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Tuesday, June 18
 

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Tuesday June 18, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am

9:00am

KEYNOTE - Bringing It All Together: Igniting the PLC Process to Ensure High Levels of Learning for All
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Luis F. Cruz

Luis F. Cruz

Luis F. Cruz, PhD, is former principal of Baldwin Park High School, located east of Los Angeles, California. He has been a teacher and administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Cruz presents on methods from the best-selling book Transforming School Culture... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:40am
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

AASCD: Grow Student Leaders: Service Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how two school districts grow student leaders. Elkins High School students started a mentoring program for their elementary and primary schools. These high school students met with princals, counselors, teachers, etc. They were the true "leaders" who not only started the program but also implemented the program. Grow student leaders and increase your school's service learning.

Presenters
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Angie Hutson

Educator, Elkins School District
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Linda Maples

Curricululm Director, Earle School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

Educating the Workforce Pipeline Through Community-Based Partnerships
Limited Capacity seats available

Community-based organizations across Arkansas are leading efforts to strengthen and enhance the workforce pipeline through focused efforts in the communities they call home. By facilitating partnerships with educational institutions and local employers, they are providing critical guidance and opportunities needed to align career education with workforce needs, offer concurrent credit equitably, and develop a pipeline of talent for the future.

Presenters
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Jamie Rayford

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Bragg Elementary, West Memphis School District
Limited Capacity filling up

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Bragg Elementary is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
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Cassie Adams

Principal, Bragg Elementary, West Memphis School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Douglas MacArthur Junior High, Jonesboro School District
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Douglas MacArthur Junior High is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
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Brad Faught

Principal, Douglas MacArthur Junior High, Jonesboro Public Schools


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

The Five Simple Principles to Engage Every Family Explored
Limited Capacity filling up

Engaging families in the academic lives of children is the goal of every Arkansas school. Dr. Constantino will introduce The Five Simple Principles Model ™ and share ideas and strategies on how any school can begin the process of engaging every family for student learning success! (This session is a follow up to Dr. Constantino’s keynote and will explore in more depth information about the benefits of family engagement, ideas for reaching the disengaged and changing school culture to include engaging every family.)

Presenters
avatar for Steve Constantino

Steve Constantino

Author, speaker, and leader Dr. Steve Constantino has a long and distinguished career in bringing innovation to educational entities and businesses. He is internationally recognized for his work as an organizational engagement expert and is known for his results-oriented, non-conventional... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

What Can AR ASCD Do For You?
Arkansas ASCD operates as an affiliate of ASCD. One of the many purposes, and perhaps the most well-known and recognized focus of this organization, is to advocate to ensure that every student in Arkansas is health, safe, engaged, supported and academically challenged through a comprehensive and sustainable education. There are many benefits to our organization and this informal presentation will share about the opportunties awaiting and advantages of membership in AASCD.

Presenters
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Sheena Williamson

Executive Director, Arkansas ASCD
Please inquire about becoming a member of Arkansas ASCD. We offer information and resources to address the Whole Child.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Salon A Embassy Suites

10:50am

Breaking News: Reading & Spelling Depend on Language!
Limited Capacity seats available

The most prevalent misunderstanding in literacy instruction is that it is primarily a visual skill. This session will examine the practices emanating from a "visual" approach. It will contrast them with instruction informed by knowledge of language and its central role in learning to read and write.

Moderators
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Louisa Moats

Louisa Moats

Dr. Moats has been a teacher, psychologist, researcher, graduate school faculty member, and author of many influential scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers on the topics of reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation. After a first job as a neuropsychology... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Outstanding Gifted Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the recipients of the 2019 Act 56 Awards for Outstanding Gifted Programs to learn about the creative and innovative practices they are utilizing in their programs. The Governor's Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children selects the recipients of these awards annually. Winners are selected from three size categories. This year's winners include Cedar Ridge (under 1,000 ADM), Genoa Central (1,001-3,000 ADM), and Little Rock School District (over 3,000 ADM). Come learn about various aspects of their programs including community involvement, identification practices, program options for serving students, curriculum, and more!

Moderators
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Krystal Nail

Arkansas Department of Education

Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Salon B Embassy Suites

10:50am

RTI What About Behavior; Teacher's Guide
Limited Capacity seats available

All educators work with students who need accommodations and interventions in order to be successful. Some students exhibit academic problems as a result of emotional stress. For other students, the frustration of not understanding the academic material causes them to act out. It is not easy for teachers to pinpoint exactly where the problems lie and implement the right strategies to ensure success. School functioning, behavior, interpersonal relationships, emotional concerns, and social maladjustment are discussed. Goal writing / intervention strategies that match common behavior problems seen in the classroom setting will be shared. Every school has its own unique culture and each school addresses the Response to Intervention process somewhat differently. That is to be expected. However, the basic tenets of the process are consistent. Nichols Behavior checklist, intervention wheels and additional tools will be shared. The RTI book will also be distributed as part of this session.

Presenters

Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

The Power of the Strategic Instruction Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see and hear how the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM), an evidence-based comprehensive set of methodologies has been successfully implemented in middle and secondary schools across the state. This model has over 40 years of supportive research behind it and targets students needing Tier 1, 2, or 3 instructional interventions. SIM is a comprehensive approach to adolescent literacy that addresses the need of students to be able to read and understand large amounts of complex materials as well as their need to be able to express themselves effectively in writing. In essence, SIM is about promoting effective teaching and learning of critical content in schools through powerful student-focused interventions, Learning Strategies, and teacher-focused interventions, Content Enhancement Routines. You will hear about SIM as it is implemented in a variety of ways in districts from across Arkansas.

Moderators
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Jeff Adams

State Systemic Plan Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
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Greg Moore

Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative
avatar for Karen Robinson

Karen Robinson

Literacy Specialist, Southeast AR Educational Service Cooperative


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

AASCD: The Whole Educator
Limited Capacity seats available

Research shows evidence that educators understand and practice the tenets of the Whole Child, yet many people are not paying attention to their own physical and mental health. Join us for an interactive session in which we will explore the current literature on the benefits of wellness and mindfulness for educators through such strategies as yoga, meditation, and healthy sleep habits. Participants will be invited to experience many of the wellness practices discussed in this session.

Presenters
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Pam Dixon

Professor, Arkansas Tech University
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Ellen Treadway

Professor, Arkansas Tech University


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Salon C Embassy Suites

10:50am

Human Capital Management Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

From the Urban Schools Human Capital Academy group, experience an overview of the puzzle pieces of successful Human Capital Management. From Recruitment through Career Management, strategies and resources will be presented for district/charter teams.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Marks

Susan Marks

Human Capital Partner, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy
I am privileged to be in public education for over 40 years. I have | held a variety of positions on both the instructional and operational sides of public school districts, including teacher, principal, area superintendent, chief of HR and superintendent. Since 2013, I have consulted... Read More →
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Jody Spolar

State Technical Assistance Manager, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

LEADS 2018: It Starts at the Top, Training for District Level Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

Do TESS & LEADS work for you? This is a time dedicated to frank discussion with experienced peers to re-focus on the purpose, benefits and successful integration of the statewide model of teacher & leader documentation and ratings. Charter directors and District Leaders are invited to come with suggestions and questions.

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Bailey

Suzanne Bailey

Assistant Commissioner of Educator Effectiveness & Licensure, Arkansas Department of Education
avatar for Sheila Whitlow

Sheila Whitlow

Assistant State Superintendent, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Learning Walks: An Instructional Improvement Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

A Learning Walk is a brief classroom visit utilizing a researched-based tool that provides principals and teachers opportunities to reflect on what students are learning, learning strategies, student interaction with the content, and student engagement. Principals and other instructional leaders collect data based on four minute “snapshots” of classrooms. The data collected is utilized to drive cycles of inquiry in a non-evaluative manner with teachers in the school where the Learning Walks were conducted. In this session, we will review the Learning Walk tool and processes, conduct a ‘mock’ Learning Walk, and discuss possible solutions for challenges encountered in the implementation of Learning Walks.

Presenters
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Kelly Montes De Oca

Cheif Learning Officer, BloomBoard
Kelly Montes De Oca, M.A.,is Chief Implementation Officer for BloomBoard, an Educational Technology company that provides a professional development system for schools and school districts to personalize supports for teachers. She also serves as an independent consultant for the Bill... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Indirect Costs
Limited Capacity seats available

Full discussion on indirect costs – including how rates are calculated (new method in FY20!), subawards, and hints for error checking.

Presenters
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Amy Thomas

Program Manager, Finance, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

My School Info for Superintendents and Bookkeepers
Limited Capacity filling up

My School Info allows users to easily access information about schools and districts across the state. Some of the information available includes: Revenue and Expenditures, Millage and Property Values, School/District Enrollment, Teachers with Advanced Degrees, Attrition, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Collier

Daniel Collier

Technology Projects Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education
Daniel coordinates training and special projects for ADE's division of Research & Technology. Check out his website for future training opportunities! Contact: daniel.collier@arkansas.gov


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Performance Contract for Energy Savings
Limited Capacity seats available

Panel discussion - Performance contracting as a financing mechanism for mechanical and physical environmental improvements. Speakers expected to discuss options for performance contracting, determining if performance contracting is right for the situation, financing, writing good RFQ, Arkansas Rules

Presenters
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Chet Howland

Program Manager, Arkansas Energy Office


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

School Safety: Setting the Standard
Limited Capacity seats available

When we set goals for our schools we look at vision and improvement, ethics, equity, teaching and learning, community, and building relationships. How do we ensure school safety is at the forefront? We will look at the role of ADE's School Safety Coordinator, the Governor's School Safety Commission recommendations, top ten (10) needs, as identified by school superintendents. As well as, different safety options available to districts at little to no cost.

Presenters
avatar for Doug Bradberry

Doug Bradberry

School Safety Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

Micro:bit Mayhem
Limited Capacity seats available

Come experience the mayhem of learning to code with the Micro: bit. Wonderful hands-on projects using the Micro: bit, no previous experience required. Project integration for all content areas.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Griffin

Kelly Griffin

Computer Science Specialist, Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative
avatar for Leslie Savell

Leslie Savell

CS Specialist, Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

"Professional Boundaries" Code of Ethics Training for Arkansas Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

The Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators defines minimum standards of ethical conduct for all educators. Learn about professional boundaries, real case examples of violations, and training opportunities for you and your district.

Presenters
avatar for Eric James

Eric James

Chief Investigator for the Arkansas Department of Education Professional Licensure Standards Board
Code of Ethics Standards for Arkansas Educators, Code of Ethics Training, The Investigative Process, Professional Boundaries,and Mitigating Risk in your school district.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:50am - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Implementing Student Success Plans; it's Not About the Form!
Limited Capacity seats available

It all boils down to relationships! Two Arkansas school districts will share their Student Success Planning process and the successes they have experienced by creating a structure for ongoing conversations between staff and students about student goals and aspirations.

Presenters
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Lisa Tyler

Director of Student Support Services, Arkansas Department of Education
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Hope Worsham

Director of Student Assessment, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

Well Rounded Education: What does it look like?
Limited Capacity seats available

What do we mean by well-rounded education? Students are expected to engage in multiple disciplines and to demonstrate competency in multiple content areas. How do schools leverage ESSA and make the most of their instructional time?

Presenters
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Thomas Coy

Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon C Embassy Suites

12:00pm

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention
Limited Capacity seats available

Many schools are somewhere in the process of implementing MTSS/RTI. Regardless of how long, there are many K-8 schools not getting the full benefit from their efforts and therefore they aren't experiencing the acceleration of student reading scores possible from MTSS. Come hear about the 10 most important factors present in schools that are getting results from their literacy MTSS. Dr. Hall is the author of two books on RTI published by Corwin plus five other publications on data-differentiated literacy instruction, and her newest book is 10 Success Factors for Literacy Interventions (ASCD). She can be reached at shall@95percentgroup.com or on twitter at @susanhall_Edd.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Susan L. Hall

Susan L. Hall

Susan L. Hall is cofounder and CEO of 95 Percent Group Inc., an educational company whose mission is to help teachers and administrators identify and address the needs of struggling readers. Hall is especially known for her expertise on the use of literacy assessment data to inform... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

AASCD: Building Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive session will focus on quick and meaningful activities to engage your students and build relationships with them. Whether you are teaching or counseling at the elementary level or the high school level, they all need to know you care. This session will look at ways to greet your students and engage them in meaningful ways that are simple and easy to maintain.

Presenters
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Racheal Davis

Counselor, Huntsville School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon A Embassy Suites

12:00pm

AASCD: Inner reptile eating your positive dog? How you can reenergize your school by improving culture and climate.
Limited Capacity seats available

Need to reenergize? Don't overlook culture and climate! Based on the work of Jon Gordon, learn how student voice, positivity and a little fun have eased with transition and impacted student learning. Tips and tricks to reengage and set the stage for students and teachers alike.

Presenters
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Lisa Miller

Principal, Southside High School, Fort Smith School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

AASCD: Student Engagement in Secondary Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

We plan to address how to create a positive environment that encourages engagement in the secondary setting. We will outline tactics to start your year with, the classroom setting, teacher disposition, and personal experience.

Presenters
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Natalie Davy

Instructor, Springdale School District
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Tamika Pennington

ESL Teacher, Springdale School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Cultural Field Trips: The Evidence is In
Limited Capacity seats available

This session describes the results of multiple experimental studies, conducted at the University of Arkansas’ National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab, on the effects of arts-related field trips. In recent decades, institutions, teachers, and students report a decline in field trip attendance. The impact of this decline on educational and societal outcomes such as test scores and socioemotional skill acquisition is unknown. A ‘thinned” curriculum could have detrimental impacts on student engagement and performance. Socioemotional learning (SEL) teaches skills thought to be important to life and relationship success and are associated with better long-term student outcomes. Findings to be discussed include significant educational benefits on social-emotional outcomes, increased student level of engagement in school including reduced disciplinary infractions, and increased standardized test scores. These findings suggest that arts-related field trips elicit meaningful changes in students’ attitudes and actions and that a decline in field trip attendance may be detrimental.

Moderators
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Lana Hallmark

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Diversity and Special Education: Myths and Realities for Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Diversity in education is a topic that is discussed ad nauseum in designing and delivering education. It is to the fore when teachers are trained and used in problem solving disciplinary concerns, lowered performances and disability designations. We will delve into the myths and realities of disability, diversity, and the education of learners with learning differences.

Presenters
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Jennifer Buie Hune

UA Little Rock


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Educators as Physicians: How and Why Assess Foundational Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Response to Intervention (RTI) requires professional educators to make numerous decisions about their students’ academic needs. Data must be collected and carefully analyzed to help guide essential decisions. Participants will learn research-based strategies for helping teams of educators collect and use assessment data efficiently and effectively.

Moderators
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Jan Hasbrouck

Jan Hasbrouck

Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D., is a leading educational consultant, trainer, and researcher. Dr. Jan Hasbrouck worked as a reading specialist and coach for 15 years before becoming teaching at the University of Oregon and later at Texas A&M University. She served as the Executive Consultant... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Pre-Employment Transition Services in Your School
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how a district created work opportunities for high school students with disabilities in their district. Hear successes and ways to continue to build jobs for students. Presenters will describe the impact on students' academically, interpersonally, and personally.

Moderators
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Yvonne Greene

Administrator, Monitoring and Program Effectiveness, Special Education, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
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Lisa Birmingham

LEA Supervisor, FORREST CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

12:00pm

Structured Literacy and the English Learner
Limited Capacity seats available

Structured literacy is an approach to instruction which includes the phonology, vocabulary, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and orthographic features of language. A systematic and explicit approach is necessary for English learners and can include instruction regarding the features which are similar or those that vary across the native language and English. Participants will understand and practice strategies for incorporating each of the structured literacy features in a systematic and explicit manner.

Moderators
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Elsa Cardenas-Hagan

Elsa Cardenas-Hagan

Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist and a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She is the Director of Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas. She works with Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation and Statistics at the... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Teaching High Frequency Words
Limited Capacity seats available

High Frequency words are typically taught via visual memorization strategies, but research shows that words are not stored in this manner. Join this session and explore science-based reading instruction and and the not so known rules of the English language.

Presenters
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

AASCD: Visionary Curriculum Leadership - Impacting AR Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Challenging the status quo, a diverse panel of visionary curriculum leaders share a challenge they have addressed within diverse education contexts. As participants in the Curriculum L2L leadership initiative, this network of energized education leaders offer learnings from their year in the Curriculum L2L program and how they have shared their passions to impact learning throughout our state. Prepare to be inspired by these outstanding educators including state, district, and school level leaders.

Presenters
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Karen Endel

Principal, Van Buren School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

What is Opportunity Culture?
Limited Capacity seats available

Public Impact is a team of professionals from many backgrounds who work together to bring new ideas & resources to schools in need of dramatically improving student learning outcomes. In 2009 Opportunity Culture began. With schools & policy makers this is a model of multi-classroom leadership and technology to increase student learning. Also, offer rewards to excellent educators for extending their reach. If you want to see students learn & grow more, come to this session.

Presenters
avatar for Andy Baxter

Andy Baxter

Vice President and Senior Consulting Manager, Public Impact
 Andy Baxter is a vice president and senior consulting manager at Public Impact. He covers a broad range of Public Impact’s focal areas, including Opportunity Culture implementation, data, assessment, and accountability. Before joining Public Impact, Dr. Baxter was vice president... Read More →
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Stephanie Dean

Vice President of Strategic Policy Advising & Senior Consulting Manager, Public Impact


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Duplicate Enrollment
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for secretaries and registrars or anyone who does data entry/correction in eSchoolPLUS. This session will cover the Duplicate Enrollment auditing process, which is based on information submitted in SIS cycles (3, 5, and 6). There will also be discussion around examples of common issues encountered in the audit process.

Presenters
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Tammi Rickert

Financial Accountability & Reporting, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Energy/Green Incentives
Limited Capacity seats available

Save Money, Save Energy. Learn more about how to receive financial incentives to reduce energy and save on energy costs allowing your district's dollars to reach further.

Presenters
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Shelly Baron

Program Manager, Clearesult
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Lance Orton

Energy Efficiency Consultant, Center Point Energy
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Kirk Pierce

Energy Efficiency Consultant, Center Point Energy
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Ashley Scott

Program Manager, Clearesult


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Finance Cycles and Troubleshooting Tips
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover data fields within the FinancePLUS software that are reported in the state reporting cycles and will troubleshoot cycle errors and corrections. This session is for any users who enter data into the financial software.

Presenters
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Angela Rouse

Information Systems Business Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

School Safety: Setting the Standard
Limited Capacity seats available

When we set goals for our schools we look at vision and improvement, ethics, equity, teaching and learning, community, and building relationships. How do we ensure school safety is at the forefront? We will look at the role of ADE's School Safety Coordinator, the Governor's School Safety Commission recommendations, and the top ten (10) needs, as identified by school superintendents.  We will discuss what to put into place "left of boom."

Presenters
avatar for Doug Bradberry

Doug Bradberry

School Safety Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

AASCD: Depression in children and adolescents: What does it look like? How can we help?
Limited Capacity seats available

Depression and its symptoms can greatly reduce a student’s ability to succeed in school. What can schools do to help promote mental health? During this session, we will look at characteristics of children and adolescents displaying symptoms of depression and discuss appropriate interventions. We will also share case studies documenting successful interventions.

Presenters
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Jessica Ashcraft

Counselor, Sheridan School District
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Pam Dixon

Professor, Arkansas Tech University


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

District Spotlight: Bismarck School District
Limited Capacity seats available

Bismarck School District will provide an overview of how their district has achieved instructional/academic success utilizing the PLC process. A team of teachers and administrators will share their process from implementation to now, including how utilizing PLC's has helped to ensure that students are learning, that there is a culture for collaboration, and a focus on results based on student learning.

Presenters
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Susan Kissire

Superintendent, Bismarck School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles
Limited Capacity seats available

Lessons learned from Chicago Public Schools when moving from “the worst school system in America” (Sec. William Bennet, 1987) to “among the fastest improving districts in the U.S.” (Stanford University Study, 2017). This presentation demonstrates how schools leveraged an intensive school leadership pipeline initiative since 1996 to achieve a dramatic and sustained improvement with state and national implications on school improvement policy and practice.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Constantino

Steve Constantino

Author, speaker, and leader Dr. Steve Constantino has a long and distinguished career in bringing innovation to educational entities and businesses. He is internationally recognized for his work as an organizational engagement expert and is known for his results-oriented, non-conventional... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Facing Reality: Family and Community Engagement Matters
Limited Capacity seats available

Dive into the new Family and Community Engagement Birth to Grade 16 Framework and Toolkit and begin thinking about effective family engagement strategies to meet student, family and school needs. Learn about family and community engagement essentials, concrete strategies to improve engagement, engaging families and communities in meaningful ways, and hear stories about Arkansas schools making a difference by connecting with their families and communities. #EngagementmattersAR

Presenters
avatar for Chelsey Moore

Chelsey Moore

Public School Program Advisor, Parent/Family Engagement and Foster Care, Arkansas Department of Education
avatar for Kim Wright

Kim Wright

State Director for Stakeholder Communication/Family and Community Engagement, Arkansas Department of Education
Kim Wright has been in education for over 23 years as a teacher, curriculum coach, educational consultant, school improvement specialist, and currently serves as Director for Family and Community Engagement at the Arkansas Department of Education. As Director, she has collaborated... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Grant Writing for Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

This course provides an overview of the competitive grant writing process. This discussion will include identifying key components of a grant proposal; the importance of incorporating relevant data sources to strengthen your proposal; and tips for developing program goals and objectives and a budget justification to support the proposal. The course will also highlight funding opportunities available for schools.

Presenters
avatar for Jerri Clark

Jerri Clark

School Health Services Director, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Ballman Elementary, Fort Smith School District
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Ballman Elementary is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
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Lori Griffin

Principal, Ballman Elementary, Fort Public Schools
Lori Griffin has thoroughly enjoyed making a difference for students over the last 23 years. She earned a Masters in Educational Leadership from Arkansas Tech University. She taught first grade for 9 years in Alma and served as counselor for two years. In 2004, she moved to Ozark... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Joe T. Robinson Middle, Pulaski County Special School District
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Joe T. Robinson Middle is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
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Lance Levar

Principal, Joe T. Robinson Middle, Pulaski County Special School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

A Primer of the Science of Reading and Dyslexia
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide information regarding many aspects of the Science of Reading including the definition of dyslexia, its characteristics, demographic information regarding children with dyslexia, genetic etiology and neurological correlates, the nature of transparent and opaque writing systems and the contribution of the English Writing System to dyslexia and reading failure.

Moderators
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

AASCD: Critical & Strategic Reading at the Secondary Level
Limited Capacity seats available

A small high school implemented the ADE Courses for Strategic and Critical Reading. Come hear what worked, what didn't work, and the plans for the future for this group of students who STILL struggle with reading, even though they are high school students!

Presenters
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Tracie Richard

Instructional Facilitator, Hermitage School District
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Dakotah Timmons

Literacy Teacher, Hermitage School District
avatar for Tracy Tucker

Tracy Tucker

Superintendent, Hermitage School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Salon C Embassy Suites

1:10pm

AASCD: Response to Intervention - Not just for Elementary!
Limited Capacity seats available

RTI can be a challenge for secondary environments due to time constraints, sheer number of students and grading practices. Hear how two different schools have seen positive results with 9-12 RTI.

Presenters
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Lisa Miller

Principal, Southside High School, Fort Smith School District
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Keri Rathbun

Principal, Fort Smith School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Competency-based Education: Design Matters--Think Like an Artist
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive session will lead participants through a mini design process as an approach to creating a coherent competency-based education system. Learn how the design process informed the New Hampshire Arts Model Competencies and how implementation of the arts competencies is shaping education in the state today. Pitfalls and judgment calls from New Hampshire’s own twenty year journey in competency-based education will be shared. Topics addressed will include: identifying the main components of a competency-based system; the relationship between CBE and performance assessment; how to talk about changing well-established educational traditions; being a champion for CBE; when to let go and trust the system.

Presenters
avatar for Marcia McCaffrey

Marcia McCaffrey

As arts consultant for the New Hampshire Department of Education, Marcia McCaffrey leads the state's public education sector in defining and meeting quality arts education in New Hampshire. She is also president-elect of the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

How Spelling Supports Reading, and Why It Affords a Chance to Teach Language
Limited Capacity seats available

Almost any word in English can be explained. Very few must be taught by rote, visual techniques. We will review the various angles from which words can be explained: sound-symbol relationships, word origin, morphology, and orthographic patterns in print.

Moderators
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Louisa Moats

Louisa Moats

Dr. Moats has been a teacher, psychologist, researcher, graduate school faculty member, and author of many influential scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers on the topics of reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation. After a first job as a neuropsychology... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Integrating STEAM Education into Creative Placemaking and a Rural/Urban Creative Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore how today's STEAM Education can impact a community's creative economy and placemaking efforts by focusing on the intersection of the arts with technology, health, and tourism. Engaging students through STEAM education can foster an innovative - out of the box thinking- workforce, which can lead to students investing in their communities; thus, adding in population retention, economic development, and community revitalization. We will also discuss how STEAM integration can be used to invigorate Arkansas’s smaller and/or rural communities through art-based agri-tourism.

Moderators
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Lana Hallmark

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
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Rachel Miller

Executive Director, The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

1:10pm

Reaching the Peak of Social Emotional Learning: A Team Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

With school safety concerns being so prevalent in our schools, we want to ensure that our students are in a safe and supportive environment. Using the ASCA National Model and the G.U.I.D.E. for Life, Arkansas school counselors in partnership with other school personnel provide a comprehensive program to address the social emotional needs of students so that all students have the opportunity to reach their peak potential and are fully prepared for college, career and community engagement.

Moderators
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Suzanne Knowles

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
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Terri Callaway

Warren School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Salon A Embassy Suites

1:10pm

RISE School Award Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Award winning RISE schools will be featured in a panel discussion about their journey implementing the Science of Reading. Sandy Shepard, ADE Lead RISE specialist will facilitate the discussion with teachers and administrators. What worked? What didn't? What are the real day to day struggles? Come find out the secrets to RISE success. #RISEArkansas

Presenters
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Sandy Shepard

Lead RISE Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Syntax Matters: Developing Sentence Skills in Students of All Ages
Limited Capacity seats available

More often than not, students struggle at the sentence level far more than they struggle at the paragraph level; teachers ignore this fact if they move directly to practicing prompts for assessments. This workshop focuses on parts of speech and sentence parts as they apply to the act of writing. Participants learn about the components of a good lesson and strategies for developing sentence sense in student writers. They examine parts of speech as a method of understanding the way words interact with each other and sentence parts as building blocks for creating different kinds of sentences. They practice with the elements introduced and model the strategies suggested.

Moderators
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for William Van Cleave

William Van Cleave

William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. A nationally recognized speaker, he has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools around the country since 1995. His high... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

AASCD: Advocating for THEM!
Limited Capacity seats available

Sometimes we get so worked up with the day to day routine of school life and forget the reason why we joined the profession. The session will help work with educators to develop plans to keep their focus on the students!

Presenters
avatar for Dustin Parsons

Dustin Parsons

Teacher, Bauxite School District
8th grade Science Teacher at Bauxite Middle School


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

Emerging Trends in K-12 School Bus Transportation
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation by Industry Professional discussing electronic stability control, driver assist technology, seatbelts, and cameras.

Presenters

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

Taking the Lead: Strategies to Help Leaders Create the Conditions to Become a More Culturally Responsive School
Limited Capacity seats available

We know the result of her work. We learn about the ‘true’ practice of neuro-based Culturally Responsive Teaching. But now we have an opportunity to spend a quality time learning from the nationally-noted, impressive author, Zaretta Hammond. If you lead, she will inspire your perspective. Looking to increase student growth? Come and learn.

Presenters
avatar for Zaretta Hammond

Zaretta Hammond

Zaretta Hammond is a former classroom English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching, and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching for the past 18 years.  She teaches as a lecturer at St. Mary’s... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:10pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

1:40pm

Poverty Simulation
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Many individuals and families know poverty as a reality, but unless you have personally experienced it, it is hard to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. Increase poverty awareness, leave with improved appreciation and respect for those who struggle daily. It’s closer than we think.

Presenters
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Sandra Hurst

Director of Educator Effectiveness, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:40pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

2:20pm

The #1 Predictor of Student Success: STUDENTS BEING PRESENT
Limited Capacity seats available

Absenteeism is the first indicator that a student will drop out of school. Poor attendance in the first month of school can predict chronic absence for the entire year; absenteeism in middle and high school can predict dropout rates; absenteeism influences not just chances for graduating but also for completing college; BUT when students reduce absences they can make academic gains. In this session you will hear from a school using data to better identify the attendance issues by individual, grade level, race, socio-economic status and several other categories. You will then get some ideas on how you school can change this trend.

Presenters
avatar for Tracie Jones

Tracie Jones

ERZ Director, UA Monticello


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Unifying Cross-Sector Organizations for Effective Career Preparation Delivery
Limited Capacity seats available

Many Arkansas communities are experiencing a workforce crises.  ThIs predicament is due to low unemployment rates, retiring workforce, and a broken talent pipeline.  Community-based organizations and schools across the state are leading efforts to close the skills-deficit gap between the needs of the business community and future workforce talent.  Session participants will engage in conversation regarding effective relationship building, collaboration, design, and sustainability practices for preparing the emerging workforce. 

Presenters
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Jamie Rayford

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

What's New with AETN and ArkansasIDEAS?
Limited Capacity seats available

Come let us show you our online LMS that includes an extraordinary collection of courses that provide educators with quality online ADE-approved professional development and educational resources. We will highlight all the newest features, including access to training on the newest technologies and reporting capabilities for administrators.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Keener

Jessica Keener

Education Program Coordinator, AETN - ArkansasIDEAS


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Best Practices in Assessing and Teaching Fluency
Limited Capacity seats available

Fluency is a key reading skill but is often misunderstood. Fluent reading is NOT fast reading! This session defines the skill of fluency and clarifies the link between fluency and comprehension. The role of fluency assessments and effective fluency instruction will also be discussed.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Jan Hasbrouck

Jan Hasbrouck

Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D., is a leading educational consultant, trainer, and researcher. Dr. Jan Hasbrouck worked as a reading specialist and coach for 15 years before becoming teaching at the University of Oregon and later at Texas A&M University. She served as the Executive Consultant... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Dyslexia: Learning Difference or Learning Disability
Limited Capacity filling up

Dyslexia is a word level reading deficit that impacts 5%-17 % of the population. During this session, we will discuss the characteristics of dyslexia, early indicators, and the importance of early identification.

Presenters
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

2:20pm

Enriching the Reading Experience Through Author Skypes
Limited Capacity seats available

Wouldn't it be great to invite authors into a classroom or library to video chat with students before, during, and/or after reading their books? The positive impact a connection with an author can have to provide opportunities for students to "meet" the authors can help build bridges that give students a chance to connect with books, the world and each other. There is a growing list of authors who want to make connections via Skype. Find out how to locate authors and enrich your students reading experiences through an Author Skype.

Presenters

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Salon C Embassy Suites

2:20pm

Improving Classroom Outcomes by Using Community Partnerships
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting students to see the real world relevance of their education is of great value to today’s teachers. Schools can provide students with positive supports and experiences, but when schools join hands with community resources such as businesses, non-profit agencies, government offices and programs, etc., the possibilities are endless. Learn how alternative education programs in Arkansas are doing this and seeing great improvement in the areas of attendance, grades, discipline referrals and in personal competencies such as student self-esteem and self-worth, decision making and forming positive relationships.

Presenters
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Jeff Kincade

Mountain Home Public Schools


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

2:20pm

SPARK the excitement with Co-Teaching!
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are an educator who believes in the power of collaboration, communication, and a vision that all students can grow academically, socially, and emotionally, this session is for you. Join Angela Bates and Katie Bradley, along with their administrators, as they present a snapshot of their experiences using the components of the Boundless Learning Co-Teaching professional development provided through the Arkansas Co-Teaching Project. This partnership will clarify common misconceptions surrounding co-teaching and will share how they increased student accountability using tools such as the co-teaching formats, HOT rating reflections, data collection, and much more! Come learn what true co-teaching looks like and how it positively impacts student achievement!

Moderators
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Jeff Adams

State Systemic Plan Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

The Magical Journey of Building the Beginning Reader's Brain
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides an in-depth look at what we know about the importance of creating "neural pathways" in the brain, and how it translates into practical classroom application in beginning reading instruction. In this informative and practical session, we will explore 1) findings from brain imaging studies that are providing new insights into beginning reading instruction; and 2) how research translates into best practices in the classroom.

Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Vocabulary Development in the Content Areas
Limited Capacity seats available

Vocabulary is the ability to understand and use words. Vocabulary knowledge is essential for literacy and learning. This session will address evidence-based word learning strategies for students within and across the content areas. Recommendations for incorporating vocabulary instruction throughout the instructional day will be discussed. Strategies will be modeled and routines for implementation will be provided.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Elsa Cardenas-Hagan

Elsa Cardenas-Hagan

Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist and a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She is the Director of Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas. She works with Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation and Statistics at the... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Arkansas Career Pathways Through Micro-Credentials
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will highlight how educators in Arkansas are shifting to a ‘learning by doing’ approach using micro-credentials. Displayed in the form of a digital badge, micro-credentials provide recognition for the skills educators learn throughout their careers in a variety of settings. In addition, they offer educators personalized learning opportunities specific to their interests or growth goals. We will provide case studies from pilot programs across the state that focus on different licensure tiers:  (1) early career professional educator license; (2) the career professional educator license; (3) the lead professional educator license; and (4) the master professional educator license – and how each organization is managing the change toward this competency-based approach to teacher professional learning.

Presenters
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Jason Lange

Co-founder & President, BloomBoard
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Kelly Montes De Oca

Cheif Learning Officer, BloomBoard
Kelly Montes De Oca, M.A.,is Chief Implementation Officer for BloomBoard, an Educational Technology company that provides a professional development system for schools and school districts to personalize supports for teachers. She also serves as an independent consultant for the Bill... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Human Capital Management for HR Chiefs
Limited Capacity seats available

The vision of USHCA: There will be a high-quality teacher in every classroom and a high-quality principal in every school, because the best people will drive the best results for students. Learn about the guidance and resources available to make Human Capital Management a huge benefit and not a huge burden to Arkansas districts and charters.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Marks

Susan Marks

Human Capital Partner, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy
I am privileged to be in public education for over 40 years. I have | held a variety of positions on both the instructional and operational sides of public school districts, including teacher, principal, area superintendent, chief of HR and superintendent. Since 2013, I have consulted... Read More →
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Jody Spolar

State Technical Assistance Manager, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

AASCD: Course Approval/Course Code Management System
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide updates related to curriculum frameworks, course approvals, the course code management system, and other pertinent information.

Presenters
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Thomas Coy

Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Salon A Embassy Suites

2:20pm

Arkansas' Green School Incentives: Understanding LEED Certification
Limited Capacity seats available

Get your questions answered and learn more about LEED certification for school design and construction. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification for buildings that rewards project team decisions that are better for human health and the environment. State funding for school facilities in Arkansas provides an incentive for pursuing green certifications like LEED. The director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, the non-profit that creates LEED, will present the latest information about the rating system, help attendees understand the certification process and expectations, and answer questions about how the program works.

Presenters
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Anisa Heming

Director of Center for Green Schools, U.S. Green Building Council


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

2:20pm

Data Security: NOT Just an IT Issue...
Limited Capacity seats available

Equip yourself with tools and best practices to protect your colleagues and students in a digital world. The first half of this session will provide participants with more information about the ADE's Security Awareness Campaign and how to get involved. The second half of this session will provide participants with the FERPA basics needed to start the new school year.

Presenters
avatar for Ray Girdler

Ray Girdler

Director of Data Use & Privacy, Arkansas Department of Education
Ray Girdler is the Director of Data Use & Privacy for the Arkansas Department of Education. At ADE, Mr. Girdler leads a team of developers, project managers, and trainers to support various statewide applications and programs.  


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

District Finance Hot Topics
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Overview of School Finance including budgeting, monitoring your financial condition, and resources available for assistance.

Presenters
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Alisa Moore

Program Coordinator, Financial Accountability and Reporting, Arkansas Department of Education
avatar for Cindy Smith

Cindy Smith

Coordinator of Fiscal Services and Support, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

School Safety: Setting the Standard
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When we set goals for our schools we look at vision and improvement, ethics, equity, teaching and learning, community, and building relationships. How do we ensure school safety is at the forefront? We will look at the role of ADE's School Safety Coordinator, the Governor's School Safety Commission recommendations, and the top ten (10) needs, as identified by school superintendents.

Presenters
avatar for Doug Bradberry

Doug Bradberry

School Safety Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

3:30pm

Building Capacity to Move from Coexisting to Collaborating with Community
Limited Capacity seats available

A wide spectrum of engagement exists between schools, communities, and ADE in our state.  In this session, participants will assess whether they are authentically collaborating with these stakeholders or if they are simply coexisting.  Session facilitators will engage participants in conversations based on their own assessments which deliver ideas and next steps for moving further along the spectrum toward authentic collaboration. 

Presenters
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Jamie Rayford

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

The Five Simple Principles to Engage Every Family Explored
Limited Capacity seats available

Engaging families in the academic lives of children is the goal of every Arkansas school. Dr. Constantino will introduce The Five Simple Principles Model ™ and share ideas and strategies on how any school can begin the process of engaging every family for student learning success! (This session is a follow up to Dr. Constantino’s keynote and will explore in more depth information about the benefits of family engagement, ideas for reaching the disengaged and changing school culture to include engaging every family.)

Presenters
avatar for Steve Constantino

Steve Constantino

Author, speaker, and leader Dr. Steve Constantino has a long and distinguished career in bringing innovation to educational entities and businesses. He is internationally recognized for his work as an organizational engagement expert and is known for his results-oriented, non-conventional... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Using Flex Scheduling to Reconnect Students and Reenergize Teachers
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In this presentation a panel of Jasper High School faculty and staff will share their journey to become a designated Arkansas School of Innovation. The discussion will focus on three issues being addressed in the school’s innovation plan to better meet the needs of all JHS students. To make their school a place where all students want to be the culture and climate of JHS was addressed. You will hear how the students took on this issue and have made school more welcoming. To give all students more choices and personalized learning a flex day schedule has been implemented. The schedule also gives teachers an opportunity to offer more in-depth session, labs, or projects.To ensure each all students have guidance through school every teacher has an advisory class. Here the teacher can advise students on academic issues, social issues, and preparing for the future.

Moderators
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Cindy Hogue

ADE OERZ Director, Arkansas Department of Education

Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

3:30pm

AASCD: Flexible seating...the struggle is real!
Limited Capacity seats available

A easy step-by-step guide on how to set up, launch, and maintain flexible seating in an elementary school classroom.

Presenters
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Amanda Britt

Instructor, eStem
RG

Rachel Gammill

Curricululm Facilitator, eStem
RJ

Rhonda Jack

Facilitator, eStem


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

3:30pm

Building A Culture For The Hurt, The Open-Minded, And The Diamond In The Rough
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“Success doesn’t come to you; you’ve got to go to it.” Join Joshua Killian, Assistant Principal of Main Street Academy, as he explores how MSA has created a culture of growing one’s self, academically and emotionally. With each day designed for a certain purpose, we will explore how a simple idea has changed the culture of a small high school in Siloam Springs. We will dive into the activities that have been shaped for each day, including “Mindful Mondays”, “Tuesdays with Mr. Josh”, “Wildcard Wednesday”, “Recovery Thursday”, and “Fast Fridays.” All educators desire to enrich the lives of their students both academically and emotionally, but just maybe we can help them to be better human beings along the way. Please join Josh as he provides some tips, ideas, and insight as to how MSA tries to meet this challenge head on.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Closing the Equity Gap for Low-Income and Minority Students through the Lead Higher Project
Limited Capacity seats available

It is crucial that every student has equal access to our most academically rigorous programs in order to prepare them for success in the post secondary education environment. Jonesboro and Bentonville School Districts will share their journeys in implementing the Lead Higher initiative, focused on closing the equity gap for low-income and minority students participating in Advanced Placement courses, and the positive impact on students and staff.

Moderators
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Lisa Tyler

Director of Student Support Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Culture and Community: Out of School Enrichment Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, presenters will identify key strategies used to connect and engage youth and young adults who are culturally influenced by technology, entertainment, and socialization with peers. Presenters will review failed and successful culturally-based programs in order to highlight what works, what doesn't, and other considerations when purposed to serve children, youth, and youth adults from challenged, poverished, and underserved communities. The session will offer research-based after school enrichment activities that focuses on improvement of self-esteem, leadership, social and emotional skills and creative arts talents. Presenters will discuss their work with urban youth through various arts-based programs created by the founders of Brandon House Cultural & Performing Arts Center.

Presenters
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Pam Bax

Executive Director, Brandon House Cultural & Performing Arts Center
PB

Patrice Bax

Director of Programs, Brandon House Cultural & Performing Arts Center


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Data-driven, Dedicated, and Diverse: HSSD's Effort to Build a Program With a Place for Everyone
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide you with an overview of how the Hot Springs School District continuously evaluates their ESOL Program in an effort to examine its effectiveness. Participants will view data, tools, and processes used to plan based on ever-changing needs of the district's population.

Moderators
JC

Jana Catlett

EL Specialist, Dawson Education Service Cooperative

Presenters

Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon A Embassy Suites

3:30pm

Foundational Paragraph Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

In order to succeed in coursework as well as on various assessments, students must have an understanding of basic and expanded paragraphs. Participants in this session will learn a structured, sequential approach to teaching the basic and expanded paragraph, including idea generation, categorization, and writing topic, supporting, and concluding sentences as well as transitions.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for William Van Cleave

William Van Cleave

William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. A nationally recognized speaker, he has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools around the country since 1995. His high... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

The Magical Journey of Building the Beginning Reader's Brain
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides an in-depth look at what we know about the importance of creating "neural pathways" in the brain, and how it translates into practical classroom application in beginning reading instruction. In this informative and practical session, we will explore 1) findings from brain imaging studies that are providing new insights into beginning reading instruction; and 2) how research translates into best practices in the classroom.

Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

The Power of Reading Profiles
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides an overview of three common poor reader profiles and their value to teachers in helping struggling readers. Although every poor reader has certain individual needs, three common profiles tend to recur among children with reading problems: specific word recognition difficulties, specific comprehension difficulties, and mixed reading difficulties. An understanding of these common profiles provides a powerful starting point for teachers in interpreting assessments and planning reading interventions across the K-12 grade span. In addition to their value in reading, profiles can potentially inform writing and math intervention for poor readers who have related problems in these areas. Moreover, profile information is useful not only for students with disabilities that affect reading (e.g., dyslexia or autism), but also for children with more experientially based reading difficulties (e.g., English learners). Profile information can be especially valuable when implemented in the context of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) or a response to intervention (RTI) approach. To illustrate these points, the session includes a discussion of the interdisciplinary research base for reading profiles and provides multiple case examples.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Louise Spear-Swerling

Louise Spear-Swerling

Louise Spear-Swerling is Professor of Special Education and Reading and Area Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Learning Disabilities at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Before joining the faculty at SCSU, she taught in public schools in Connecticut, in both... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

A Student's Story: Meet Demetrious, the Face of Hope
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear how one Arkansas student faced poverty and homelessness with drive and determination. This success story will move and inspire you. We hope Demetrius’ story will remind each of us “why” we joined this amazing profession. Also, take away a toolkit of ideas and resources to help you support all of your students this year.

Presenters
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Meghan Ables

Arkansas Department of Education
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Director of Educator Effectiveness, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

AASCD: Meeting the Needs of the Whole School: Administration from a Whole Child and Whole Educator Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

School leaders are charged with fostering and promoting a vision for teaching and learning that empowers and inspires all shareholders while making the needs of the whole child the top priority. The list of daily demands required to make this a reality is endless, though, so this session will consider approaches and strategies for managing the countless responsibilities and expectations of the building level leader while keeping students at the forefront through a whole child perspective while supporting teachers and staff through a whole educator perspective.

Presenters
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Michael Hensley

Assistant Principal, Van Buren School District


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Human Capital: Behavioral Event Interviews
Limited Capacity seats available

Every leader knows that quality employees are the key to achieving institutional goals. Taking steps to ensure the best candidate joins your team will ultimately save you time and money. Research proves that Behavioral Event Interviews [BEI] improve the likelihood of hiring the most effective candidates. This rigorous and highly structured interview protocol also helps eliminate bias in candidate selection, increasing diversity and retention for any organization.

Presenters
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Cathi Swan

Director, Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative
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Dan Swartz

Managing Director, Resolve Talent Consulting


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Bus Cycle Reporting
Limited Capacity filling up

Training will be provided on how to report school bus information on cycle reports.

Presenters
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Jerry Owens

Transportation Senior Project Administrator, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

3:30pm

Financial Other
Limited Capacity seats available

Overview of Federal Funding-where to find information, general timelines for funding

Presenters
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Amy Thomas

Program Manager, Finance, Arkansas Department of Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

4:30pm

District Team Debrief
School/District teams will have the opportunity to meet in Exhibit Hall B during this time and share what they learned.

Tuesday June 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

8:00am

"EDPlan" - Another choice for Speical Education Plan Management
Limited Capacity seats available

PCG’s EDPlan™ reduces the burden teachers face in completing Special Education paperwork with user-friendly, intuitive features. The system offers a workflow-oriented approach that eliminating redundancies in data entry, reduces paper waste, and allows the efficient capture of district data. This workflow approach drives compliance with customizable validation checks and notifications built into the process, guiding users from start to finish to create consistently accurate and compliant IEPs. Additionally, as an expandable solution, EDPlan offers compatible modules (ex. 504 Plan management, related service documentation/reimbursement, and MTSS management) to help district users manage all aspects of their responsibilities within one integrated system. Districts can tap into available and needed funds with PCG’s school-based Medicaid reimbursement program. PCG has provided compliant Medicaid services to our school-based clients since 1992 and has recovered more than $5 billion dollars in net revenue for our school districts, making us the largest and most experienced Medicaid consulting firm in the country today. With modules built with education users in mind, paired with decades of experience, PCG provides a comprehensive suite of case management and revenue services tools delivered by a team versed in Project Management and consistently strong customer service from implementation through the life of our projects.

Presenters
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Samantha Law

PCG Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon C Embassy Suites

8:00am

"Making Sure Early Readers are on Track"
Limited Capacity seats available

“Making sure early readers are on the right track is crucial to their future development. That’s why NWEA came up with an easier way to evaluate your K–3 readers. One way to strengthen instruction to build a community and culture of reading involves having a great data to inform the early literacy journey. MAP ® Reading FluencyTM is an online, adaptive assessment that efficiently measures oral reading fluency, comprehension, and foundational skills – for both English and Spanish speakers. It uses advanced technology to enable group testing, automatically record and score each student, and deliver instructionally useful data.

Presenters
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Nick Kalakailo

West Accounts Director NWEA, NWEA
Nick Kalakailo worked in K-12 education in the state of Michigan as a teacher, instructional leader, and administrator for 22 years prior to arriving at NWEA. At NWEA, he now leads a team across 24 states, including Michigan, which is dedicated to helping school districts make better... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center
  • Host Organization NWEA

8:00am

Assistive Technology: What the Research Says About Which Technologies Support Learners with High-Incidence Disabilities
Limited Capacity seats available

What does the research say about technologies that truly support the struggling reader, comprehender, speller, and writer? Based on the research, what tools should we be investing our time, talent and resources into? While there may not be a lot of research behind individual products, there is well done research that points out the best parts of technology to harness, to facilitate positive student outcomes. Come learn about what to look for when choosing a tool and see some examples of what to use and not to use with students with dyslexia. Bringing your own device will enhance this workshop.

Presenters
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Nanci Shepardson

Senior Educational Technologist, Wilson Language


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon B Embassy Suites

8:00am

Creating a Culture of Readers through Differentiation
Limited Capacity seats available

Newsela was built to reinvent the ways schools and districts implement reading across the curriculum. You hold all learners to the same high expectations, but want to make sure that each student is supported in the way that helps him or her learn best. This session explains how Newsela can be used to differentiate by content, process, and product. You’ll leave with strategies to make personalized learning more manageable.

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Data-Driven School Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Baseline Academy in Little Rock (LRSD) has seen unprecedented success in addressing school culture. Over the 17-18 school year, they decreased suspensions by more than 86%. This year they incorporated Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social Emotional Learning, and data driven practices. They've also expanded their focus to include increasing positive interactions with their students and families and having teachers reflect and engage with behavioral data.

Presenters
avatar for Jolynn Greene

Jolynn Greene

Kickboard for Schools
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Pam Freeman

Little Rock School District


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon A Embassy Suites

8:00am

Dyslexia, MSLE, and CALTS: How Are They Connected?
Limited Capacity seats available

Students who struggle with dyslexia need individuals who are highly trained in delivering Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE). Learn to recognize characteristics of dyslexia, what MSLE intervention looks like, how to become a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and the benefits associated with a CALT nationally recognized credential and membership in the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA).

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Early Detection and Tools for Early Reading Problems
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will address early identification and the tools you might use to detect early reading problems. I will be using Sally Shaywitz's research as well as Timothy Rasinski and Richard Allington to name a few. The teachers will leave with examples of successful strategies and methods for early detection of reading problems. This detection can begin as early as pre-k and kindergarten.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Having a Successful and Compliant School Based Medicaid Program
Limited Capacity seats available

We will cover key components and tools districts could use to analyze their Medicaid Program, creating a knowledge base within the district of what is actually happening within the district's program.

Topics Covered during the session:
Performing Internal District Audits
  • Know the requirements of a compliant IEP
  • Know the requirements of compliant documentation
  • How often should you perform internal audits
  • What do you look at
  • Utilize a checklist
Analyzing your Medicaid Program Data
  • Ask indicator questions
  • What do you measure?
    • Compliance
    • Provider Documentation Activity
    • Claim Results
    • Are all Allowable Services being documented
    • Revenue
What does PASSE mean for School District
  • What is PASSE?
  • Will PASSE affect school districts
  • Where can districts find information regarding PASSE

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Pelotte

Lisa Pelotte

SEAS
Lisa Pelotte is the national Director of Medicaid Services for SEAS Education – she has worked out of the SEAS Medicaid National Claims Administration Center in Franconia, New Hampshire since 2002. As the Director of Medicaid, Lisa handles the School Based Medicaid Billing Operations... Read More →
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Nancy Delecki

Vice President of Medicaid Services, SEAS
Ms. Nancy Delecki is respected nationwide for handling compliance issues pertaining to IEPs and Special Education in general. She served as the Director of Special Education in Phoenix Elementary School District for seventeen years and she brings an in-depth, up-to-date understanding... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

8:00am

Improving Reading Therapist Instruction, Mentoring, and Student Outcomes with Video
Limited Capacity seats available

We know student achievement is largely linked to educator effectiveness. However, we face an age of shrinking budgets, chaotic schedules, limited resources, and increased requirements to grow our teachers. Come discover how the Payne Education Center (an accredited IMSLEC dyslexia training center in Oklahoma) decided to rethink their way to deliver relevant, job-embedded PD to teacher candidates across the Midwest with a video coaching & collaboration strategy and Sibme.

If you are considering making the shift from a piecemealed process to a video coaching & collaboration strategy, we’ll share what to expect, how we’re better managing our bottom line ($$), and show how our “course correction” allowed us to increase our trainees’ effectiveness and improve reading and confidence gains for the struggling students in their classes.

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center
  • Host Organization Sibme

8:00am

Language! Live
Limited Capacity seats available

There is more to a student than the ability to read. Potential comes in all forms. Language! Live is a comprehensive English Language Arts intervention that meets struggling students where they are and gets them to where they need to be. Believe literacy is possible.

Presenters
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Karl Green

Sales Executive, Voyagersopris Learning


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Learning Disability or Literacy Deficit: Fort Smith's RTI Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

Lindamood-Bell and Fort Smith Public Schools have been partnering to implement sensory-cognitive instruction district-wide since the start of the 2017-18 school year. This presentation will review the theory underlying the Lindamood-Bell programs, the structural changes Fort Smith made to implement process-based instruction, the use of a summer school model to triage support to struggling readers, and the continued growth into secondary implementation. Data reflecting substantial longitudinal changes in Universal Screener performance for K-2 students, as well as students receiving intervention will be shown. Educators will leave this presentation with an understanding of the role of sensory-cognitive process-based instruction, as well as ideas on how to make implementation work in their district.

Presenters
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Cathey Ford

Fort Smith Public Schools
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Dave Kiyvyra

Lindamood-Bell


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

8:00am

Mastering Phonological Awareness
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Mind Your P.E.A's and Qs: Are Illusions Sabotaging Your Teaching?
Limited Capacity seats available

Illusions astound and entertain us, but are we letting them sabotage our teaching and negatively affect the way we think about our students, co-workers, and even ourselves? We’ll have fun with some hands-on exploration of illusions while learning how our Perceptions, Expectations and Assumptions may keep us from Questioning what we see, hear and feel everyday. You’ll leave with a whole new way of seeing things, able to Mind Your P.E.A’s and Qs!

Presenters
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Jennifer Williams

HeartBridge Learning


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

8:00am

Mindplay Literacy for R.I.S.E. Support in Arkansas Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will outline the design of the Mindplay Literacy program and how it might supplement the R.I.S.E. initiative for school-wide applications, from its comprehensive Universal Screener through blended Virtual Reading Coach and Reading Fluency components, providing appropriate student assignment for both interventions and ongoing reading improvement for ALL students, helping to ensure grade level proficiency by end of 3rd grade and beyond through secondary levels. The session will emphasize the pedagogical basis of the program on the foundational research as defined by the “Science of Reading”, from its earliest development in utilizing the Orton-Gillingham methodology for reading instruction through highly qualified reading instructors and speech pathologists. Information also will include the professional development options, providing an alternate pathway through the separate Comprehensive Reading Course (35-40 hours), administered through the Stern Center for Language and Learning, and the internal MVRC Teacher Companion (8 hours), both designed and delivered by Dr. Nancy Mather and her colleagues, offering certification credits for training on Science of Reading instruction. Our session will conclude with information on recently completed research from the University of Cincinnati, qualifying for ESSA compliance and, combined with prior research, the final document for approval on What Works Clearinghouse. *This product has not been evaluated or approved through the Arkansas Department of Education for use as part of the R.I.S.E. Arkansas initiative.

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Set the Stage for Lifelong Love of Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us as we explore a range of topics covering history, geography, civics and government, and economics to encourage a lifelong love of learning. High interest stories blended with authentic primary source documents and vivid photograph cards will make the area or era of time come to life in your very classroom. How fun will it be to see those little eyes light up as they see and learn about a time from the past, get to hold a document with various signature of our leadership from the past, or possibly connect to math as you begin to learn about our economy and money system? You will be emphasizing Literacy skills, all the while, teaching the content of the Social Studies standards. And for anyone needing a little more time, our research-based lesson plans facilitate instruction with ease and reduce prep time with an out of the box implementation format. Grades K-3 is Arkansas specific, with a 100% alignment to our State Standards. Upper grades have the correlations and resources to meet those standards, as well. We can custom build what you need. We look forward to sharing our wonderful resource with you!

Presenters
JK

Jacqulyn Krepps-Mullins

Teacher Created Materials


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

8:00am

Track Student Success, Reading Success & Dyslexia Referrals, Manage Discipline & School Safety - Using SMART DATA DASHBOARD to Early Identify and Early Intervene
Limited Capacity seats available

SMART DATA DASHBOARD gives you INSTANT ACCESS to ALL your Student Data with One Login, 3 Clicks or Less, No Data Double Entry!!
  • SDD = Early Identification of At-Risk Students + Early Intervention, SAVING STUDENTS BEFORE they disengage.
  • SDD = Managing your Student Success Plans with real time data!
  • SDD = Tracking Students with characteristics of Dyslexia from screening to placement
  • SDD = Student Threat Assessment + Building Threat Assessment, Making your School Safer.
 SDD = Discipline Management + Student Success Plan Management + Intervention Management + School Safety Management + Compliance and Accountability Management. ALL in one Solution for ONE Price!

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am

9:00am

KEYNOTE - High Reliability Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Philip Warrick

Philip Warrick

Philip Warrick, EdD, is an author and consultant and has worked globally in the areas of school leadership, instruction, collaborative practices, and grading.In 2010, Dr. Warrick was invited to participate in the Texas Principals’ Visioning Institute, where he worked with other... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:00am - 10:40am
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Breakout: High Reliability Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. Philip Warrick will build upon his keynote address and take us through a deeper investigation of High Reliability Schools.

Presenters
avatar for Philip Warrick

Philip Warrick

Philip Warrick, EdD, is an author and consultant and has worked globally in the areas of school leadership, instruction, collaborative practices, and grading.In 2010, Dr. Warrick was invited to participate in the Texas Principals’ Visioning Institute, where he worked with other... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Facing the Future: Focusing on Parental Involvement Plans (State and Federal)
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage in “converStations” and whole-group discussions around utilizing the new Family and Community Engagement Birth to Grade 16 Framework and Toolkit to develop Parental Involvement Plans.. This interactive session will springboard engagement processes!

Presenters
avatar for Chelsey Moore

Chelsey Moore

Public School Program Advisor, Parent/Family Engagement and Foster Care, Arkansas Department of Education
avatar for Kim Wright

Kim Wright

State Director for Stakeholder Communication/Family and Community Engagement, Arkansas Department of Education
Kim Wright has been in education for over 23 years as a teacher, curriculum coach, educational consultant, school improvement specialist, and currently serves as Director for Family and Community Engagement at the Arkansas Department of Education. As Director, she has collaborated... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

What Can AR ASCD Do For You?
Arkansas ASCD operates as an affiliate of ASCD. One of the many purposes, and perhaps the most well-known and recognized focus of this organization, is to advocate to ensure that every student in Arkansas is health, safe, engaged, supported and academically challenged through a comprehensive and sustainable education. There are many benefits to our organization and this informal presentation will share about the opportunties awaiting and advantages of membership in AASCD.

Presenters
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Sheena Williamson

Executive Director, Arkansas ASCD
Please inquire about becoming a member of Arkansas ASCD. We offer information and resources to address the Whole Child.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Boardroom Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

AASCD: Generational Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you really know your students? Do you know why they think the way the do? How are you adjusting the way you teach to connect with today's Generation Z learners? This session will provide participants with an understanding of how and why generations think and learn the way they do. Participants will also receive effective strategies to better connect with their learners.

Presenters
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Mark Gotcher

Superintendent, Russellville School District


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Applying Reading Profiles in Assessment and Intervention
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session focuses on applying concepts from the overview presentation on Tuesday in application activities involving case examples of students from the Grade 1 to 10 range. Participants will be provided with assessment data, including both informal assessments and standardized test data, for guided practice activities, with an emphasis on key issues in assessment and intervention. Questions to be considered include identifying individual students’ profiles, using profile information to plan or select appropriate interventions, interpreting conflicting assessment data, and setting priorities in intervention, with ongoing discussion.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Louise Spear-Swerling

Louise Spear-Swerling

Louise Spear-Swerling is Professor of Special Education and Reading and Area Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Learning Disabilities at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Before joining the faculty at SCSU, she taught in public schools in Connecticut, in both... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Implicit Bias: The Invisible Barrier to Reaching ALL Children
Limited Capacity seats available

Implicit bias has been noted as a factor in harsh treatment in disciplinary practices and other inequities in education.  This Keynote Address will: (a) foster an understanding of implicit bias and its impact on teaching, learning, and interacting, (b) introduce culturally responsive practices to develop supportive environments and, (c) provide strategies for developing social-emotional competencies.

Moderators
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Yvonne Greene

Administrator, Monitoring and Program Effectiveness, Special Education, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Rose Marie Allen

Rose Marie Allen

Rosemarie Allen has served as an educational leader for over 30 years. Her life's work is centered on ensuring ALL children have access to high-quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Mastering Multisyllable Words in Five Minutes a Day
Limited Capacity seats available

A key issue for struggling readers in 3rd grade and above is reading multisyllabic words. Decoding is essential and impacts reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. In this interactive session, participants practice a four-step technique to show students how to recognize patterns, identify sounds, and apply syllable division rules. Students will be fully engaged pointing to vowels, and using hand gestures to demonstrate recognition of the syllable type. Susan Hall can be reached at at shall@95percentgroup.com or on twitter at @susanhall_Edd.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Susan L. Hall

Susan L. Hall

Susan L. Hall is cofounder and CEO of 95 Percent Group Inc., an educational company whose mission is to help teachers and administrators identify and address the needs of struggling readers. Hall is especially known for her expertise on the use of literacy assessment data to inform... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Spelling Patterns & Rules: Teaching Students that English Isn't Crazy
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will focus on common English spelling patterns and rules. Participants will learn strategies for teaching phoneme-grapheme mapping, rules for multiple spellings for sounds, and reliable rules for adding suffixes to base-words. Shifting the emphasis from the Friday Spelling Test to deeper understanding of spelling will also be discussed.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Tales of Three Schools: Succeeding with English Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

What does it take to succeed with English Learners? Come hear the story behind three schools' success straight from the educators themselves who made it happen. An elementary school, middle level school and high school will share what they do on a regular basis which resulted in each school being one of the top-performing schools when looking at English Learner data in the ESSA School Index.

Moderators
TK

Tricia Kerr

ESOL Program Director, Arkansas Department of Education

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Why is Declan a struggling reader? A Case for Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet Declan. He is a sweet little boy in grade 1 who comes from a family of readers. His mother is a school psychologist AND a LETRS trainer! She teaches him nightly using best practices based in the science of reading. But, Declan spends his days in school...why does his mother need to teach him in the evenings? Join me in reviewing a case for change in how we teach reading in our schools.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Human Capital: Behavior Event Interviews
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Every leader knows that quality employees are the key to achieving institutional goals. Taking steps to ensure the best candidate joins your team will ultimately save you time and money. Research proves that Behavioral Event Interviews [BEI] improve the likelihood of hiring the most effective candidates. This rigorous and highly structured interview protocol also helps eliminate bias in candidate selection, increasing diversity and retention for any organization.

Presenters
CS

Cathi Swan

Director, Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative
DS

Dan Swartz

Managing Director, Resolve Talent Consulting


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

Learning Walks: An Instructional Improvement Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

A Learning Walk is a brief classroom visit utilizing a researched-based tool that provides principals and teachers opportunities to reflect on what students are learning, learning strategies, student interaction with the content, and student engagement. Principals and other instructional leaders collect data based on four minute “snapshots” of classrooms. The data collected is utilized to drive cycles of inquiry in a non-evaluative manner with teachers in the school where the Learning Walks were conducted. In this session, we will review the Learning Walk tool and processes, conduct a ‘mock’ Learning Walk, and discuss possible solutions for challenges encountered in the implementation of Learning Walks.

Presenters
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Kelly Montes De Oca

Cheif Learning Officer, BloomBoard
Kelly Montes De Oca, M.A.,is Chief Implementation Officer for BloomBoard, an Educational Technology company that provides a professional development system for schools and school districts to personalize supports for teachers. She also serves as an independent consultant for the Bill... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

AASCD: Even Moore Google
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, participants will get an introduction to the hidden world of Google Suite for Education. An overwhelming majority of Arkansas Schools use Google Suite for Education (some don't even know they have it!). This session is for educators who are both new to Google and have a basic working knowledge of the platform. We will dive into the hidden features that are easy for anyone to learn. You will get... a free Google school phone number (no more calls to parents on personal cells or standing in line to use the phone for parent contact), free calculator better than TI-84, virtual reality field trips, search tricks that take the pain of "research" out of K-4, IEP hacks, assistive technology and Even More.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Principal, Westside School District
AASCD Board Member - Presenter - Organizer of the Midsouth Google Summit July 17-19 ,2019 @ Trumann High School - Trumann, AR - 2019 Keynote Gerry Brooks - Principal and YouTube Sensation


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Salon B Embassy Suites

10:50am

Data Security: NOT Just an IT Issue...
Limited Capacity seats available

Equip yourself with tools and best practices to protect your colleagues and students in a digital world. The first half of this session will provide participants with more information about the ADE's Security Awareness Campaign and how to get involved. The second half of this session will provide participants with the FERPA basics needed to start the new school year.

Presenters
avatar for Ray Girdler

Ray Girdler

Director of Data Use & Privacy, Arkansas Department of Education
Ray Girdler is the Director of Data Use & Privacy for the Arkansas Department of Education. At ADE, Mr. Girdler leads a team of developers, project managers, and trainers to support various statewide applications and programs.  


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Duplicate Enrollment
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for secretaries and registrars or anyone who does data entry/correction in eSchoolPLUS. This session will cover the Duplicate Enrollment auditing process, which is based on information submitted in SIS cycles (3, 5, and 6). There will also be discussion around examples of common issues encountered in the audit process.

Presenters
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Tammi Rickert

Financial Accountability & Reporting, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Salon C Embassy Suites

10:50am

Finance Cycles and Troubleshooting Tips
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover data fields within the FinancePLUS software that are reported in the state reporting cycles and will troubleshoot cycle errors and corrections. This session is for any users who enter data into the financial software.

Presenters
AR

Angela Rouse

Information Systems Business Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

Getting to Know Teacher Access Center (TAC)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us and discover features in Teacher Access Center (TAC) that you may not be aware of that can help you. 

Presenters
SL

Sherry Lipe

APSCN Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

New Cycle Coordinators Training
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for any NEW state reporting coordinator, whether new to a district or new to a position. The presenters will introduce all aspects of cycle reporting, as well as allow for specific questions from attendees to be answered.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Bowman

Jessica Bowman

APSCN Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

StudentGPS 101: Change Can Happen!
Limited Capacity filling up

Technology and data alone will not drive student improvement. It is only when accurate data is accessible and applied to learning issues by educational leaders that key questions can be answered: What are my students learning? What is keeping my students from learning? What are my students failing to learn? What can I do to ensure my students learn? This presentation is an overview of the free data dashboards that are available to all Arkansas school districts. Are you ready for change?

Presenters
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Belinda Kittrell

Public School Program Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Opportunity Culture Schools & Teacher Leaders: Highlighting the Work of 4 Arkansas Districts
Limited Capacity seats available

Lead teachers collaborate with other teachers individually or in teams to promote improvement in practice. They develop school- or district-wide resources, goals, or strategies, often specializing in a subject. They also team teach, manage, and coach other teachers while serving as the teacher of record for all students served by a team. Learn how this work would benefit your students and teachers. Seek the best for your school. Reward and promote educator leadership. Learn about this work from Arkansas educators in this session.

Presenters
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Sandra Hurst

Director of Educator Effectiveness, Arkansas Department of Education
KS

Karli Saracini

North Little Rock School District


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 1:00pm
Salon A Embassy Suites

10:50am

School Security Enhancements
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation on how to improve our nation’s school security infrastructure, security technology and life safety systems as an important way to help protect our children and teachers.

Presenters
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Robert Boyd

Executive Director, Secure Schools Alliance
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Mark Williams

Vice Chairman, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:50am - 1:00pm
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

AASCD: Do Behavior Plans Work?
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever worked with a student on a behavior plan and found there were no positive changes? You are not alone. This session will focus on ways to strengthen strategies used to help students succeed. We, as teachers, counselors, administrators, etc. may not be doing all we can to ensure the student’s success.

Presenters
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Courtney Gunter

Counselor, Cabot School District


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

Homeless to Higher Ed: The Power of a Caring Professional
Limited Capacity seats available

Jordyn Roark is an inspirational speaker who has shared her story of youth and young adult homelessness with audiences around the country. Five years ago, she was an unsheltered, unaccompanied, high school drop-out. Today, she holds her masters in social work. She is often asked how she persevered and found success. Her answer to that question is framed around the professionals in her life who provided unwavering support and guidance. Today, she hopes to inspire you, as you work to do the same for children across the state of Arkansas.

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

AASCD: Partnerships Increase Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

Removing silos and labels from students and educators will open the door for drastic partnerships that focus on student growth. This session will work with educators to think abstractly on changing the culture of a classroom or school.

Presenters
avatar for Dustin Parsons

Dustin Parsons

Teacher, Bauxite School District
8th grade Science Teacher at Bauxite Middle School


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

Applying Reading Profiles in Assessment and Intervention
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session focuses on applying concepts from the overview presentation on Tuesday in application activities involving case examples of students from the Grade 1 to 10 range. Participants will be provided with assessment data, including both informal assessments and standardized test data, for guided practice activities, with an emphasis on key issues in assessment and intervention. Questions to be considered include identifying individual students’ profiles, using profile information to plan or select appropriate interventions, interpreting conflicting assessment data, and setting priorities in intervention, with ongoing discussion.

Moderators
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Louise Spear-Swerling

Louise Spear-Swerling

Louise Spear-Swerling is Professor of Special Education and Reading and Area Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Learning Disabilities at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Before joining the faculty at SCSU, she taught in public schools in Connecticut, in both... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Ask the Expert: Louisa Moats
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give educators and opportunity to ask questions about reaching struggling readers. Dr. Moats is an author, teacher, researcher, psychologist and leading expert in the field of reading and spelling.

Moderators
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Louisa Moats

Louisa Moats

Dr. Moats has been a teacher, psychologist, researcher, graduate school faculty member, and author of many influential scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers on the topics of reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation. After a first job as a neuropsychology... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Can I Get a Connection? Books, Coding Connection?
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an upbeat session where we will help you see the connection between children’s literature and computer science. Come on over and switch to the new lane and try out some integrated activities. Are you ready to make the connection?

Presenters
avatar for Tammy Glass

Tammy Glass

Dawson Education Service Cooperative


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Fusion Reading: A Comprehensive, intensive, and multi-year reading program for adolescents with a history of limited reading proficiency.
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, participants will explore the Fusion Reading program, discuss implementation ideas, and discuss the evidence supporting the program. Fusion Reading (FR) is designed to re-engage students in the reading process and support student development of foundational reading skills required for success in academic and career endeavors. The program includes components on motivation and engagement, classroom management, word-level reading skills, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Most importantly, Fusion Reading supports instruction in the integration of all reading component skills and their generalization to core class content. FR is an evidence-based program for middle and high school students who have been minimally responsive to previous reading instruction. During this session, Dr. Hock will review the program’s components, share videos of classroom instruction, and answer participant questions.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Hock

Michael Hock

Michael Hock, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Research on Learning and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Kansas. His research involves the development and validation of adolescent reading and student motivation interventions that respond to the needs of districts... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Morphology Matters: Developing Vocabulary Through Bases & Affixes
Limited Capacity seats available

All too soon students are introduced to textbooks filled with longer, multisyllabic words. Even with effective basic phonics instruction, readers are often unable to handle both the increased quantity of text and its complexity. An understanding of morphology, or the meaning parts that comprise words, is valuable for the development of vocabulary and word attack skills. In this interactive, hands-on workshop, Van Cleave engages participants in a brief overview of the research, an introduction to morphemic awareness, and then a study of advanced word decoding strategies. Participants practice with each concept and learn tools useful for helping students understand, decode, and spell unfamiliar words.

Moderators
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for William Van Cleave

William Van Cleave

William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. A nationally recognized speaker, he has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools around the country since 1995. His high... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Orthographic Mapping
Limited Capacity seats available

David Kilpatrick, Author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficultiespartnered with Arkansas early in our RISE Initiative and has been a valuable resource on our journey. He is considered a national expert and experienced clinician who excels in reading assessment and intervention. In this session Kilpatrick will describe Orthographic mapping, the process readers use to store written words for immediate and effortless retrieval.

Presenters
avatar for David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick

David A. Kilpatrick, PhD is associate professor of psychology for the State University of New York, College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Similar Yet Distinctive: English Language Development (ELs) and RISE
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation seeks to clarify the relationship between English Learners' English language development (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and the reading process (K-12). Using RISE as the framework for reading instruction, the presenters will focus on the components of the reading process for native English speakers and the areas where English Learners need specific instruction through additional support. The session offers information contributing to greater understanding of the second language acquisition process and effective reading instruction for Tier 1, 2 and 3. Outcome: ALL Arkansas students read!

Moderators
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Tricia Kerr

ESOL Program Director, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Using Picture Books to Teach Tech Basics: the Print-Digital Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

Research shows that reading aloud to students is vital for developing literacy, a strong vocabulary, and a vivid imagination. Learning basic technology skills is also important in our digital world. Why not combine the two? This session will highlight several digital projects that begin with a picture book read aloud.

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Equity Labs in Arkansas Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools and Districts that need to improve recruiting, personnel placement, and cultural responsiveness practices will find a most useful strategy in this session. Arkansas Equity Labs will bring awareness to existing equity issues. Equity Labs produce real-time information for your local organization. Hear and learn from those who have experienced Equity Labs.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Marks

Susan Marks

Human Capital Partner, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy
I am privileged to be in public education for over 40 years. I have | held a variety of positions on both the instructional and operational sides of public school districts, including teacher, principal, area superintendent, chief of HR and superintendent. Since 2013, I have consulted... Read More →
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Jody Spolar

State Technical Assistance Manager, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Grow Your Own Teachers: Teacher Cadets and Educators Rising
Limited Capacity filling up

The Arkansas Teacher Cadets Program is a nationally recognized teacher recruitment program aimed at attracting the best and brightest high school students to the teaching profession. This rigorous college-level high school program provides can recruit homegrown educators and opens a way for students to return to their communities as education professionals. Another valuable tool is the national network known as Educators Rising. This is a plan for students to learn about teaching and connect with educators who support them based on the belief that educators make the difference. Learn about both. Seek to plan for the future by finding the best way now to encourage educators of the future.

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Dyer

Jeff Dyer

Teacher Recruitment & Retention Advisor, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

AASCD: Course Approval/Course Code Management System
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide updates related to curriculum frameworks, course approvals, the course code management system, and other pertinent information.

Presenters
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Thomas Coy

Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon C Embassy Suites

12:00pm

District Military Education Coordinators: Trained and Ready!
Limited Capacity seats available

Arkansas Act 939 of 2019 requires all school districts with 20 or more military-connected students or 3,000 students overall to appoint a military education coordinator (MEC). This session provides the training MECs will need to be ready for duty.

Information attendees will receive: Knowledge of legal rights of military-connected students; knowledge of support systems for military families; knowledge of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission.

Presenters
avatar for John Kaminar

John Kaminar

Military and Veterans Liaison, Arkansas Department of Education
I have a dual background in the military (30 years in the Army and Army Reserve) and education (as a foreign language teacher, administrator, and curriculum specialist). Currently I address education-related issues for military families and veterans, and serve as Arkansas' compact... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

12:00pm

Indirect Costs
Limited Capacity seats available

Full discussion on indirect costs – including how rates are calculated (new method in FY20!), subawards, and hints for error checking.

Presenters
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Amy Thomas

Program Manager, Finance, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

SIS Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

The Web-Based Statewide Information System (SIS) is a system developed by the Arkansas Department of Education’s Research and Technology Division to enable school districts to submit and certify data to the State. The system is used by school districts and education service cooperatives using eSchoolPLUS and FinancePLUS/eFinancePLUS software for Student Management System (SMS) and Financial Management System (FMS) respectively. This session is for SIS Coordinators.

Presenters
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Monte Harrison

ADE State Systems Administrator, Arkansas Department of Education
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Reshmi Jose

ADE Special Advisor, Statewide Information System, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Making Sense of Student-Focused Learning Models
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us on a journey to transform education to meet the needs of all students! This session explores three approaches to teaching and learning. These innovative practices promote student ownership in the learning process. Arkansas’ Own Team Digital will facilitate this opportunity for participants to learn common vocabulary and distinguish the relationships between blended, competency-based, and personalized learning.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Perry

Amanda Perry

Support Specialist, Team Digital
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Tammy Manning

Support Specialist, Team Digital


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 2:10pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

AASCD: Leasdership Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will learn how to retool, revive or retire your current building leadership team. Learn how Westside High School went from a "leadership team" filled with quackers, whiners and negative Nancys, to a thriving team of committed individuals who truly build capacity in every member of the staff. Key topics: distributive leadership, self-weeding gardens, building a real A-TEAM that spills out into the community, students and most of all the teachers. BONUS: Learn what to do with the teacher that is actively trying to take down the vision and mission of the school.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Principal, Westside School District
AASCD Board Member - Presenter - Organizer of the Midsouth Google Summit July 17-19 ,2019 @ Trumann High School - Trumann, AR - 2019 Keynote Gerry Brooks - Principal and YouTube Sensation


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

1:10pm

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Monticello Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Monticello Middle is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
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Kevin Hancock

Principal, Monticello Middle School


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Spradling Elementary, Fort Smith School District
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Spradling Elementary is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
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Robyn Dawson

Principal, Spradling Elementary, Fort Smith Public Schools


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Well Rounded Education: What does it look like?
Limited Capacity seats available

What do we mean by well-rounded education? Students are expected to engage in multiple disciplines and to demonstrate competency in multiple content areas. How do schools leverage ESSA and make the most of their instructional time?

Presenters
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Thomas Coy

Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Salon C Embassy Suites

1:10pm

Architects of Deeper Learning: Let's Design Experiences, Not Just Lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Architects design experiences that are authentic, relevant, and engaging to students. Join Lissa to learn how to design teaching and learning focused on solving complex problems while addressing competencies such as critical thinking, effective communication, and collaboration. This work takes Rigor/Relevance to the next level and makes the quest for Quad DTM learning both intentional and achievable. As a Learning Architect, you will explore a blueprint for renovating student learning experiences while modernizing instructional practices that engage students in meaningful work. Based on ICLE's publication, Architects of Deeper Learning (#AODL), this session will provide you with practical ideas for bringing the joy back to teaching and learning. You will leave with a toolbox filled with resources and strategies appropriate for any grade level or content area. Let's design future ready learning today!

Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Lissa Pijanowski

Lissa Pijanowski

Lissa supports teachers and leaders in creating compelling learning environments that reflect high expectations, promote student engagement, and produce results. Lissa’s work with schools across the United States integrates her years of school improvement experience and curriculum... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Data, Data, Data... Where Do I Even Start?
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools are inundated with data, but often overwhelmed with what to do with that data. Do you want to know how to use data to make decisions about student learning and drive change in your school? Come learn from two schools about how they use K2 and ACT Aspire data to drive instructional decisions.

Moderators
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Hope Worsham

Director of Student Assessment, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Lindsey Bohler

Lindsey Bohler

Administrator, Sheridan Public Schools
Lindsey is the Lead Learner at Sheridan Elementary School in Sheridan, AR (@SheridanSES). She is the co-founder of #EduAR Twitter chat that happens every Thursday night! She believes in providing teachers with clear, effective feedback that creates a sense of urgency to help our students... Read More →
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Kristen Roberts

3-5 Instructional Facilitator, Ozark Public School District
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Cindy Whitaker

Sheridan Public Schools


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Implicit Bias: Aware is Only Half Way There, What’s Next?
Limited Capacity seats available

Implicit biases are unconscious and outside an individual’s awareness.  These biases impact decision making and influence interactions and behaviors toward others. Promising practices and proven strategies that reduce bias will be presented and stressful situations that are most likely to be influenced by implicit bias will be discussed.

Moderators
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Yvonne Greene

Administrator, Monitoring and Program Effectiveness, Special Education, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Rose Marie Allen

Rose Marie Allen

Rosemarie Allen has served as an educational leader for over 30 years. Her life's work is centered on ensuring ALL children have access to high-quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Improving Reading Comprehension
Limited Capacity seats available

Every teacher wants every student to be a successful reader. To teach children successful reading, it’s essential that teachers have a rich understanding of what reading is. In this talk I will briefly summarize what scientists have uncovered about the mental processes of reading, with an eye towards applying those findings in the classroom. The science of reading carries profound implications for (1) comprehension strategy instruction; (2) the role of curriculum in reading; and (3) questions of equity in reading instruction.

Moderators
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Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Willingham

Daniel Willingham

Daniel Willingham earned his B.A. from Duke University in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University in 1990. He is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused solely... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

AASCD: Visionary Curriculum Leadership - Impacting AR Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Challenging the status quo, a diverse panel of visionary curriculum leaders share a challenge they have addressed within diverse education contexts. As participants in the Curriculum L2L leadership initiative, this network of energized education leaders offer learnings from their year in the Curriculum L2L program and how they have shared their passions to impact learning throughout our state. Prepare to be inspired by these outstanding educators including state, district, and school level leaders.

Presenters
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Karen Endel

Principal, Van Buren School District


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

The Principal as Human Capital Leader
Limited Capacity seats available

The Urban Schools Human Capital Academy group will introduce the Principal as the Human Capital Leader with strategies for Principals in their Human Capital role. As time allows, this may include the use of the Human Capital Walkthrough Tool.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Marks

Susan Marks

Human Capital Partner, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy
I am privileged to be in public education for over 40 years. I have | held a variety of positions on both the instructional and operational sides of public school districts, including teacher, principal, area superintendent, chief of HR and superintendent. Since 2013, I have consulted... Read More →
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Jody Spolar

State Technical Assistance Manager, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

AASCD: School Finance
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed to equip new school leaders and district leaders on a basic understanding of school finance. What can we learn from Lake View Lawsuit? What can we learn about categorical funding? What can we learn about how schools are funded in Arkansas? These are just a few of many questions we will explore in this session.

Presenters
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Mark Gotcher

Superintendent, Russellville School District


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Computerized Maintenance Management System (School Dude 360)
Limited Capacity seats available

The 360 solution empowers states and districts by capturing and creating a 360-degree view of data from multiple sources — including facility health, asset efficiency, energy utilization, events management, and capital spending — and leverage actionable insights to drive informed decision-making by combining content management, collaboration, and visualization and analytics capabilities to create an elegant user experience for those who need to see what’s happening and act with confidence. 

Presenters
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Herb Crawford

Director of Strategic Relationships, School Dude Solutions
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Steve Roth

Senior Vice President Sales Data, School Dude Solutions


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

Explore New Features in the Arkansas Student Intervention System (ASIS)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Arkansas Student Intervention System (ASIS) is a free online tool that provides educators with an intervention workspace for all students. ASIS recently received an update, adding many new features to address changes in legislation and to improve the process of creating and monitoring intervention plans. New features include updated and customizable interventions, the ability to create intervention groups, the inclusion of K-2 and ELPA 21 data, customized local assessments, and document uploads. Interventions will be flexible enough to address Intensive Reading Interventions, academic deficiencies/accelerations, behavior goals, and intervention components of the Student Success Plan. Come see how ASIS can help you this school year!

Presenters
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Jeff Killingsworth

Coordinator of Grants & Special Projects, Arkansas Department of Education
Jeff Killingsworth was privileged to be in the classroom for 12 years, teaching a variety of math and science classes from kindergarten through eighth grade, before joining the Arkansas Department of Education. He is currently the coordinator of grants for the Research and Technology... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

How the ESSA School Index / School Ratings Are Calculated
Limited Capacity seats available

Will discuss how the components of the ESSA School Index are weighted, how they are calculated, and how points from the components are used to produce the school ratings.

Presenters
avatar for Louis Ferren

Louis Ferren

State Systems Administrator, School Performance, Arkansas Department of Education
School Performance Reports (State Report Card), ESSA School Index Reports.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Navigating Medicaid Challenges in Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give information and optimize Medicaid funds in the district to improve health access and offset costs incurred, enabling the district to provide better outcomes in attendance, focus, preventive services offered, resources and overall health of the student. Will engage participants by asking what their specific areas of concern are to focus in on what the audience will gain the most knowledge from. Allow time for questions and follow-up when needed. Will engage in a brain break with movement halfway through session. This information will benefit administrators by gaining an understanding of optimizing Medicaid funds and using them in the most beneficial way. School nurses, LEA Supervisors and billing clerks will be given the correct and most efficient ways to carry out these services and get paid.

Presenters
avatar for Dana Bennett

Dana Bennett

MITS Program Advisor, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Arkansas School Safety Commission: Supports Schools and Community Systems
Limited Capacity seats available

The chair of the Arkansas School Safety Commission will give participants an opportunity to learn about the recommendations none of which are mandatory, which can support or improve the safety in their schools. The panel will focus on mental health awareness, student access to services, crisis intervention and School Resource officers and their roles. The Arkansas Center for School Safety will be highlighted as to what resources are offered and available to schools.

Presenters
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Vicki French

Coordinator for the Arkansas Center for School Safety, Criminal Justice Institute
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Bubba Jones

School Resource Officer, Mountain Home Public Schools
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Cheryl P. May

Director, Criminal Justice Institute
Dr. Cheryl P. May is the Director of the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), its National Center for Rural Law Enforcement (NCRLE) and the Arkansas Center for School Safety (ACSS). She was appointed Director on July 1, 2010. She has served and been an advocate for the Arkansas law enforcement... Read More →
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Lori Poston

Assistant Clinical Director, Mid South Health Systems
I have a BSW from Arkansas State University, and MSSW from University of Tennessee, and have been in Children's community mental health for almost 15 years. My favorite thing to do is watch my son play baseball (Go Muleriders!) with my husband of 22 years. I love my church, OrangeTheory... Read More →
avatar for Otistene Smith

Otistene Smith

Public School Program Coordinator, Federal Programs, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 3:20pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Tier 1
Limited Capacity seats available

ACA §6-20-2204 requires Superintendents and bookkeepers to attend a minimum of 2 hours of annual training on school laws, expenditure of school funds, fiscal accountability, school finance, ethics, and financial accounting and reporting. This class meets the requirements of the law. Additionally, school districts are required to provide 2 hours of Tier II training. Some districts choose to use this course to meet that requirement.

Presenters
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Robyn Keene

School Finance Consultant, Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 3:20pm
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

Culturally Responsive Practice for Teachers and Specialty Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we get students to accelerate their own learning? It begins with engaging the brain in new ways. In this session, Zaretta Hammond, creator of the ‘Ready for Rigor Framework’, will help educators understand the essentials of culturally responsive lesson design and instruction. You will deepen your understanding beyond the words in her bestselling Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain.

Presenters
avatar for Zaretta Hammond

Zaretta Hammond

Zaretta Hammond is a former classroom English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching, and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching for the past 18 years.  She teaches as a lecturer at St. Mary’s... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Career Pathways Workshop for District Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on the Lead Professional Educator license and Master Professional Educator license. The Lead Professional Educator License recognizes an educator’s mastery of the skills required to work with other educators (i.e., mentor teachers, PLC leaders, etc.). The Master Professional Educator License recognizes an educator’s mastery of content or pedagogical skills that impact meaningful classroom practice (i.e., Integration of technology, data-driven instruction, project-based learning, etc.). Both of these support educators who aspire to a leadership role to do so without leaving the classroom.

Presenters
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Jason Lange

Co-founder & President, BloomBoard
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Kelly Montes De Oca

Cheif Learning Officer, BloomBoard
Kelly Montes De Oca, M.A.,is Chief Implementation Officer for BloomBoard, an Educational Technology company that provides a professional development system for schools and school districts to personalize supports for teachers. She also serves as an independent consultant for the Bill... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:10pm - 4:30pm
Salon A Embassy Suites

2:20pm

Breakout: High Reliability Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. Philip Warrick will build upon his keynote address and take us through a deeper investigation of High Reliability Schools.

Presenters
avatar for Philip Warrick

Philip Warrick

Philip Warrick, EdD, is an author and consultant and has worked globally in the areas of school leadership, instruction, collaborative practices, and grading.In 2010, Dr. Warrick was invited to participate in the Texas Principals’ Visioning Institute, where he worked with other... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Connecting Continuum of Care (CoC) and McKinney-Vento Helps Children Experiencing Homelessness
Limited Capacity seats available

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. Bridging McKinney-Vento work with local Continuum of Care can be immensely useful. This session will provide introductory information on the education professional’s role at the Continuum of Care table and how their voice and their efforts can help to increase homelessness funding across the state to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and offer other services to those experiencing homelessness.

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Engage Your Community with Live Broadcasting
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will learn how to use the Arkansas Digital Sandbox to Broadcast Live Events. Districts across Arkansas are using the sandbox to broadcast morning announcements, sporting events, school plays, board meetings and more.  Examples will be shown using mobile devices, webcams and more.  At the end of the session, you will have all the tools you will need to start Live Streaming to your own channel.

Presenters
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Zach Lancaster

Cheif Technology Officer, MyVRSpot


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

AASCD: I can't ... We can't ... They can't ... wait did we ever try?
Limited Capacity seats available

"Can't never could until it tried," but in 21st Century schools we use the word can't and no all the time. This session will work to change the educators focus from a negative mindset to a positive one that mirrors the quality environment for student growth.

Presenters
avatar for Dustin Parsons

Dustin Parsons

Teacher, Bauxite School District
8th grade Science Teacher at Bauxite Middle School


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Continuing to R.I.S.E. Up: Challenges and Opportunities in Adolescent Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore the science of reading as it relates to adolescents. First, participants will consider why we are committed to this work and the challenge of supporting all students as they strive to reach personal, academic, and career goals. Second, we will explore how intensive instruction supports attainment of critical knowledge and skills and how intensive instruction can be delivered in supplemental and core classes. Third, a framework that supports instruction for Higher Order Thinking Skills and foundational literacy skills will be shared. The framework supports intensive instruction for literacy skills and the opportunity to generalize reading skills to core class material. Next, examples will be shared of what evidence-based practices support the development of adolescent reading skills and core class instruction in Higher Order Thinking Skills. Finally, a research based professional development and instructional coaching model that supports teachers and is driven by what teachers see as critical to getting evidence-based practices implemented with effectiveness will be described.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Hock

Michael Hock

Michael Hock, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Research on Learning and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Kansas. His research involves the development and validation of adolescent reading and student motivation interventions that respond to the needs of districts... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Curate Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Connecting learners to resources goes far beyond pointing to a bookshelf or googling keywords. Learn strategies to cultivate relationships with community businesses and connect to enrichment opportunities to expand learners and learning. People want to make a difference. Find out how to become a conduit for community.

Presenters
avatar for Anne Canada

Anne Canada

AAIM President, Paris Middle School
Anne Canada is the library media specialist for Paris Middle School, a position she has held since 2006. Prior to that time she worked as an elementary teacher and a middle level language arts teacher. Anne has been a member of AAIM since 2006 as well as a frequent AAIM conference... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Salon C Embassy Suites

2:20pm

G.U.I.D.E. For Life
Limited Capacity filling up

We want all Arkansas students to graduate with a strong foundation of academic knowledge, experience and proficiencies. Yet, in order to be successful, our student also need an equally strong foundation of soft skills - those intangible abilities that help people get along with others, communicate well, and make positive contribution in the workplace and beyond. The Arkansas Department of Education has identified five guiding principles that support educators, business leaders, communities, and students develop these critical skills. Join us for the release of the G.U.I.D.E. for Life program and LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN.

Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Randi House

Randi House

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Arkansas Department of Education
Kindergarten Teacher, NBCT, Arkansas Teacher of the Year


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Handwriting in a Modern World: Why It Matters & What to Do About It
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, Van Cleave shares current research on the importance of handwriting to student learners, particularly its surprising relationship to reading and writing proficiency. He then helps participants examine effective strategies to teach students good, legible handwriting. He focuses attention on grip, positioning, and letter formation, emphasizing a multi-sensory approach. He discusses benefits of manuscript, cursive, and even word processing as the workshop concludes.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for William Van Cleave

William Van Cleave

William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. A nationally recognized speaker, he has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools around the country since 1995. His high... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Myths and Shifts in Literacy Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

This one hour session will explore myths and shifts of literacy instruction in Arkansas based on 40 years of settled science in how students learn to read.

Presenters
SS

Sandy Shepard

Lead RISE Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

What's the Point of Teaching Syllables?
Limited Capacity seats available

The point of teaching syllables is that it helps the reader break down big words into parts and to identify the spoken vowel sound. If you are like many of us, we never learned about syllable types or how beneficial they can be in helping our students sound out multi-syllabic (big) words. Join us to discover the 6 syllable types and how to help students sound out big words with ease!

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

AASCD: So What, Now What?
Limited Capacity seats available

This protocol allows participants to connect with one another and receive useful feedback about the work. The protocol creates space to acknowledge successes as well as recognize and reflect on how challenges can become opportunities. ie I am not too late. If I am, it is my fault. After the sense making is over, Now What.

Presenters
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Lisa Watson

Principal, Pulaski County Special School District


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

2:20pm

What is Opportunity Culture?
Limited Capacity seats available

Public Impact is a team of professionals from many backgrounds who work together to bring new ideas & resources to schools in need of dramatically improving student learning outcomes. In 2009 Opportunity Culture began. With schools & policy makers this is a model of multi-classroom leadership and technology to increase student learning. Also, offer rewards to excellent educators for extending their reach. If you want to see students learn & grow more, come to this session.

Presenters
avatar for Andy Baxter

Andy Baxter

Vice President and Senior Consulting Manager, Public Impact
 Andy Baxter is a vice president and senior consulting manager at Public Impact. He covers a broad range of Public Impact’s focal areas, including Opportunity Culture implementation, data, assessment, and accountability. Before joining Public Impact, Dr. Baxter was vice president... Read More →
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Stephanie Dean

Vice President of Strategic Policy Advising & Senior Consulting Manager, Public Impact


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Cognos SIS Reports
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide a look at various COGNOS reports, both student and financial, that can be used to validate data from the transactional system for state reporting.

Presenters
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Joe Rapert

Data Warehouse Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

2:20pm

Designing Safe and Secure Buildings
Limited Capacity seats available

Designing safe and secure schools. What needs to be considered, function, and aesthetics.

Presenters
RW

Randy Wolf

Partner, Lewis Architects Engineers


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

2:20pm

State and Federal Reporting
Limited Capacity filling up

An overview of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) State and Federal Reporting requirements sourced from Statewide Information System (SIS) data. The presentation is a generalized overview of state reporting efforts and data availability through ADE Data Center data tools (My School Info, Statewide Information Systems Reports, and Ad-Hoc Data Request). Included in the presentation is a brief introduction to federal reporting with emphasis on EDFacts/CSPR data collections from the state as approved through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Target audience is district, school or state personnel involved in the Statewide Information Systems data collection process and/or reporting. Its intent is to show how the data is used in state and federal reporting efforts.

Presenters
LJ

Linda Jenkins

Information Systems Manager, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Readiness and Emergency Management for School Busses
Limited Capacity seats available

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center will provide training for school bus emergency management procedures including active shooter training.

Presenters
PM

Paul Myers

Director of Research and Development, REMS Technical Assistance Center


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:20pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

3:30pm

Community Engagement: A Key Resource in Meeting Student Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

School resources are often not enough to meet the unique needs of vulnerable students. This session will present the “community” as the untapped resource we never knew we had, right outside our door. With specific examples of engaging community groups, finding and applying for small community grants, and identifying student needs, this session will leave attendees with an arsenal of strategies that can be applied in every community.

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

How to Use Your Website to Inform Your Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Discussion of information to be posted on websites to inform the constituents in your community – including examples of what information qualifies as most informative.

Presenters
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Roy Causbie

Arkansas Department of Education
AM

Alisa Moore

Program Coordinator, Financial Accountability and Reporting, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Frank Mitchell Intermediate, Vilonia School District
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Frank Mitchell Intermediate is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
AP

Andy Pennington

Principal, Frank Mitchell Intermediate, Vilonia School District


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Section 504
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide an overview of Section 504 from referral to dispute resolution and everything in between, including identification, accommodations, dyslexia, discipline, and attendance. We will also look at the interplay between Section 504 and special education law, common mistakes, and answer to all your questions.

Presenters
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Courtney Salas-Ford

Deputy General Counsel, Arkansas Department of Education
MC

Mary Claire Hyatt

Attorney Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

3:30pm

Let's Not Reform Education, Let's Renovate It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Education doesn't need to be torn down; we need to build it up! Building a culture of rigorous learning requires both skill and will. In a learning renovation, we modernize, upgrade, refurbish, and improve upon existing practices. Collaboration among leaders, coaches, and teachers is essential to establish a culture where teachers feel supported in taking risks and empowered to create, innovate, and design authentic and engaging learning experiences. Join Lissa's session for straight talk about focusing on the right work. For student-centered learning to be achieved, it must be intentionally planned, implemented, and monitored. Tools and resources will be provided so that you can begin your own Learning Renovation in your school or district. 

Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Lissa Pijanowski

Lissa Pijanowski

Lissa supports teachers and leaders in creating compelling learning environments that reflect high expectations, promote student engagement, and produce results. Lissa’s work with schools across the United States integrates her years of school improvement experience and curriculum... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Phonemic Awareness Beyond First Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

When you hear phonemic awareness many think of a kindergarten skill. In this session, Kilpatrick will share the importance of phonemic awareness beyond the primary grades and the importance of this essential skill.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick

David A. Kilpatrick, PhD is associate professor of psychology for the State University of New York, College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Raising Kids Who Read
Limited Capacity seats available

Every teacher wants their students to be leisure readers, and in fact most parents want the same thing. Nevertheless, children’s attitudes toward reading peak in first grade and drops every year thereafter until high school. In this talk I'll describe psychological research into how people make choices that will offer suggestions for boosting the chances the kids will choose to read—suggestions that teachers can communicate to parents. I will also examine how those same principles might play out in the classroom.

Moderators
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Willingham

Daniel Willingham

Daniel Willingham earned his B.A. from Duke University in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University in 1990. He is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused solely... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Reading Strategies to Support Struggling Readers
Limited Capacity seats available

This one hour session will focus on strategies to improve literacy skills for struggling readers in the upper grades.

Presenters
VK

Vicki King

Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

3:30pm

Structured Learning Classroom Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn the importance of moving away from the self-contained label and gain information to equip educators in successfully designing and implementing a structured classroom model that focuses on student learning and engagement. The presenters will share the classroom design and approach implemented by Fayetteville Public Schools. The program design elements accompanied by instructional and behavioral resources will provide participants with the tools to effectively emulate the model. Environmental design and effective utilization of staff are just two of the key elements.

Moderators
avatar for Robin Stripling

Robin Stripling

Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

AASCD: School Improvement
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear what school improvement looks like in our district. Perspectives will be shared from multiple team members engaged in the process of School Improvement throughout the year.  Ask questions and have time to brainstorm changes in your own school improvement process.

Presenters
avatar for Judy Pennington

Judy Pennington

Director of Secondary Instruction, Russellville School District


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Human Capital Academy and Equity Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools and Districts that need to improve recruiting, personnel placement, and cultural responsiveness practices will find a most useful strategy in this session. Arkansas Equity Labs will bring awareness to existing equity issues. Equity Labs produce real-time information for your local organization. Hear and learn from those who have experienced Equity Labs.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Marks

Susan Marks

Human Capital Partner, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy
I am privileged to be in public education for over 40 years. I have | held a variety of positions on both the instructional and operational sides of public school districts, including teacher, principal, area superintendent, chief of HR and superintendent. Since 2013, I have consulted... Read More →
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Jody Spolar

State Technical Assistance Manager, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

3:30pm

AASCD: Even Moore Google
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, participants will get an introduction to the hidden world of Google Suite for Education. An overwhelming majority of Arkansas Schools use Google Suite for Education (some don't even know they have it!). This session is for educators who are both new to Google and have a basic working knowledge of the platform. We will dive into the hidden features that are easy for anyone to learn. You will get... a free Google school phone number (no more calls to parents on personal cells or standing in line to use the phone for parent contact), free calculator better than TI-84, virtual reality field trips, search tricks that take the pain of "research" out of K-4, IEP hacks, assistive technology and Even More.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Principal, Westside School District
AASCD Board Member - Presenter - Organizer of the Midsouth Google Summit July 17-19 ,2019 @ Trumann High School - Trumann, AR - 2019 Keynote Gerry Brooks - Principal and YouTube Sensation


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

High Performance Buildings
Limited Capacity seats available

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is changing the way organizations track and manage energy. The EPA’s national energy-performance rating system is a tool designed to provide meaningful benchmarks for the schools in Arkansas.

Presenters
SA

Scott Archer

Principal Mechanical Engineer, HSA Engineering
EE

Ed Ellis

Program Manager, Arkansas Energy Office


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

3:30pm

My School Info for Curriculum Coordinators and Teacher Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

My School Info allows users to easily access information about schools and districts across the state. Some of the information available includes: Student/Staff Demographics, Student Growth/Achievement, Attendance, Discipline, Graduation Rates, Retention, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Collier

Daniel Collier

Technology Projects Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education
Daniel coordinates training and special projects for ADE's division of Research & Technology. Check out his website for future training opportunities! Contact: daniel.collier@arkansas.gov


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

StudentGPS Dashboards Group Manager Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your district ready to implement the Arkansas StudentGPS Dashboards? Are you a StudentGPS Group Manager or district system administrator looking for information on StudentGPS technical requirements? This session will focus on the administrative setup and dashboard tasks. Participants wil review required district and users' setup, resources, error messages, and available support.

Presenters
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Belinda Kittrell

Public School Program Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education


Wednesday June 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

4:30pm

District Team Debrief
School/District teams will have the opportunity to meet in Exhibit Hall B during this time and share what they learned.

Wednesday June 19, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center
 
Thursday, June 20
 

8:00am

BASE Learnng and Purpose Prep
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session Harry Dickens will share what's new with Edgenuity for the 2019-20 school year. Edgenuity has partnered with BASe Learning and Purpose Prep to offer Social Emotional Learning content forgrades 3-12. Need K-courseware? Yes, Edgenuity has that too! Need curriculum to create a flexible schedule for student athletes? Edgenuity offers curricululm and instructional modelhat have been approved by the NCAA for online instruction for student athletes. Schools and districts can enroll stud3ent athletes in Edgenuity's NCAA-approved online learning courses. Edgenuity course and curriculum are built using instructional model grounded in research and are aligned to the state standards.

Presenters
avatar for Harry Dickens

Harry Dickens

Edgenuity
Edgenuity® Instructional Services partners with schools and districts around the nation to provide standards-aligned online courses taught by Edgenuity’s highly qualified, state-certified virtual instructors.Whether you need to expand your course offerings, offer students a more... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon B Embassy Suites

8:00am

Building and Sustaining a Culturally Proficient Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Generation Ready Inc. has recognized, acknowledged and is addressing the historical biases that have prevented specific populations of students from realizing their full potential. As a learning organization Generation Ready has embraced equity in schools as it has vigorously opened doors to students in all communities to sustain a society of equity and cultural proficiency. Embracing, building and sustaining an equitable school system demands courage and a moral imperative. Join the Generation Ready team as they share their progress in helping schools and districts across the country to build and sustain their transformation of becoming quality equitable schools and districts.  The Generation Ready team will share how they have implemented a cycle of culturally proficient leadership: valuing diversity, assessing the current culture, managing the dynamics of differences, institutionalizing cultural knowledge and adapting diversity.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will:
  1. Identify the moral imperative for equity (Why)
  2. Experience the level of commitment necessary to promote cultural proficiency
  3. Identify the skills of transformative leadership to build and sustain equity

Presenters
avatar for Daniel R. Moirao Ed.D.

Daniel R. Moirao Ed.D.

Superintendent / Consultant, Generation Ready
Dr. Dan is a leader of school improvement and cultural proficiency. Using the six ‘C’s’ of the 21st Century learner: critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, character and citizenship, to guide him as a leader he has moved large urban and small rural school... Read More →
avatar for Erick Witherspoon

Erick Witherspoon

National Director of Equity, Generation Ready
Dr. Erick E. Witherspoon | Bio | Dr. Erick E. Witherspoon is a National Educational Leader, Professor, and Motivational Speaker, who originally hails from the sprawling Midwest air-capital city of Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Witherspoon holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

8:00am

Equity and Access: Using Instructional Technology to Increase Mathematics Proficiency
Limited Capacity seats available

We will discuss how instructional technology can be leveraged to increase access and equity for all students. All students come to us with powerful cognitive, linguistic, and cultural assets. The Imagine Math suite is an adaptive software that scaffolds up to attend to mathematics students' various entry points into new mathematics curriculum while building conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.

Presenters
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Katie Horneland

Imagine Learning


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Experience Elementary Engineering as Foundational Skill Development for Computer Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Elementary grades provide the perfect opportunity to connect the engineering design process with the development of essential foundational learning components needed for engagement in computer science. Using the Engineering is Elementary Unit, An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits, participants will experience a unique and engaging engineering design challenge while exploring the close correlation between the essential skills needed in engineering design and in computer science. Curricular connections such as team collaboration and support, problem-solving strategy development, and the use of sequencing to decompose complex problems will be examined. Implementation strategies will be shared that integrate the engineering design process with computer science-related ideas that build the foundation for more specific concepts and practices in later grades.

Presenters
avatar for Kristy Kidd

Kristy Kidd

project director, STEM Starters+, University of Arkansas Little Rock


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Get Insight on the Importance of Social Emotional Learning and How to Implement a SEL Program Successfully
Limited Capacity seats available

Rooted in social-emotional learning, Second Step helps transform schools into supportive and successful learning environments that are uniquely equipped to help children thrive. The results are real and palpable. It’s a difference you can feel the moment you walk through the doors of a Second Step school—a sense of safety and respect grounded in the social-emotional health and well-being of the entire school community. Discover how the non-profit organization Committee for Children's Second Step program can benefit all students in your P–8 classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Miriam Merliss

Miriam Merliss

Education Account Manager, Committee for Children


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

GREAT Way to Build the Culture of Reading Within a Classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

Promoting reading for ALL students no matter what their language or their background. Participants will leave with ideas on how to succeed in teaching the most difficult learner to read!


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

How to Develop True Emotional Intelligence in Staff and Students
Limited Capacity seats available

How can creating a culture of optimism, engagement, and strengths-based learning in schools lead to emotional intelligence and flourishing? Can we change our focus from settling for “okay” or “good enough” to achieving greatness and fulfilling our potential as a school? Come discuss these topics and more, and be ready to participate, have fun, and learn.

Presenters
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Bill Vining

HeartBridge Learning


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

8:00am

I-Ready/Ready Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Discourse-driven classrooms become a reality when all students are enabled to think critically, collaborate to solve problems, critique the reasoning of others, and ultimately, own their learning with a growth mindset. Simulated lesson components provide opportunities to practice questioning strategies, giving attendees tools and techniques they can immediately use to manage conversations, evaluate student responses, and elevate the rigor of discourse in the mathematics classroom for all students.

Presenters

Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Integrated Document Management with eSchoolPLUS
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will review strategies for going paperless and demonstrate the Content360 integrated document management solution. Integrated document management means:
  • Integrating seamlessly with PowerSchool Registration to be able to access registration documents through eSchoolPLUS.
  • Automate the creation, distribution, and management of forms such as student status change requests, transfer and continuance forms, and parent approval forms.
  • Being able to automatically capture a digital copy of anything printed by eSchoolPLUS such as transcripts and report cards.
  • Accessing related documents with a single click in any eSchoolPLUS screen.
  • Leveraging eSchoolPLUS data for rapid indexing of scanned documents.
Document management can help your district go paperless. Imagine having all student cumulative files securely stored and available at the touch of a button. Spend a few minutes with Harvest and we will show you how PowerSchool districts have used Content360 to reduce waste and improve performance in all departments.

Presenters
avatar for John Riordan

John Riordan

President / CEO Harvest Technology Group, Inc, Harvest Technology Group
GM

Greg Manning

Harvest Technology Group


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Simplifying Regulatory Compliance
Limited Capacity seats available

Script was founded and built by local and state Arkansas public school administrators to serve school districts by solving complex regulatory problems with a practical and simplistic approach.

Educators are buried with complex regulatory requirements that are time-consuming and heavily litigated. Script was founded to provide practical resources that simplify the process and make jobs easier while reducing legal risk. Script currently serves 115 school district and charter schools in Arkansas.

The single login system gives administrators flexibility and control to utilize, universalize, and assign documentation and processes to appropriate district staff in an effort to support student achievement.

Presenters
JV

Jason Van Dyke

CEO, Script
As the leader of Script, my role is to work with our talented team to develop ways to make things easier for educators. We're excited to share Script Performance for standards based grading.


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

The Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance: Harvard Research Findings
Limited Capacity seats available

With school budgets growing increasingly limited, funding allocation for school construction and renovation work needs to be carefully weighed. It is important to ensure that investments contribute to healthier buildings and student learning environments. This session will share a recent global research report published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as well as examples of K-12 public school learning environments. Learn how facilities and the classroom environment impact student health and performance.

Presenters
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Will Black

Business Development Manager, Performance Services
I am the Business Development Manager for Performance Services. We are a state licensed energy savings contractor. Our sole goal is to help our clients reduce their energy consumption, which then translates into savings. This is achieved without reducing the comfort of the facility's... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon A Embassy Suites

8:00am

The Imperative of Educational Equity: Investing in Under-resourced Communities and Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation outlines the historical drivers of educational inequality and underscores the imperative of addressing these inequalities through an equity-based lens. The session will chronicle the model currently employed by the Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity to address the urgent need to build a more equitable education system in the state of Arkansas.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Mayes

Eric Mayes

Executive Director and Research Associate Professor, University of Arkansas
Dr. Eric Mayes is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity and a Research Associate Professor in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. He is a staunch advocate for social justice and educational equity. His research... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

8:00am

THE public option for Arkansas public schools: Virtual Arkansas
Limited Capacity seats available

Virtual Arkansas is THE public option for Arkansas public schools. We are a program born out of a partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Educational Service Cooperatives. We are nationally classified as a State Virtual School (SVS). We are not an online high school or a diploma-granting institution, and provide course access and opportunities as a resource, extension, and partner with local Arkansas public schools for supplementing local course offerings for students through their local public school. Virtual Arkansas works to provide affordable, equitable access and educational opportunity to Arkansas students with Arkansas teachers and Arkansas courses.

Are you looking for a way to meet ACT 1280 requirements? Are you interested in a variety of teacher-led or flexible courses to meet your local needs? Are you looking for accessible, Arkansas-standard aligned, and high-quality content at an affordable rate that your local teachers can use? Are you looking for additional Advanced Placement or Concurrent Credit options? Do you have a need for ACT preparation or Advanced Placement preparation resources? We can help!

Presenters

Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Tips for Teaching an Awesome Social Media Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you been asked to teach a social media class for the first time OR are you looking for some tips to take your social media class to the next level? These 5 expert tips will help you teach an awesome social media marketing class your students will love! This presentation will give you new ideas on ways to structure your course and will provide you with tips and tricks on how to stay current on the ever-changing social media world.

Presenters
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Hailey Voorhies

Course Consultant, Stukent Inc.
Luke is a course consultant with Stukent. He has been with the company for nearly two years, and has seen high schools all over the county adopt Mimic Social. Mimic Social is a social media marketing simulation that allows students to learn social media marketing skills in a simulated... Read More →
avatar for Luke Voorhies

Luke Voorhies

Course Consultant, Stukent Inc.
Luke is a course consultant with Stukent. He has been with the company for nearly two years, and has seen high schools all over the county adopt Mimic Social. Mimic Social is a social media marketing simulation that allows students to learn social media marketing skills in a simulated... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon C Embassy Suites

8:00am

Virtual STEAM Courses for Middle Level Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This fall Teachers College, Henderson in partnership with the STEM Center at Henderson State University will offer its inaugural Virtual STEAM Academy! The Academy will provide FREE, high-tech college and career-focused coursework to students in grades 5-8. Online courses offered in the Academy combine engagement with a licensed teacher, university faculty, and industry experts with project-based learning. Teachers will have the opportunity to learn alongside their students, and micro-credentials can be earned. Courses focus on entrepreneurship, robotics, 3-D printing and modeling, video game design, and app creation. Join us to learn more about how your school can participate in this exciting opportunity!

Presenters
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Matthew Sutherlin

Henderson State University
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Michelle Johnson

Henderson State University


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

8:00am

Want to boost junior ACT scores but don't know where to start?
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear how Sheridan High School implemented a data-driven plan to boost their 11th graders’ performance on the ACT test this year. Presenters will share details and reflect on the various components of their ACT initiative to help you kick off your own district plan.

Presenters
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Julie Sanders

ACT, Inc.
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Summer Williams

Sheridan School District
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Stacy Stockton

Sheridan School District
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Jason Burks

Sheridan School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

8:00am

Registration
Thursday June 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am

9:00am

KEYNOTE - The Immortality of Influence
Limited Capacity seats available

Salome Thomas-EL – Principal EL, award-winning educator & noted author of I Choose to Stay. Principal EL has helped hundreds of troubled children get into higher education, and he is also the one who remains devastated by the death of a promising student many years ago. This is a unique opportunity to learn from his success and expertise in how to make a difference in the education and lives of students – not just for a school year, but forever.

Presenters
avatar for Salome Thomas-EL

Salome Thomas-EL

“Every child needs someone to be crazy about them.” These are the words of Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning teacher and principal, and nationally recognized educator. They shape his life-long commitment to answering the question, “How do we ensure that every child achieves their... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:40am
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

How to Use Your Website to Inform Your Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Discussion of information to be posted on websites to inform the constituents in your community – including examples of what information qualifies as most informative.

Presenters
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Roy Causbie

Arkansas Department of Education
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Alisa Moore

Program Coordinator, Financial Accountability and Reporting, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

What Can AR ASCD Do For You?
Arkansas ASCD operates as an affiliate of ASCD. One of the many purposes, and perhaps the most well-known and recognized focus of this organization, is to advocate to ensure that every student in Arkansas is health, safe, engaged, supported and academically challenged through a comprehensive and sustainable education. There are many benefits to our organization and this informal presentation will share about the opportunties awaiting and advantages of membership in AASCD.

Presenters
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Sheena Williamson

Executive Director, Arkansas ASCD
Please inquire about becoming a member of Arkansas ASCD. We offer information and resources to address the Whole Child.


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Boardroom Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

AASCD: Intentionality Matters
Limited Capacity seats available

The session showcases the positive effects of intentional learning, intentional attitude, and intentional purpose on the cause-and-effect relationship between teacher thinking and student learning. Perspective is Everything! Great teaching happens on purpose as does poor teaching.

Presenters
avatar for Jana Claybrook

Jana Claybrook

Curriculum Coordinator, Lincoln Consolidated School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Salon A Embassy Suites

10:50am

AR Math QuEST: A Journey for Ambitious Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

AR Math QuEST (Quantitative Essentials for Students and Teachers) is a journey for ambitious teaching that promotes equity and engagement of all students in meaningful mathematics learning experiences of reasoning and problem solving. AR Math QuEST empowers educators to help students develop positive identities as doers of mathematics to increase student achievement. This session will explain the framework for this two-year professional learning experience focused on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Effective Teaching Practices and the Standards of Mathematical Practice. The rationale establishing the need for AR Math QuEST will be presented, and participants will learn how they can begin their QuEST for ambitious teaching.

Presenters
avatar for Tina Moore

Tina Moore

Arkansas Department of Education
K-12 Math, ambitious math teaching, ACTM, high school to college math pathways, AR Math QuEST, STEMolution


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Blended Learning 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you ready to transform your classroom into the optimum blended learning powerhouse of teaching and learning? This type of environment shifts the teacher role to a facilitator of learning. This session will set the stage by defining blended learning and exploring strategies for student-focused learning. Come join us and see what all of the buzz is about!

Presenters
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Sherry Kennedy

Support Specialist, Team Digital
avatar for Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Support Specialist, Team Digital


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Closing the Equity Gap for Low-Income and Minority Students through the Lead Higher Project
Limited Capacity seats available

It is crucial that every student has equal access to our most academically rigorous programs in order to prepare them for success in the post secondary education environment. Jonesboro and Bentonville School Districts will share their journeys in implementing the Lead Higher initiative, focused on closing the equity gap for low-income and minority students participating in Advanced Placement courses, and the positive impact on students and staff.

Moderators
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Lisa Tyler

Director of Student Support Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Salon C Embassy Suites

10:50am

Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools: Environments Supporting Students and Staff
Limited Capacity seats available

In this keynote, Dr. Sander will focus on a framework for developing trauma sensitive schools with a key emphasis on creating environments that support both students and staff. He will discuss how adversity and toxic stress can impact student’s biological, physiological and social development and how we must take that knowledge and build environments that promote resilience in students and staff. Dr. Sander will highlight ways that staff can interact and support students that have experienced adverse childhood experiences to build and strengthen their resiliency. Focusing on moving from punitive punishment to compassion accountability, attendees will learn about how moving from thinking about behavior as willful disobedience to lagging skills can help them better partner with students to find effective solutions to help promote social emotional growth.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Sander

Mark Sander

Dr. Mark Sander, Psy.D., LP earned his doctorate from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2000. Dr. Sander is a Senior Clinical Psychologist for Hennepin County and the Director of School Mental Health for Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Public Schools. In that... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Learning to Listen Through Rich Mathematical Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

Listening is one of the most important tools in a teacher's toolbox. In this session, we'll explore a variety of rich mathematical tasks that provide authentic opportunities for us to learn to better listen to our students. We'll also view video clips of students solving problems as an exercise in learning to truly listen.

Presenters
avatar for Zachary Champagne

Zachary Champagne

Zachary Champagne has been an Assistant in Research at the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University since 2011. He previously taught for 13 years in elementary schools with a specialization in math and science, and prior to that, earned his Master’s of Arts in Elementary... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

STEM Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Robots, 3D Printers, and Chemicals? Oh my! .... Join us in the #ARSTEMolution STEM Playground for to experience exhibits that will inform and excite you about teaching STEM in a hands-on engaging way.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Owen

Anthony Owen

Arkansas Department of Education
Anthony Owen serves as Arkansas’s Director of Computer Science, a position housed within the Arkansas Department of Education. Owen began his career in education as a math and science teacher in 2006. From 2011 until July 2015, he served as ADE’s K-12 Mathematics and CS Speci... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Strong Hearts & Strong Minds: Systems that Succeed
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Greenbrier Springhill Elementary has created systems that provide early interventions, creative scheduling, instructional programs, and strategies that will allow ALL students to be involved in high level instruction. They will be sharing how true success has happened at Springhill.

Moderators
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Rhonda Saunders

Special Programs Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

We Have Accomplished Much, Still a Long Way to Go
Limited Capacity seats available

Arkansas and the country as a whole have accomplished some key milestones, but there is much still to be done to reach the goals of STEM literacy. In this session, Stephen Pruitt will discuss the milestones, but also discuss critical issues that must be addressed if we are to attain STEM literacy and economic stability.

Moderators
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Catherine Mackey

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Stephen Pruitt

Stephen Pruitt

Stephen Pruitt took office as the sixth president of the Southern Regional Education Board in July 2018.He started his education career as a high school chemistry teacher in Fayette County, Georgia. During his career, Pruitt has amassed education policy, assessment and instructional... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

A Critical Gap in the System of Improving Student Learning:  School Leadership and Early Childhood Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This session showcases the relationship between leaders’ experience-base and Early Childhood Education. These lessons learned from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Urban Education Leadership Program changed principal endorsement from a general to P-12.

Presenters
avatar for Steven Tozer

Steven Tozer

Steve Tozer is Professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago and founding coordinator of the UIC EdD Program in Urban Education Leadership, which is the first university-based program to be awarded Exemplary Status by the George W. Bush Institute Alliance... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Evidence-Driven Leadership: From Classroom Conversations to School Improvement
Limited Capacity seats available

How can school leaders make time to visit classrooms and provide feedback to Teachers, while managing everything else that comes with running a school? Dr. Justin Baeder will share how leaders are developing a habit of classroom visits, Talking briefly with each teacher, and making better decisions as a result. Learn from Dr. Baeder how to schedule to avoid interruptions; how to have successful feedback conversations using the language of shared expectations. Find a wonderful resource, and understand this successful perspective on realizing school improvement.

Presenters
avatar for Justin Baeder

Justin Baeder

Director, The Principal Center


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Human Capital Academy and Equity Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools and Districts that need to improve recruiting, personnel placement, and cultural responsiveness practices will find a most useful strategy in this session. Arkansas Equity Labs will bring awareness to existing equity issues. Equity Labs produce real-time information for your local organization. Hear and learn from those who have experienced Equity Labs.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Marks

Susan Marks

Human Capital Partner, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy
I am privileged to be in public education for over 40 years. I have | held a variety of positions on both the instructional and operational sides of public school districts, including teacher, principal, area superintendent, chief of HR and superintendent. Since 2013, I have consulted... Read More →
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Jody Spolar

State Technical Assistance Manager, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

National Blue Ribbon Schools: The Process
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel with Federal Programs, Accountability staff, and recognized schools will share their journey, process, challenges and the impact of being named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Presenters
avatar for Louis Ferren

Louis Ferren

State Systems Administrator, School Performance, Arkansas Department of Education
School Performance Reports (State Report Card), ESSA School Index Reports.
avatar for Dayna Lewis

Dayna Lewis

Principal, Conway Public Schools
avatar for Alisha Ross

Alisha Ross

Assistant Principal, Conway Public Schools
avatar for Otistene Smith

Otistene Smith

Public School Program Coordinator, Federal Programs, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Salon B Embassy Suites

10:50am

So You Think You Have a Teacher Shortage?
Limited Capacity seats available

If the teacher shortage is real in your school or district this session might be the one for you. The presenters will cover the real life journey of 14 school districts with a true teacher shortage. School and Co-op staff will share the true story of recruiting college graduates, hiring the college graduates under Act 1240, encouraging and mentoring the Act 1240 teachers to enter a non-traditional licensure program , retaining the teachers when roadblocks arrived, and supporting the teachers to become fully licensed teacher.

Presenters
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Karen Eoff

Director, Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperative
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Chris Ferrell

Superintendent, McGehee School District
avatar for Tracy Tucker

Tracy Tucker

Superintendent, Hermitage School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Cognos SIS Reports
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide a look at various COGNOS reports, both student and financial, that can be used to validate data from the transactional system for state reporting.

Presenters
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Joe Rapert

Data Warehouse Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

10:50am

Computerized Maintenance Management System (O&M)
Limited Capacity seats available

Maintenance Direct and Preventative, Maintenance Direct Tips & Tricks for the State of Arkansas relating to Key Performance Indicators

Presenters
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Doug Grinder

Maintenance Inspector, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

Safe Rooms: Sheltering Your Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the funding, design and construction of FEMA Safe Rooms and ICC 500 Storm Shelters on a K12 campus. Follow along as we explain how Conway Public Schools (enrollment 10,198) took measures to ensure students in their district are safe in the event of a tornado. This involved constructing 10 new shelters in addition to the existing 3 shelters throughout the district. Funding, programming, design and construction methods will be highlighted.

Presenters
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Carl Barger

Past Board Member, Conway Public Schools
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Eldon Bock

Principal/COO, WER Architects/Planners
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Cody Shreve

Program Manager, West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, Inc.
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Mark Solberg

Project Executive, Nabholz Construction


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

SIS Troubleshooting
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide SIS Cycle Coordinators valuable information to assist with troubleshooting errors in SIS for cycles 2-7. The session will contain information on verifying data accuracy before and during the cycle reporting process. This session will show the tools available to assist in the verification process during cycle reporting, such as using eSchoolPLUS searches, generating COGNOS reports, utilizing the SIS handbook, and downloading SIS tables.

Presenters
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Lynda Burt

Information Systems Business Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

10:50am

Summary of Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities recommendations
Limited Capacity seats available

Discussion on the Advisory Committee on Public Academic Facilities recommendations.

Presenters
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Brad Montgomery

Director, Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities & Transportation


Thursday June 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

AASCD: Adding some "WOW" to your Social Media plan!
Limited Capacity filling up

Save time as you "WOW" your stakeholders with social media posts and other communication that impresses. Learn quick tips and tricks to use free web tools such as Canva, Smore, and others.

Presenters
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Angie Hutson

Educator, Elkins School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon A Embassy Suites

12:00pm

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Premier High School of Little Rock
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Premier High School of Little Rock is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
avatar for Dennis Felton

Dennis Felton

Campus Director, Premier High School of Little Rock


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

"Packing for the Summit" Why You Need An Assistive Technology Team
Limited Capacity seats available

Assistive technology devices and services are well defined in IDEA. The use of technology is emphasized in ESSA and is a component of Universal Design for Learning and High-Leverage Practices. However, many schools struggle to provide quality assistive technology services for their students. In this presentation, participants will learn a model that a state consultant group and individual school districts have used to successfully build assistive technology team capacity at the district level.

Moderators
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Jeff Adams

State Systemic Plan Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education

Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

AASCD: Creating a Collaborative Learning Culture and Improving Student Learning through Student Voice
Limited Capacity seats available

Research suggests students are seven times more likely to be academically motivated if they feel they have a voice in the learning process. This session will equip school officials with a process to engage students as partners in every facet of the school culture, close the achievement gap, and strengthen the learning culture where teachers and students work collaboratively. The facilitators will share research and strategies that show how student voice increases student purpose, engagement, self-worth, and achievement.

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Alexander

Blaine Alexander

Performance Coach, Arkansas Leadership Academy
Student Voice, Teacher Voice, Transformational Leadership, School Improvement,


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Classroom Lessons to Last a Lifetime: Teaching Effective Thinking Throughout Our Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

The most important question we as educators can ask ourselves is "The Twenty-Year Question": Twenty years from today, what positive elements will my students still hold with them that will enhance their lives?  We know it will not be the quadratic formula, diagramming a compound sentence, or the year the Magna Carta was written.  So, what elements should be part of our classes and throughout our curriculum to foster intellectual growth among our students?  Here in this presentation, we will suggest some practices of thinking and living that can be incorporated in all of our classes and throughout our curriculum that have the promise to allow our students to become better versions of themselves.

Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Edward Burger

Edward Burger

Edward Burger is the President of Southwestern University as well as an educational and business consultant. Most recently he was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, and served as Vice Provost for Strategic Educational Initiatives... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Essentials of School Leadership
Limited Capacity filling up

What is culturally responsive teaching, and how might culturally responsive practices meet the social and academic needs of students? The session highlights conceptions and tools teachers and school leaders might consider to address and meet the needs of all students, especially students living below the poverty line, those whose first language is not English, those who are Black and Brown, and those who might experience outside of school challenges across the United States. Particular attention will be placed on student assets and teacher practices that support students.  Instructional practices that are culturally responsive to the very humanity of students will be addressed for classroom and school transformation.

Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Richard Milner

Richard Milner

H. Richard Milner IV is Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. He has secondary appointments in Peabody’s Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations and the Department... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Empowering Students to Thrive in an Evolving World: Career Learning for the Workforce We Need
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine a classroom filled with engaged students who are collaborating with classmates on solving real-world problems, like programming electronic devices or devising how to clean up an oil spill. Imagine a teacher supporting student inquiry and learning as a coach and facilitator, rather than a lecturer. Imagine an environment where students are disappointed to hear the bell ring because they are intent on solving a medical mystery. Imagine PreK-12 students who are already making a difference today and will go on to change the world tomorrow. Hear Dr. Vince Bertram discuss the impact PLTW is having on students and teachers at every grade level across the U.S.

Moderators
avatar for Anthony Owen

Anthony Owen

Arkansas Department of Education
Anthony Owen serves as Arkansas’s Director of Computer Science, a position housed within the Arkansas Department of Education. Owen began his career in education as a math and science teacher in 2006. From 2011 until July 2015, he served as ADE’s K-12 Mathematics and CS Speci... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Vince Bertram

Vince Bertram

Dr. Vince Bertram is president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way (PLTW). Since joining the organization in June 2011, PLTW has grown to serve approximately 11,500 schools across the U.S., trained thousands of teachers, and received numerous national recognitions... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Health and PE Standards - 2019 Release
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn about the new Health and PE Standards. Learn how to integrate content across disciplines and to see how student engagement becomes a part of the larger learning goal.

Presenters
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Thomas Coy

Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

How Formative Assessment can Support Equity in the Science Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education highlighted how important it is to build upon students' prior interests and identities during science instruction and assessment. In this session, participants will learn how to use three dimensional formative assessment approaches to support interest-driven learning in their classroom. These general strategies help students make meaningful connections between the science concepts they are learning, their own lives, and everyday situations. The strategies you will learn in this session can be used with any curricula, at any grade level, and in all subjects of science and engineering.

Moderators
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Catherine Mackey

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

Information Security Intro
Limited Capacity seats available

An introduction to cyber security topics and methodologies. We'll talk about how to discuss cyber security in your classroom and how to touch state standards when doing so.

Presenters

Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

Moving Toward More Inclusive Practices in Special Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is focused on increasing the amount of time students with disabilities are included in the general education classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their current practices and some potential challenges at their school that may affect inclusion. Case studies of schools across the country will be presented to exemplify some strategies that can be used to increase the inclusion in schools. Finally, participants will leave with actionable ways that they can work start implementing more inclusive practices at their school.

Presenters
avatar for Sivan Tuchman

Sivan Tuchman

Sivan Tuchman is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, where she studies how educators and families experience the implementation of innovative policies and programs in K–12 schools and the systems that support them. Sivan also focuses on quantitative... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

STEM Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Robots, 3D Printers, and Chemicals? Oh my! .... Join us in the #ARSTEMolution STEM Playground for to experience exhibits that will inform and excite you about teaching STEM in a hands-on engaging way.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Owen

Anthony Owen

Arkansas Department of Education
Anthony Owen serves as Arkansas’s Director of Computer Science, a position housed within the Arkansas Department of Education. Owen began his career in education as a math and science teacher in 2006. From 2011 until July 2015, he served as ADE’s K-12 Mathematics and CS Speci... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Human Capital Academy and Equity Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools and Districts that need to improve recruiting, personnel placement, and cultural responsiveness practices will find a most useful strategy in this session. Arkansas Equity Labs will bring awareness to existing equity issues. Equity Labs produce real-time information for your local organization. Hear and learn from those who have experienced Equity Labs.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Marks

Susan Marks

Human Capital Partner, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy
I am privileged to be in public education for over 40 years. I have | held a variety of positions on both the instructional and operational sides of public school districts, including teacher, principal, area superintendent, chief of HR and superintendent. Since 2013, I have consulted... Read More →
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Jody Spolar

State Technical Assistance Manager, Urban Schools Human Capital Academy


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

LEADS 2018: It Starts at the Top, Training for District Level Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

Do TESS & LEADS work for you? This is a time dedicated to frank discussion with experienced peers to re-focus on the purpose, benefits and successful integration of the statewide model of teacher & leader documentation and ratings. Charter directors and District Leaders are invited to come with suggestions and questions.

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Bailey

Suzanne Bailey

Assistant Commissioner of Educator Effectiveness & Licensure, Arkansas Department of Education
avatar for Sheila Whitlow

Sheila Whitlow

Assistant State Superintendent, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

AASCD: School Crisis Response: Expect the Unexpected
Limited Capacity seats available

With the increasing number of tragedies occurring in schools, it is important to have a plan for how to prevent and to intervene in student crises. This crisis prevention/intervention resource serves as an individual informational guide as well as a presentation for staff members who assist with crisis prevention/intervention. It includes the definition of a crisis, the three types of student crises, how to use lessons to prevent crises, and provides a step by step guide on how to handle a crisis.

Presenters
avatar for Shawn Hettinga

Shawn Hettinga

District Supervisor of Curriculum and Technology, Dardanelle School District
Former literacy teacher and school counselor. Current district supervisor of instruction and ATU adjunct instructor of school counseling, teaching, and leadership.


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

12:00pm

Bus Cycle Reporting
Limited Capacity seats available

Training will be provided on how to report school bus information on cycle reports.

Presenters
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Jerry Owens

Transportation Senior Project Administrator, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

CTE Course Codes and Completers
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide information on how data is collected for the eight secondary Perkins indicators. And how the use of this data can improve instruction for Career and Technical Education students. Moving from silos to a field of knowledge for the whole child.

Presenters
avatar for Maria Swicegood

Maria Swicegood

Program Coordinator, Accountability & Funding, Arkansas Department of Career Education
**I taught Business and Marketing courses for 25 years, from middle school to high school. | **Started with the Department of Career Education as a Business/Marketing Division for two years. | **Began as Coordinator of Accountability and Funding for ARCareerEd in 2014-15 to pres... Read More →
avatar for Tim Johnston

Tim Johnston

CTE Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Career Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

12:00pm

Navigating Medicaid Challenges in Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give information and optimize Medicaid funds in the district to improve health access and offset costs incurred, enabling the district to provide better outcomes in attendance, focus, preventive services offered, resources and overall health of the student. Will engage participants by asking what their specific areas of concern are to focus in on what the audience will gain the most knowledge from. Allow time for questions and follow-up when needed. Will engage in a brain break with movement halfway through session. This information will benefit administrators by gaining an understanding of optimizing Medicaid funds and using them in the most beneficial way. School nurses, LEA Supervisors and billing clerks will be given the correct and most efficient ways to carry out these services and get paid.

Presenters
avatar for Dana Bennett

Dana Bennett

MITS Program Advisor, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon C Embassy Suites

12:00pm

Student Fields for Cycle Reporting
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover data fields within the eSchoolPLUS software that are reported in the state reporting cycles. This session is for any users who enter data into the eSchoolPLUS system.

Presenters
avatar for Mary Heginger

Mary Heginger

APSCN Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education
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Tiffany Hollomon

APSCN Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education
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Martha Johnson

APSCN Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

12:00pm

Triand for New System Administrators and Registrars
Limited Capacity seats available

Counselors, Registrars, and Triand Administrators (new and old) are invited to join us for a Triand refresher and updates! Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-80-107, using Triand to submit student records electronically to Arkansas schools is a requirement for all Arkansas public schools, regardless of grade level. Triand allows schools to search, view, and transfer student records containing: demographic data, state and local assessments results, course history, current schedule, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Angel Peugh

Angel Peugh

State Systems Administrator, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

AASCD: Lunch Buddy Mentoring
Limited Capacity seats available

The concept that it takes “a village to raise a child” has been around for a long time. This mentoring program connects caring adults supporting the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of a child. Mentors are asked to give their time to a child, care about that child, and believe in that child. This relationship may provide the ONLY stability a child knows, and the only time anyone spends quality time with the child. This session shows how Bright Futures Lincoln works within the Lincoln Consolidated School District to build relationships between community members and poverty students.

Presenters
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Jana Claybrook

Curriculum Coordinator, Lincoln Consolidated School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Salon A Embassy Suites

1:10pm

AASCD: Making Attendance a District Priority
Limited Capacity filling up

The impacts on student learning are showcased in this session on school attendance by students and staff. This small district in south Arkansas has taken on attendance and seen great results. Come see the data and hear from the Principals and Superintendent as they share their strategies for tackling student and employee attendance.

Presenters
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Rosalynda Ellis

Principal, Hermitage School District
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Mistie McGhee

Principal, Hermitage School District
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Tracy Tucker

Superintendent, Hermitage School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Prescott School District
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Prescott School District is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
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Missy Walley

School Improvement Specialist, Prescott School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

3D Formative Assessment in Science: Powerful and Purposeful
Limited Capacity seats available

How are you using formative, instructionally embedded assessments? Learn from a classroom teacher who intentionally plans for and uses formative assessment to determine student progress based on the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards and the ACT Aspire reporting categories.

Moderators
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Catherine Mackey

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Area is More Than Just a Formula
Limited Capacity seats available

When are students initially introduced to area? What are the progressions of area in grades 5-7? How is it possible to make connections that will enhance students’ conceptual understanding of area? Join us on an adventure that will tell the story of area progressions, connect area attributes that will allow students to productive struggle while building conceptual understanding, and utilize formative assessments (strategy and performance based) to inform the next steps in instruction.

Presenters
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Teresa Ellis-Stevenson

Math Content Specialist
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Angela Holmberg

Bentonville Schools


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

1:10pm

Foundation for Becoming a Trauma Sensitive School
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, Dr. Sander will share additional building-wide and classroom approaches to developing more trauma sensitive schools. The presenter will discuss how schools can create more trauma sensitive environments that promote students’ and staffs’ self-regulation and address student’s lagging social/emotional skills. Dr. Sander will share tools to help guide the development of more trauma sensitive schools. The session will close with a focus on self-care as it is essential that we are at our best ever day so we can be our best when working with the students and families we serve every day.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Sander

Mark Sander

Dr. Mark Sander, Psy.D., LP earned his doctorate from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2000. Dr. Sander is a Senior Clinical Psychologist for Hennepin County and the Director of School Mental Health for Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Public Schools. In that... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Growth Starts with Belief
Limited Capacity seats available

Students and educators alike need to feel like they belong in school, and the culture of belonging starts with belief. Believing that all students, teachers, and leaders can learn and grow should be a foundational value for all schools. But it has to be a value that comes off the dusty page of a mission statement to be seen, heard and felt. Schools that intentionally create a culture that values hard work, learning from mistakes and developing learning strategies from 3-year-olds to 30-year teachers are filled with adults that take the necessary time to know and care for each of their students and each other. Growth mindset builds upon this belief by targeting feedback, planning, and assessment of learning that understands we can all grow regardless of past failures. In this keynote learn, reaffirm or discover the values, systems, and words that lead to cultures of belief and learning through holding a collective growth mindset. 

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Colannino

Anthony Colannino

For more than 20 years, Anthony has dedicated himself to creating atmospheres where adults and children feel happy, healthy, and successful. This work can be challenging at times but rewarding when schools, districts, and businesses create cultures where learning is the focal point.Anthony... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Purposeful Planning and Implementation in K-5 Mathematics
Limited Capacity filling up

Anticipating, assessing, and advancing students during problem solving will be the focus of this session.  Participants will anticipate student responses, make decisions about next steps through a learning progression, and design questions to push students forward. This session will help you be more purposeful as you become more aware of your students' math understanding.

Presenters
avatar for Christi Schrauger

Christi Schrauger

Instructional Specialist for K-5 Math, Springdale Public Schools
I am passionate about teaching teachers and students about meaningful mathematics. I love listening and seeing students solve math problems, and then have discussions around the concepts. Helping teachers and students develop a love of mathematics is my passion!


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

STEM Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Robots, 3D Printers, and Chemicals? Oh my! .... Join us in the #ARSTEMolution STEM Playground for to experience exhibits that will inform and excite you about teaching STEM in a hands-on engaging way.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Owen

Anthony Owen

Arkansas Department of Education
Anthony Owen serves as Arkansas’s Director of Computer Science, a position housed within the Arkansas Department of Education. Owen began his career in education as a math and science teacher in 2006. From 2011 until July 2015, he served as ADE’s K-12 Mathematics and CS Speci... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

AASCD: What New Teachers Bring to the Table and How to Keep Them There
Limited Capacity seats available

What do new teachers bring to the table, and what can you offer them in return? This session will provide insight from a new teacher about ways to improve student engagement and what can be done to help increase teacher retention. It will include strategies to empower teachers to meet the needs of the whole child.

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Fulmer

Hannah Fulmer

Teacher, Westside School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

Human Capital: Behavioral Event Interviews
Limited Capacity seats available

Every leader knows that quality employees are the key to achieving institutional goals. Taking steps to ensure the best candidate joins your team will ultimately save you time and money. Research proves that Behavioral Event Interviews [BEI] improve the likelihood of hiring the most effective candidates. This rigorous and highly structured interview protocol also helps eliminate bias in candidate selection, increasing diversity and retention for any organization.

Presenters
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Cathi Swan

Director, Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative
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Dan Swartz

Managing Director, Resolve Talent Consulting


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Leadership is About Service
Limited Capacity seats available

An opportunity to learn from the caring heart of nationally-noted educator, Salome Thomas-EL. Principal EL will share vast personal experiences of making a difference for students who would otherwise never find success in learning. Learn about his new book for School Principals. Learn from his strategies for not just setting high expectations, but for realizing them. This is a wonderful time to feel inspired and encouraged by someone who has been chosen for his clear communication and focused vision for the changes educators can bring to the lives of so many.

Presenters
avatar for Salome Thomas-EL

Salome Thomas-EL

“Every child needs someone to be crazy about them.” These are the words of Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning teacher and principal, and nationally recognized educator. They shape his life-long commitment to answering the question, “How do we ensure that every child achieves their... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Special Education Teachers: How to Find and Keep Them, Tips for Recruitment and Retention
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will focus on the significant shortage of special educators and how two school districts have engaged in solutions for recruitment and retention of staff members.

Moderators
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Rhonda Saunders

Special Programs Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

The Achievement Gap as a Leadership Gap: How States, Districts, Schools, and Higher Education Can Improve P-12 Learning Outcomes
Limited Capacity seats available

Lessons learned from Chicago Public Schools when moving from “the worst school system in America” (Sec. William Bennet, 1987) to “among the fastest improving districts in the U.S.” (Stanford University Study, 2017). This presentation demonstrates how schools leveraged an intensive school leadership pipeline initiative since 1996 to achieve a dramatic and sustained improvement with state and national implications on school improvement policy and practice.

Presenters
avatar for Steven Tozer

Steven Tozer

Steve Tozer is Professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago and founding coordinator of the UIC EdD Program in Urban Education Leadership, which is the first university-based program to be awarded Exemplary Status by the George W. Bush Institute Alliance... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Designing for the future from the past
Limited Capacity seats available

What's new is old and what's old is new. Learn how architects design for the future from the past.

Presenters
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Brad Chilcote

Vice President, Wittenberg Delony & Davidson Architects
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Randy Palculict

Vice President, Jackson Brown Palculict Architects


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

1:10pm

Grading the Graders: Privacy GPA
Limited Capacity seats available

Look past FERPA to see how Arkansas protects student data and what you can do to raise the score.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis

Chief Privacy Officer, Arkansas Department of Information Services


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Looking at Data from a School’s Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenter will showcase the process used in a school leadership role to analyze ESSA School performance Reports, to review the school improvement efforts in the school, and to set goals for ongoing improvement based upon the data review. Participants will be exposed to simulation activities to walk through such a process. Q&A, discussion, table talk, slide presentation, etc. are all viable avenues for participant engagement.

Presenters
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Chris Barnes

Principal, Carl Stuart Middle School, Conway Public Schools


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

The Importance of Data in Career and Technical Education for Transitioning to Perkins V
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide information on the importance of data collected for Perkins funds. And how the use of this data will identify areas of need for funding projects and determining programs of study offered in schools.

Presenters
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Christine Bennett

Program Advisor, Accountability & Funding, Arkansas Department of Career Education
I work with Maria Swicegood at Arkansas Department of Career Education in the office of Accountability. We monitor Perkins funds allocated to schools to help support Career and Technical Education. I love what I do to support students in Arkansas!
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Maria Swicegood

Program Coordinator, Accountability & Funding, Arkansas Department of Career Education
**I taught Business and Marketing courses for 25 years, from middle school to high school. | **Started with the Department of Career Education as a Business/Marketing Division for two years. | **Began as Coordinator of Accountability and Funding for ARCareerEd in 2014-15 to pres... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

1:10pm

Proficiency Scales in the Student-Focused Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Many transformations are taking place in Arkansas as we move toward becoming national leaders in student-focused education. Arkansas’ Own Team Digital will introduce participants to competency-based learning and policy changes that have paved the way for innovation. Participants will leave this session equipped with information that is fundamental to shift from the time-based education system to a learning-based system.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Perry

Amanda Perry

Support Specialist, Team Digital
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Gerard Newsom

Support Specialist, Team Digital
avatar for Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Support Specialist, Team Digital


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:10pm - 4:30pm
Salon C Embassy Suites

1:40pm

Poverty Simulation
Limited Capacity filling up

Many individuals and families know poverty as a reality, but unless you have personally experienced it, it is hard to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. Increase poverty awareness, leave with improved appreciation and respect for those who struggle daily. It’s closer than we think.

Presenters
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Sandra Hurst

Director of Educator Effectiveness, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:40pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom 3 Hotel Hot Springs

2:20pm

Connect with Students Using Online Content and Quizzes
Limited Capacity filling up

The Arkansas Digital Sandbox is the best way to share media in Arkansas.  In this session, we will touch on all the great media sharing tools and will go into depth on uploading and sharing media using embed codes.  We will also focus on creating video quizzes using the SmartSpot tool. SmartSpot allows users to insert questions during the playback of video, and retrieve the results once the quiz is over.

Presenters
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Zach Lancaster

Cheif Technology Officer, MyVRSpot


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

2:20pm

Section 504
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an overview of Section 504 from referral to dispute resolution and everything in between, including identification, accommodations, dyslexia, discipline, and attendance. We will also look at the interplay between Section 504 and special education law, common mistakes, and answer to all your questions.

Presenters
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Courtney Salas-Ford

Deputy General Counsel, Arkansas Department of Education
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Mary Claire Hyatt

Attorney Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Civic Engagement in an Era of Disengagement and Incivility
Limited Capacity seats available

Civic Engagement in an Era of Disengagement and Incivility" is an opportunity for teachers to explore how they can actively promote civic engagement within their own classrooms and extend that learning into their communities. As part of this session, teachers will investigate the definition of civic engagement and how they can craft questions which compel students to act within their own community. Time will also be given to allow teachers to discuss how they can embed civic engagement within their existing body of curriculum.

Presenters

Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Community Engagement: Through Informal Science Education
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you enhance science instruction for your students? Through engaging your local informal science educators, of course! Experience the fun educational opportunities available for your students through the Little Rock Zoo, Mid-America Science Museum and other non-profit organizations.

Moderators
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Catherine Mackey

Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters

Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

How a problem-based curriculum changed the way I teach math
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching Geometry using a problem-based core curriculum has changed the way that we thought we knew how to teach math. For students to conceptually understand and learn math it is no longer “I do-we do-you do,” it is now “students do-students collaborate-whole group”. Participants will see that students can make connections between their own way of thinking and that of their peers and still be able to keep the mathematics rigorous. Specific teacher moves will also described to encourage student talk over teacher talk and engage students in the process.

Presenters
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Laura Beth Place

Math/Science Coach, DeWitt School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Informing Practice Through Research: Ten Lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore ten lessons I learned through my transition from a thirteen year elementary mathematics classroom teacher to working for a research organization. We'll cover topics spanning a variety of mathematics content areas from Pre-K through 5th Grade. We’ll also explore research based pedagogical ideas and instructional implications.

Moderators
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Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Zachary Champagne

Zachary Champagne

Zachary Champagne has been an Assistant in Research at the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University since 2011. He previously taught for 13 years in elementary schools with a specialization in math and science, and prior to that, earned his Master’s of Arts in Elementary... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Moving Beyond Show and Tell: Fostering Mathematical Discourse in K2 Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

When students engage in mathematical discourse, teachers are provided an opportunity to listen and learn more about the math they understand. Students also learn to analyze differences between strategies and justify the ones they agree with. This session will highlight why these are important aspects of communication in mathematics, and demonstrate how these strategies can be developed from the earliest years.

Presenters
avatar for Patricia Goodman

Patricia Goodman

District Lead Teacher K-5 Math, Little Rock School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

2:20pm

Moving Toward More Inclusive Practices in Special Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is focused on increasing the amount of time students with disabilities are included in the general education classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their current practices and some potential challenges at their school that may affect inclusion. Case studies of schools across the country will be presented to exemplify some strategies that can be used to increase the inclusion in schools. Finally, participants will leave with actionable ways that they can work start implementing more inclusive practices at their school.

Presenters
avatar for Sivan Tuchman

Sivan Tuchman

Sivan Tuchman is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, where she studies how educators and families experience the implementation of innovative policies and programs in K–12 schools and the systems that support them. Sivan also focuses on quantitative... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Six Educational Imperatives for Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

As schools become increasingly diverse with students, educators must continue to build their knowledge, understanding, and practices to meet the needs of their students. Milner discusses pressing educational imperatives that will be essential for educators committed to maximizing students’ opportunities to learn. In particular, educational equity is used as a frame to anchor insights about practices that can be transformative for students.  Indeed, teachers tend to have good intentions and work overtime to meet the needs of their students. However, due to pressures and critiques inside and outside of education, we must support teachers/educators in building stronger practices that penetrate micro- and macro-level systems and politics that have a real bearing on student success.

Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Richard Milner

Richard Milner

H. Richard Milner IV is Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. He has secondary appointments in Peabody’s Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations and the Department... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

STEM Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Robots, 3D Printers, and Chemicals? Oh my! .... Join us in the #ARSTEMolution STEM Playground for to experience exhibits that will inform and excite you about teaching STEM in a hands-on engaging way.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Owen

Anthony Owen

Arkansas Department of Education
Anthony Owen serves as Arkansas’s Director of Computer Science, a position housed within the Arkansas Department of Education. Owen began his career in education as a math and science teacher in 2006. From 2011 until July 2015, he served as ADE’s K-12 Mathematics and CS Speci... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

AASCD: Visionary Curriculum Leadership - Impacting AR Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Challenging the status quo, a diverse panel of visionary curriculum leaders share a challenge they have addressed within diverse education contexts. As participants in the Curriculum L2L leadership initiative, this network of energized education leaders offer learnings from their year in the Curriculum L2L program and how they have shared their passions to impact learning throughout our state. Prepare to be inspired by these outstanding educators including state, district, and school level leaders.

Presenters
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Karen Endel

Principal, Van Buren School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Salon A Embassy Suites

2:20pm

School Leadership for Continuous Improvement:  A Fundamental Shift in the Professional Culture of the School
Limited Capacity seats available

A central leadership approach to implement collaborative cycles of inquiry which depend on teacher leadership, a school-wide commitment to adult learning, and school leaders who learn how to change school culture on a high level. The results led a Carnegie Spotlight Award for Quality in Continuous Improvement in 2018.

Presenters
avatar for Steven Tozer

Steven Tozer

Steve Tozer is Professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago and founding coordinator of the UIC EdD Program in Urban Education Leadership, which is the first university-based program to be awarded Exemplary Status by the George W. Bush Institute Alliance... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

CTE Concurrent Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools across Arkansas are working with post-secondary partners to offer concurrent or dual enrollment credit opportunities for students. After aligning curriculum and cross-walking content standards comes the daunting task of deciding which course number to use for high school scheduling. Join Lesia Edwards as she outlines the efforts by the Department of Career Education to simplify CTE concurrent credit course coding and reporting.

Presenters
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Lesia Edwards

Office of Skills Development Program Manager, Arkansas Department of Career Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Master Plan Partnership Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation on the proposed Master Plan and Partnership rule changes.

Presenters
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Darrell Tessman

Assistant Director, Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation
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Murray Britton

Senior Area Planning Manager, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

2:20pm

School-Based Mental Health Services in Arkansas
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is for school personnel, counselors, and administrators to get a better understanding of school-based mental health services (SBMH). Participants will discuss the state of service delivery in Arkansas as well as how each school can enhance their current programs. The newly funded Arkansas AWARE program will also outline how schools can tap into necessary resources on mental health and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). This session directly impacts the discussion of the Whole Child. Discussion activities include team building, talk around assessing their schools needs, and developing an action plan to move their SBMH program forward.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Kindall

Elizabeth Kindall

Arkansas AWARE State Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education
Betsy Kindall has served her years in education addressing the needs of at-risk youth. As a teacher, school counselor, behavior specialist, school-based mental heath coordinator, and ALE program advisor, Dr. Kindall has developed programs to create opportunities for children. Dr... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

State and Federal Reporting
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) State and Federal Reporting requirements sourced from Statewide Information System (SIS) data. The presentation is a generalized overview of state reporting efforts and data availability through ADE Data Center data tools (My School Info, Statewide Information Systems Reports, and Ad-Hoc Data Request). Included in the presentation is a brief introduction to federal reporting with emphasis on EDFacts/CSPR data collections from the state as approved through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Target audience is district, school or state personnel involved in the Statewide Information Systems data collection process and/or reporting. Its intent is to show how the data is used in state and federal reporting efforts.

Presenters
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Linda Jenkins

Information Systems Manager, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Student Fields for Cycle Reporting
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover data fields within the eSchoolPLUS software that are reported in the state reporting cycles. This session is for any users who enter data into the eSchoolPLUS system.

Presenters
avatar for Mary Heginger

Mary Heginger

APSCN Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education
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Tiffany Hollomon

APSCN Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education
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Martha Johnson

APSCN Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

2:20pm

Introduction to Creating Games in Unity
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in game development and the Unity game engine? Come join us explore what game development and Unity can look like in the classroom. Topics range from classroom implementations (e.g. VR) to exploring the Unity engine itself.

Presenters
avatar for Zackary Spink

Zackary Spink

Computer Science Specialist


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:20pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom 1/2 Hotel Hot Springs

3:30pm

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Morrilton Intermediate, South Conway County School District
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Morrilton Intermediate is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
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Sarah Stobaugh

Principal, Morrilton Intermediate, South Conway County School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon B Embassy Suites

3:30pm

AASCD: Student Voice: From A Student's Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to change the dynamics of your school? Want to make your school MORE about the students and less about the adults?? Come learn from your peers who have started this journey!

Presenters
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Rosalynda Ellis

Principal, Hermitage School District
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Mistie McGhee

Principal, Hermitage School District


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon A Embassy Suites

3:30pm

AASCD: Transitions and Temperaments
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how transitional moments set the tone and temperament of a classroom. Learn tips to make these moments more efficient and even educational, while increasing time on task and maintaining a healthy emotional environment for students

Presenters
avatar for Shawn Hettinga

Shawn Hettinga

District Supervisor of Curriculum and Technology, Dardanelle School District
Former literacy teacher and school counselor. Current district supervisor of instruction and ATU adjunct instructor of school counseling, teaching, and leadership.
avatar for Vandy Moore

Vandy Moore

Elementary Instructor, Dardanelle School District
I am passionate about joyful instruction, effective routines and structures and finding practical solutions that give new life to those who work with children. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share and learn at this conference!


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 2/3 Hotel Hot Springs

3:30pm

Civic Engagement in an Era of Disengagement and Incivility
Limited Capacity seats available

Civic Engagement in an Era of Disengagement and Incivility" is an opportunity for teachers to explore how they can actively promote civic engagement within their own classrooms and extend that learning into their communities. As part of this session, teachers will investigate the definition of civic engagement and how they can craft questions which compel students to act within their own community. Time will also be given to allow teachers to discuss how they can embed civic engagement within their existing body of curriculum.

Presenters

Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Education’s Moonshot: Doubling Student Achievement with the T3 Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

Despite billions of dollars spent equipping classrooms and schools with the latest digital technology, the impact on student achievement remains frustratingly low. Award-winning educator and pioneering researcher Dr. Sonny Magana will share the T3 Framework for Innovation from his best-selling book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies. The T3 Framework categorizes technology use into three distinct stages: T1) Translational, T2) Transformational, and T3) Transcendent. The sequence of strategies in the T3 Framework empowers modern learners who thrive when given multiple opportunities to creatively transfer their knowledge in order to improve their world. Systemic adoption of the T3 Framework is helping whole learning systems realize the largely untapped potential of educational technologies to generate collective efficacy by catalyzing students’ current and future learning readiness.

Presenters
avatar for Sonny Magana

Sonny Magana

Dr. Sonny Magana is an award-winning teacher, best-selling author, and pioneering educational technology researcher. Painstakingly synthesizing four decades of groundbreaking research into his latest book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, Dr. Magana introduced the T3 Framework... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bank OZK Arena Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Growth Starts with Belief
Limited Capacity seats available

Students and educators alike need to feel like they belong in school, and the culture of belonging starts with belief. Believing that all students, teachers, and leaders can learn and grow should be a foundational value for all schools. But it has to be a value that comes off the dusty page of a mission statement to be seen, heard and felt. Schools that intentionally create a culture that values hard work, learning from mistakes and developing learning strategies from 3-year-olds to 30-year teachers are filled with adults that take the necessary time to know and care for each of their students and each other. Growth mindset builds upon this belief by targeting feedback, planning, and assessment of learning that understands we can all grow regardless of past failures. In this keynote learn, reaffirm or discover the values, systems, and words that lead to cultures of belief and learning through holding a collective growth mindset. 

Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
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Anthony Colannino

For more than 20 years, Anthony has dedicated himself to creating atmospheres where adults and children feel happy, healthy, and successful. This work can be challenging at times but rewarding when schools, districts, and businesses create cultures where learning is the focal point.Anthony... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Incorporating Physical Activity into the School Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about the positive aspect of engaging students with movement during the learning process. Participants will be provided with strategies for movement integration into academic instruction; incorporating movement strategies into transitions within the classroom; as well as the utilization of “brain boosters” as a way to refresh student engagement. This session will introduce resources including the Active Schools Toolkit, Springboard to Active Schools, online resources from PE Central, and GoNoodle.

Presenters
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Lisa Mundy

Coordinated School Health Director, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Moving Toward More Inclusive Practices in Special Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is focused on increasing the amount of time students with disabilities are included in the general education classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their current practices and some potential challenges at their school that may affect inclusion. Case studies of schools across the country will be presented to exemplify some strategies that can be used to increase the inclusion in schools. Finally, participants will leave with actionable ways that they can work start implementing more inclusive practices at their school.

Presenters
avatar for Sivan Tuchman

Sivan Tuchman

Sivan Tuchman is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, where she studies how educators and families experience the implementation of innovative policies and programs in K–12 schools and the systems that support them. Sivan also focuses on quantitative... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 203/204 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

STEM Playground
Limited Capacity seats available

Robots, 3D Printers, and Chemicals? Oh my! .... Join us in the #ARSTEMolution STEM Playground for to experience exhibits that will inform and excite you about teaching STEM in a hands-on engaging way.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Owen

Anthony Owen

Arkansas Department of Education
Anthony Owen serves as Arkansas’s Director of Computer Science, a position housed within the Arkansas Department of Education. Owen began his career in education as a math and science teacher in 2006. From 2011 until July 2015, he served as ADE’s K-12 Mathematics and CS Speci... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall A Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Teaching our Students to be Effective Puzzle-solvers: Practices to Help Foster Effective Thinking (a minds-on approach)
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Here we will explore aspects of a course the speaker created at Southwestern University, affectionately known as the "Seinfeld of the curriculum" because it's about "nothing," but tries to teach students how to think more effectively about everything through practices of the mind honed by thinking through mindful puzzles.  The audience will be invited to try some of these mindful practices on some of these little puzzles to not only see the power of such thinking but also to discover how such practices can be folded into any class on any subject.

Moderators
avatar for Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Special Advisor for Learning Services, Arkansas Department of Education

Presenters
avatar for Edward Burger

Edward Burger

Edward Burger is the President of Southwestern University as well as an educational and business consultant. Most recently he was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, and served as Vice Provost for Strategic Educational Initiatives... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Arkansas TOY 2018: What I Know Now About Education in Arkansas
Limited Capacity seats available

Arkansas Teacher of the Year for 2018, Randi House, has learned so much about educators and thier work with Arkansas students. She will share tips for improving instruction. She will share information about the state and national Teacher of the Year programs. Meet Randi House and learn about her year with ADE.

Presenters
avatar for Randi House

Randi House

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Arkansas Department of Education
Kindergarten Teacher, NBCT, Arkansas Teacher of the Year


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 102/103 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Child Nutrition Reporting Information
Limited Capacity seats available

The Arkansas Department of Education Children Nutrition Unit will provide updates on Direct Certification for meal benefits, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s special provisions including Provision 2 (P2) and Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), and October Eligibiles (Cycle 2 Reporting) and its use.  Additional updates will be discussed..

Presenters
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Susie Ward

Assistant Director Program Administration, Arkansas Department of Education
Direct Certification | Special Provisions for School Feeding - CEP and P2 | Summer Feeding | After School Snack Program | October Eligibles | Food Service Management Companies


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 209 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Cognos Workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn how to create reports using Query Studio. This is a workshop session that will require participants to bring their own laptop and must have a username and password to eSchool.

Presenters
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Joe Rapert

Data Warehouse Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 104/105 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Districts Dive Deep into Data
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview of how one school district utilizes methods of data analysis to improve student achievement. Diving deeper into understanding the process of good data in is equal to good data out.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Daniel

Ashley Daniel

Director of Data Analysis and Accountability, Rogers Public Schools


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 201/202 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

A professional learning opportunity for educators that strive to maintain high levels of achievement, fairness, and opportunity in education for all students. The ADE Equity Assistance Center (EAC) provides technical assistance to improve awareness and expand the equity toolkits of district and school teams. The session will review the available aids, resources, and supports in the areas of anti-bullying, anti-discrimination (Title VI & Title IX), desegregation, school choice, and Section 504 that promote equitable educational opportunities.

Presenters
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Lisa Knoedl

Arkansas Department of Education
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Lasonia Johnson

Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Explore New Features in the Arkansas Student Intervention System (ASIS)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Arkansas Student Intervention System (ASIS) is a free online tool that provides educators with an intervention workspace for all students. ASIS recently received an update, adding many new features to address changes in legislation and to improve the process of creating and monitoring intervention plans. New features include updated and customizable interventions, the ability to create intervention groups, the inclusion of K-2 and ELPA 21 data, customized local assessments, and document uploads. Interventions will be flexible enough to address Intensive Reading Interventions, academic deficiencies/accelerations, behavior goals, and intervention components of the Student Success Plan. Come see how ASIS can help you this school year!

Presenters
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Jeff Killingsworth

Coordinator of Grants & Special Projects, Arkansas Department of Education
Jeff Killingsworth was privileged to be in the classroom for 12 years, teaching a variety of math and science classes from kindergarten through eighth grade, before joining the Arkansas Department of Education. He is currently the coordinator of grants for the Research and Technology... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 207 Hot Springs Convention Center

3:30pm

Facilities Inspections
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome back to the M & O classroom - Pop Quiz and answer discussion on how our inspection reporting by building encompasses the code officials pertaining to the Health Dept, Labor Dept, ADEQ, and the State Fire Marshal.

Presenters
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Kenneth Johnson

Maintenance Senior Project Administrator, Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday June 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

4:30pm

District Team Debrief
School/District teams will have the opportunity to meet in Exhibit Hall B during this time and share what they learned.

Thursday June 20, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center
 
Friday, June 21
 

8:00am

Registration
Friday June 21, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am

9:00am

Cardinal Academy: Secondary Schedules and Interventions, Camden Fairview
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Enrich Lives during the school day with no transportation worries! By modifying the master schedule, this high poverty South Arkansas high school transformed learning for ALL students--GT to at-risk. Learn how this process changed the culture & mindset of students, faculty, and parents by not being afraid to do something different.

Presenters
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Gary Steelman

Principal, Camden Fairview High School


Friday June 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 206 Hot Springs Convention Center

9:00am

PLC Project Schools Cohort One: Rogers High School
Limited Capacity seats available

How can a school move from traditional methods to a culture of collaboration with expectations of high levels of learning for all students? Learn how Rogers High School is transforming their school through implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work process. Leave with ideas for establishing Professional Learning Communities in your school.

Presenters
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Lewis Villines

Principal, Rogers High School


Friday June 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 205 Hot Springs Convention Center

9:00am

The #1 Predictor of Student Success: STUDENTS BEING PRESENT
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Absenteeism is the first indicator that a student will drop out of school. Poor attendance in the first month of school can predict chronic absence for the entire year; absenteeism in middle and high school can predict dropout rates; absenteeism influences not just chances for graduating but also for completing college; BUT when students reduce absences they can make academic gains. In this session you will hear from a school using data to better identify the attendance issues by individual, grade level, race, socio-economic status and several other categories. You will then get some ideas on how you school can change this trend.

Presenters
avatar for Tracie Jones

Tracie Jones

ERZ Director, UA Monticello


Friday June 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon C Embassy Suites

9:00am

The Why Effect: Intentional Systems Drive Inspirational Cultures
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Regina Stephens Owens

Regina Stephens Owens

Regina Owens is an internationally recognized presenter and practitioner who specializes in creating a culture of connectivity and collaboration while utilizing systems thinking. Through innovative solutions and emerging technologies, she coaches and supports teachers and administrators... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Horner Hall Hot Springs Convention Center

9:00am

What's New with AETN and ArkansasIDEAS?
Limited Capacity seats available

Come let us show you our online LMS that includes an extraordinary collection of courses that provide educators with quality online ADE-approved professional development and educational resources. We will highlight all the newest features, including access to training on the newest technologies and reporting capabilities for administrators.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Keener

Jessica Keener

Education Program Coordinator, AETN - ArkansasIDEAS


Friday June 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Meeting Room 1 Hotel Hot Springs

9:00am