm

The Daily 5 for Our Youngest Learners PK-K (45 min) [Repeated 8/1@1:15pm]
Limited Capacity filling up

Preschoolers and Kindergartners learn best through social interactions and play. All across the country, the Daily 5 is known for increasing student independence and engagement, as a great resource in developing literacy skills and phonological awareness. During this session, participants will look at the most impactful elements of the Daily 5 and how teachers can implement them into their instruction. Participants will be asked to share examples of how they best support literacy in their classrooms. This professional development is also Ohio Approved in The Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA).

Presenters
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Christina Curcio

Butler County Educational Services Center, Butler County Educational Services Center
Christina Curcio is an Instructional Specialist working as both a professional development trainer and instructional coach at the Butler County Educational Service Center in Hamilton, Ohio. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and her master’s degree in... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 3413

12:15pm

The Missing Link in Reading Comprehension (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

The latest research in early literacy shows that there is an extra step before comprehension. Critical to reading comprehension is a process called microcomprehension. Learn more about this key component at this special workshop; what it is, why it’s important, and how to teach these important new skills. The latest research in early literacy shows there are some underlying skills that are critical to mastering comprehension. Learn more about these key components at this workshop: what they are, why they are important, and how to teach these important new skills. Educators will participate in think-pair-share activities and small group work, leaving the session with concrete strategies to help students develop these micro-skills to improve their reading comprehension.

Sponsored by Amplify Education.

Presenters
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Anne Lucas

Senior Product Manager, Amplify Education
As a product manager for Amplify’s supplemental programs, Anne's mission is to create digital reading programs that not only help students learn critical reading skills, but simultaneously save teachers time and extend their reach in the classroom. As a former teacher and administrator... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2215

12:15pm

Avoiding Professional Pitfalls for Educators (90 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

Educators in Ohio are held to standards set by the State Board of Education through the Licensure Code of Professional Conduct. This Code was open for review and comment in early 2019 with expected changes to come impacting every ODE-license holder. Learn about the common and not-so-common missteps educators make. The presenter will be able to receive live audience feedback utilizing interactive polls.

Presenters
avatar for Erin Wessendorf-Wortman

Erin Wessendorf-Wortman

Attorney, Ennis Britton Co., LPA
Ms. Wessendorf-Wortman is a shareholder with Ennis Britton. She advises clients on a variety of educational law matters including labor and employment issues, student discipline and rights, special education and 504 matters, relationships with school resource officers, serving transgender... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
HS 3410

12:15pm

Positive Communication starts with ME! (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Positive Communication Starts with ME!

Positive communication starts within. In this ENGAGING and EMPOWERING breakout session we will utilize our words as a tool, LOVE. This session will begin with a short temperament test and discussion. Once the room is properly placed in groups of matching personalities and temperaments, learners will then be separated in multiple groups for further self examination and discussion. Upon discussion completion, each participant will be challenged to create a lesson plan for a student with an adverse character disposition than themselves. This process will produce self assessments and positive communication skills that will inspire and encourage the educational environments in every community.

Presenters
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Nick Jackson

CEO, Nick Jackson Speaks; Speakers of Love
Nick Jackson is the proud owner and creator of Nick Jackson Speaks and Speakers of Love. He is a motivational speaker who inspires people through his experiences and empowering stories. Nick commits his life to helping people of all ages reach their higher purpose and unleash their... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
HS 3314

12:15pm

Adobe Spark (Free!): Create Videos, Websites and Graphics for Projects, Alternative Assessments, Exhibitions, Promotions and More! (90 min) [Repeated 8/1@2:15]
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us in this hands-on workshop to learn about Adobe Spark tools for graphics, videos and websites. See examples of how Ross Middle School teachers and students use these tools to show student mastery, share ideas, promote events, and more! Adobe Spark tools empower creativity and can provide voice and choice for student assignments, assessments and projects. The tools are easy to learn and can be used individually to create basic media with available templates. Or, they can be combined to create more dynamic, custom, mixed-media products. Participants will learn how to design with each tool and work in small groups to combine each element to make a final mixed-media project. Adobe Spark premium tools/accounts are free for educators and students and are COPPA compliant.

Presenters
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Gerri Bolin

5th Grade Teacher, Ross Local Schools
Gerri Bolin is currently teaching 5th grade Science and Social Studies at Ross Middle School. She has worked in the district since 2007. She is also the Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis Coach at Ross High School. In addition to utilizing Adobe Spark in her classroom with students, she... Read More →
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Tricia Kluener

Technology Curriculum Coordinator, Ross Local Schools
Tricia Kluener is currently the Technology Curriculum Coordinator for Ross Local Schools. She has worked for the district since 2007 and has been supporting educational technology since 2004. She supports students and staff throughout the district with technology integration efforts... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
HS 2416

12:15pm

Learning and Literacy Centers: Where Content Knowledge and Literacy Skills Intersect, grades 4-12 (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine your classroom as an interactive, collaborative meeting space where learning thrives. Your students actively and willingly participate in activities that develop content area knowledge and literacy skills simultaneously. Learn about schools where Dr. McKnight has implemented Learning and Literacy Centers (LLC).  In these schools, LLC implementation has resulted in substantial student performance gains in rural, urban and suburban contexts since it provides a practical context for the integration of formative assessment, differentiated instruction, multi-tiered interventions, movement, and technology.  

Presenters

Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
HS 3307-3309

12:30pm

Lunch
Food Trucks will be available in front of the High School.

Thursday August 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS Cafeteria

1:00pm

Lunch
Food Trucks will be available in front of the High School.

Thursday August 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
HS Cafeteria

1:15pm

1:15pm

Real World Learning-future plans are not always in a text book (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

Students don’t know what they don’t know, and there is a vast world of possibilities awaiting them post-graduation. Industry is at the ready to partner with education to guide our graduates into meaningful careers in all sectors. In this session, learn about some steps to get started incorporating real world learning into your classrooms, advice on how to expand your network, and take away a framework of an action plan. Through our time together we will be brainstorming on implementation, having small group discussion on thinking outside the box, and take an opportunity to network with other participants for post-conference collaboration. Join us to begin the journey of finding innovative ways to get students thinking about their future careers!

Presenters
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Katie Bauer

Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, Lakota Local Schools
Katie has spent a majority of her career in higher education and joined the Lakota Learning Team in 2018 as the Strategic Partnerships Coordinator. In this position, she has the privilege of facilitating the Lakota Internship Program, with a focus on expansion. Real World Learning... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3408

1:15pm

Track the Pack - Simple Data Collection (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

A school in West Clermont with an enrollment of 2000 students has developed, and improved, a simple way to gather non-academic data from students. By providing students with an individual QR code, data is collected via a google form and is immediately sent to a google sheet. Academic teams have the option to compile and organize information regarding restroom usage, "points" earned for positive behaviors, details about behavioral concerns, and trips to the nurse. Reports (containing whatever the team wants to share) can quickly be sent home electronically.

Presenters
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Donald Jacobs

Teacher, West Clermont Local Schools
Don has been a middle school educator for his entire career, having taught at Shroder Paideia, Winton Woods, Glen Este, and West Clermont. Beyond teaching language arts and social studies, Don has a passion for school improvement in any capacity.
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Aaron Stahley

Teacher, Great Oaks, assigned to West Clermont Middle School
Aaron is in his twelfth year in education, and is currently teaching Project Lead the Way - Gateway to Technology for Great Oaks at West Clermont Middle School, where he has been for two years. Previously Aaron has taught mathematics, instructional technology, and was an instructional... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3215

1:15pm

Black Mirror, Light Mirror - Lighten the Dark Side of Educational Technology (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on the TV show Black Mirror, the instructor will raise up the dark side of technology and its impact in the classroom and open up a discussion in the session. Supported with real-life cases and scenarios, the instructor will stay neutral and encourage the audience to discuss solutions to lighten the dark side of technology to match the ISTE standards for students, teachers, and administrators.

Presenters
avatar for Ruowei Fischer

Ruowei Fischer

Technology Integration Specialist, Forward Edge
Mrs. Fischer is a Technology Integration Specialist at Forward Edge. She has a Bachelor of Arts, in Education from Shanghai Normal University in China. She became a Google Certified Trainer in early 2018 and has trained over 250 educators, administrative assistants, and administrators... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3203

1:15pm

Low Floor High Ceiling: Creating accessible science tasks that challenge all students (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

Popular in the math education community, Low Floor High Ceiling (LFHC) Tasks are those that all students can access but that can be extended to high levels.
They can help keep students of all levels engaged and challenged with congnitively rich experiences. The presentation will include characteristics of LFHC science tasks, examples of such tasks, and tools for making existing tasks LFHC. Participants will engage in a group LFHC task and brainstorm tasks for their grade/subject.

Presenters
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David Vernot

Curriculum Consultant, Butler County ESC
David Vernot has been an educator for over 30 years, teaching from elementary through high school (along with curriculum work) in Fairfield City Schools. His current work includes workshops, coaching and curriculum support through Butler County ESC. He is SECO board member, has contributed... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3315

1:15pm

Ensuring The Success of an EOC Retake and Remediation Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Providing remediation and retake support for students trying to increase their EOC points is challenging. Students needing remediation often do not have frequent access to a content area teachers, making it difficult to achieve the required points to graduate.
Schools across OH have partnered with Edmentum to use an online curriculum that is automatically assigned based on an OH EOC aligned diagnostic assessment. Each student is automatically assigned a custom learning path of adaptive lessons that they can work through at their own pace. The learning path includes questions mirroring what they will find and experience on our State's End-of-Course assessments. In this session we will discuss this solution and how these programs are successfully implemented.

Sponsored by Edmentum

Presenters
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Mark Radcliffe

Manager Educational Programs Consulting, Edmentum
Mark Radcliffe is Edmentum’s Manager of Educational Programs Consulting. Mark leads a nationwide team of former School administrators that help schools make new program decisions. This includes starting up entirely new instructional programs or making significant changes to existing... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 2307

1:15pm

HMH Virtual Field Trips: Powered by Google Expeditions (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
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Join us for a trip through Natural Bridge Caverns formed during the age of the dinosaurs and then come along as we journey through the human digestive system! Let us show you how to put these amazing virtual field trips and hundreds more to use in YOUR classroom through Google Expeditions. We will also explore the BRAND NEW AR Expeditions! (No permission slips or sack lunch required)

Sponsored by HMH.

Presenters
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Tristan Fuerbacher

Account Executive, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Tristan Fuerbacher is a former Elementary Math & Technology teacher from Lebanon, OH. Tristan taught for 7 years with Hamilton City Schools before joining Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as a K-12 Math & Science consultant. Tristan has worked with Google Expeditions since it was being piloted... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3202

1:15pm

There's an App for That (45 min)
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This session will cover a variety of applications that can be quickly and efficiently utilized by teachers in the classroom. Categories of apps that we will look at include assessment, collaboration and discussion, curation, flipped learning, image making, and more. Participants will get a brief overview of apps that we have vetted, and have an opportunity th share their favorite app through a speed-dating activity. Finally, participants will leave with digital resources to further investigate the apps covered in the session and many more.

Presenters
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David Clark

Curriculum and Technology Specialist, Butler County ESC
David Clark - Technology and Instructional Specialist MEd in Secondary Education 17 years in the classroom 4 years as a Technology and Instructional Specialist with BCESC Google Level 1 Certified Zulama Certified Trainer ISTE CAP trainer Presented at: National Conference of HSTW... Read More →
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Mary Snellgrove

Instructional Coach, Butler County Educational Service Center
Mary has been in education for 19 years. Her experience in the classroom and as an Instructional Coach have provided her with a wealth of opportunities to learn about technology integration, PBL, ways to be innovative in the classroom and best practices for all students. Mary has... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3304

1:15pm

Using Student-Generated Data to Measure Student Engagement (45 min)
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The session will focus on an innovative way of measuring student engagement, the Wellington Engagement Index, and what we have learned from using the tool. Highly engaged students are students who learn best, but keeping students consistently engaged can be difficult. It is hard to improve engagement without being able to measure it. To solve this problem, The Wellington School has developed an innovative methodology: The Wellington Engagement Index. This Index defines engagement as the phenomenon of a student finding their work deeply challenging, and loving the experience. This means that students not only do their best work, but are always hungry for more.

Sponsored by the Wellington School.

Presenters
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Brendan Laughlin

WelliVentures Administrator, The Wellington School
Brendan Laughlin is the WelliVentures Administrator at The Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio. Brendan graduated from The University of Notre Dame with a dual-major in political science and economics, and subsequently became a Venture for America Fellow. Brendan's work is diverse... Read More →
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Robert Brisk

Head of School, The Wellington School
Robert D. Brisk is Head of The Wellington School. He assumed the position in July 2007. During his tenure at Wellington, he has championed forward thinking and progressive educational programs that serve the school's mission to inspire each person to discover and strive to meet his... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3208

1:15pm

Ignite Your Vision: The Story of Students Leading for Change (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@11:15am]
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In the 2018-2019 school year, Mason High School students engaged in a crowd-sourced innovation project. Nearly 70 ideas were submitted by students and voted on literally hundreds of thousands of times by fellow students, staff, and community members. These winning ideas were crowned IDEA CHAMPIONS and went on to execute their ideas via a Design Thinking workshop.

This is their story! This session will feature a panel of students talking about their own personalized learning experience, what they thought of the process, and what they might suggest to other districts that may want to try their own student-voice initiative.

Presenters
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Aaron Roberts

Innovative Learning Coach, Mason City Schools
Aaron has been designing innovative learning experiences for students and teachers for over 17 years. He cares deeply about student-driven instruction and students showing their learning in ways that best match their own personality."The future belongs to a different kind of person... Read More →
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Christine McCormick

Innovative Systems Officer, Mason City Schools
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Shanna Bumiller

Associate Principal for Teaching and Learning, Mason City Schools
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Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3303

1:15pm

Math Workshop in the Primary Grades(45 min)
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This session will provide a brief overview of four main math stations utilized in classrooms and provide an overview of how they can be varied to meet the individual needs of the students. The math stations include direct instruction, cooperative games, problem solving, and technology. Participants will be encouraged to brainstorm ideas on how math stations can be incorporated into their classrooms while exploring sample materials and formative assessments.

Link to presentation 

Presenters
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Donna Prues

2nd Grade Teacher, Forest Hills School District
Donna Prues and Kendra Johns have taught second grade together for over 10 years. Both hold a Masters in Education and have presented numerous math workshops in and out of their Forest Hills School District. They are passionate about math and creating a learning environment that is... Read More →
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Kendra Johns

2nd Grade Teacher, Forest Hills Schools
Donna Prues and Kendra Johns have taught second grade together for over 10 years. Both hold a Masters in Education and have presented numerous math workshops in and out of their Forest Hills School District. They are passionate about math and creating a learning environment that is... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3414

1:15pm

Does your Built Environment Support your Mental Health Goals?
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Presentors: emersion DESIGN & Lindner Center of HOPE
emersion DESIGN Presentors:
~ Christie Boron, RA, NCARB, LEED AP - Principal and Learning Market Leader
~ Chad Edwards, RA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C - Principal and Director of Sustainability and Wellness

Lindner Center of HOPE Presentors:
~ Dr. Tracy Cummings, MD - Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Lindner Center of HOPE
~ Dr. Jennifer Farley, PSYD - Lindner Center of HOPE Staff Psychologist

Often times, leadership’s critical operation goals centered on mental health, security and other strategic goals are unwittingly hindered by their built environment. This can create unanticipated hurdles or roadblocks for achieving these lifesaving initiatives. Architecture firm, emersion DESIGN, has teamed with Lindner Center of HOPE to create a pilot study to investigate current and ongoing research centered on mental health in the PK-12 school environment. This team has built a shared research model, partnered with Ohio school districts, to develop integrative understanding and help to break down silos to allow the built environment to support key mental health goals. This session will share the work to date and allow the attendees to become part of the healthy buildings for mental health movement.

Attendees will :
1. Be able to identify spaces that are hinders to a healthy school.
2. Learn how to leverage spatial design to improve current mental health curriculum and programs.
3. Learn how good environmental design can mitigate social isolation and allow for student mental assessment in the moment.
4. Receive an extensive list of free resources centered on healthy buildings for mental health

Sponsored by emersionDESIGN.

Presenters
avatar for Christie Boron, RA, NCARB, LEED AP

Christie Boron, RA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal, emersionDESIGN
Christie's 22 years of experience in architecture includes an emphasis on managing and designing educational facilities. She is currently a Principal at emersion DESIGN and Learning Market Leader. Her interest in the role architecture plays in the transformation of learning has informed... Read More →
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Tracy Suzanne Cummings, MD

Chief of Child ad Adolescent Psychiatry, Lindner Center of Hope
In addition to her clinical oversight of the Cincinnati Children’s Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization services at Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Cummings serves as a staff psychiatrist for LCOH. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children through emerging adulthood... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer L. Farley, PSYD

Jennifer L. Farley, PSYD

Staff Psychologist, Lindner Center of HOPE
Dr. Farley is a psychotherapist and neuropsychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. With regard to neuropsychology, she has a particular interest in the assessment of cognitive disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity... Read More →
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Chad Wayne Edwards, PA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Principal & Chief Strategic Officer, emersionDESIGN
Chad Edwards is and architect and Chief Strategic Officer for emersion DESIGN, the first architecture and engineering firm in the world with a LEED Platinum office. He started his sustainability work 3 decades ago on the mesas of New Mexico. Chad has worked on 9 Net Zero Energy projects... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3401

1:15pm

The Mindful Child: It starts with us (45 min)
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In order to equip students with self-regulation, mindfulness, and tools to better focus their attention and energy, educators must model. This session will help participants consider a framework to help students better navigate the implications of social media, perfectionism, and societal pressures that can impact their sense of self. The presenter will introduce mindful strategies for the educator to incorporate in their own lives and classroom. Participants will experience activities and learn strategies on how to incorporate positive psychology, gratitude, and intentional goal-setting.

Presenters
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Gretchen Bloomstrom

Director of Teaching & Learning - Three Rivers Local Schools, Three Rivers Local Schools
Gretchen Bloomstrom has 10 years of experience in education (9 years at Indian Hill High School and Milford High School as an English teacher and Coordinator of Extracurricular Activities at Milford High School), and the Assistant Principal of Taylor High School. Ms. Bloomstrom is... Read More →
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Lindsay Kearns

Indian Hill High School Guidance Counselor, Indian Hill Exempted Village School District
Lindsay Kearns is a guidance counselor at Indian Hill High School. She has taught Social Studies for 4 years and has been a high school and middle school counselor for 12 years. She has a 500 Hr RYT Yoga Instructor certification, has completed training with Mindful Schools, Yoga in... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 1105

1:15pm

Mindfulness, Community Building and the Impact on Student Achievement (45 min)[Session added 8/1@10:15am]
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While calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings and thoughts, students (and teachers) can successfully practice mindfulness, build community and resolve conflict amongst themselves. Many teachers have expressed a desire to learn more about mindfulness and building positive classroom communities. Come and join me to get resources, practice, and gain insight into practicing mindfulness, community building and how these things can impact overall student achievement.

Presenters
avatar for Tiffani Wills

Tiffani Wills

Asst. Principal, Cincinnati Public
Tiffani Wills is an instructional leader who has great presence in motivational speaking, building exceptional leaders, community building, mindfulness and empowering others to be their best selves. In 2015, Rustic UrbanLife was founded by Tiffani Wills and one of her dear friends... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 1102

1:15pm

STEPPS toward Success: Supporting a Growth Mindset for Learners on the Autism Spectrum (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

The groundbreaking work of Carol Dweck and others on the importance of a growth mindset is particularly powerful for learners with special needs whose path to the “mountaintop of mastery” may be less direct, require more structured practice, require alternate routes or require specfic evidence based instruction. This interactive presentation will explore special considerations for helping learners with special needs (particularly autism) develop and apply a growth mindset that encourages resilience, positivity and ownership of goal-setting and attainment. Participants will discuss and apply the following evidence-based instructional strategies, outlined in the STEPPS acronym to support growth mindset: scaffolded reinforcement, task analysis, emotional self management support, positive momentum, peer mediated intervention, and scripting.

Presenters
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Lisa Combs

Consultant/Instructor, Combs Educational Consulting/Wright State University
Lisa Combs, MA Special Education, is an instructional and behavioral consultant, certified autism specialist, author, and adjunct faculty with Wright State University. Lisa earned her B.S. and M.A. degrees in Special Education from Ball State University. Lisa’s career in education... Read More →


STEPPS pdf

Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3207-3209

1:15pm

The Daily 5 for Our Youngest Learners PK-K (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Preschoolers and Kindergartners learn best through social interactions and play. All across the country, the Daily 5 is known for increasing student independence and engagement, as a great resource in developing literacy skills and phonological awareness. During this session, participants will look at the most impactful elements of the Daily 5 and how teachers can implement them into their instruction. Participants will be asked to share examples of how they best support literacy in their classrooms. This professional development is also Ohio Approved in The Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA).

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Christina Curcio

Butler County Educational Services Center, Butler County Educational Services Center
Christina Curcio is an Instructional Specialist working as both a professional development trainer and instructional coach at the Butler County Educational Service Center in Hamilton, Ohio. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and her master’s degree in... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3413

1:15pm

The Holocaust through the Voices of Local Survivors & Witnesses (45 min)[2nd session added 8/1@11:15am]
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The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center Museum opened on January 27, 2019 in historic Union Terminal, where many of the region’s local survivors arrived to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of WWII. In this session you will learn about the museum and how we designed the experience to engage students by learning the history of this time period from those who witnessed it. The museum is interactive, focusing on the words, artifacts, photographs and artifacts of local individuals to allow visitors to think critically about history of the Holocaust in order to inspire action today. HHC does this through guided tours, pre & post materials directly related to the museum, and other educational resources you can bring to your classroom to help you contextualize and teach the Holocaust.

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Jodi Elowitz

Director of Education, Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center
Jodi Elowitz is the Director of Education & Engagement for the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms. Elowitz has had a wide range of experiences in the field of Holocaust studies, including; teaching, overseeing numerous educational and community... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 2405

1:15pm

PBL: Authentic and Impactful Learning (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about PBL: they WHY and the HOW. See how to launch a PBL unit. Discuss project-based vs problem-based learning, get ideas for integrating STEAM into student projects, assessing work, and managing PBL as curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson

3rd Grade Teacher, Talawanda City Schools
Stephanie Pearson holds a Master's Degree from Miami University. She has taught for 14 years and worked collaboratively with school districts and universities around Cincinnati on projects and professional development presentations. @MrsPearsonTSD



Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
HS 3313

1:15pm

Creating a District Literacy Leadership Team (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In an effort to increase students' literacy skills in grades 6-12, educators have joined forces to create a district Literacy Leadership Team (LLT). The LLT has created professional development for teachers to increase their knowledge in disciplinary literacy strategies. WOW, this is making a difference! The presenter will share experiences along this journey and their plan for the future.

Presenters
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Jennifer Lewis

Literacy Coach, Fairfield City School District
Jennifer Lewis has taught in a self-contained classroom for 5th and 6th grade. She has also taught 7th and 8th grade gifted Language Arts and Title I reading for grades K-6. She is currently a Literacy Coach with the Fairfield City School District.


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
HS 3310

1:15pm

Amplify Impact with Self-Directed Passion Projects (90 min)
Limited Capacity full

Passion projects or independent study opportunities give students voice and choice in their learning. How can instructors find the time to fit these strategies into their classrooms? See how you can set up your own passion project assignment using Google Classroom to guide students through steps that they "unlock" as they work at their own pace. Topics include: introduction, samples, planning, 'help desk', research skills, digital citizenship, searching for information, organizing research, and final project ideas. Students can get asynchronous help using digital feedback tools and individualization with all work being done independently by students from home.

Presenters
avatar for Heidi Weber

Heidi Weber

Gifted Intervention Specialist, Loveland City Schools
Heidi Weber lives and teaches 3rd and 4th grade gifted reading in Loveland, Ohio. Heidi has an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a gifted endorsement and is a Google Level 1 Certified Educator. As a National Board Certified Teacher with 20 years elementary experience, Heidi... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
HS 3411

1:15pm

DreamBox Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Training for Lakota Math Teachers, Grades 3-6

Presenters
avatar for Nicky Szczur

Nicky Szczur

Senior Professional Development Specialist, DreamBox Learning
Nicky Szczur is a Senior PD Specialist at DreamBox Learning. Szczur holds a B.S. in Elementary Education K-6, M.Ed. in Special Education, Birth-Grade 8 and a Level II instructional certificate for both Elementary Education and Special Education in Pennsylvania. Her experience consists... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
FS 1051

1:15pm

Activate Your Classroom (90 min)
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Looking for ways to invigorate your classroom? Bueller...Bueller? Join us for a hands on session where we explore several way to incorporate active learning into your lessons. Learn how to craft learning experiences for your students that activate their curiosity and engage their minds in the curriculum. We will share resources for designing personalized playlists, breakout experiences, hyperdocs and more! During this session, you’ll choose your own path. This is an active learning session, so don’t plan to sit and get!

Presenters
avatar for Danielle Tymitz

Danielle Tymitz

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Learn21
Danni's work as Instructional Technology Coordinator includes managing the professional learning needs of the districts she serves, online and blended course development and educational technology coaching. With 10 years of classroom experience, Danni uses her expertise in content... Read More →
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Lorinda Ottaway

Principal, Clinton-Massie Middle School, Clinton-Massie Local Schools
Lorinda Ottaway just recently accepted the Principal position at Clinton-Massie Middle School. She was an Instructional Innovator for Sycamore Schools. Lorinda has been a teacher for 28 years and utilizes that experience to assist other teachers in the integration of technological... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
HS 3416

1:15pm

Standards Based Learning: Personalizing Assessment (90 min)[2nd session added 8/1@10:15am]
Limited Capacity seats available

Education is full of buzzwords. Maybe you’ve heard of one of the latest: Standards Based Learning (SBL). In this presentation, you will participate in an interactive standards based learning lesson to learn about it’s philosophy and see real examples of how two teachers use this philosophy to personalize learning in our classroom. SBL has increased rigor and relevance in classrooms while making grades more meaningful for teachers and students. It has made educators become more precise in communicating ideas about learning and about how students can take action to improve their own learning. This session will be taught according to standards based learning philosophies, using a rubric to guide mastery of a standard.

Presenters
avatar for Maggie Kays

Maggie Kays

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Maggie Kays has been teaching 7th grade Social Studies for over ten years. Maggie is passionate about forming relationships with students, teaching them about history while also focusing on their overall growth as a person. She has presented at many conferences about Problem Based... Read More →
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Tessa Keyes

7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Tessa Keyes has been teaching for 17 years. She has been teaching 7th grade ELA for over 10 years. Tessa believes that enthusiasm and a focus on relationships is essential for helping students grow into their full potential. She has presented at many conferences about Problem Based... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
HS 3108

1:15pm

Inspire with Interactive Notebooks (90 min)[Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
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This session will focus on engaging students and increasing literacy through the use of interactive notebooking. Participants will receive a spiral notebook where they can place content examples that could be used in their very own classroom. There will be foldable templates, notebook management tips and tricks, as well as simple notebook grading techniques. During the session, time will be set aside for small group implementation where participants will be able to collaborate and apply the content to their specific discipline.

Presenters
avatar for Holly Stout

Holly Stout

6th Grade Science Teacher, Fairfield City Schools
Holly Stout is a 6th grade science teacher at Creekside Middle School, and has been teaching for seven years. She recognizes the potential in every child and aims to connect science to their every day lives. She graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Science degree in... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
HS 2414

1:15pm

Using Micro-progressions or “Bus Stops” to Improve Skills (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Examining micro-progressions can help students to notice and then name how to develop their fluency in a specific writing skill. Building micro-progressions helps the teacher to clarify exactly what makes writing stronger. In this session, participants will focus on the skill of integrating quotations to learn how micro-progressions work. We will work in partners to move through a micro-progression lesson that will be adaptable to many writing skills.

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Julie Klint

English Teacher, Fairfield High School/Ohio Writing Project
I have been teaching high school English for 24 years, the past 16 at Fairfield High School. I also currently work as a teacher consultant for the Ohio Writing Project and as a reader for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition test. I completed my Master’s degree... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
HS 3213

1:15pm

We've Got the Power (Standards) (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will teach educators the process for identifying a Power Standard within their curriculum. The session will also work through the process for creating pre and post tests, progress assessments throughout the lesson and creating reflective mini-lessons based on the data collected. The co-presenters will elaborate on this design, and how it was used in a 5th grade classroom. The session will also discuss the use of google forms and item analysis to create data driven learning activities. There will be small group time to begin developing a plan for implementation and execution.

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Heather Farnham

5th grade teacher, Lakota Local Schools
Heather Farnham has been teaching for 18 years in the grades 5 & 6. She has worked in Cincinnati Public as well as Lakota Local Schools throughout her teaching career. Her passion is teaching Language Arts and Math. She enjoys finding engaging ways to drive student learning in their... Read More →
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Kim Bryant

5th grade teacher, Lakota
Kim Bryant is a 5th grade teacher in Lakota and just finished her 19th year in the classroom. Although her concentration was initially in math, she went through workshop training for Language Arts and has enjoyed growing that workshop method in her classroom over the last 15 year... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
HS 3212

1:15pm

Building Leadership Retreat - Wyoming Schools Only (90 min)
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The Building Action Team of Wyoming City Schools, which includes administrators and department chairs, will prepare for the 2019-2020 school year.  The focus of this meeting is to assess building instructional needs and concerns and develop goals and action plans as well as grow capacity in teacher leaders.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Whitely

Ashley Whitely

Assistant Superintendent, Wyoming City Schools
Dr. Ashley L. Whitely serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Wyoming City Schools. Prior to this role, she served as Principal as well as Assistant Principal of Wyoming High School. She started her educational career as a secondary English teacher in southwestern Kentucky, and... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
FS 1052

1:15pm

Five Rules of Design Thinking to Reach All Students (2.5 hrs)
Limited Capacity seats available

Drawing on historical examples of design thinkers and the unique problems they faced, this workshop celebrates the passion that motivates teachers, while challenging us to meet the needs of all students, including students with diverse needs, using a variety of methods without reducing academic expectations. This workshop integrates the use of technology to accomplish goals, fosters collaboration among participants, and results in participants thinking deeper about not only what they teach and when, but how they teach and why.

The content and activities in this workshop are based on principles of Universal Design for Learning.

Presenters
avatar for Michael D. Roush

Michael D. Roush

Technology Integration Specialist, Forward Edge, LLC
Michael Roush specializes in educational technology, assistive technology, and Universal Design for Learning. He works for Forward Edge as a Technology Integration Specialist for area K-12’s, and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Education for Wilmington College. Michael and his... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:15pm - 3:45pm
HS 3404

2:00pm

Book Signing - Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.
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Thursday August 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
HS 3307-3309

2:15pm

2:15pm

Designing Moments of Impact for Team & Culture Building (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@11:15am]
Limited Capacity full

Relationships and connections are at the core of a positive culture and team. Culture and teams aren’t transformed overnight, but we believe by intentionally creating moments that matter, we can become more connected personally and professionally, to have a greater impact no matter your title or position.

Participants in this session will actively experience multiple meeting/class/conversation starters, rapid cycle sharing and experiences meant to get people engaged and connected. This session guarantees you will learn something new about your peers and possibly yourself! If you’re looking for take-back-to-your-district experiences and examples on how to create a more connected culture and team, you won’t want to miss this session.

Access the Wheel of Connection at bit.ly/connectionwheel.

Presenters
avatar for Christian Long

Christian Long

Digital Innovation Administrator, Oak Hills Local School District
Christian is the Digital Innovation Administrator for the Oak Hills Local School District where he works with leaders and staff to positively impact and inspire others through relationships so that our greater influence is #BetterTogether. He's a fan of family, fun and Google. Find... Read More →
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Bridgette Smiley

Director of Learning Innovation, Oak Hills Local School District
Bridgette is the Director of Learning Innovation for the Oak Hills Local School District where she focuses on designing innovative systems that positively impact student experiences, district culture, professional learning opportunities and methods to embed technology to enhance learning... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 2307

2:15pm

One Classroom, Many Teachers: When Teachers Collaborate to Teach Students Together (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaboration is one of the many pillars of being an effective educator. What can happen when teachers of various content areas collaborate and teach the same students together during the same learning block? What happens when teachers are collaborating to teach the same students at the same time?
During this session, participants will discuss what happens when teachers of various content areas teach together during the same learning block. Participants will discuss the preparation, lesson design, potential roadblocks, and best practices that provide students opportunities to learn English, History, Math, and more during the same learning block.
Ideas and best practices in this session include: lesson presentation, digital breakouts, blended learning stations, formative assessments, anecdotes, learning games, creating classroom community, advice, overcoming hurdles, and so much more! Participants will leave ready to grab a “teaching buddy” of a similar or different content area and successfully teach together!

Presenters
avatar for Matt Gillispie

Matt Gillispie

ELA Teacher, Milford Exempted Village Schools
Matt Gillispie currently teaches ninth grade English at Milford High School, located in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. A Google Certified Educator, he regularly utilizes Chromebooks with students to foster student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. In 2014, Matt... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Porter

Stephanie Porter

History Teacher, Milford Exempted Village Schools
Stephanie is currently in her seventh year of teaching World History at Milford High School, which is also her alma mater. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2008 as a History major and has been focused on engaging students with creative lessons and technology ever... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 2309

2:15pm

Inclusive Excellence (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
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This will be the fastest 45-minute session ever as you participate in small group collaboration on Inclusive Excellence with emphasis on students in your classroom. As a part of the 2018 High Aims Professional Development Series this presentation received all positive reviews.

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Hakim Oliver

Intervention Specialist, Mason City Schools
Hakim Oliver is an Intervention Specialist at Mason High School. He has been in the Education field for thirteen years. Diversity and Inclusion is his passion. In addition to coaching football and track, Hakim created and maintained Special Olympics for Mason High School students... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3408

2:15pm

Reaching Students who Lack Emotional Resources (45 min)
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A perfectly planned lesson does not reach a student who suffers from a lack of emotional control, coping skills, and/or emotional resources. This session will explore how a lack of emotional control develops, how this affects learning for an individual and the whole class, and how to best help students who lack emotional control, resources, and coping skills. Interactively, participants will explore and discuss how to develop emotionally safe classrooms and strategies to use with students in times of emotional chaos. Bring questions, ideas, and personal situations to share!

Presenters
avatar for Karen Albrecht

Karen Albrecht

Creekside Middle School Counselor, Fairfield City School District
Karen Albrecht is a School Counselor at Creekside Middle School (Grades 6-8) in the Fairfield City School District. Her educational career started as a sixth grade Language Arts teacher, then a fourth grade teacher before becoming a school counselor in Fairfield in 2015. Karen is... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 2213

2:15pm

Ohio’s Revised Science Standards and Model Curriculum - Changes and Implications for Science Instruction (45 min){Repeated 8/2@12:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

The Revised Science Standards and Model Curriculum, “two plus” years in the making, are ready to roll. ODE science consultants share what’s changed, what’s the same, when and how the assessments are affected, and why the new “Nature of Science” section can be a powerful framework for science instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Lydia Hunter

Lydia Hunter

Science Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education
Lydia Hunter taught science in Warren Local Schools for 30+ years before coming to ODE three years ago. She has been active in statewide science initiatives throughout her career, including leadership positions in SECO.
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Robin Deems

Science Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education
Robin Deems brings her years of experience in the informal science education field to her current position at ODE. Prior to coming to ODE, Robin worked as an educator at the Cincinnati Zoo and, more recently, as Manager of Educational Services for COSI.


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3413

2:15pm

Incorporating Character Education into the Curriculum: A Juggling Act (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Through juggling, crowd involvement, and stories, this unique session will give attendees an opportunity to think outside of the box to learn ways that they can effectively incorporate character education into their classroom or building, regardless of the content taught or the age of the student.

Presenters
avatar for Jen Mott

Jen Mott

Assistant Principal - Fairfield Senior High School, Fairfield City Schools
Jen Mott is one of the current assistant principals of Fairfield Senior High School and is also in her final year as a Doctoral student in Educational Leadership at Xavier University. As a circus performer on the side with Cincinnati Circus Company, she has started leading presentations... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3315

2:15pm

Leaders In Disguise (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

How many videos, tweets, and presentations have you heard that tell the story
of the most challenging students who became the brightest stars because of
the 'one teacher' who made all the difference? Learn how to be that teacher and
how to cultivate true leaders within your students, regardless of their
background, ability, or academic standing. In this session you will laugh, cry,
cheer, and be inspired to make a difference for every student you teach!

Presenters
avatar for Syndy Casey

Syndy Casey

Teacher, Princeton City Schools
Syndy Casey, a 28-year veteran teacher, has taught in public, private and charter school systems through the United States. Ms. Casey’s student managed classroom strategies are guaranteed to educate, inform and entertain. As an orchestra director, Ms. Casey’s experience in managing... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3410

2:15pm

Leading as a Person, Not a Position (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Who leads your district? Did you think of a person or a position? Did you say “Superintendent”, “Principal”, “Teacher”, or did you first think of someone’s name? Culture can often place the responsibility of leadership on a position, and then fit a person into that title.

This session will focus on the idea of leading first as a person, but also leading from any position in, or outside of an organization. Participants will identify the importance of leading from within an area of expertise in order to grow as a person, professional and contribute to professionalism.

Participants will also identify opportunities for leadership outside of a title or position and empower people to build their leadership abilities through experience, professional learning communities, books, and other resource materials. Participants will learn how to use the PLC processfor professional growth and leave with materials to assist with future leadership experiences and goals.

Presenters
avatar for Travis Showers

Travis Showers

Assistant Principal - Junior high, Little Miami School District
Most impactful teaching experience: Educator at Joy Outdoor Education Center Ah-Ha moment that forced change: Training others in Crisis Prevention Intervention - really digging in to why people escalate in a crisis. Scariest Experience: Moving from a 4th Grade teacher to a High School... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 2207

2:15pm

Amplify Creativity! (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

What is creativity? What makes something "creative"? How can creativity be fostered in the classroom? Particiipants will explore ways to AMPLIFY creative confidence with learners, implement strategies to infuse creativity into lessons, and investigate ways to build an environment that fosters, strengthens and promotes creativity for ALL learners.
Amplify Creativity! will aim to meet the following gifted competencies:
a) The ability to differentiate instruction based on a student’s readiness, knowledge and skill level, including using accelerated content, complexity, depth challenge, creativity and abstractness;
b) The ability to select, adapt or create a variety of differentiated curricula that incorporate advanced, conceptually challenging, in-depth, distinctive and complex content;
c) The ability to provide an extension or replacement of the general education curriculum to modify the learning process through strategies such as curriculum compacting and to select alternative assignments and projects based on individual student needs.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Dooley

Liz Dooley

Learning Experience Designer, Mason City Schools
Liz Dooley is a Learning Experience Designer on the Personalized Learning team for Mason Cit Schools. She previously taught 4th grade gifted in Mason City Schools. For ten years prior, she taught 4th grade language arts in Oak Hills Local School District and was the Lead Elementary... Read More →
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Erin Chesar

Gifted Intervention Specialist, Mason City Schools
Erin Chesar is a 3rd grade Gifted Intervention Specialist in the Mason City School District. Erin previously worked for Forest Hills School District as a 5th grade math teacher before leaving to re-enter the gifted classroom. She presented at the summer 2018 High Aims Learning Series... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3314

2:15pm

Regulating Student Activity on Electronic Devices and in Social Media (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@10:15]
Limited Capacity full

Student text messaging and social media activity can impact student health, safety, discipline and lead to complaints of harassment, intimidation and bullying.  This learning session will focus on the ability of school staff and administration to search student electronic devices; will address the legal obligations of school employees when evidence of student misconduct is discovered; and will discuss the legal and constitutional rights of students who are targeted by electronic and social media harassment.

Sponsored by Bricker & Eckler LLP

Presenters
avatar for David Lampe

David Lampe

Attorney (Partner), Bricker & Eckler LLP
David Lampe represents educational institutions and other public bodies on matters involving education law; public sector labor law; collective bargaining; grievance arbitration; unfair labor practice charges; employment law; harassment, discrimination and misconduct investigations... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 2401

2:15pm

Creating Flexible Content to Amplify Personalized Learning (45 min)
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Looking for practical ways to offer personalized content to students so they can take ownership of the path and pace of their learning? Join the presenters to create flexible content. There will be dedicated small group/individual time to implement strategies and create a playlist which will be ready for immediate use.

Presenters
avatar for Lindsay Conklin

Lindsay Conklin

Innovation Specialist, Lakota West, Lakota Local Schools
Lindsay Conklin is an Innovation Specialist at Lakota Local Schools, currently at Lakota West High School, collaborating with teachers to modernize instructional practices, personalize learning, and offer real world learning experiences to students. Lindsay was a Digital Learning... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3304

2:15pm

Google Apps - Choose Your Own PD (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will experience an opportunity to choose which Google product they would like to explore. Hyperdocs, Google Classroom and Google Slides will be explored at an individual pace. At the end of the session participants will share out their take aways and new learning.

Presenters
avatar for Mary Snellgrove

Mary Snellgrove

Instructional Coach, Butler County Educational Service Center
Mary has been in education for 19 years. Her experience in the classroom and as an Instructional Coach have provided her with a wealth of opportunities to learn about technology integration, PBL, ways to be innovative in the classroom and best practices for all students. Mary has... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3308

2:15pm

Pupil Power (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Empower your students through data driven, purposeful and personalized learning. This session will share stress free ways to engage students in their own learning through data analysis, instructional decision making and implementation. Give yourself more time to facilitate and conference while watching your students exceed expected growth and become responsible learners that are in control of their education.

Presenters
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Gail Allshouse

Principal, Lakota Local Schools
Mrs. Gail Allshouse joined Lebanon City Schools as a 5th grade teacher in 1996 and then moved to Lakota Local Schools in 1999 and has served Lakota students ever since. Gail began her career in Lakota as a Reading Specialist and has moved on to work as an Assistant Principal and Principal... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Newman

Jennifer Newman

5th Grade Teacher, Lakota Local Schools
Jennifer has been a teacher for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a Master's degree in Curriculum and Teacher Leadership and an Administrator's license for grades pre K -12. She has presented for E-tech and SOITA and was a facilitator for I-Discovery... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 2407

2:15pm

Trauma: What, Why, How? (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

What is Trauma?
Why does it impact learning?
How do I teach a student from trauma?
Teacher friends: this session is for YOU!  It’s for the teacher who is pulling their hair out in the classroom next to yours, the teacher who is considering leaving education to water plants at the Home Depot because plants don’t talk back, cuss, spit, or  have tantrums, and for any teacher that wants to gain access to the key that unlocks the brain. This session will introduce you to why trauma impedes learning, will give you strategies for how to disarm fear, get kiddos “thinking brain” online in order to teach your students from trauma, and will hopefully give you fresh insight into and compassion for your students.  A Think-Pair-Share will be used to discuss at least 2 strategies that can begin on the first day of school.

Presenters
avatar for Rachel Ritchey

Rachel Ritchey

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, West Clermont Local Schools
Rachel Ritchey, Miss Rachel to her preschoolers, has been an Early Childhood Intervention Specialist in public schools for over 10 years. For 7 years, she was a classroom teacher in an integrated preschool classroom; she stayed home with her children for 2 years and has been back... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3208

2:15pm

Adding Visuals to Government Courses to Enhance Engagement and Learning (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

My quest for the 2018-19 school year was to incorporate visuals to help students develop full schema around concepts. I started using more and more visuals in my advanced history classes per my students requests, so I wanted to incorporate that insight into my AP Government Class. Using visuals really helps students develop a more complex schema for a concept, as well as develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. This supports the transfer to other aspects of testing and writing. While my journey has not ended, I want to share my insights and lessons, so others can begin a journey of their own.

Presenters
avatar for Stacy Recker

Stacy Recker

Social Studies Teacher, West Clermont LSD
Stacy Recker is beginning her 20th year in education...where has the time gone!? She has been in in the West Clermont School District her entire career, first at Amelia High School and now, at West Clermont High School. Stacy has taught grades 9-12 in World History, American History... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3215

2:15pm

Building Math Momentum: Getting to "Got It" after the Test (45 min)[Session added 8/1@12:15]
Limited Capacity seats available

As Math teachers, we taught the concepts every single way we could think of. Our students sat down with pen, pencil (or computer) and the data measures a spectrum like a week of Ohio weather. What now? This session will enable you to address the variability of student growth after the test. This new structure employs a variety of intentional strategies that can immediately be employed in your Math classroom to build student confidence and provide for content mastery. Teachers GET to be in a "hands on" active workshop to make sure their students have GOT IT.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Motsinger

Kate Motsinger

6th Math Teacher and Department Chair, Fairfield City Schools
For the past 14 years, Kate Motsinger has been teaching grades 5-9. Certified to teach both Math and Social Studies, she earned both her Master's Degree in Educational Administration and an Endorsement in Gifted Education K-12. She was named Middle School Teacher of the Year in the... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 2304

2:15pm

Engaging the Brain (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Maya Angelou said "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." With all the research in neuroscience, educators can now do better by focusing on strategies that amplify learning by engaging the brain. In this session we will explore seven things needed by adolescent brains in order for learning to take place and examine easy ways to make sure we supply them in our classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Lori Wegman

Lori Wegman

Instructional Specialist, Fairfield City Schools
Lori currently serves as an Instructional Specialist for Fairfield City School district, assisting teachers in instruction, assessment, and technology integration to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms. She is a 24 year veteran teacher, having taught in Georgia, Minnesota... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 1105

2:15pm

Establishing Writing Routines with Notebooks & Mentor Texts (45 min) [2nd session added 8/1@12:15 pm]
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Explore the way one teacher uses notebooks and mentor texts throughout a year to establish a daily routine of writing. Participants will practice classroom strategies, discuss the role of writing routines, and look inside one teacher’s weekly and daily structures for working with a variety of texts or elements. Teachers will walk out with ideas and plans for using mentor texts and notebooks in their classroom.

Presenters
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Courtney Brinker

Language Arts Teacher/Teacher Consultant, Fairfield Schools & The Ohio Writing Project
Courtney Brinker is an 8th grade Language Arts Teacher at Fairfield Creekside Middle School, finishing her 7th year. She is a 2011 Miami University graduate, and received her MAT through the Ohio Writing Project at Miami in 2016. She also works as a Teacher Consultant for OWP, helping... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3316

2:15pm

High Engagement/Low Prep Instructional Strategies for Any Classroom (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@10:15am]
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Teachers will learn high engagement strategies, rooted in best practice, that can be done traditionally or enhanced digitally. All strategies will have a high impact on student engagement with low preparation on the teacher's part!

Presenters
avatar for Tiffany Rexhausen

Tiffany Rexhausen

7-8 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Tiffany Rexhusen is an experienced educator and instructional leader in Lakota Local Schools for 15 years. She has taught high school and junior high English Language Arts before moving into the role of an instructional coach. In this work she was able to work in multiple capacities... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 2212

2:15pm

Mathematical Practices Take Center Stage (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we shift our focus from the content standards to the mathematical practices? In this session, we will dive into the meanings of each SMP as well as teacher look-fors in the classroom. Session participants will also share and discuss several activities that center around strategically building these practices into their everyday math instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Lemmon

Michelle Lemmon

3rd Grade Teacher, Deer Park Community City Schools
Ms. Lemmon has been a primary educator for 14 years, currently teaching 3rd grade Math and Science at Amity Elementary in Deer Park Schools. Most recently, she completed an Elementary Math Specialist Endorsement at Xavier University. Previously, Ms. Lemmon received her Bachelor's... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 3303

2:15pm

Opinion and Argument Writing Strategies That Work (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available


Students are surrounded by opinions – in their everyday life and in the world, but learning to read and write opinions is a complex skill. Join the Ohio Writing Project in this 45 minute session to explore the way teachers in grades 4-6 have been using National Writing Project opinion writing resources to build student writing skills. Students learn to read non-fiction, write claims and support their opinions and arguments. Teachers will leave the session with writing project resources ready for classroom instruction.

Presenters
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Amy Whitling

Teacher, Mason City Schools
Amy Whitling is a teacher in Mason City Schools and a Teacher Consultant with the Ohio Writing Project. Amy has taught multiple OWP workshops and for the last year has been participating in a National Writing Project Study around opinion writing in elementary classrooms.
avatar for Julie Conley

Julie Conley

Teacher Consultant, Ohio Writing Project
Julie Conley previously taught upper-elementary school and is currently a Teacher Consultant with the Ohio Writing Project. Julie has taught multiple OWP workshops and for the last year has been participating in a National Writing Project Study around opinion writing in elementary... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 2411

2:15pm

Supporting the Shift to Inquiry (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

How can administrators, curriculum coordinators, and instructional coaches support a whole-school shift to inquiry-based instruction? In this informative session, we will explore the challenges of shifting to inquiry and begin to develop a personalized approach to making the shift. Attendees will consider their school or districts inquiry entry point and goals.

Sponsored by inquirED

Presenters
avatar for Jeanette Baum

Jeanette Baum

Director of Partnerships, inquirED
Jeanette Baum and Elisabeth Simon are excited to attend High Aims to launch inquirED to Lakota educators- we are excited to meet you! Jeanette will also be leading a session for School and District leaders thinking about how to shift to an inquiry-based model- she will share what... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
HS 2410

2:15pm

Adobe Spark (Free!): Create Videos, Websites and Graphics for Projects, Alternative Assessments, Exhibitions, Promotions and More! (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in this hands-on workshop to learn about Adobe Spark tools for graphics, videos and websites. See examples of how Ross Middle School teachers and students use these tools to show student mastery, share ideas, promote events, and more! Adobe Spark tools empower creativity and can provide voice and choice for student assignments, assessments and projects. The tools are easy to learn and can be used individually to create basic media with available templates. Or, they can be combined to create more dynamic, custom, mixed-media products. Participants will learn how to design with each tool and work in small groups to combine each element to make a final mixed-media project. Adobe Spark premium tools/accounts are free for educators and students and are COPPA compliant.

Presenters
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Gerri Bolin

5th Grade Teacher, Ross Local Schools
Gerri Bolin is currently teaching 5th grade Science and Social Studies at Ross Middle School. She has worked in the district since 2007. She is also the Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis Coach at Ross High School. In addition to utilizing Adobe Spark in her classroom with students, she... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Kluener

Tricia Kluener

Technology Curriculum Coordinator, Ross Local Schools
Tricia Kluener is currently the Technology Curriculum Coordinator for Ross Local Schools. She has worked for the district since 2007 and has been supporting educational technology since 2004. She supports students and staff throughout the district with technology integration efforts... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
HS 2416

2:15pm

Be the Marie Kondo in Your Classroom: Utilizing Google Sheets to Organize Your Day (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of all the paperwork on your desk and the stress for all the reports you need to provide to your administrators and parents? Let’s organize it together! In this session, we will dive deep into a variety of Google Sheets functions accompanied by other Google G Suite products to better organize your day. Multiple tricks will be introduced as well as the most popular and powerful add-ons. Please share your daily struggle or your tips and tricks in the session. With the productivity skills you will be getting from this session, who is ready to be the next Marie Kondo in the classroom?

Presenters
avatar for Ruowei Fischer

Ruowei Fischer

Technology Integration Specialist, Forward Edge
Mrs. Fischer is a Technology Integration Specialist at Forward Edge. She has a Bachelor of Arts, in Education from Shanghai Normal University in China. She became a Google Certified Trainer in early 2018 and has trained over 250 educators, administrative assistants, and administrators... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
HS 3203

2:15pm

Peardeck: So Simple and Yet So Awesome (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Build confidence in your quietest genius, take them on a choose your own adventure lesson or mix in surprise games selected by students on the fly. Peardeck is an internet based tool that takes what teachers are doing in the classroom and allows them to infuse it with engagement, interactivity, feedback, easy formative assessments. This informative session will share with you the simple and inventive ways Peardeck has revolutionized the lessons created in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Renard

Adam Renard

Educator, Forest Hills Schools
Adam Renard, a former teacher of year, and Tom Schirmer, a 29 year veteran educator, are passionate teachers brought together by a fateful return to the state of Ohio where they teach fourth grade in Forest Hills. Together, this dynamic duo is on a quest to bring a nerdy love of gaming... Read More →
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Tom Schirmer

Intermediate Teacher, Forest Hills Schools
Adam Renard, a former teacher of year, and Tom Schirmer, a 29 year veteran educator, are passionate teachers brought together by a fateful return to the state of Ohio where they teach fourth grade in Forest Hills. Together, this dynamic duo is on a quest to bring a nerdy love of gaming... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
HS 2209

2:15pm

Classroom Community Building Through Purposeful Play (90 min)
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Join us as we discuss the essential need for play in the early childhood classroom and the benefits of purposeful play in building a classroom community of learners.
How can “essential play time” fit into a rigorous curriculum? Let’s spend time designing your classroom schedule that will incorporate and allow for choice and play from the first day of school that will cultivate empathetic, independent students.

Presenters
avatar for Becca Striet

Becca Striet

Kindergarten Teacher, Lakota Local School District
Becca Striet is a kindergarten teacher in Lakota Local School District. The importance of play and student choice in early childhood have led her to seek out opportunities to learn and share the benefits of purposeful play and its essential place in the modern-day classroom.


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
HS 3401

2:15pm

A Pathway to Social Emotional Learning (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Emotional Learning is a current hot topic being discussed in education circles. What is less discussed is how to make it part of our every day teaching and learning. In this 90-minute collaborative learning session, we will compare components of social-emotional and academic development and introduce Pam Allyn’s 7 Strengths that support social-emotional learning. Participants will get a glimpse of how the 7 Strengths are infused in a student’s daily learning experience through the classroom environment and time for self-reflection. Participants will leave the session prepared to put one of the 7 Strengths into action!

Sponsored by Scholastic Education.

Presenters
avatar for Joyce Jamerson

Joyce Jamerson

National Literacy Leadership Specialist, Scholastic
Dr. Joyce Jamerson is an education professional with experience in urban and suburban schools (public, charter, and private). Her experience teaching, developing afterschool and family literacy programs, instructional coaching, administration, and professional development, spans all... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
HS 3414

2:15pm

First Impressions: Starting the Year Just Right (90 min)[Repeated 8/2@10:15am]
Limited Capacity filling up

First impressions. First impressions matter in conversations, in relationships, and in classrooms. Join this 90 minute interactive session led by the Ohio Writing Project (OWP) to think about and design the first days and weeks of your literacy classroom. Participants will discuss the role of the first days in creating classroom culture, review first day plans from other K-12 educators, practice strategies for starting a year focused on your beliefs, and have time to sketch out a plan to create the first impression and the literacy classroom you want for students.


Presenters
avatar for Beth Rimer

Beth Rimer

Co-Director, Ohio Writing Project, Miami University (OH)


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
HS 2413

2:15pm

Games to Build Fact Fluency (90 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

What is fluency? How do you know if your students are fluent with their facts? Research suggests that the best way to build fluency with facts is through the use of games in your math classroom. Be ready to play games and have fun!!

Presenters
avatar for Barb Weidus

Barb Weidus

math coach, West Clermont LSD
Barb Weidus, MEd is a math coach in several districts, the largest being West Clermont LSD. Barb is the current Secretary of OCTM. Barb also currently serves as a peer reviewer for EdReports in mathematics. She has served on the writing groups for Ohio's Learning Standards in Mathematics... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
HS 3202

2:15pm

Hands-on Learning: It's Easy with the Right Tools (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do your K-5 students struggle with math fluency? Solving complex problems? Do you struggle with making center time valuable for all students? In this fast-paced session, you will learn strategies and find solutions to support your students. You will leave with goodies to use now!
This session will show teachers and leaders how to provide quality instruction to all learners. Tools for differentiation and teaching to multiple intelligences will be highlighted along with how pedagogy impacts learning. It will define rigor and show examples of fluency, conceptual understanding and application activities.

Sponsored by hand2mind.

Presenters
avatar for Debby Spitzer

Debby Spitzer

Ohio Educational Sales Consultant, hand2mind
Debby is an educational consultant with hand2mind. She started her career as a teacher, and then moved to educational publishing where she has worked for over 15 years. She now has her own consulting company and travels around the country speaking at conferences and school districts... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
HS 2303

2:15pm

Ink & Ideas: Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Students deserve to express themselves in a multitude of ways. Visual notetaking, or sketchnoting, is a versatile thinking tool that provides choice, boosts engagement, extends recall, and invites deeper comprehension. In this K-12 session, we'll identify the research and then get practical. We'll learn how to get started as a sketchnoter, how to launch this practice with students, and see how teachers across grade levels and content areas have welcomed sketchnoting into their instructional repertoires...all with pen or stylus in hand!

We'll collaborate through frequent opportunities for turn and talk, viewing teacher/student work samples from around the SW Ohio area, and taking time for making/creating a meaningful sketchnote.

Gifted Competencies addressed: A, B, C, D, E

Presenters
avatar for Tanny McGregor

Tanny McGregor

Writer/Staff Developer, Author/Consultant
Internationally-known teacher and conference speaker Tanny McGregor brings over 30 years of professional experience to her popular sessions. Her workshops are known for their creative and engaging style. Tanny has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, gifted intervention... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Indian Room

3:15pm

3:15pm

Innovative Ways to Create Courageous Culture (45 Min)
Limited Capacity filling up

The presenter will share innovative ways Holly Hill is creating a “Courageous Culture” by implementing events that break the barriers between school, home, and community. Some of the topics will include raising awareness around literacy by the use of “lock-in” events and community connection events which fosters community involvement within the school.
During our presentation, participants will have an opportunity to “Think-Pair-Share” during reflection. Participants will be able to ask questions and even be asked to brainstorm collaboratively how they can use these ideas and apply them to their school.


Presenters
avatar for Angela Best

Angela Best

Teacher/Instructional Leader, West Clermont Local Schools
It is a privilege to be part of the Holly Hill Elementary team (which has received the Ohio Momentum Award for the past two consecutive years) since 2001. After working her way through college, Angela became an intervention specialist for two years, which inspired her to pursue a... Read More →
avatar for Erin Parker

Erin Parker

Principal, West Clermont Local Schools
Erin Parker just completed her third year as an elementary assistant principal in the West Clermont School District. Erin was appointed principal of Holly Hill Elementary for the 2019-20 school year. Before going into administration, Erin taught first and third grade for fifteen years... Read More →



Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 2310

3:15pm

Engaging Students in Science Outside of the Classroom (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn about all the outside of the classroom immersive opportunities to further develop student interest in the medical field and/or the environmental science field. There will be time to collaborate and discuss how these experiences can fit into your curriculum.

Presenters
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Jenn Carroll

teacher, Fairfield City School District
Jenn is a high school anatomy and physiology, environmental science, biology, and also teaches a college level anatomy and physiology class at her HS. school. Jenn is in her 14th year teaching and still loves what she does on a daily basis. Jenn strives to find ways to engage her... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 3313

3:15pm

Low Floor High Ceiling: Creating accessible science tasks that challenge all students (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Popular in the math education community, Low Floor High Ceiling (LFHC) Tasks are those that all students can access but that can be extended to high levels.
They can help keep students of all levels engaged and challenged with congnitively rich experiences. The presentation will include characteristics of LFHC science tasks, examples of such tasks, and tools for making existing tasks LFHC. Participants will engage in a group LFHC task and brainstorm tasks for their grade/subject.

Presenters
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David Vernot

Curriculum Consultant, Butler County ESC
David Vernot has been an educator for over 30 years, teaching from elementary through high school (along with curriculum work) in Fairfield City Schools. His current work includes workshops, coaching and curriculum support through Butler County ESC. He is SECO board member, has contributed... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 3410

3:15pm

The evolution of SIBS - how a student mentoring program enhances culture, leadership development and PBIS practices in a large high school (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Students Involving & Befriending Students (SIBS) is a leadership program which features more than 140 upperclassmen mentoring freshmen, and enhancing the climate and culture of the school and community. This interactive session will explain the growth and design of the program, and how programs like Link Leaders can be developed into an impactful, year-round leadership program within your high school. Topics will include addressing passion, lessening over-involvement, and making authentic connections and differences in your community.

Presenters
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Jeff Schlaeger

School Psychologist; SIBS Advisor, Mason City Schools
Jeff is a school psychologist at Mason High School, the largest high school in Ohio. He has over twenty years of experience working with adolescents in areas that include problem-solving, counseling, consultation, and evaluation for special education services. He chairs the building's... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 3408

3:15pm

Creating Templates Using Google Tools (45 min)[Session repeated 8/2@11:15am]
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be challenged to think differently about projects and assignments no matter the age and ability level of the student. This session will inspire teachers to go beyond worksheets while meeting the standards. Participants will learn how to challenge their students in a collaborative setting to do more than they may have ever thought possible, all while using technology.

In this session, participants will demonstrate how to utilize Google tools to create interactive and engaging templates in their classrooms. Templates will provide students a starting point for creativity and creation. Participants that bring lessons will walk away with templates that can be immuediately used in their classrooms.

Presenters
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Beth Kingsley

3rd grade teacher, Ross Local School District
Beth Kingsley teaches third grade at Elda Elementary in the Ross Local School district just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Miami University, as well as a Master’s in Elementary Reading and Math. She has presented previously... Read More →
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Sarah Kiefer

Technology Integration Specialist, Ross Local School District
Sarah Kiefer is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Ross Local Schools, Northwest of Cincinnati for the past 3 years. Prior to this, she was a classroom teacher for 14 years. These 14 years were split between 5th and 7th/8th grade. When Ross went 1:1 with Chromebooks, Sarah’s... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 2410

3:15pm

Makerspace Your Classroom (45 min)
Limited Capacity full


Do you want to learn about how to enhance the décor in your classroom? Are you interested in making cool incentives for your students? Do you enjoy creating and thinking outside the box?

Join us for Makerspace your Classroom!

Makerspace in the Cincinnati Public Library downtown has resources such as 3D printers, UV printers, vinyl printers and cutters, wood engraver/cutter, button and key chain maker, voice recording booth, and more! The staff is incredibly helpful in guiding novice creators in the space and making it accessible for all regardless of previous experience.

Discover ways to implement the Makerspace in your classroom to not only inspire innovation and creativity for you and your students, but also to bring joy for those at your school. You will not only hear about projects that have been done at Taylor High School such as making plaques, quotes around the school, window panels, maps, etc, but also you will have time to collaborate with colleagues to figure out how you can use the technology to create for your classroom.

No experience in technology or design is required. All are welcome!

Presenters
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Rachel Thorman

Social Studies Teacher, Three Rivers Local Schools
When trying to solve a problem of creating whiteboard maps for a reasonable cost for the Social Studies Department, Rachel stumbled across the Makerspace at the Library and found that it was amazing. Since then, she has created projects on the laser engraver, UV printer, vinyl cutter... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 2206

3:15pm

Rapid Fire Google (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this fast-paced session, some of the area's top Googlers will share their favorite tips, tricks and tools applicable to all grade levels and subject areas! There will be something for everyone! We'll cover 40 tools in 40 minutes with little time to come up for air. You’ll want caffeine and something to take notes for this one. Expect to leave with several ideas that make you want to dig even deeper after the session.

Presenters
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Christian Long

Digital Innovation Administrator, Oak Hills Local School District
Christian is the Digital Innovation Administrator for the Oak Hills Local School District where he works with leaders and staff to positively impact and inspire others through relationships so that our greater influence is #BetterTogether. He's a fan of family, fun and Google. Find... Read More →
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Christine McCormick

Innovative Systems Officer, Mason City Schools
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Danielle Tymitz

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Learn21
Danni's work as Instructional Technology Coordinator includes managing the professional learning needs of the districts she serves, online and blended course development and educational technology coaching. With 10 years of classroom experience, Danni uses her expertise in content... Read More →
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Lorinda Ottaway

Principal, Clinton-Massie Middle School, Clinton-Massie Local Schools
Lorinda Ottaway just recently accepted the Principal position at Clinton-Massie Middle School. She was an Instructional Innovator for Sycamore Schools. Lorinda has been a teacher for 28 years and utilizes that experience to assist other teachers in the integration of technological... Read More →
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Kelly Wegener

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Sycamore Community Schools District Office
I am the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Sycamore Community Schools. Prior to joining the Sycamore family, I was an Education Consultant at HCESC, supporting districts in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  As an avid Twitter user, I have connected with... Read More →
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David Knapp

Director of Technology and Innovation, Loveland City School District
David Knapp serves as the Director of Technology and Innovation for the Loveland City School District. Knapp earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio University in 2007, and earned his master’s in instructional technology from the University of Nebraska Kearney in 2014... Read More →
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Mark Richardson

Director of Technology, Indian Hill Schools
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David Moss

Director of Innovation and Learning, Clinton-Massie Local Schools
David Moss is in his 3rd year at Clinton-Massie after spending the previous 8 at Sycamore Community Schools. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.Ed in Educational Technology. In addition to coaching high school basketball for 20 years, he has served as a playground monitor, run a... Read More →
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Deana Moss

Assistant Director of Instruction 9-12, Lakota Local Schools
Deana has been with Finneytown Local Schools for 24 years as a teacher, reading specialist, dean(a) of students, and K12 curriculum coordinator. She is a lifelong UC Bearcat fan with an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction. She is excited to stretch her wings and fly on a new journey... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
FS Auditorium

3:15pm

Social Media For Good (45 min)[2nd session added 8/1@12:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

At Adena Elementary in Lakota Local Schools, Principal John Mattingly and Head Custodian John McCutchen help lead #TeamAdena and have a focused effort to promote positivity, highlight and showcase our students and staff learning and achievements, highlight school programming and events, and connect families so parents can see what a “day in the life of school” looks like. This session will include tips and tricks for doing so. Remember if you do not tell your school’s story, someone else will and it may not be your preferred narrative, so let’s use Social Media For Good!

Presenters
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John Mattingly

Principal, Lakota Local Schools
John Mattingly is beginning his 3rd year as Principal of Adena Elementary, a Lakota school that serves 600+ students in grades 3-6. Previously, he was a Principal in Finneytown Local Schools. John has an elementary teaching background in both Lebanon and Lakota.
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John McCutchen

Head Custodian, Lakota Local Schools
Head Custodian John McCutchen has been in his role serving Lakota Local Schools for nearly 25 years. He was one of the recipients for the Educator of the Year in 2018. That’s right, and he tweets!


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 3213

3:15pm

Why Isn't Everyone Using Spreadsheets? (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Students can use spreadsheets for survey results, science labs, and even record keeping in many subject areas. Discover how to scaffold the use of Google Sheets to help your students understand the basics of spreadsheets, manipulate data, and eventually build their own spreadsheets based on their personalized instructional needs. Using “Diminishing Support Sheets” can give elementary and secondary students confidence while starting to use Google Sheets, advancing their knowledge, or collaborating with others. Session will include a conceptual explanation of “Diminishing Support Sheets” and examples. Make sure to bring your computer to explore examples, share your thoughts, and possibly begin developing your own “Diminishing Support Sheets”.

Presenters
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Ryan Corris

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Currently an Innovation Specialist for Lakota Local Schools, I work with teachers to create engaging learning experiences for students. I have worked with students and teachers grades K-12 and have taught part-time at a branch campus of Miami University. I am an alumnus of Miami University... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 3316

3:15pm

Amplify Student Engagement through Personalized Learning (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will explore a variety of models for personalized learning through interactive station rotations. Participants will collaborate with peers while learning ways to individualize instruction to increase engagement in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Carrelli

Jessica Carrelli

3-6 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
I am a K-12 Innovation Specialist in Lakota Local School District and am celebrating my 15th year in education. I am passionate about innovative teaching practices, project based learning, and edtech.
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Kim Carlson

3-6 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
I am thrilled to be starting my 20th year of education! I am a K-12 Innovation Specialist in the Lakota Local School District. I love supporting teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum and make engaging lessons for students!


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 3307-3309

3:15pm

Differentiating, Individualizing, and Personalizing Lessons in Math and Science (45 min)[3rd session added 8/1@11:15}
Limited Capacity filling up

Fourth grade math and science teachers will provide examples of differentiation, individualized instruction, and personalized lessons by content. They will highlight the use of punch cards for standards-based grading and personalized learning. Concepts are easily adaptable to different grade levels and content areas.

Presenters
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Melissa Anderson

4th Grade Math and Science Teacher, Mason City Schools
Melissa Anderson is a 4th grade math and science teacher at Mason Elementary. She has been at Mason for 20 years. She graduate from Bowling Green State University in 2000 and earned her masters at Miami University in 2004 in curriculum and instruction.
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Jamie Dicks

4th Grade Math and Science, Mason City Schools
Jamie Dicks is a 4th grade math and science teacher at Mason Elementary. This is going to be her third year at Mason and it is her 12th year of teaching. Previously, she taught 7th and 8th grade math. She is a graduate of the CEEMS program from the University of Cincinnati and has... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 2414

3:15pm

Moving Toward Personalized Learning (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

The instructional focus during the past year at Lakota East Freshmen Campus has been making learning personalized. This session will showcase that evolution as well as engage participants in activities that model those instructional practices.

Presenters
avatar for Rob Burnside

Rob Burnside

Associate Principal, Freshman Campus, Lakota East High School
Rob Burnside is the Associate Principal of Lakota East Freshman Campus. Professionally, he has been an administrator for over a decade after his time in the classroom as a high school English teacher.



Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 3315

3:15pm

Pack Time: Using the Power of the Team to Grow and Empower Students (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session participants will learn how three different teams of sixth grade teachers harnessed the power of the team to provide enrichment and intervention opportunities to grow their students. Each team has taken the basic ideas behind "Pack Time" and tailored it to meet the needs of the learners on their teams. In addition to learning about the different ways this time could look, participants will get the opportunity to work with a small group to tailor a plan for incorporating a version of Pack Time to meet the needs of their learners.

Presenters
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Donald Jacobs

Teacher, West Clermont Local Schools
Don has been a middle school educator for his entire career, having taught at Shroder Paideia, Winton Woods, Glen Este, and West Clermont. Beyond teaching language arts and social studies, Don has a passion for school improvement in any capacity.
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Kelly Taylor

Teacher, West Clermont Schools
I am starting my 22 year in education. I have spent the majority of my career teaching sixth grade ELA at West Clermont Schools.
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Jennifer Lyons

Math Teacher, West Clermont Middle School
Jennifer Lyons is a 6th grade mathematics teacher at West Clermont Middle School. She has taught 6th grade mathematics for five years. She graduated from Morehead State University.
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Jessica Montunnas

Sixth Grade Science Teacher, West Clermont Schools
Hello! My name is Jessica Montunnas and I currently teach 6th grade science at West Clermont MIddle School. This is my 13th year in education. I graduated from Ohio University in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree and Earned my Masters Degree in 2011 from Marygrove College. I am certified... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 3215

3:15pm

Personalized Student Learning through Community Engagement (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this interactive session for all educators looking to create a personalized learning eco-system that opens opportunities for families, business, and community partners to be engaged in student success. This session will give you the opportunity to learn how personalized learning and experiential learning intersect giving students voice and choice. Experiential learning is one of the most powerful ways to leverage learning relationships, which is one of the five key elements of personalized learning. Attendees will leave with tools to establish a blueprint that includes different levels of involvement and entry points while putting students in the driver’s seat of their own learning.

Presenters
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Debbie Gentene

Experiential Learning Coordinator, Mason City School District - Mason High School
Debbie Gentene is the Experiential Learning Coordinator for Mason City Schools where she is passionate about providing innovative opportunities through collaborative community partnerships to enhance student learning. She has over 20 years of demonstrated success facilitating learning... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 2204

3:15pm

Standards Based Grading in a Lecture-less Classroom: Year 1 Reflections (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Who is interested in "going gradeless" or "standards based grading"? Wonder how this works in a classroom? Always finding reasons why it would not work in a subject? Join the instructor for a journey through the good and the bad of a lecture-less classroom with evidence based grading! Participants will have small group implementation time to break out into subject areas, answer questions, and find solutions to how this can be implemented into any content area.

Presenters
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Taylor Rose

High School Science Teacher, Forest Hills School District
Taylor is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Education with a Secondary Education concentration from Xavier University. Taylor is entering her 4th year at Anderson High School where she teaches Physical Sciences and Forensic... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 3314

3:15pm

The Missing Link in Reading Comprehension (45 min)[2nd session added 8/2@10:15am]
Limited Capacity filling up

The latest research in early literacy shows that there is an extra step before comprehension. Critical to reading comprehension is a process called microcomprehension. Learn more about this key component at this special workshop; what it is, why it’s important, and how to teach these important new skills. The latest research in early literacy shows there are some underlying skills that are critical to mastering comprehension. Learn more about these key components at this workshop: what they are, why they are important, and how to teach these important new skills. Educators will participate in think-pair-share activities and small group work, leaving the session with concrete strategies to help students develop these micro-skills to improve their reading comprehension.

Sponsored by Amplify Education.

Presenters
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Anne Lucas

Senior Product Manager, Amplify Education
As a product manager for Amplify’s supplemental programs, Anne's mission is to create digital reading programs that not only help students learn critical reading skills, but simultaneously save teachers time and extend their reach in the classroom. As a former teacher and administrator... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
HS 2215
 
Friday, August 2
 

8:30am

Welcome & Announcements
Presenters
avatar for Kelly Spivey

Kelly Spivey

Executive Director, High AIMS Consortium
Kelly has passionately served 33 years in the education field where she taught elementary grades, served as an administrator, and Superintendent prior to being appointed to the Director of High AIMS Consortium.


Friday August 2, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
High School Auditorium

9:00am

Creative Practices for Motivating Students, Parents and Coworkers
Limited Capacity seats available

Disney 2000 American Teacher of the Year, Ron Clark, will share his best practices and tricks of the trade for getting the most out of challenging and hard to reach students. Clark will use stories from his experiences with his students in Harlem, New York City and examples of award-winning projects they conducted to serve as examples of how to motivate and inspire disinterested students. Mr. Clark will also focus on how to create the ideal classroom and school environment where everyone is respected, appreciated and motivated to perform to the best of their ability.


Friday August 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
High School Auditorium

10:15am

15 Ways to Use Alexa (Voice Assistant) in your Classroom Today! (90 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you using an Amazon Alexa in your classroom? Why not? This session will help instructors accomplish classroom goals, as well as, challenge students with innovative creation activities. Participants will learn how to introduce 15 productive, instructional, and creative ways to use “Alexa” in the Classroom.

Presenters
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Rebecca Dwenger

Instructional Technology Consultant, HCESC
Rebecca Dwenger has over 21 years teaching experience. Her areas of expertise include instructional design, voice assistants for education, and differentiation. She uses her passion for cutting edge technology to ignite productivity and learning through her work with teachers and... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HS 3315

10:15am

Do Not Fear Failure: The Gifts of Growth Mindset and Grit (90 min) [Session added 8/1@ 11:15am]
Limited Capacity filling up

Life's best kept secret to success..... is failure. This session will explore instructional tools, provide experiences on how to rumble with failure, and demonstrate the importance of perseverance. Research shows that growth mindset and grit are better determinants for success than intelligence or educational experiences. Participants that want to be engaged, while learning how to play with a safe dose of failure, with intentional and appropriate frustration, need to attend this session. Participants will leave with a year long plan on how to implement growth mindset. This session is customized for K-12 learners.

Presenters
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Monica Dawkins

Gifted Intervention Specialist, Indian Hill Exempted Village School District
Monica Dawkins is a Gifted Intervention Specialist at Indian Hill Primary and Elementary Schools. She is enjoying her sixteenth year of teaching where the last seven have been spent as a GIS. Ms. Dawkins has been instrumental in creating a school-wide STEM program for the Primary... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HS 3208

10:15am

A Principal’s Journey to Personalized Learning (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Would you like to make personalized learning manageable for your teachers? Would you like to grow as an instructional leader of personalized learning? Begin your journey to personalized learning that focuses on building a framework to foster a deep, meaningful and personalized culture. It all starts with YOU! Learn how to model personalized learning with your staff, build a professional brand that unites your learning community and design plays that drives change in small increments. This is an interactive session that is designed to meet individual needs while encouraging participants to collaborate, design, and think outside of the box.

Presenters
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Krista Heidenreich

Director of Digital and Professional Learning, Lakota Local Schools
This is my 21st year in education. I have a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and one in Educational Leadership. My role as Director of Digital and Professional Learning allows me to work closely with district and teacher leaders as we develop resources and personalized... Read More →
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Christina French

Director K-6 Curriculum, Lakota Local School District
I am a former teacher who loves teaching and learning. In my quest to add to my professional toolbox, I took a leap into the world of administration before I felt ready. I quickly realized this was the best decision I had yet to make, as it fueled my passion for change. After eight... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HS 3405-3407

10:15am

First Impressions: Starting the Year Just Right (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

First impressions. First impressions matter in conversations, in relationships, and in classrooms. Join this 90 minute interactive session led by the Ohio Writing Project (OWP) to think about and design the first days and weeks of your literacy classroom. Participants will discuss the role of the first days in creating classroom culture, review first day plans from other K-12 educators, practice strategies for starting a year focused on your beliefs, and have time to sketch out a plan to create the first impression and the literacy classroom you want for students.


Presenters
avatar for Beth Rimer

Beth Rimer

Co-Director, Ohio Writing Project, Miami University (OH)


Friday August 2, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HS 2413

10:15am

Getting Students Moving, Talking and Interacting (90 min)[Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
Limited Capacity filling up

Who's doing the talking in your classroom? Are you helping students prepare for conversations beyond school by practicing how to talk and interact with each other now? Join "Getting Students Moving, Talking and Interacting" to help you build your toolbox of strategies to grow student talk in your classroom. This session will be designed around participant choice and will provide you opportunities to practice strategies with your colleagues in an interactive, collaborative experience.

Presenters
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Karen Crema

Education Consultant and Instructional Coach, HCESC
Karen Crema serves as an Education Consultant and Instructional Coach at Hamilton County Educational Service Center. Prior to HCESC, Karen taught for 30 years in elementary and JH classrooms focused mostly in ELA, social studies, curriculum development, content-area literacy and gifted... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
HS 3310

11:00am

Lunch
Food Trucks will be available in front of the High School.

Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS Cafeteria

11:00am

Student Engagement and Movement in Your Classroom (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

This session will engage educators and offer innovative ways to get students up and moving in your classroom! We have incorporated movement, stretching, breathing, dance, team building, community - Why I like team… (writing), neuroscience, BrainGym, brainteasers, 3 Brain warm-up, Walk & Talks, Tour Guides and many other fun engaging activities to help create student involved learning. Also, Dan has created “Test under Duress” - to boost focus and confidence in high stakes tests. The Dore method will also be demonstrated as a tool to increase focus. Many of these activities will be incorporated in to the presentation. This presentation will require class participation from educators so that they can experience the positive effects that these strategies will have! Participants will also be encouraged to THINK of one way to incorporate movement in their classroom--PAIR up with another educator--and SHARE out their ideas of incorporation! We will also speak to encouraging mindfulness in the classroom, in addition to movement, to allow for deeper relationships to develop which, in turn, can boost student confidence and student test scores.

Presenters
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Caitlin Rudisell

Teacher, Three Rivers Local School
Caitlin Rudisell is in her 9th year of teaching. She currently teaches Government at Taylor High School, but has also taught as an intervention specialist in an urban Cincinnati school district. She has chaired many PBIS committees over the years, as well as been a part of the RTI... Read More →
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Dan Perlman

Teacher, Three Rivers Schools
Dan Perlman has 24 years teaching and coaching experience. He teaches history at Taylor High School and has served as Department Chair, as well as, on the DLT, BLT, LPDC, Mentor Teacher and Building and Grounds Committee for the past several years. Dan received the Taylor HS Teacher... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3308

11:00am

Creating an Instructional Playbook: Your Guide to Packet Free Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

De-clutter your ELA teaching by focusing on low-prep, high-impact strategies that eliminate packets and worksheets. Learn to curate lessons that fit students needs, engage them in deeper thinking about texts, and teach them how to make meaning from texts, not just answer questions.
In this session we will explore the purposes, benefits, and structures of an Instructional Playbook as well as create pages that you can take with you to begin your own Playbook. 

Presenters
avatar for Kasey Dunlap

Kasey Dunlap

Educational Consultant, Hamilton County ESC
Kasey Dunlap is a Consultant and Instructional Coach with the Hamilton County ESC.  She believes that reading and writing instruction has become over complicated and formulaic and coaches teachers towards creating authentic and meaningful classroom experiences for students.  She... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3215

11:00am

Native Americans: Changing the Narrative, Session 1 (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

How we teach Indigenous histories and cultures is undergoing profound changes. Increase your ability to give students better cultural awareness, histories, and the ability to think critically about what they read and hear about Native Peoples. Learn to correct stereotypes in literature and supplement information in standards and textbooks; offer more accurate historical and contemporary representations of Native Peoples. Resources, video clips, curricula, leveled reading lists, Pre K-12. Pair with Session 2. Gifted PD, Competencies B, C. Interactive, brief model lessons. Suited for teachers of all subjects, Pre K-12, administrators, and district curriculum leaders.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Ramsdell

Kate Ramsdell

Gifted Intervention Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Kate Ramsdell has been a Gifted Intervention Specialist, K-12 for many years. Prior to that, she was an MSW clinical psychotherapist and facilitated cultural diversity trainings in schools, businesses, hospitals, and mental health settings. Her interest in how we teach Native American... Read More →
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Jheri Neri

Project Director, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
Jheri Neri is Diné (Navajo) and Mescalero Apache. He works as the Project Director with the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently some GCNAC members are working in conjunction with University of Cincinnati to update Ohio curriculum about Native... Read More →
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April Hester

Education Director, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
April Hester is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she has spent most of her life living in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. She is a senior at Northern Kentucky University, majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Native American studies. At NKU, April... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3401

11:00am

Reaching Students who Lack Emotional Resources (45 min)[New session added 8/1@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

A perfectly planned lesson does not reach a student who suffers from a lack of emotional control, coping skills, and/or emotional resources. This session will explore how a lack of emotional control develops, how this affects learning for an individual and the whole class, and how to best help students who lack emotional control, resources, and coping skills. Interactively, participants will explore and discuss how to develop emotionally safe classrooms and strategies to use with students in times of emotional chaos. Bring questions, ideas, and personal situations to share!

Presenters
avatar for Karen Albrecht

Karen Albrecht

Creekside Middle School Counselor, Fairfield City School District
Karen Albrecht is a School Counselor at Creekside Middle School (Grades 6-8) in the Fairfield City School District. Her educational career started as a sixth grade Language Arts teacher, then a fourth grade teacher before becoming a school counselor in Fairfield in 2015. Karen is... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 2213

11:00am

Leading as a Person, Not a Position (45 min)[2nd session added 8/1@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity filling up

Who leads your district? Did you think of a person or a position? Did you say “Superintendent”, “Principal”, “Teacher”, or did you first think of someone’s name? Culture can often place the responsibility of leadership on a position, and then fit a person into that title.

This session will focus on the idea of leading first as a person, but also leading from any position in, or outside of an organization. Participants will identify the importance of leading from within an area of expertise in order to grow as a person, professional and contribute to professionalism.

Participants will also identify opportunities for leadership outside of a title or position and empower people to build their leadership abilities through experience, professional learning communities, books, and other resource materials. Participants will learn how to use the PLC processfor professional growth and leave with materials to assist with future leadership experiences and goals.

Presenters
avatar for Travis Showers

Travis Showers

Assistant Principal - Junior high, Little Miami School District
Most impactful teaching experience: Educator at Joy Outdoor Education Center Ah-Ha moment that forced change: Training others in Crisis Prevention Intervention - really digging in to why people escalate in a crisis. Scariest Experience: Moving from a 4th Grade teacher to a High School... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 2207

11:00am

Amplify Your Impact on Growth with Data Collection and Record Keeping (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

Assessment should drive our instruction but collecting, organizing, and tracking student evidence of understanding can be challenging. Amplify your impact on student growth and performance with fresh, innovative strategies for giving feedback and tracking progress using gSuite tools.

Presenters
avatar for Heidi Weber

Heidi Weber

Gifted Intervention Specialist, Loveland City Schools
Heidi Weber lives and teaches 3rd and 4th grade gifted reading in Loveland, Ohio. Heidi has an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a gifted endorsement and is a Google Level 1 Certified Educator. As a National Board Certified Teacher with 20 years elementary experience, Heidi... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3411

11:00am

Outside the Bubble: Tools to Increase Global Perspective (45 min)
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Ever hear your students say they live in the “insert school name” bubble? Learn 10 tools that you can use in your classroom to open students’ eyes to world beyond school walls. These resources can be applied to lessons in all subject areas. Attendees will be encouraged to share ideas on ways to use these tools in their classroom and should bring a device (computer, tablet, or phone) to be able to explore the tools presented.

Access the presentation and resources at: http://bit.ly/globalHA19

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Morrison

Ashley Morrison

Innovative Teaching and Learning Coach, Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools
Ashley Morrison earned her B.A. in mathematics from Kenyon College and M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Xavier University. She is starting her second year as an Innovation Coach at Indian Hill Middle School. Previous to this Ashley was a math teacher in 7th and 8th grade in Indian... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Richardson

Lauren Richardson

Innovation Coach, Indian Hill Exempted Village School District
Lauren Richardson earned her B.S. in Spanish Education from Miami University and M.S. in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology from Nova Southeastern University. Lauren was a Spanish teacher at Mason Middle School for 9 years and is now entering her second year as Innovation Coach... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Community Room

11:00am

Regulating Student Activity on Electronic Devices and in Social Media (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Student text messaging and social media activity can impact student health, safety, discipline and lead to complaints of harassment, intimidation and bullying.  This learning session will focus on the ability of school staff and administration to search student electronic devices; will address the legal obligations of school employees when evidence of student misconduct is discovered; and will discuss the legal and constitutional rights of students who are targeted by electronic and social media harassment.

Sponsored by Bricker & Eckler LLP

Presenters
avatar for David Lampe

David Lampe

Attorney (Partner), Bricker & Eckler LLP
David Lampe represents educational institutions and other public bodies on matters involving education law; public sector labor law; collective bargaining; grievance arbitration; unfair labor practice charges; employment law; harassment, discrimination and misconduct investigations... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 2401

11:00am

Stop! Animate and Listen! (45 min)
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Did you know the human brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text? Learn how to use this to your advantage by creating animations with Google Slides. This session will demonstrate the WHY behind stop motion animation creation as well as guidance on HOW to create one. Attendees will leave with their own animation that they collaborate on with a partner, and directions to share with students!

Presenters
avatar for Sheri Simpson

Sheri Simpson

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local School District
In my 22 years in education, I’ve taught just about every subject in grades 5-8, and have led educators as both an assistant principal and instructional coach. Currently, I collaborate with teachers to develop innovative lesson design and provide professional development in curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Linberg

Kristina Linberg

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local School District
I spent 12 years as a middle school math and science teacher and 4 years as a Digital Learning Specialist and I currently collaborate with educators to develop innovative lesson design and provide professional development in curriculum and technology for Lakota Local School District... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 1105

11:00am

Why Twitter? To Build Your PLN, of course! (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone can build a professional learning network with the use of a few simple tools. We will focus on Twitter and the benefits of its uses. The flow and sharing of ideas, problems/solutions, support, and so much more are at your fingertips.

Twitter truly opens the doors well beyond the classroom. Learning to use Twitter for professional growth can benefit all educators and therefore the students, parents, colleagues, and community they work in .

In this ever changing world, it is more important than ever for educators to connect to more than their local community. Our only limitation to communication and exposure to the world is the limitations we place on ourselves. Let us help you remove many of these limitations and gain a sense of empowerment that is right at your fingertips!

Presenters
avatar for Becky Tompkins

Becky Tompkins

Curriculum Director, Ross Local School District
Becky Tompkins is the Director of Curriculum for Ross Local Schools. Becky’s undergraduate degree in in secondary English education and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Supervision. Becky is beginning her 9th year working in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
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Sarah Kiefer

Technology Integration Specialist, Ross Local School District
Sarah Kiefer is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Ross Local Schools, Northwest of Cincinnati for the past 3 years. Prior to this, she was a classroom teacher for 14 years. These 14 years were split between 5th and 7th/8th grade. When Ross went 1:1 with Chromebooks, Sarah’s... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3203

11:00am

Ron Clark - Question & Answer
Limited Capacity seats available


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
High School Auditorium

11:00am

Differentiation in the Science Classroom (45 min)
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Educators will learn how and why science instruction and labs need to be differentiated. Participants will work collaboratively with similar grade level teachers to create their own differentiated lab or lesson. Educators will be shown examples of differentiated science labs and lessons, choice boards, and menus. Outcomes will be created in a differentiated setting to ensure success of all learners.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Thomsen

Amy Thomsen

5th grade teacher, Ross Middle School
Amy Thomsen has taught 16 years at Ross Middle School. She has a Masters in Elementary Education, Reading Endorsement, and Mild/Moderate Special Education Licensure. She is an INFOhio District/Building iCoach and has presented on many topics in her building, district, and SECO (Science... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3108

11:00am

Discerning the Future of Learning for YOUR Schools (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Is the learning experience in your district keeping up with the rapid transformation in education? This session unpacks what can occur when we pause to consider what Next Generation Learning should look like for our students. And in turn, consider what that learning will require of the facilities we teach in. See examples of new and renovated spaces designed specifically to support deeper, student-centered learning.

Sponsored by SHP.

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Parker

Jeff Parker

Director of Visioning, SHP
Jeff’s background as an architect and planner – coupled with ongoing research into trends, best practices, technology and information from all over the world – allows him to make the connection between pedagogy and physical space. This leads to a more holistic output that can... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Gallow

Jenny Gallow

Sr. Interior Designer, SHP
Having worked on over $300M in educational facilities, Jenny possesses vast experience in the planning and design of schools that reflect the image of their communities. She has in-depth understanding of educational trends and works extensively with her clients throughout the entire... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3408

11:00am

Moving the Box Towards Student-Centered Learning (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@12:15pm]
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As the world of education shifts towards more student-centered models of instruction, there has never been a more exciting time to be in the educational field. However, it can also feel overwhelming to shift instructional practices towards methods never experienced. This session will briefly address the 'what' and 'why' of personalized learning, then walk educators through a simple exercise to develop the first small steps towards towards more personalized instruction that enhances student ownership and engagement in their learning. The session will include whole group, small group, and independent time to reflect on current classroom practices and create action steps to personalize one of those practices in the first 30 days of school.

Presenters
avatar for Lindsay Conklin

Lindsay Conklin

Innovation Specialist, Lakota West, Lakota Local Schools
Lindsay Conklin is an Innovation Specialist at Lakota Local Schools, currently at Lakota West High School, collaborating with teachers to modernize instructional practices, personalize learning, and offer real world learning experiences to students. Lindsay was a Digital Learning... Read More →
avatar for Jen Neubarth

Jen Neubarth

K-12 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Jen Neubarth has been an Ohio educator for 18 years teaching grades 4-6. She is a Google Certified Educator (Levels 1 & 2) and currently an Innovation Specialist in Lakota working with teachers, co-planning personalized learning experiences for students. She facilitates learning in... Read More →
avatar for Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson

Assistant Director of Instruction, Lakota Local Schools
Justin Wilson has been in education for 21 years. He taught middle school science for 17 years, mostly with Princeton City Schools. Justin has spent the last three years as an assistant principal at Lakota West and now has moved into a new role that connects district level initiatives... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 2303

11:00am

Tests to PBL: A History Journey (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will talk about the journey from a unit-based history course, like we all grew up in, to personalization based upon interest, skill, and academic need with a focus on authentic learning and critical thinking. The instructor will share the struggles, surprise successes, and vision for the future.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Cole

Greg Cole

Teacher, Sycamore Community Schools
Greg has been a traditional classroom teacher for the first 16 years of his career. Always willing to try something new, he has tried every new tech tool that came out, moving from chalk boards, to powerpoints on small tv's, to smartboards, clickers and eventually working in a 1:1... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3314

11:00am

Choral Counting & Counting Collections (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
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"Learning the counting sequence is one important piece of learning to count, but it is only one piece" (Franke, Kazemi & Turrou, 2018, p. 15). Working in pairs and small groups, participants will explore how Choral Counting & Counting Collections routines can enhance number sense from whole numbers to fractions and decimals. Come ready to count!

Presenters
avatar for Christina Sherman

Christina Sherman

Mathematics Consultant/Coach, Hamilton County ESC
Christina is currently one of the Mathematics Consultants/Coaches at Hamilton County ESC in Cincinnati. Prior to her work at the ESC, Christina taught high school mathematics at her alma mater, Fairfield High School in Butler County. This begins her sixteenth year with Hamilton County... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3313

11:00am

High Engagement/Low Prep Instructional Strategies for Any Classroom (45 min)
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Teachers will learn high engagement strategies, rooted in best practice, that can be done traditionally or enhanced digitally. All strategies will have a high impact on student engagement with low preparation on the teacher's part!

Presenters
avatar for Tiffany Rexhausen

Tiffany Rexhausen

7-8 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Tiffany Rexhusen is an experienced educator and instructional leader in Lakota Local Schools for 15 years. She has taught high school and junior high English Language Arts before moving into the role of an instructional coach. In this work she was able to work in multiple capacities... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 2212

11:00am

Maximizing Learning with Research-Based Assessment Pratices (45 min)
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A highly sought after speaker on student achievement and literacy, join Dr. McKnight for a no-nonsense session on the impact standards/skills based grading can have on instruction and learning.  Designed to promote effective and reasonable assessment and grading practices, standards/skills based grading results in students mastering a set of standards, skills and content.  Dr. McKnight will present schools and districts where she has implemented this assessment paradigm and the positive impact on student learning and performance. You'll leave the session with assessment tools that maximize learning.

Presenters

Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3307-3309

11:00am

Phonemic Awareness and Decoding strategies for grades K-2 (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@12:15pm]
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Whether you are a new teacher or a veteran teacher, this session is for you! The instructor will discuss the importance of phonemic awareness and decoding strategies for struggling readers. Participants will take home resources that can be applied right away.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Zale

Jennifer Zale

K-2 Reading Specialist, Reading Community Schools
Jennifer Zale has been teaching for 19 years at Central Elementary in Reading. She taught first grade for 11 years and has been the K-2 Reading Specialist for 8 years. Jennifer has her Masters in Elementary Education with a focus in Literacy. She also has her Teacher Leader Endorsement... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 2405

11:00am

The Missing Link in Reading Comprehension (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

The latest research in early literacy shows that there is an extra step before comprehension. Critical to reading comprehension is a process called microcomprehension. Learn more about this key component at this special workshop; what it is, why it’s important, and how to teach these important new skills. The latest research in early literacy shows there are some underlying skills that are critical to mastering comprehension. Learn more about these key components at this workshop: what they are, why they are important, and how to teach these important new skills. Educators will participate in think-pair-share activities and small group work, leaving the session with concrete strategies to help students develop these micro-skills to improve their reading comprehension.

Sponsored by Amplify Education.

Presenters
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Anne Lucas

Senior Product Manager, Amplify Education
As a product manager for Amplify’s supplemental programs, Anne's mission is to create digital reading programs that not only help students learn critical reading skills, but simultaneously save teachers time and extend their reach in the classroom. As a former teacher and administrator... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 2215

11:00am

The Vocabulary Advantage: Everyday Ways to Help Build Kids' Word Knowledge, K-12 (45 min)[3rd Session added 8/2@12:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

Having a varied and growing vocabulary gives students an advantage in academics and in life. How can we help kids become curious about words and want to learn more? What are everyday ways to build word learning into instruction? In this session, we'll explore a collection of fun, practical strategies designed to give our students the vocabulary advantage they deserve.

We'll collaborate through frequent opportunities to turn and talk, through written "silent conversations", and through participation in word games and word play.

Gifted competencies include: A, B, C, D, E

Presenters
avatar for Tanny McGregor

Tanny McGregor

Writer/Staff Developer, Author/Consultant
Internationally-known teacher and conference speaker Tanny McGregor brings over 30 years of professional experience to her popular sessions. Her workshops are known for their creative and engaging style. Tanny has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, gifted intervention... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Indian Room

11:00am

Top Ten Ways to Amplify Your Students’ Passion for Reading (45 min)
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Imagine a classroom full of excited readers and writers! How do educators create a culture of passionate learners who can’t wait to come to class every day to read, write, and discuss all kinds of texts? Join us in exploring 10 strategies that will amplify your students’ passion for reading and sharing their voices with the world.

Presenters
avatar for Holly Mueller

Holly Mueller

Education Consultant, Hamilton County ESC
Holly Mueller was a classroom teacher for 18 years, mostly in the middle school setting, and taught ELA, social studies, and gifted classes. She is now an education consultant and gifted coordinator at Hamilton County ESC, serving districts all across Cincinnati and Dayton. She is... Read More →
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Megan Ginther

K-5 Literacy Specialist, Goshen Local Schools
Megan was a classroom teacher for 15 years at the intermediate level, where she taught language arts and social studies to regular ed, gifted, and special education students. She is now the K-5 Literacy Specialist for Goshen Local Schools. Megan is an avid reader and loves spreading... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
HS 3207-3209

11:00am

Get Rid of the Fence! Creating Social Justice Through Personalized Learning (90 min)
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How do you build a culture that supports the journey toward social justice? Learn how the work of personalized learning is interwoven within the culture to support social justice and remove the barriers that plague student accessibility to learning.

Presenters
avatar for Georgine Bowman

Georgine Bowman

BCESC Curriculum Director, Butler County Educational Service Center
Georgine Bowman currently serves as the Curriculum Director at Butler County Educational Services Center. Over the course of her career she has taught grades 2-8 and provided professional development and instructional coaching across many content and pedagogical topics. She is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Schools
I am so excited that I get to live my dream every day! I have known since kindergarten that I wanted to be a teacher. I even let the audience know that at my kindergarten graduation! A graduate of Cedarville University and Southeastern University, I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Early... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Wheatley

Andrew Wheatley

Director of Secondary Curriculum, Lakota Local Schools
Andrew Wheatley is the Director of Secondary Curriculum at Lakota Schools. He describes himself as an education nerd; deeply passionate about all things learning. He loves spending time with his wonderful family and tries to find the time to continue to be a half-decent rock clim... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
HS 3416

11:00am

StartSOLE. A way to bring student-centered inquiry to your classrooms immediately. (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

SOLE, Self-Oriented Learning Environment is a method for people to collaboratively engage in knowledge acquisition and transfer using digital platforms. The SOLE pedagogy (which is applied within a single class period) enables our digital natives to approach learning with comfort and excitement and without constraints from an analog world. SOLE responds to the age- old call for all teaching and learning to be inquiry-based and relevant to the learner. It is extremely simple to implement in your existing classroom. All you need is a class of students, a few internet ready devices, and a big question (over 8000 available from StartSOLE)
This interactive session will prepare you to use SOLE in your learning environment right away. You will leave access to all of the tools you need to connect, plan, and implement SOLE in your classrooms right away.

Presenters
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Jeff McClellan

Founder and CEO, STARTSOLE
Dr. Jeff McClellan has a broad range of experiences as a practitioner, researcher, and entrepreneur that shape his contributions to the field of education. His most recent endeavor began four years ago when he became the founding director of STARTSOLE. Evidence shows that problem-based... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
HS 2310

11:30am

Lunch
Food Trucks will be available in front of the High School.

Friday August 2, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
HS Cafeteria

11:45am

11:45am

Designing Moments of Impact for Team & Culture Building (45 min)
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Relationships and connections are at the core of a positive culture and team. Culture and teams aren’t transformed overnight, but we believe by intentionally creating moments that matter, we can become more connected personally and professionally, to have a greater impact no matter your title or position.

Participants in this session will actively experience multiple meeting/class/conversation starters, rapid cycle sharing and experiences meant to get people engaged and connected. This session guarantees you will learn something new about your peers and possibly yourself! If you’re looking for take-back-to-your-district experiences and examples on how to create a more connected culture and team, you won’t want to miss this session.

Presenters
avatar for Christian Long

Christian Long

Digital Innovation Administrator, Oak Hills Local School District
Christian is the Digital Innovation Administrator for the Oak Hills Local School District where he works with leaders and staff to positively impact and inspire others through relationships so that our greater influence is #BetterTogether. He's a fan of family, fun and Google. Find... Read More →
avatar for Bridgette Smiley

Bridgette Smiley

Director of Learning Innovation, Oak Hills Local School District
Bridgette is the Director of Learning Innovation for the Oak Hills Local School District where she focuses on designing innovative systems that positively impact student experiences, district culture, professional learning opportunities and methods to embed technology to enhance learning... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 2307

11:45am

PBL Innovation- WinSoBot Amusement Park (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use innovative resources and technology to engage students in a PBL experience, incorporating all subjects, in creating their own amusement park!
Teachers will learn how to challenge students to plan, design and then build an amusement park designed for the Where in the World is Dr. Dunn? Robotics Competition. Presenters will collaborate with participants using think-pair-share and small groups to discuss ways to research information in the classroom and then how to incorporate that research into a slide presentation. Presenters will walk educators through the steps to get their students ready with design engineering and leave with information for next year's competition.

Presenters
avatar for Robin McGinnis

Robin McGinnis

STEAM Coordinator, Mt. Healthy City Schools
Robin McGinnis has been a teacher in the Mt. Healthy City Schools for over 30 years. During her years of teaching, she has taught 1st-8th grades. Presently, she is leading the district as STEAM Coordinator. In the classroom, most of her experience has been in grades 3-5, but she has... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Gifted Instructional Specialist, Hamilton County ESC
Jennifer Johnson has 10 years teaching experience in the elementary grades, working in high poverty districts. Currently works for Hamilton County ESC as a gifted instructional specialist at Mount Healthy City School, providing services for grades 3-6.


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 2401

11:45am

Student Engagement and Movement in Your Classroom (45 min) [Session added 8/2@10:15]
Limited Capacity full

This session will engage educators and offer innovative ways to get students up and moving in your classroom! We have incorporated movement, stretching, breathing, dance, team building, community - Why I like team… (writing), neuroscience, BrainGym, brainteasers, 3 Brain warm-up, Walk & Talks, Tour Guides and many other fun engaging activities to help create student involved learning. Also, Dan has created “Test under Duress” - to boost focus and confidence in high stakes tests. The Dore method will also be demonstrated as a tool to increase focus. Many of these activities will be incorporated in to the presentation. This presentation will require class participation from educators so that they can experience the positive effects that these strategies will have! Participants will also be encouraged to THINK of one way to incorporate movement in their classroom--PAIR up with another educator--and SHARE out their ideas of incorporation! We will also speak to encouraging mindfulness in the classroom, in addition to movement, to allow for deeper relationships to develop which, in turn, can boost student confidence and student test scores.

Presenters
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Caitlin Rudisell

Teacher, Three Rivers Local School
Caitlin Rudisell is in her 9th year of teaching. She currently teaches Government at Taylor High School, but has also taught as an intervention specialist in an urban Cincinnati school district. She has chaired many PBIS committees over the years, as well as been a part of the RTI... Read More →
avatar for Dan Perlman

Dan Perlman

Teacher, Three Rivers Schools
Dan Perlman has 24 years teaching and coaching experience. He teaches history at Taylor High School and has served as Department Chair, as well as, on the DLT, BLT, LPDC, Mentor Teacher and Building and Grounds Committee for the past several years. Dan received the Taylor HS Teacher... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3308

11:45am

Synnovation Lab Startup (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Synnovation Lab launched in August of 2018 and has been a blueprint for self paced and project based learning in an innovative, personalized environment. Like any "startup" we have had success, failure, and many surprises! We will share our process and lessons for those that want to innovate their class or their school!

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Ashley Warren

Assistant Principal, Sycamore High School
Ashley Warren is an assistant principal at Sycamore High School, but more recently led the charge to create an innovative learning environment in the Synnovation Lab! She is pursuing her doctorate and is interested in sharing her lessons on culture building in both the classroom and... Read More →
avatar for Greg Cole

Greg Cole

Teacher, Sycamore Community Schools
Greg has been a traditional classroom teacher for the first 16 years of his career. Always willing to try something new, he has tried every new tech tool that came out, moving from chalk boards, to powerpoints on small tv's, to smartboards, clickers and eventually working in a 1:1... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3411

11:45am

Stand Up, Speak Up, & Say Something: Amplify Your Voice to Speak Up Against Bias & Stereotypes (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@12:15]
Limited Capacity full

"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak." -Audre Lorde
How do you respond when someone uses biased language or stereotypes? Some people respond with silence because they don't know how to respond. How can one make a One Degree Shift in amplifying their voice?
Participants will be ready for the next time they encounter a situation that needs specific skills. The "Stand Up, Speak Up, & Say Something" program is good for teachers and students. Participants will learn a few simple & powerful tools and strategies to amplify individual voice.

Presenters
avatar for Katrice Quitter

Katrice Quitter

Hamilton County ESC, Hamilton County ESC
Katrice Quitter is an Education Consultant and Gifted Coordinator at Hamilton County ESC in Cincinnati, Ohio (HCESC). At Hamilton County ESC, Katrice supports local school districts and classrooms K-12 in gifted education & DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) practices. With experiences... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3212

11:45am

Understanding the Story: One District’s Journey of Culture and Data (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session includes an overview of one district’s multi-year journey towards global competency. This initiative targets a change in culture resulting in seeing, valuing, and embracing differences in support of student learning. One systematic strategy found to be useful is the development of the district’s multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework. Another is the ongoing collaboration of staff across grade bands; staff engage and work on teams while learning and exploring concepts. The intentional work on teams to embrace a growth mindset results in mutual respect and understanding of all stakeholders. Each person’s story evidences growth and development of the collective knowledge. As David Livermore said in his 2016 book Driven by Difference “Culturally intelligent innovation begins with changing our impulse from, 'why can’t you see it like I do?' to 'help me see what I might be missing'.” The district’s journey continues next year as awareness moves into action. Participants will engage in dialogue, Think-Pair-Share activities, and strategy planning.

Presenters
avatar for Tracy A. Quattrone

Tracy A. Quattrone

Director of Pupil Services, Wyoming City Schools
Dr. Tracy A. Quattrone is the Director of Pupil Services at Wyoming City Schools. Dr. Quattrone has held similar roles in West Clermont and Indian Hill Schools. Prior to her work as a district administrator, Dr. Quattrone served as a gifted coordinator and curriculum consultant at... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Whitely

Ashley Whitely

Assistant Superintendent, Wyoming City Schools
Dr. Ashley L. Whitely serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Wyoming City Schools. Prior to this role, she served as Principal as well as Assistant Principal of Wyoming High School. She started her educational career as a secondary English teacher in southwestern Kentucky, and... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3316

11:45am

Empowering Teacher Leaders Through Faculty PLC's! (45 min)
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This session is targeted for administrators and teachers that want ideas for engaging faculty meetings, building leadership teams, and PLC's. The instructor will share ideas for engaging staff in small group PLC's and whole staff faculty meetings. She will also include ideas for incorporating Responsive Classroom into faculty meetings. This will be a fun, interactive session!

Presenters
avatar for Michele Sulfsted

Michele Sulfsted

Principal, Forest Hills School District
Michele Sulfsted is finishing her twenty ninth year in education. She was a teacher in the Mt. Healthy City School District for 15 years, and has been an administrator in the Forest Hills School District for 14 years. She is currently the Principal at Summit Elementary, a preschool... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 1102

11:45am

Blogging with Book Clubs (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@1:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

Participants who are looking for ways to provide student choice in reading while maintaining a culture of high expectations, need to attend this session. Book clubs provide students with the opportunity to choose literature of interest, engage in a classroom community, and participate in academic conversations. Participants will learn how to effectively facilitate book clubs with blogs and a classroom website.

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Amanda Graf

Curriculum and Technology Specialist, West Clermont Local Schools
Amanda Graf taught math for ten years (in Lancaster and Waynesville, Ohio) before taking a position as a technology integration specialist in West Clermont. She is passionate about formative assessment and engagement, especially in mathematics classrooms. Amanda has presented at High... Read More →
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Courtney Heikenfeld

teacher, West Clermont Local Schools
Courtney Heikenfeld has been an English teacher for 15 years and is always looking for new and innovative ways to engage students in reading and writing while still maintaining a high level of rigor.


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 2203

11:45am

Creating Templates Using Google Tools (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be challenged to think differently about projects and assignments no matter the age and ability level of the student. This session will inspire teachers to go beyond worksheets while meeting the standards. Participants will learn how to challenge their students in a collaborative setting to do more than they may have ever thought possible, all while using technology.

In this session, participants will demonstrate how to utilize Google tools to create interactive and engaging templates in their classrooms. Templates will provide students a starting point for creativity and creation. Participants that bring lessons will walk away with templates that can be immuediately used in their classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Beth Kingsley

Beth Kingsley

3rd grade teacher, Ross Local School District
Beth Kingsley teaches third grade at Elda Elementary in the Ross Local School district just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Miami University, as well as a Master’s in Elementary Reading and Math. She has presented previously... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Kiefer

Sarah Kiefer

Technology Integration Specialist, Ross Local School District
Sarah Kiefer is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Ross Local Schools, Northwest of Cincinnati for the past 3 years. Prior to this, she was a classroom teacher for 14 years. These 14 years were split between 5th and 7th/8th grade. When Ross went 1:1 with Chromebooks, Sarah’s... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 2410

11:45am

Using Twitter to Unleash Student Voice (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you searching for a way to engage your students and get outside of the walls of the school? Twitter is an excellent tool to empower students and build community within a class, school, and district. Go back to school with strategies to incorporate Twitter into your daily school life.
Students can use their voice to reflect on their learning, show their learning to an authentic audience, and engage others outside of their classroom. Mrs. Walker's students have created and led several community wide Twitter chats, and a student project even went viral!
During the session, we will be creating Twitter posts and effective hashtags.

Presenters
avatar for Moriah Walker

Moriah Walker

Media Design and Communications, Lakota Local Schools
Moriah Walker is a Media Design and Communications teacher for Liberty Junior in Lakota. In her 6th year of teaching, Moriah has continually challenged herself and her students to grow in technology. Her students have created and led several community wide Twitter chats, and used... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3401

11:45am

X Marks the Spot: Using Google Slides to Create Scavenger Hunts (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

Google Slides can be used for so much more than formal content delivery. Learn how to take the presentation out of your presentation! During this session, participants will explore how to create a self-paced student scavenger hunt using Google Slides. Learn why this type of exploratory learning is effective for students and how to create experiences for them using any content. Participants in this session will not only learn the how and why, but also leave with the beginnings of a scavenger hunt that will undoubtedly dazzle their students!

Presenters
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Danielle Tymitz

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Learn21
Danni's work as Instructional Technology Coordinator includes managing the professional learning needs of the districts she serves, online and blended course development and educational technology coaching. With 10 years of classroom experience, Danni uses her expertise in content... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 2308

11:45am

11:45am

Action Hour: Personalized Learning that Makes a Difference (45 min)
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Learn how two teachers have incorporated the ideas behind 20% classroom and Genius Hour into their classrooms to increase personalized learning and innovation. In this process, students discover what they are passionate about and they take action to make a difference in the world. Each student’s journey is personalized to them and the innovative products our students have created are amazing. This presentation will incorporate Think-Pair-Share with our participants.

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Maggie Kays

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Maggie Kays has been teaching 7th grade Social Studies for over ten years. Maggie is passionate about forming relationships with students, teaching them about history while also focusing on their overall growth as a person. She has presented at many conferences about Problem Based... Read More →
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Tessa Keyes

7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Tessa Keyes has been teaching for 17 years. She has been teaching 7th grade ELA for over 10 years. Tessa believes that enthusiasm and a focus on relationships is essential for helping students grow into their full potential. She has presented at many conferences about Problem Based... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 2212

11:45am

Ignite Your Vision: The Story of Students Leading for Change (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In the 2018-2019 school year, Mason High School students engaged in a crowd-sourced innovation project. Nearly 70 ideas were submitted by students and voted on literally hundreds of thousands of times by fellow students, staff, and community members. These winning ideas were crowned IDEA CHAMPIONS and went on to execute their ideas via a Design Thinking workshop.

This is their story! This session will feature a panel of students talking about their own personalized learning experience, what they thought of the process, and what they might suggest to other districts that may want to try their own student-voice initiative.

Presenters
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Aaron Roberts

Innovative Learning Coach, Mason City Schools
Aaron has been designing innovative learning experiences for students and teachers for over 17 years. He cares deeply about student-driven instruction and students showing their learning in ways that best match their own personality."The future belongs to a different kind of person... Read More →
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Christine McCormick

Innovative Systems Officer, Mason City Schools
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Shanna Bumiller

Associate Principal for Teaching and Learning, Mason City Schools
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Dan Distel

Assistant Principal, Mason City Schools
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Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3303

11:45am

Personalized Learning Through Learning Menus and HyperDocs (45 min) [Session added 8/2@12:15]
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Do you have so many resources sometimes you can’t choose which ones to use for a lesson? Then learning menus are perfect for you! Learning menus are a great way to include personalized learning in your classroom so students can chose the pathway to learning and demonstrating their understanding. At this session, you will see how I utilize learning menus in my classroom and I will give you the opportunity to create one for an upcoming unit in your classroom. If you are 1:1 at your school, I will provide you a HyperDoc learning menu template to create one. However, these can be utilized without technology as well just using a typical Word document. Find my presentation here: tinyurl.com/HA19Menus

Presenters
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Jordan Diegmueller

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Lakota Local Schools
Jordan has been an 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Lakota Ridge Junior School for 14 years. She is a Google Certified teacher and just finished her first year navigating through the world of 1:1 technology. She oversees the Lakota Secondary Summer School Program and holds a current... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3213

11:45am

A Plan to Improve Math ACT Scores in the Classroom (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will focus on utilizing test taking tips and strategies to improve ACT Math scores. Participants will focus on resources available and how to incorporate those resources into the daily classroom structure. A main component of the presentation will be on how to prepare for the ACT, as opposed to learning content knowledge. Participants will discuss basic facts about the ACT, analyze data as it relates to achieving Benchmark scores, and how to use technology - such as the graphing calculator - to maximize scores. A brief Think-Pair-Share segment will be provided for colleagues to discuss ACT improvement strategies. Broken down to its simplest format, this presentation is geared towards designing a systematic approach to improving student ACT scores in mathematics.

Presenters
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Jason J. Lynch

Mathematics Teacher, Forest Hills Local Schools
I have served 19 years as a classroom mathematics teacher, in both Ohio and Kentucky. I have taught in the Most Challenging Schools in both Ohio (Walnut Hills) and Kentucky (Highlands), as ranked by The Washington Post. I have also served as an adjunct professor of Calculus at Marion... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3314

11:45am

Elementary Engagement (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@2:15pm]
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This is a high engagement, interactive course. Participants will learn techniques and games that can be used to teach in elementary classrooms. This course is great for teaching a wide range of learners by using communication techniques in the classroom.  Both literacy and math skills will be incorporated. Some activities will be Quiz-Quiz Trade, Roll the Word, Scoot, Find Your Tribe and many more. This will cover ideas for grades K-3.  You will take away something new in this course! 

Presenters
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Alyson Seipelt

First Grade Teacher, Southwest Local School District
Alyson has been teaching first grade for 7 years at Crosby Elementary in Harrison, Ohio. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati in Communication and a master's degree in Early Childhood Education from The College of Mount St. Joseph. She has a passion for early... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 2207

11:45am

Engaging K-12 Students Across Curriculum Using Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Strategies (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you have English Learner (EL) students in your classes, do you ever feel uncertain about how to engage and include them in daily learning objectives? Find out how to include Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) strategies in your instruction. Developed in 1999, SIOP helps to communicate content and language objectives to students of all language levels. Teaching, learning and assessment are integrated, and can be used to drive future instruction. This interactive session will explain the components of SIOP, offer an activity, and provide strategies that can be easily applied in the classroom.

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Connie Reyes-Rau

ESL Supervisor/Title III Coordinator, Hamilton County ESC
Connie Reyes-Rau has been a leader in education for nearly 30 years. Throughout her multi-faceted career, she has served as a special education teacher, school psychologist, and school improvement consultant. Today, she is the ESL Supervisor for the Hamilton County ESC. She specializes... Read More →
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Tonia Swami

English Language Learner Teacher, West Clermont Local Schools
Tonia Swami is an English Language Learner teacher in the West Clermont school district. She has extensive experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities. She has presented cultural competencies... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3304

11:45am

Making Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them (45 min)
Limited Capacity filling up

Sometimes teachers struggle with students who appear to give up, don’t understand problem solving skills, or believe that if they wait long enough the teacher will provide the answer. How do students overcome learned helplessness? How can teachers give students the tools to succeed and increase their understanding and confidence through motivational strategies? Math teachers will explore strategies which include number talks, 3 act tasks, rubrics, math tools and growth mindset.

Presenters
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Clara Ryan

Teacher, Clermont Northeastern Local School District
Ms. Ryan has been an elementary educator for 20 years.She has her Bachelors from Wilmington College for Elementary Education with an emphasis in Language Arts and is certified 1-8. She has a Masters from NKU in Special Education and is Certified for Intervention Mild-Moderate K-12... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3202

11:45am

Project-Based Learning: Effective Pedagody and an Effective Tier One Support (45 min)
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Research has identified Project-Based Learning as an effective pedagogy and an effective way to engage students in learning. Our study also shows that it can serve as an effective Tier One Support for students within a Positive Behavioral Multi-tiered system.

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Mary Lisa Vertuca

Xavier University
Dr. Knestrict and Mary Lisa Vertuca are veterans of Xavier and in Early Childhood Education. Both have published and presented for over 30 years in the area. Ms. Vertuca has taught in Italy and is seen as an expert in both Reggio and Play approaches to instruction.
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Elizabeth Brown

Primary Teacher, Lakota Schools
Elizabeth is a gifted teacher who specializes in reading instruction and tier one behavioral supports.
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Mici Eubanks

Primary teacher, Lakota Schools
Mici Eubankcs is a gifted teacher specializing in reading instruction and developing effective Tier One Supports.
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Lauren Martin

Primary Teacher, Cincinnati Public Schools
Lauren is a veteran teacher and inspiring educator. She specializes in project-based learning and the development of Tier One Supports.
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Dr. Thomas Knestrict

Associate Professor, Xavier University
Dr. Knestrict and Mary Lisa Vertuca are veterans of Xavier and in Early Childhood Education. Both have published and presented for over 30 years in the area. Ms. Vertuca has taught in Italy and is seen as an expert in both Reggio and Play approaches to instruction.


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3207-3209

11:45am

Venture into Mastery Learning (45 min)
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This toe-in-the-water session focuses on learning, experiences, and initial success with Mastery Learning. Teachers will share research and their personalized approach to Mastery Learning, with a strong focus on the development of learning targets with appropriate DOK levels and formative assessment. Examples of kindergarten through 6th grade work will be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Renard

Adam Renard

Educator, Forest Hills Schools
Adam Renard, a former teacher of year, and Tom Schirmer, a 29 year veteran educator, are passionate teachers brought together by a fateful return to the state of Ohio where they teach fourth grade in Forest Hills. Together, this dynamic duo is on a quest to bring a nerdy love of gaming... Read More →
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Minoli Burch

5th Grade Teacher, Forest Hills School District
Minoli Burch is a passionate teacher who has embraced mastery learning. She is a teacher of 17 years at Mercer Elementary in the Forest Hills School District. Minoli teaches 5th grade math and science and has focused her recent work on Mastery Learning. Her teaching is driven by the... Read More →
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Jill Martin

Gifted Specialist, Forest Hills School District
Jodi, BS in Education, University of Cincinnati, MA Northern Kentucky University; Gifted Endorsement Miami University. 32 years in Forest Hills, 25 of those in gifted education.
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Jodi Davidson

Principal, Forest Hills School District
Jodi Davidson serves as the principal at Mercer Elementary School. She believes deeply in shared leadership and empowering teachers to take risks to improve learning for all students. Mastery Learning has taken hold in her building and her team is excited to share their experiences... Read More →
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Kimberly Beard

Learning Design Specialist, Forest Hills School District
Kimberly has been in education since 1995 and taught a variety of grade levels and content areas. She is currently an Instructional Coach in the Forest Hills School District.
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Ellen Watters

2nd Grade Teacher, Forest Hills School District
Ellen Watters is a 2nd grade teacher in the Forest Hills School District. She is an enthusiastic educator and collaborator that is eager to help her students grow both personally and academically. She encourages students to ask questions about the world around them and explore new... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 2304

11:45am

Visual Fraction Models (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Ohio defines "Visual Fraction Models" as tape diagrams, number line diagrams, or area models. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to explore these various models and how the visual fraction models can enhance the conceptual understanding of students understanding and operations with fractions.

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Christina Sherman

Mathematics Consultant/Coach, Hamilton County ESC
Christina is currently one of the Mathematics Consultants/Coaches at Hamilton County ESC in Cincinnati. Prior to her work at the ESC, Christina taught high school mathematics at her alma mater, Fairfield High School in Butler County. This begins her sixteenth year with Hamilton County... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
HS 3313

11:45am

DreamBox Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Training for Lakota Math Teachers, Grades 3-6

Presenters
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Nicky Szczur

Senior Professional Development Specialist, DreamBox Learning
Nicky Szczur is a Senior PD Specialist at DreamBox Learning. Szczur holds a B.S. in Elementary Education K-6, M.Ed. in Special Education, Birth-Grade 8 and a Level II instructional certificate for both Elementary Education and Special Education in Pennsylvania. Her experience consists... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
FS 1051

11:45am

Got ALEKS? How 2 Inner City Teachers used ALEKS to change the culture of their math classroom. (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

How 2 Inner City Teachers used ALEKS to change the culture of their math classroom, motivate their students, and pass the AIR test, along the way!  
This Dynamic Duo, with the help of ALEKS, have instilled an incredible growth mindset in their 7th grade students that can 100% be duplicated in YOUR classroom.  Come learn how Scott and Charlie, through a blended learning approach and a strong implementation of ALEKS, have moved South High from 23rd of 26 Middle Schools in Columbus City Schools, in both growth and achievement, to 1st in the district in average yearly growth per student (MAP test scores) and 4th in the district in achievement (AIR test scores).
If you are using ALEKS, you will not want to miss this session!
 

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Scott Heiss

7th Grade Math Teacher, Columbus City Schools
Scott Heiss and Charlie Ratliff have been teaching middle school math together for 18 years.  They currently teach 7th grade math at South High School, a 7-12 middle school/high school, within Columbus City Schools.  
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Charles Ratliff

7th Grade Math Teacher, Columbus City Schools
Scott Heiss and Charlie Ratliff have been teaching middle school math together for 18 years.  They currently teach 7th grade math at South High School, a 7-12 middle school/high school, within Columbus City Schools.  


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
HS 3408

11:45am

A Pathway to Social Emotional Learning (90 min)
Limited Capacity full

Social Emotional Learning is a current hot topic being discussed in education circles. What is less discussed is how to make it part of our every day teaching and learning. In this 90-minute collaborative learning session, we will compare components of social-emotional and academic development and introduce Pam Allyn’s 7 Strengths that support social-emotional learning. Participants will get a glimpse of how the 7 Strengths are infused in a student’s daily learning experience through the classroom environment and time for self-reflection. Participants will leave the session prepared to put one of the 7 Strengths into action!

Sponsored by Scholastic Education.

Presenters
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Joyce Jamerson

National Literacy Leadership Specialist, Scholastic
Dr. Joyce Jamerson is an education professional with experience in urban and suburban schools (public, charter, and private). Her experience teaching, developing afterschool and family literacy programs, instructional coaching, administration, and professional development, spans all... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
HS 3414

12:00pm

Lunch
Food Trucks will be available in front of the High School.

Friday August 2, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
HS Cafeteria

12:15pm

Voice is More than Student Choice: Engage the Disengaged (45 min) [2nd session added 8/1@10:15am]
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Student voice is the hinge pin to reaching every teacher’s classroom expectations and developing student agency. Learn how to lift every student’s voice using three best practices which engage students in finding their own voice through content, culture, social emotional learning, and metacognition. Strategies perfect for blended learning and-lab based classrooms.
After refining a working definition of voice and the essential subcategories, participants will facilitate three different activities illustrating ways of eliciting voice to create a deeper understanding of the facets of student voice.,Participants will leave with handouts, tools they create themselves in the session, and experiences that will enable them to immediately implement the three strategies in their own schools.

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Ann Rush

Post-Secondary Integration Coordinator & ITL Coach, Butler Technology & Career Development Schools
Ann Rush has been working in career-tech education for 12 years. Her experience covers work in both a career center, and in a comprehensive high school as a satellite instructor. She recently moved into the role of Post-Secondary Integration Coordinator/Innovative Teaching & Learning... Read More →
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William Sprankles

Executive Director of Innovative Teaching & Learning, Butler Technology & Career Development Schools
William Sprankles currently serves as the Executive Director of Innovation, Teaching & Learning for Butler Technology Career & Development Campuses just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to Butler Tech, Sprankles most recently served as Executive Coach and Partnership Manager for the... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
HS 2305

12:15pm

Designing Outdoor Learning Spaces (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Richard Louv used the term, Nature Deficit Disorder, to summarize the losses that our children endure because of their weakening connection to the outdoor world (http://richardlouv.com/books/last-child/). Schools can address this issue through outdoor learning opportunities, and a look at the data suggests promising outcomes when school systems do just that. Nature provides the immediate health benefits that come with sunshine, breezes, and oxygen-rich air circulation. The vastness of nature promotes perceptual development, and the various surfaces in the outdoor world facilitate motor development and kinesthetic intelligence. This session will show research regarding the impact of outdoor environments on educational outcomes. We will also walk through questions that participants that help educators to define the functional and physical requirements for outdoor learning spaces to suit their own unique needs.

Sponsored by School Outfitters.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Nelson

Greg Nelson

Director of Brand Research and Communication, School Outfitters
Greg Nelson is a college educator and a research professional who examines the impact of the physical environment on educational outcomes. He is the Director of Brand Research and Communication at School Outfitters, where he conducts user studies, surveys, interviews, and other research... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
HS 3314

12:15pm

One Building’s Journey in Personalizing Professional Learning (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In the 2018-2019 school year, Oak Hills High School embarked on a personalized professional learning journey. Each teacher pursued a personal professional learning goal aimed at supporting student learning and growth. Learn about our journey to empower teachers to own their learning and, in doing so, benefit student learning. Workshop participants will explore concepts and benefits of personalized professional learning through think-pair-shares and collaborative brainstorms. Teacher leaders will share experiences from our first year of personalized professional learning. Finally, participants will have time to explore what this could look like in their school contexts.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Brennan

Amy Brennan

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, 9-12, Oak Hills Local School District
Amy has served as a high school social studies teacher, high school assistant principal, elementary principal, and secondary curriculum director within the Oak Hills Local School District. She is passionate about creating school communities that support, grow, and empower all learners... Read More →
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Kristen Listerman

Business & Technology Teacher, Oak Hills School
Kristen has been teaching for 19 years at various grade levels, private and public in Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati. Her personal philosophy is that she teaches STUDENTS not a specific-subject. She is currently the Business & Technology Department Chair at Oak Hills High School... Read More →
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Andy Schroeder

Math Teacher, Oak Hills High School
Andy is the math department chair, part of the district Math Leadership Team, and an Algebra 1 and Calculus BC teacher. He is passionate about improving student learning through teacher learning.
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Beth Ludwig

Science Teacher, Oak Hills High School
Beth is the science department chair, part of the district Professional Learning Leadership Team, and freshman biology and AP Biology teacher. She is passionate about helping all students realize their potential and grow into critical thinkers.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
HS 2304

12:15pm

What's Happening with the Ohio State School Board? (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Vice President and State School Board Member, Charlotte McGuire, will discuss the current issues our State School Board is facing. She will share the Board's thoughts, ideas, and perspectives as well as some of her own. In addition, there will be time for questions and answers.

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avatar for Charlotte McGuire

Charlotte McGuire

Vice President and Representative, Ohio State Board of Education
Gov. John Kasich appointed Charlotte McGuire to the State Board of Education in 2016 to represent Butler, Darke, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties (District 3). Charlotte earned an elected position on the State Board in 2018 and is eligible for re-election in November 2022.Born... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
HS 3401

12:15pm

Trauma: What, Why, How? (90 min) [Session added 8/1@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity filling up

What is Trauma?
Why does it impact learning?
How do I teach a student from trauma?
Teacher friends: this session is for YOU!  It’s for the teacher who is pulling their hair out in the classroom next to yours, the teacher who is considering leaving education to water plants at the Home Depot because plants don’t talk back, cuss, spit, or  have tantrums, and for any teacher that wants to gain access to the key that unlocks the brain. This session will introduce you to why trauma impedes learning, will give you strategies for how to disarm fear, get kiddos “thinking brain” online in order to teach your students from trauma, and will hopefully give you fresh insight into and compassion for your students.  A Think-Pair-Share will be used to discuss at least 2 strategies that can begin on the first day of school.

Presenters
avatar for Rachel Ritchey

Rachel Ritchey

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, West Clermont Local Schools
Rachel Ritchey, Miss Rachel to her preschoolers, has been an Early Childhood Intervention Specialist in public schools for over 10 years. For 7 years, she was a classroom teacher in an integrated preschool classroom; she stayed home with her children for 2 years and has been back... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
HS 3208

12:15pm

Utilizing G Suite to Enhance Personal Learning (90 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

This will NOT be a traditional presentation. With a focus on using Docs, Sheets, Slides, Keep, and Drawings participants will take a self-paced tour to see how these tools can enhance personal learning for students. Concepts will work with various grade levels and content areas. The goal is to use learning experiences to spark ideas for personal learning in the classroom. Participants will work individually or with a partner. Dive deep into one activity or skim all of the options. Participants need to bring their computer and earbuds. If needed, personal Google/Gmail accounts, can be created in my training domain prior to the institute. Please use the following link to complete a simple form for an account if you do not have your own Google account: tinyurl.com/CorrisAccount


Presenters
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Ryan Corris

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Currently an Innovation Specialist for Lakota Local Schools, I work with teachers to create engaging learning experiences for students. I have worked with students and teachers grades K-12 and have taught part-time at a branch campus of Miami University. I am an alumnus of Miami University... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
HS 3303

12:15pm

What to do When You're Board… (90 min)[Repeated 8/2@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will learn how to take ordinary games that are found on store shelves and use them to make class assignments and review memorable experiences. These strategies are fun, motivating, and will super charge the classroom!

Come with a tough teaching concept in mind.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Renard

Adam Renard

Educator, Forest Hills Schools
Adam Renard, a former teacher of year, and Tom Schirmer, a 29 year veteran educator, are passionate teachers brought together by a fateful return to the state of Ohio where they teach fourth grade in Forest Hills. Together, this dynamic duo is on a quest to bring a nerdy love of gaming... Read More →
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Tom Schirmer

Intermediate Teacher, Forest Hills Schools
Adam Renard, a former teacher of year, and Tom Schirmer, a 29 year veteran educator, are passionate teachers brought together by a fateful return to the state of Ohio where they teach fourth grade in Forest Hills. Together, this dynamic duo is on a quest to bring a nerdy love of gaming... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
HS 2209

12:30pm

Lunch
Food Trucks will be available in front of the High School.

Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS Cafeteria

12:30pm

12:30pm

Collaboration in the Classroom (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this presentation, educators will learn about the how and the why behind getting students to collaborate in the classroom. The presentation will include examples, different technologies to implement, and even a little song-writing. Educators will work together to collaborate in the session and discuss the best practices for making the leap to a collaborative classroom. The session will include group brainstorming sessions, and should be applicable to all content areas.

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Kyle Jepson

Kings Local Schools, Kings Local Schools
Kyle Jepson is a junior high Spanish teacher in the Kings Local School District. He has been teaching for 11 years.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 3416

12:30pm

One Classroom, Many Teachers: When Teachers Collaborate to Teach Students Together (45 min)[2nd session added 8/1@2:15pm]
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Collaboration is one of the many pillars of being an effective educator. What can happen when teachers of various content areas collaborate and teach the same students together during the same learning block? What happens when teachers are collaborating to teach the same students at the same time?
During this session, participants will discuss what happens when teachers of various content areas teach together during the same learning block. Participants will discuss the preparation, lesson design, potential roadblocks, and best practices that provide students opportunities to learn English, History, Math, and more during the same learning block.
Ideas and best practices in this session include: lesson presentation, digital breakouts, blended learning stations, formative assessments, anecdotes, learning games, creating classroom community, advice, overcoming hurdles, and so much more! Participants will leave ready to grab a “teaching buddy” of a similar or different content area and successfully teach together!

Presenters
avatar for Matt Gillispie

Matt Gillispie

ELA Teacher, Milford Exempted Village Schools
Matt Gillispie currently teaches ninth grade English at Milford High School, located in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. A Google Certified Educator, he regularly utilizes Chromebooks with students to foster student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. In 2014, Matt... Read More →
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Stephanie Porter

History Teacher, Milford Exempted Village Schools
Stephanie is currently in her seventh year of teaching World History at Milford High School, which is also her alma mater. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2008 as a History major and has been focused on engaging students with creative lessons and technology ever... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 2309

12:30pm

Stand Up, Speak Up, & Say Something: Amplify Your Voice to Speak Up Against Bias & Stereotypes (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak." -Audre Lorde
How do you respond when someone uses biased language or stereotypes? Some people respond with silence because they don't know how to respond. How can one make a One Degree Shift in amplifying their voice?
Participants will be ready for the next time they encounter a situation that needs specific skills. The "Stand Up, Speak Up, & Say Something" program is good for teachers and students. Participants will learn a few simple & powerful tools and strategies to amplify individual voice.

Presenters
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Katrice Quitter

Hamilton County ESC, Hamilton County ESC
Katrice Quitter is an Education Consultant and Gifted Coordinator at Hamilton County ESC in Cincinnati, Ohio (HCESC). At Hamilton County ESC, Katrice supports local school districts and classrooms K-12 in gifted education & DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) practices. With experiences... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 3212

12:30pm

Ohio’s Revised Science Standards and Model Curriculum - Changes and Implications for Science Instruction (45 min)
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The Revised Science Standards and Model Curriculum, “two plus” years in the making, are ready to roll. ODE science consultants share what’s changed, what’s the same, when and how the assessments are affected, and why the new “Nature of Science” section can be a powerful framework for science instruction.

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avatar for Lydia Hunter

Lydia Hunter

Science Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education
Lydia Hunter taught science in Warren Local Schools for 30+ years before coming to ODE three years ago. She has been active in statewide science initiatives throughout her career, including leadership positions in SECO.
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Robin Deems

Science Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education
Robin Deems brings her years of experience in the informal science education field to her current position at ODE. Prior to coming to ODE, Robin worked as an educator at the Cincinnati Zoo and, more recently, as Manager of Educational Services for COSI.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 3413

12:30pm

Moments that Transform School Culture (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@2:15]
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The human journey is defined by key memories. Get uncomfortable and create change through intentional moments. Nourish your staff and push them to higher levels of achievement with critical formulas that create hope and momentum for change. Take away tested moments that can be used in any organizational culture by experiencing stories of innovation. “Moments create who we are, where we are going and who we will become.” -Wendy Christensen

Learn the four components of transformational moments • Utilize cultural literacy to create a shift in celebrations and developmental staff feedback • Understand the ideology in creating uncomfortable moments that support real educational change • Participate fully in activities that foster an open, positive, and supportive educational community

Presenters
avatar for Crissy Lauterbach

Crissy Lauterbach

Innovative Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Butler Tech
Crissy Lauterbach is the Innovative Teaching and Learning Coordinator for Butler Tech in Hamilton, Ohio. In 1994, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She completed her graduate work in Educational Leadership and Curriculum at the University... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 3410

12:30pm

Relationships Matter! (45 min)
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Successful leaders build a strong network through positive relationships. They know that it is critically important and their responsibility to serve as mentors to the next generation of leaders. During this session, participants will learn and practice ways in which they can develop and sustain authentic and lasting relationships that provide support in the demanding role of administration. This presentation will also address ideas for networking and collaboration. The session format will have an opportunity for discussion and an opportunity to build your network.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Spivey

Kelly Spivey

Executive Director, High AIMS Consortium
Kelly has passionately served 33 years in the education field where she taught elementary grades, served as an administrator, and Superintendent prior to being appointed to the Director of High AIMS Consortium.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 2206

12:30pm

Taking Kindergarteners' Learning to the Next Level with Seesaw (45 min)
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This session is designed for teachers with basic knowledge about the Seesaw program. The instructors will provide ideas of how students can move up the SAMR ladder. Participants will focus on increasing student engagement, utilizing Seesaw as a true and independent classroom tool (with even for the youngest of learners), and using Seesaw to communicate with families for the ultimate school-home connection! There will be opportunities for peer collaboration and planning.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Oswald

Ashley Oswald

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local School District
Former Kindergarten and First Grade teacher. Former Digital Learning Specialist and Instructional Coach. Currently Kindergarten-2nd Grade Innovation Specialist. Seesaw Ambassador, Google Level 1 Certified Educator, InfOhio DB iCoach. Mom to two beautiful little girls!
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Abigail Detcher

Kindergarten Teacher, Lakota Local Schools
Current Kindergarten teacher, former First Grade Technology Special teacher, Former PreK-3 teacher, Seesaw Ambassador, Common Sense Educator.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 3316

12:30pm

There's an App for That (45 min)[2nd session added 8/1@1:15pm]
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This session will cover a variety of applications that can be quickly and efficiently utilized by teachers in the classroom. Categories of apps that we will look at include assessment, collaboration and discussion, curation, flipped learning, image making, and more. Participants will get a brief overview of apps that we have vetted, and have an opportunity th share their favorite app through a speed-dating activity. Finally, participants will leave with digital resources to further investigate the apps covered in the session and many more.

Presenters
avatar for David Clark

David Clark

Curriculum and Technology Specialist, Butler County ESC
David Clark - Technology and Instructional Specialist MEd in Secondary Education 17 years in the classroom 4 years as a Technology and Instructional Specialist with BCESC Google Level 1 Certified Zulama Certified Trainer ISTE CAP trainer Presented at: National Conference of HSTW... Read More →
avatar for Mary Snellgrove

Mary Snellgrove

Instructional Coach, Butler County Educational Service Center
Mary has been in education for 19 years. Her experience in the classroom and as an Instructional Coach have provided her with a wealth of opportunities to learn about technology integration, PBL, ways to be innovative in the classroom and best practices for all students. Mary has... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 3304

12:30pm

Classroom 2.0 (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in creating a classroom where students take ownership of their learning? Every year we strive to guide our 6th graders to discover who they are as learners and to love learning. In this session, we will share with you how we have transformed our classroom into a personalized learning environment where students take the reigns in their learning. We will share the path we took to make this happen and provide academic, management, and social strategies for you to navigate and to create a personalized learning environment too!

Presenters
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Jill Moberly

6th grade math teacher, Mason City Schools
6th grade math teacher and teacher leader with 20 years of experience.
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Chris Anderson

6th grade science teacher, Mason City Schools
Chris is a 6th grade science teacher and teacher leader with 24 years of experience.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 3310

12:30pm

Flip the Script! (45 min)
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In this session, we will explore the Flipped Model of Personalized Learning:
* What does it look like?
* How can it be used for all content areas?
* What benefits does this model bring to your students and their learning?
Through interactive activities, examples, and discussions, you will walk away with specific first steps to flip your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Caitlin Huxel

Caitlin Huxel

Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Caitlin Huxel will be starting a new role this year as an Innovation Specialist for Lakota Local Schools. She has 14 years of classroom teaching experience in grades 4-7. Most recently for the last 5 years, she has taught 6th Grade Math at Endeavor Elementary. Since August of 2016... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 3308

12:30pm

Moving the Box Towards Student-Centered Learning (45 min)
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As the world of education shifts towards more student-centered models of instruction, there has never been a more exciting time to be in the educational field. However, it can also feel overwhelming to shift instructional practices towards methods never experienced. This session will briefly address the 'what' and 'why' of personalized learning, then walk educators through a simple exercise to develop the first small steps towards towards more personalized instruction that enhances student ownership and engagement in their learning. The session will include whole group, small group, and independent time to reflect on current classroom practices and create action steps to personalize one of those practices in the first 30 days of school.

Presenters
avatar for Lindsay Conklin

Lindsay Conklin

Innovation Specialist, Lakota West, Lakota Local Schools
Lindsay Conklin is an Innovation Specialist at Lakota Local Schools, currently at Lakota West High School, collaborating with teachers to modernize instructional practices, personalize learning, and offer real world learning experiences to students. Lindsay was a Digital Learning... Read More →
avatar for Jen Neubarth

Jen Neubarth

K-12 Innovation Specialist, Lakota Local Schools
Jen Neubarth has been an Ohio educator for 18 years teaching grades 4-6. She is a Google Certified Educator (Levels 1 & 2) and currently an Innovation Specialist in Lakota working with teachers, co-planning personalized learning experiences for students. She facilitates learning in... Read More →
avatar for Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson

Assistant Director of Instruction, Lakota Local Schools
Justin Wilson has been in education for 21 years. He taught middle school science for 17 years, mostly with Princeton City Schools. Justin has spent the last three years as an assistant principal at Lakota West and now has moved into a new role that connects district level initiatives... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 2303

12:30pm

Personalized Learning Through Learning Menus and HyperDocs (45 min)
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Do you have so many resources sometimes you can’t choose which ones to use for a lesson? Then learning menus are perfect for you! Learning menus are a great way to include personalized learning in your classroom so students can chose the pathway to learning and demonstrating their understanding. At this session, you will see how I utilize learning menus in my classroom and I will give you the opportunity to create one for an upcoming unit in your classroom. If you are 1:1 at your school, I will provide you a HyperDoc learning menu template to create one. However, these can be utilized without technology as well just using a typical Word document. Find my presentation here: tinyurl.com/HA19Menus

Presenters
avatar for Jordan Diegmueller

Jordan Diegmueller

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Lakota Local Schools
Jordan has been an 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Lakota Ridge Junior School for 14 years. She is a Google Certified teacher and just finished her first year navigating through the world of 1:1 technology. She oversees the Lakota Secondary Summer School Program and holds a current... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 3213

12:30pm

Personalizing Learning Foundations: CoTeaching Leads the Way (45 min) [Repeated 8/2@3:15pm]
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Personalizing Learning and Co-Teaching share more than a desire to create powerful core instruction for all learners. Strong co-teaching endeavors elevate the very foundations necessary for personalized learning structures. This session will explore these practices as a frame for personalized learning habits. Participants will use common strategies like Rally Coach (Turn and Talk) to illustrate the habits. This session is great for co-teachers as well as those interested in envisioning practical personalized learning.

Presenters
avatar for Allison Curran

Allison Curran

Consultant, HCESC
Allison designs learning experience for teachers across Southwest Ohio as a consultant at Hamilton County Educational Service Center. Before joining HCESC, she had the pleasure of designing learning experiences for Social Studies and English/Language Arts students at Fairfield High... Read More →
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Luke Cripe

Intervention Teacher (MS, CoTeachers), Reading Community
Luke has been an intervention specialist at both Reading HS and currently at Reading MS. He coteaches ELA and math.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 2203

12:30pm

STEAM Amplified (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for ALL educators in all roles at any level. Through hands-on activities (including juggling!), participants will cover ISTE standards, personalized learning, computational & design thinking, tied in with innovative teaching strategies, that will allow attendees to feel empowered to incorporate them into their classrooms and/or schools!

Presenters
avatar for Lori Wegman

Lori Wegman

Instructional Specialist, Fairfield City Schools
Lori currently serves as an Instructional Specialist for Fairfield City School district, assisting teachers in instruction, assessment, and technology integration to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms. She is a 24 year veteran teacher, having taught in Georgia, Minnesota... Read More →
avatar for Jen Mott

Jen Mott

Assistant Principal - Fairfield Senior High School, Fairfield City Schools
Jen Mott is one of the current assistant principals of Fairfield Senior High School and is also in her final year as a Doctoral student in Educational Leadership at Xavier University. As a circus performer on the side with Cincinnati Circus Company, she has started leading presentations... Read More →
avatar for Lorinda Ottaway

Lorinda Ottaway

Principal, Clinton-Massie Middle School, Clinton-Massie Local Schools
Lorinda Ottaway just recently accepted the Principal position at Clinton-Massie Middle School. She was an Instructional Innovator for Sycamore Schools. Lorinda has been a teacher for 28 years and utilizes that experience to assist other teachers in the integration of technological... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 1105

12:30pm

Connecting Writing and Mathematics (45 Min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore how writing can play a critical part of every math class and how it can support conceptual understanding. Participants will engage in writing activities and prompts that can be used in the mathematics classroom to foster deeper thinking.

Presenters
avatar for Anne Berger

Anne Berger

Educational Consultant, Hamilton County ESC
Anne Berger is currently a Mathematics Consultant with Hamilton County Educational Service Center. Her work with districts includes math curriculum work, instructional best practices and instructional coaching. Prior to her work with the ESC, Anne spent ten years as a high school... Read More →
avatar for Erin Milligan

Erin Milligan

Educational Consultant, Hamilton County ESC
Erin Milligan is currently an Educational Consultant at Hamilton County Educational Service Center. She supports teachers in the areas of STEM education, focusing on best instructional practices in mathematics education. Prior to her current position, Erin taught high school students... Read More →
avatar for Amy Wettengel

Amy Wettengel

Educational Consultant, Hamilton County ESC
Amy Wettengel is a Mathematics Consultant with Hamilton County Educational Service Center. Her work with districts includes math curriculum work, instructional best practices and instructional coaching. New to her role this year, Amy’s professional experience includes ten years... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 2310

12:30pm

Not Your Average Graphic Organizer (45 min)
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Participants will learn about the writing images used to support young authors in the writing process. They will work with small groups to create a finished piece of personal writing. The images provided can be easily used with any writing program, reader response to literature, or as a springboard into the instructor's own program. Participants will leave the session with ideas for implementation, ready to use images, and writing checklists.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Hutchison

Emily Hutchison

RtI Specialist, Norwood City Schools
Maria Eshman and Emily Hutchison have been teaching together for 13 years for the Norwood City School District. They have a combined teaching experience of 36 years, most of those years have been spent in first grade. Emily currently works as a Title I/ RtI coordinator for a K-2 building... Read More →
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Maria Eshman

1st grade writing, Norwood City Schools
Maria Eshman and Emily Hutchison have been teaching together for 13 years for the Norwood City School District. They have a combined teaching experience of 36 years. Most of those years have been spent in first grade. Emily currently works as a Title I/ RtI coordinator for a K-2 building,while... Read More →



Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 2306

12:30pm

Phonemic Awareness and Decoding strategies for grades K-2 (45 min)
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Whether you are a new teacher or a veteran teacher, this session is for you! The instructor will discuss the importance of phonemic awareness and decoding strategies for struggling readers. Participants will take home resources that can be applied right away.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Zale

Jennifer Zale

K-2 Reading Specialist, Reading Community Schools
Jennifer Zale has been teaching for 19 years at Central Elementary in Reading. She taught first grade for 11 years and has been the K-2 Reading Specialist for 8 years. Jennifer has her Masters in Elementary Education with a focus in Literacy. She also has her Teacher Leader Endorsement... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HS 2405

12:30pm

The Vocabulary Advantage: Everyday Ways to Help Build Kids' Word Knowledge, K-12 (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

Having a varied and growing vocabulary gives students an advantage in academics and in life. How can we help kids become curious about words and want to learn more? What are everyday ways to build word learning into instruction? In this session, we'll explore a collection of fun, practical strategies designed to give our students the vocabulary advantage they deserve.

We'll collaborate through frequent opportunities to turn and talk, through written "silent conversations", and through participation in word games and word play.

Gifted competencies include: A, B, C, D, E

Presenters
avatar for Tanny McGregor

Tanny McGregor

Writer/Staff Developer, Author/Consultant
Internationally-known teacher and conference speaker Tanny McGregor brings over 30 years of professional experience to her popular sessions. Her workshops are known for their creative and engaging style. Tanny has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, gifted intervention... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Indian Room

1:00pm

Lunch
Food Trucks will be available in front of the High School.

Friday August 2, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
HS Cafeteria

1:15pm

1:15pm

Personalizing Learning through Book Clubs and Independent Reading (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is geared towards middle and high school ELA teachers who are ready to rethink the whole class novel and learn about ways they can personalize learning through choice in reading. We will focus on ways we have successfully incorporated book clubs and independent reading in our classrooms. Participants will have opportunities to discuss their ideas with others and will leave with both philosophical and practical strategies to support choice in their classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Tessa Keyes

Tessa Keyes

7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Tessa Keyes has been teaching for 17 years. She has been teaching 7th grade ELA for over 10 years. Tessa believes that enthusiasm and a focus on relationships is essential for helping students grow into their full potential. She has presented at many conferences about Problem Based... Read More →
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Cathy Bella

9th grade ELA teacher, Lakota Local Schools
Cathy Bella, a 9th grade ELA teacher at Lakota Local Schools, is passionate about personalizing learning, helping students fall in love with reading and writing, and quality professional development for teachers. Cathy earned her MAT through the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3307-3309

1:15pm

Student Engagement and Movement in Your Classroom (45 min)[Session added 8/2@10:15am]
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This session will engage educators and offer innovative ways to get students up and moving in your classroom! We have incorporated movement, stretching, breathing, dance, team building, community - Why I like team… (writing), neuroscience, BrainGym, brainteasers, 3 Brain warm-up, Walk & Talks, Tour Guides and many other fun engaging activities to help create student involved learning. Also, Dan has created “Test under Duress” - to boost focus and confidence in high stakes tests. The Dore method will also be demonstrated as a tool to increase focus. Many of these activities will be incorporated in to the presentation. This presentation will require class participation from educators so that they can experience the positive effects that these strategies will have! Participants will also be encouraged to THINK of one way to incorporate movement in their classroom--PAIR up with another educator--and SHARE out their ideas of incorporation! We will also speak to encouraging mindfulness in the classroom, in addition to movement, to allow for deeper relationships to develop which, in turn, can boost student confidence and student test scores.

Presenters
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Caitlin Rudisell

Teacher, Three Rivers Local School
Caitlin Rudisell is in her 9th year of teaching. She currently teaches Government at Taylor High School, but has also taught as an intervention specialist in an urban Cincinnati school district. She has chaired many PBIS committees over the years, as well as been a part of the RTI... Read More →
avatar for Dan Perlman

Dan Perlman

Teacher, Three Rivers Schools
Dan Perlman has 24 years teaching and coaching experience. He teaches history at Taylor High School and has served as Department Chair, as well as, on the DLT, BLT, LPDC, Mentor Teacher and Building and Grounds Committee for the past several years. Dan received the Taylor HS Teacher... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3308

1:15pm

Use Interactive Learning Experiences to Create Magic in Your Classroom! (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@2:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

Looking for new and innovative ways to promote creativity, problem solving and critical thinking in your classroom? In this session, participants will explore how augmented reality (AR) tools can make learning more interactive and engaging. Learn how AR can be used to create breakouts & escape rooms, scavenger hunts, quizzes, choose your own adventure stories, field trips, and more to amplify student learning for students of all ability levels. Teachers will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to build an AR experience to use in their classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Haller

Jennifer Haller

Instructional Technology Consultant, Hamilton County Educational Service Center
Jennifer Haller is an Instructional Technology Consultant with Hamilton County ESC. Prior to coming to the ESC she served as an academic coach at the high school level, middle school teacher and an elementary art teacher. In her current role, she serves as an embedded instructional... Read More →
avatar for Holly Smith-Conway

Holly Smith-Conway

Instructional Technology Consultant, Hamilton County Educational Service Center
Holly Smith-Conway is an Instructional Technology Consultant with Hamilton County ESC. Prior to coming to the ESC, she worked in publishing. Before that, she was a fifth and sixth grade gifted teacher in a local school district. In her role now, she serves as a instructional technology... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3316

1:15pm

Work Together: Collaborating Resources Between High AIMS District Using Abre. (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Abre is an education management system used by both High AIMs and member districts. Consisting of a hub and education apps, Abre allows organizations to share content, workflows, and professional learning.

This session will cover how Abre facilitates collaboration on Curriculum, Professional Development, Education Plans, and more. Participants will have the ability to create content and share with co-attendees. It will conclude with members identifying future opportunities for development.

Presenters
avatar for Zach Vander Veen

Zach Vander Veen

VP of Instruction, Abre
Zach Vander Veen is the cofounder and VP of Instruction at Abre Inc. He’s worn many hats in education including History Teacher, Technology Coach, Administrator, and Director of Technology. He loves learning, teaching, traveling, and seeking adventures with his family.Zach’s primary... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3304

1:15pm

Inclusive Excellence (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be the fastest 45-minute session ever as you participate in small group collaboration on Inclusive Excellence with emphasis on students in your classroom. As a part of the 2018 High Aims Professional Development Series this presentation received all positive reviews.

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Hakim Oliver

Intervention Specialist, Mason City Schools
Hakim Oliver is an Intervention Specialist at Mason High School. He has been in the Education field for thirteen years. Diversity and Inclusion is his passion. In addition to coaching football and track, Hakim created and maintained Special Olympics for Mason High School students... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3408

1:15pm

Relationships Matter! (45 min) [Session added 8/2@12:15pm]
Limited Capacity full

Successful leaders build a strong network through positive relationships. They know that it is critically important and their responsibility to serve as mentors to the next generation of leaders. During this session, participants will learn and practice ways in which they can develop and sustain authentic and lasting relationships that provide support in the demanding role of administration. This presentation will also address ideas for networking and collaboration. The session format will have an opportunity for discussion and an opportunity to build your network.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Spivey

Kelly Spivey

Executive Director, High AIMS Consortium
Kelly has passionately served 33 years in the education field where she taught elementary grades, served as an administrator, and Superintendent prior to being appointed to the Director of High AIMS Consortium.


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 2206

1:15pm

Blogging with Book Clubs (45 min)
Limited Capacity full

Participants who are looking for ways to provide student choice in reading while maintaining a culture of high expectations, need to attend this session. Book clubs provide students with the opportunity to choose literature of interest, engage in a classroom community, and participate in academic conversations. Participants will learn how to effectively facilitate book clubs with blogs and a classroom website.

Presenters
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Amanda Graf

Curriculum and Technology Specialist, West Clermont Local Schools
Amanda Graf taught math for ten years (in Lancaster and Waynesville, Ohio) before taking a position as a technology integration specialist in West Clermont. She is passionate about formative assessment and engagement, especially in mathematics classrooms. Amanda has presented at High... Read More →
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Courtney Heikenfeld

teacher, West Clermont Local Schools
Courtney Heikenfeld has been an English teacher for 15 years and is always looking for new and innovative ways to engage students in reading and writing while still maintaining a high level of rigor.


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 2203

1:15pm

Creating Digital Class Notebooks to Personalize (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Curious about how to manage personalized learning in the classroom? Learn how to create a class notebook in Microsoft OneNote. The instructor will share her journey on how she transformed her classroom by personalizing instruction, content, and assessments while using this one tool. Participants will learn how students learned to improve organization, build collaboration, and provide immediate feedback in order to improve personal learning. Participants will create a class notebook for the upcoming school year.

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Jackie Bender

5-ELA Learning Leader, Lakota Local Schools
I am a 5th Grade ELA teacher at Union Elementary in Lakota Local Schools. I am going on my 22nd year of teaching. I have a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and also a Gifted Endorsement. This past school year I completed my coursework to become ISTE certified to fulfill... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 2207

1:15pm

G Suite Tools Throughout the Writing Process (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed to help Language Arts teachers use G Suite tools to motivate struggling writers and embed technology throughout the writing process. In fact, this session breaks down each phase of the writing process into action-oriented processes that can be enhanced with G Suite applications. Educators will have the opportunity to reflect on their own practice, share their ideas with others, and leave equipped with tangible ways to integrate G Suite into their writing curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Tyler Erwin

Tyler Erwin

Technology Integration Specialist, Forward Edge
Tyler is a Technology Integration Specialist at Forward Edge. He has seven years of classroom teaching experience, including four years as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at Norwood Middle School. Currently, he serves as a Google Certified trainer and instructional coach for several... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3203

1:15pm

HMH Virtual Field Trips: Powered by Google Expeditions (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a trip through Natural Bridge Caverns formed during the age of the dinosaurs and then come along as we journey through the human digestive system! Let us show you how to put these amazing virtual field trips and hundreds more to use in YOUR classroom through Google Expeditions. We will also explore the BRAND NEW AR Expeditions! (No permission slips or sack lunch required)

Sponsored by HMH.

Presenters
avatar for Tristan Fuerbacher

Tristan Fuerbacher

Account Executive, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Tristan Fuerbacher is a former Elementary Math & Technology teacher from Lebanon, OH. Tristan taught for 7 years with Hamilton City Schools before joining Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as a K-12 Math & Science consultant. Tristan has worked with Google Expeditions since it was being piloted... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3202

1:15pm

Planboard: Standards-Based Lesson Planning Made Easy (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Planboard is an online lesson-planning platform that seamlessly tracks standards coverage and makes the process easier to share lesson plans to students and families. The two presenters have various experience with technology and lesson planning and are excited to introduce this platform with teachers, administrators, and/or instructional technology facilitators who are interested in leveraging technology to enhance instructional planning.

Presenters
avatar for Ricardo Calles

Ricardo Calles

Teacher, Fairfield City Schools
Rico uses Planboard for lesson planning and it has greatly improved his organization, workflow and communication with students and families about the great things they are doing each day. Rico was a graduate of Fairfield and is currently a Spanish teacher at Fairfield High School... Read More →
avatar for Whitney McKee

Whitney McKee

Teacher, Fairfield City Schools
Whitney uses Planboard for lesson planning and it has greatly improved herorganization, workflow and communication with students and families about the great things they are doing each day. Whitney has been teaching American Sign Language for three years at Fairfield High School... Read More →
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Cindy Jones

Fairfield


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 3411

1:15pm

Screencasting to Create Reflective, Metacognitive Learning Experiences (45 min)
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Join me as we explore how students can create screencasts using various tools to show understanding of concepts, reflect upon work they have completed, and explore their learning/growth in the classroom.
Ideas and activities include creating screencasts with regard to reading comprehension, writing, concept mapping, speaking and listening, sketchnoting, comparing and contrasting, explaining concepts, examining exemplar work, and so much more!
The ideas in this session have been completed in the classroom. For each idea, assignment templates, products, and examples will be presented so that participants can immediately implement them in their classrooms!

Presenters
avatar for Matt Gillispie

Matt Gillispie

ELA Teacher, Milford Exempted Village Schools
Matt Gillispie currently teaches ninth grade English at Milford High School, located in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. A Google Certified Educator, he regularly utilizes Chromebooks with students to foster student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. In 2014, Matt... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 2407

1:15pm

Templates for Teacher (45 min)
Limited Capacity seats available

Creation is an essential skill that enables students of all ages to truly understand whatever concept being taught. Creating something can seem intimidating at times, but with Templates for Teachers, have taken the intimidation and time-consuming preparation out of the way!

Google Slides & Drawings offer the ability to create just about anything, especially a wide variety of templates to use as "hooks" in the classroom. The use of Google Slides and Drawings provides differentiation tools to meet the needs of the wide range of students in the classroom in a fun and meaningful way. Writing uses include diagrams, charts, interactives, and more! Additionally, Google’s ability to share creations is a powerful tool for student collaboration and parent engagement.

Presenters
avatar for Beth Kingsley

Beth Kingsley

3rd grade teacher, Ross Local School District
Beth Kingsley teaches third grade at Elda Elementary in the Ross Local School district just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Miami University, as well as a Master’s in Elementary Reading and Math. She has presented previously... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Kiefer

Sarah Kiefer

Technology Integration Specialist, Ross Local School District
Sarah Kiefer is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Ross Local Schools, Northwest of Cincinnati for the past 3 years. Prior to this, she was a classroom teacher for 14 years. These 14 years were split between 5th and 7th/8th grade. When Ross went 1:1 with Chromebooks, Sarah’s... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 2410

1:15pm

X Marks the Spot: Using Google Slides to Create Scavenger Hunts (45 min) [2nd session added 8/2@11:15am]
Limited Capacity full

Google Slides can be used for so much more than formal content delivery. Learn how to take the presentation out of your presentation! During this session, participants will explore how to create a self-paced student scavenger hunt using Google Slides. Learn why this type of exploratory learning is effective for students and how to create experiences for them using any content. Participants in this session will not only learn the how and why, but also leave with the beginnings of a scavenger hunt that will undoubtedly dazzle their students!

Presenters
avatar for Danielle Tymitz

Danielle Tymitz

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Learn21
Danni's work as Instructional Technology Coordinator includes managing the professional learning needs of the districts she serves, online and blended course development and educational technology coaching. With 10 years of classroom experience, Danni uses her expertise in content... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
HS 2308

1:15pm