Room 103: A Pound of Prevention: Behavior Management without Managing Behavior
Random punishments still backfiring? Tired of all the tension? The truth is, reaction to poor behavior gets your class nowhere. Prevention, however, is where the party’s at. Dive deeper into LiFT’s three-pronged model of Reinforcing the Positive, learning proven methods to prevent bad behavior and maximize your class culture.
Nathan Cureton, Rory Anderson- LiFT Consulting Group
Room 106: The Empathy Project: the Social Justice book club
This session will provide an overview for how our “Social Justice Book Club” operates, what our meetings look like, how we selected topics and books, our objectives and goals for the group, and how we make our book discussions meaningful and thoughtful.
Tara Pearce, Shaun Matthews, Paige Wightman
Room 202: Become a National Geographic Certified Educator!
In this interactive session, educators will discuss teaching with a global perspective. This session counts as Phase 1 of the free program and teachers will be invited to complete Phases 2 & 3 online and in their classrooms. Certified educators receive special access to National Geographic resources and an online community of like-minded peers.
JoAnne Brown, Merinda Davis- National Geographic Society
Room 204: Ten Things Every Teacher Should be Doing in Their Class Every Day
Successful teachers understand that creating a positive classroom culture isn't about doing that ONE thing...it's about doing those HUNDRED little things! Ten Things Every Teacher Should Be Doing in Their Class Every Day is a high-energy presentation that identifies a range of simple yet innovative classroom management strategies that are sure to enhance any learning environment. Topics addressed include how to incorporate more movement into your teaching, how to empower students and parents in the learning process, and how social media can actually be used as a positive educational tool. All strategies will be modeled and thoroughly explained, and participants can expect to go back to their classrooms armed with a slew of proven techniques to jump-start their students. The best part - Each idea presented will easily fit within any curriculum, regardless of grade or subject matter. If you're looking to get fired up about teaching, then look no more!
Mike Roberts, Rowland Hall Middle School
Room 205: Differentiation for All Students!
Differentiation is a technique that when purposefully practiced can have many benefits. We will provide you with strategies that have proven successful in our co-taught environment, which you can utilize in any classroom.
Coerina Fife, Kelbie Jackson, Box Elder School District
Room 105 Session 1: Standards Based Grading and You?
What is this thing called standards based grading? Why is it such a big push? Come find out what standards based grading is all about and why we should care. We will give you some research on why and some things to think about as you move towards standards based grading (or mastery grading or standards referenced grading).
Kathy Bekkemellom- UMLA President