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Thursday, June 2
 

8:30am EDT

Make Learning Epic: Teaching With The Power Of Story
Trevor shares how educators can design and shape learning experiences to make deeper
connections with students, have a more memorable classroom, and transform their students'
lives. Using the power of storytelling, brain science, and the principles of Project Based
Learning, teachers can achieve real student engagement, and in return, learning that is
permanent and unforgettable. When students are empowered to solve authentic problems and
teachers become designers of meaningful learning experiences, school becomes a place where
everyone can thrive.
Through inspiring stories, research, and even some spoken word poetry, this talk can help any
teacher, in any subject area, and in any grade level learn practical and proven practices to
transform their classrooms into settings where students are engaged, challenged, and
transformed.

Thursday June 2, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Cafeteria

9:40am EDT

Pause and Process: Block Party (6-12 )

Participants will be guided through the Block Party learner-centered practice to help debrief and process the information from the sessions.

Thursday June 2, 2022 9:40am - 10:00am EDT
NT 106

9:40am EDT

Pause and Process: Block Party (K-5)

Participants will be guided through the Block Party learner-centered practice to help debrief and process the information from the sessions.

Thursday June 2, 2022 9:40am - 10:00am EDT
NT 107

10:10am EDT

Meeting Real-World Needs Using Free Online Lessons

With increasing change, uncertainty, and stress, it’s never been more important to help students develop the skills they need to thrive in and out of the classroom.  EVERFI's free digital resources focus on these essential topics, including interpersonal skills, mental health,  financial literacy, college and career readiness, and more. The easy-to-use, low-prep lessons are student-directed, with assessments built in, making them easy to drop into lesson plans for the whole class or assign to students for individualized learning. Best of all - they are absolutely free!

Speakers
avatar for Kaley Esselborn

Kaley Esselborn

Director Of Implementation, EVERFI
Sorry, you all actually access EVERFI through Clever so you'll need these instructions instead:Teacher instructions Student instructions


Thursday June 2, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
NT 103

10:10am EDT

MTSS Basics

Addressing the Needs of All Students Using Multi-Tiered System of Support
Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a comprehensive framework providing structures and procedures that promote the success of each and every student. This session will address the essential elements of MTSS as well as resources to support implementation in order to promote the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success of all students.

Speakers
avatar for Marcee Wilburn

Marcee Wilburn

Project Coordinator, Indiana IEP Resource Center
Marcee Wilburn, M.A.Marcee Wilburn has worked in the field of Special Education for 16 years. For six years, she taught both general and special education across settings while earning a Masters of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. In 2012, she began working... Read More →


Thursday June 2, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
NT 102

10:10am EDT

Responsive Literacy Approaches with Culture in Mind

Join us in this interactive session that explores how we can enhance our instruction through cultural responsive literacy. Together we will identify the meaning of culturally responsive literacy, recognize the impact on our students, and walk away with practical strategies for the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Kline, Ph.D.

Tony Kline, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education, Trine University
avatar for Khalid Griffin, Ph.D.

Khalid Griffin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Trine University - Franks School of Education


Thursday June 2, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
NT 107

10:10am EDT

Developing Essentials Skills with Picture Perfect STEM

This session is for elementary teachers eager to integrate STEM into their school day to promote the development of essential skills in students. The Picture Perfect STEM lessons convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world. They embed reading-comprehension strategies that integrate the STEM subjects and English language arts through high-quality picture books. With this program you’ll help your students engage in STEM activities while learning to read and reading to learn.

Join us as we dive into the design process while exploring an elementary Picture Perfect STEM lesson. In this session participants will apply their knowledge of the design process to develop a solution to a specific problem. Participants will then have time to explore some of the various Picture Perfect STEM kits available at DeKalb Central Schools.

Click here for session slide deck

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Wertz

Kelsey Wertz

Innovation Coach, DeKalb Central USD
Kelsey is a teacher and Coach at DeKalb Central Schools. This past year Kelsey stepped into a new position at DeKalb Central Schools as an Innovation Coach where she organized professional development revolving around employability skills and computer science, oversaw computer science... Read More →


Thursday June 2, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
NT104 3424 County Road 427

10:10am EDT

Epic Project Based Learning

At its core, Project-Based Learning is about making learning- content, and skills- authentic. PBL adds authenticity and real-world challenges to the work students accomplish, and in the process making learning more engaging and memorable. This workshop gives concrete methods, practices, and resources to create a standards-based, skills and content rich classroom in an innovative project based learning model.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Muir

Trevor Muir

Teacher, Author, and Speaker
Trevor is a teacher, author, and international speaker. He is the author of the books The Epic Classroom and The Collaborative Classroom. Trevor is a professor at Grand Valley State University, a former faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, and is one of the Andrew... Read More →


Thursday June 2, 2022 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
NT 106

11:10am EDT

Pause and Process: Think-Pair-Share (6-12 Teachers)

Participants will be guided through the Think-Pair-Share learner-centered practice to help debrief and process the information from the sessions.

Thursday June 2, 2022 11:10am - 11:30am EDT
NT 106

11:10am EDT

Pause and Process: Think-Pair-Share (K-5 Teachers)

Participants will be guided through the Think-Pair-Share learner-centered practice to help debrief and process the information from the sessions.

Thursday June 2, 2022 11:10am - 11:30am EDT
NT 107

11:40am EDT

Efficient Ways Of Using Google Classroom

I'm a former 4th grade teacher, technology integration specialist, and technology coordinator. This is my first year back in the classroom as a 5th grade teacher in 10 years! Since I spent the previous 10 years training teachers to use technology in the classroom to now actually implementing it, Google Classroom has some essentials that are super helpful. 
Here is the link to my slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ena_0OzkQBcIkVop6ctqs_vsRe4azb4vSS9uZGkaKzc/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Lance Yoder

Lance Yoder

5th Grade Teacher, DeKalb County Central United School District


Thursday June 2, 2022 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
NT 108

11:40am EDT

Innovation Expo
Visit the Innovation Expo to see kids of all ages engaged in Robotics, Esports, and STEAM Activities, alongside high school student projects submitted during this years various Entrepreneurship competitions.

This past school year DeKalb Central Schools engaged primary elementary students in STEAM activities as part of an extracurricular club. Students utilized the design process to explore circuits, create kazoos, build bridges and rafts, code robots, and build homes bees. Stop by to speak with STEAM Team Advisor, Jaimi Chorpinning, about her experience!

Robotics teams were also brought back this year, and DeKalb Central had elementary, middle, and high school teams competing this season! Drop by to learn more from Elementary Robotics Coach, Shannon Buchs, about robotics.

Esports at DeKalb High School continued to compete this year in Super Smash Bros, Overwatch, and League of Legends. Stop by to talk to Tony Miller, High School Esports Coach, about the educational benefit of running an Esports team!

Stop by and speak to DHS Business Teacher, Ashley Johnson, about her Entrepreneurship course where students develop business ideas and submit to various competitions and see them come to fruition.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Teacher, DeKalb High School
avatar for Shannon Buchs

Shannon Buchs

Elementary Teacher, DeKalb Central Schools
avatar for Jaimi Chorpenning

Jaimi Chorpenning

Elementary Teacher, DeKalb Central Schools
avatar for Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller

PLTW Engineering Teacher/eSports Coach, Dekalb High School


Thursday June 2, 2022 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
E122

11:40am EDT

Closing Learning Gaps With IXL

This session will feature a panel of teachers currently using IXL in various capacities. Teachers will showcase how they use IXL and what benefits they have seen for their students.

Session Resources

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hudson

Kelly Hudson

Innovation Coach, DeKalb Central Schools


Thursday June 2, 2022 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
NT 102

11:40am EDT

#literacygoals For A Safe Classroom

This session will give you PRACTICAL, CREATIVE ways to incorporate literacy into ANY CONTENT --- while CREATING A SAFE COMMUNITY in your classroom! Come hang out with me and we will learn to build resiliency with literacy that "hits different" -- and is "relatable" in any grade, any content!

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Wisehart

Carrie Wisehart

Associate Principal, DeKalb High School
Carrie Wisehart can best be described as creative, energetic, and passionate -- a best day ever adventurer and joy chooser. For the past 22 years, Carrie has touched the heart of high school students by recognizing their unique strengths and helping them develop their fullest potential... Read More →


Thursday June 2, 2022 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
NT 107

11:40am EDT

Stop Calling Them Soft Skills

A nationwide survey showed that the top reason people are fired from their jobs is that they lack soft skills: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, adaptability, and confidence. People lack these skills not because they are incapable of learning them, but because they never had a reason to. So much of the education system is focused on technical knowledge and "hard skills," and very little on these essential skills. Essentially, there was not enough purpose to do the hard work of developing soft skills. 
Trevor talks about how teachers can design learning experiences that require their students to develop essential skills. While still learning 'hard skills’ and academic content, students can do purposeful work that makes them better communicators, collaborators, problem solvers, and citizens. 

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Muir

Trevor Muir

Teacher, Author, and Speaker
Trevor is a teacher, author, and international speaker. He is the author of the books The Epic Classroom and The Collaborative Classroom. Trevor is a professor at Grand Valley State University, a former faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, and is one of the Andrew... Read More →


Thursday June 2, 2022 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
NT 106

12:30pm EDT

Lunch
Thursday June 2, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
Cafeteria

1:20pm EDT

PearDeck

Did you know that Pear Deck was created for the classroom? How a teacher chooses to use Pear Deck is going to look different from classroom to classroom. It may be as simple as a one-slide exit ticket, or sprinkled throughout an entire Google Slides lesson. What will be consistent are the powerful learning moments created for every student, every day.

Pear Deck 101 will provide you with the basics for getting started. With just a couple clicks, turn your Google Slides into engaging, interactive slides for your students! Every student will have an opportunity to answer your question, allowing you in real-time to quickly gain insight to not just one or two students' understanding, but the entire class. 

I look forward to sharing this amazing tool with you!

Zoom Link​​​

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Sorboro

Mindy Sorboro

Customer Success Manager, Pear Deck
• Taught in Wake County (NC) for about 10 years, stepping out of the classroom June 2020 (1st-5th and 8th Math). I Love learning and sharing how tech tools can help enhance instruction and promote student engagement.


Thursday June 2, 2022 1:20pm - 2:10pm EDT
NT 108

1:20pm EDT

Rethink Professional Learning with the Indiana Learning Lab

Ready to rethink your professional learning? The Indiana Learning Lab, funded by the IDOE, is a central hub for resources, live and on-demand workshops, and all growth hours completed in this micro-learning platform. Brainstorm with a digital learning expert, access Collections of resources curated to maximize your learning, or join a Community to collaborate with other Hoosiers. Find everything needed to elevate instructional practices and improve student learning!

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Langel

Jenna Langel

Professional Development Specialist; Indiana Learning Lab Team Member, Five Star Technology
Jenna Langel is a Professional Development Specialist for Five Star Technology Solutions. Prior to joining the Five Star team, she taught for five years and worked with students in grades K, 2, & 3. Jenna is a Google Certified Educator and Trainer and enjoys sharing her passion for... Read More →


Thursday June 2, 2022 1:20pm - 2:10pm EDT
NT 102

1:20pm EDT

How We've Grown: Teaching After COVID

Challenges always have the potential to lead to growth. This keynote is about celebrating the work teachers accomplished during COVID, as well as discovering the wisdom and best practices uncovered during this unprecedented time as an educator. From adapting to new technologies to discovering authentic ways to engage students, the skills developed during the pandemic have the potential to transform how we teach forever.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Muir

Trevor Muir

Teacher, Author, and Speaker
Trevor is a teacher, author, and international speaker. He is the author of the books The Epic Classroom and The Collaborative Classroom. Trevor is a professor at Grand Valley State University, a former faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, and is one of the Andrew... Read More →


Thursday June 2, 2022 1:20pm - 2:10pm EDT
NT 106

1:20pm EDT

Universal Design For Learning

Designing Instruction to Meet the Needs of All Learners
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that identifies three overarching principles: 1) Engagement, 2) Representation and 3) Action and Expression. Providing multiple means of each principle accounts for learner variability – removing barriers to learning and promoting student achievement. Within this session, participants will engage in activities to increase their knowledge and understanding of UDL and explore strategies to ensure equitable access to high-quality instruction for all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Marcee Wilburn

Marcee Wilburn

Project Coordinator, Indiana IEP Resource Center
Marcee Wilburn, M.A.Marcee Wilburn has worked in the field of Special Education for 16 years. For six years, she taught both general and special education across settings while earning a Masters of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. In 2012, she began working... Read More →


Thursday June 2, 2022 1:20pm - 2:10pm EDT
NT104 3424 County Road 427

1:20pm EDT

Digging for Deeper Learning with PBL Lessons

We know it's essential to teach students soft skills or as we call them in DeKalb Central, the Portrait of a Baron Graduate Competencies". But how can you fit it all in and still teach your standards? Enter- the Bookend Lesson and Project-Based Learning! This session will demonstrate a method of integrating 21st-century skills like Communication and Collaboration into a content lesson. The real magic happens when you realize teaching this way not only grows the skills but also takes the content learning deeper!

Objective #1
Participants will learn about the basics of implementing project-based learning in any classroom K-12. Participants will learn about why PBL is important and dive into the elements of high-quality PBL

Objective #2
Participants will experience a bookend lesson with several learner-centered protocols that encourage deeper understanding through communication and collaboration. We will discuss practical applications for using these learner-centered practices

Slides​​​

Speakers
avatar for Amy Neal

Amy Neal

Innovation Coach, DeKalb County Central United Schools
avatar for Kelly Hudson

Kelly Hudson

Innovation Coach, DeKalb Central Schools


Thursday June 2, 2022 1:20pm - 2:10pm EDT
NT 107

2:20pm EDT

Pause and Process: What - So What - Now What (6-12 )

Participants will be guided through the Think-Pair-Share learner-centered practice to help debrief and process the information from the sessions attended throughout the day.

Thursday June 2, 2022 2:20pm - 2:40pm EDT
NT 106

2:20pm EDT

Pause and Process: What - So What - Now What (K-5)

Participants will be guided through the What-So What- Now What learner-centered practice to help debrief and process the information from the sessions attended throughout the day.

Thursday June 2, 2022 2:20pm - 2:40pm EDT
NT 107

2:50pm EDT

 
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