AdvancED Indiana Fall Conference 2014

AdvancED® Indiana Fall Conference 2014 September 8-9, 2014 Wyndham Indianapolis West Indianapolis, Indiana 1
AdvancED   Indiana Fall Conference 2014 September 8-9, 2014 Wyndham Indianapolis West Indianapolis, Indiana  1
WELCOME A Message from AdvancED President and CEO, Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D. We are very grateful for your attendance at the 2014 AdvancED Indiana Fall Conference. This year’s conference promises to provide dynamic keynoters, inspiring education leaders and insightful practitioners that will engage in dialogue sure to expand your thinking about this year’s theme—Creating Learner Centric Environments. While educators are embracing the concept of learner-centric, do we really know what it means? Do we know how to create a learner-centric environment? And most importantly, how do we get started with creating a learner-centric environment in our current reality? No one school or school system has all of the answers, but collectively we can begin to learn from each other what it means to customize and personalize educational experiences that ensure readiness and preparedness for the future of all students. During the conference, you will hear from an array of educational professionals and leaders on what they are doing in their institutions to customize student learning. I’m honored to kick off this year’s conference as your keynote speaker providing additional insight into this year’s theme. You also will hear from Kristina Smekens, a highly sought after speaker and author, who works with K-12 teachers sharing practical strategies for teaching writing, reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Her fast-paced, enthusiastic presentations have helped to motivate and encourage teachers. It is no surprise that teachers feel empowered and encouraged after hearing Kristina. Throughout the conference, you’ll find meaningful sessions on topics from school improvement and technology solutions to curriculum and instructional strategies - all in an effort to help you create your own learning experiences that focus on what’s best to prepare students for tomorrow’s world. I am confident that you’ll leave the conference ready to face the challenges ahead with the information, resources, tools and defined strategies you need for Creating Learner Centric Environments. Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D. President/Chief Executive Officer AdvancED 2
WELCOME  A Message from AdvancED President and CEO, Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D. We are very grateful for your attendance at the ...
CREATING LEARNER CENTRIC ENVIRONMENTS Empowering learners to become agents of their own learning cannot be fully realized by tweaking or improving today’s education system. Education systems require a paradigm shift in how to define, foster and measure learner success by engaging students in determining what, how, when and where they learn. The AdvancED Indiana Fall Conference 2014 will examine how learning platforms are transforming into personalized environments where learners both participate in and create their own learning experiences, highlighting a modern system of education focused on what’s best to prepare students for tomorrow’s world. Join us as we discuss:  How to expand the use of high quality data, evidence and information to drive improvement  Anchor efforts in a comprehensive, research-based continuous improvement process  Make the diagnostic review an integral part of efforts to improve learning experiences, instructional delivery and overall educational systems Connect with fellow educators, thought leaders, practitioners and policymakers from all over the state as we transform education systems for a new age of learning! Table of Contents Welcome 2 General Conference Information 3 Schedule at a Glance 4 Conference Planner 4 Keynote Speakers 5 2014 Excellence in Education Winner 5 District Accreditation 2013-2014 6 Sessions by Topic 7 GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION The AdvancED Indiana office is sponsored by Indiana State University. We are proud of our affiliation with ISU, the support we receive from the faculty and staff, and the assistance we get from individual staff members as we strive to help schools promote the school improvement processes. INTERNET ACCESS Wi-Fi is available at no cost in all meeting and lobby spaces. Conference Program Monday 10 PGP CERTIFICATES Tuesday 22 Tuesday Keynote Handout 23 PGP Certificates are located in the back of this conference booklet on page 34. Conference Exhibitors 30 HANDOUTS Conference Presenters 31 State Council 32 Handouts from individual presenters are available on the event web page for 30 days after the conference. Field Consultants 32 SURVEYS Office Staff 32 Certified External Lead Evaluators 33 PGP Certificate 34 Conference Center Floor Plan 35 AdvancED Fall Professional Development 35 Please remember to complete and return the AdvancED survey before you leave the conference. MEALS Breakfast and lunch on Monday and breakfast on Tuesday is provided with your pre-registration in Golden Preconvene. Dinner is on your own. 3
CREATING LEARNER CENTRIC ENVIRONMENTS Empowering learners to become agents of their own learning cannot be fully realized ...
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Monday, September 8th, 2014 7:15-8:00 Registration & Breakfast Golden Ballroom Preconvene 8:00-8:30 Welcome by Ms. Glenda Ritz Golden Ballroom 1-5 8:30-10:10 Recognitions by AdvancED and Keynote Address by Mark Elgart Golden Ballroom 1-5 10:20-11:20 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms 11:30 -12:25 Lunch Golden Ballroom 1-5 12:30-1:30 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms 1:40-2:40 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms 2:50-3:50 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 7:30-8:15 Breakfast Golden Ballroom Preconvene 8:15-9:40 Keynote Address by Kristina Smekens Golden Ballroom 1-5 9:50-10:50 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms 11:00 -12:00 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms CONFERENCE PLANNER Look through the sessions in the Program Book carefully. We do our best to anticipate the audience size for each session and schedule rooms accordingly. We suggest that you complete the planner below to facilitate moving from session to session or locating alternative sessions quickly. Monday—10:20 First Choice: ____________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Second Choice: _________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Monday—12:30 First Choice: ____________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Second Choice: _________________________________________________________ Room _____________________________ Monday—1:40 First Choice: ____________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Second Choice: _________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Monday—2:50 First Choice: ____________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Second Choice: _________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Tuesday—9:50 First Choice: ____________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Second Choice: _________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Tuesday—11:00 First Choice: ____________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Second Choice: _________________________________________________________ 4 Room: _____________________________
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Monday, September 8th, 2014 7 15-8 00  Registration   Breakfast  Golden Ballroom Preconvene  8 00-8 3...
AdvancED® Indiana Fall Conference 2014 September 8-9, 2014 Wyndham Indianapolis West Indianapolis, Indiana 1
AdvancED   Indiana Fall Conference 2014 September 8-9, 2014 Wyndham Indianapolis West Indianapolis, Indiana 1
DISTRICT ACCREDITATION 2013-2014 Carmel Clay Schools Superintendent: Dr. Nicholas D. Wahl Carmel Elementary School Carmel High School Carmel Middle School Cherry Tree Elementary Clay Middle School College Wood Elementary Creekside Middle School Forest Dale Elementary Mohawk Trails Elementary School Orchard Park Elementary Prairie Trace Elementary School Smoky Row Elementary School Towne Meadow Elementary School West Clay Elementary School Woodbrook Elementary School Crown Point Community School Corporation Superintendent: Dr. Teresa A. Eineman Crown Point High School Eisenhower Elementary School Jerry Ross Elementary School John Wheeler Middle School Lake Street Elementary School MacArthur Elementary School Solon Robinson Elementary School Taft Middle School Timothy Ball Elementary School Winfield Elementary School Northwestern School Corporation Superintendent: Mr. Ryan Snoddy Howard Elementary School Northwestern Elementary School Northwestern Middle School Northwestern Senior High School Seymour Community Schools Superintendent: Mr. Robert Hooker Cortland Elementary School Emerson Elementary School Margaret R. Brown Elementary School Redding Elementary Seymour High School Seymour Jackson Elementary School Seymour Middle School South Madison Community School Corporation Superintendent: Mr. Joe Buck East Elementary School Maple Ridge Elementary School Pendleton Elementary School Pendleton Heights High School Pendleton Heights Middle School South Ripley Community School Corporation Superintendent: Mr. Robert D. Moorhead Griffith Public Schools Superintendent: Dr. Peter Morikis Eldon Ready Elementary School Elsie Wadsworth Elementary School Griffith High School Griffith Middle School Peter J. Beiringer Elementary School North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation Superintendent: Dr. Lynn Johnson North Judson-San Pierre Elementary North Judson-San Pierre High School North Judson-San Pierre Middle School 6 South Ripley Elementary School South Ripley High School South Ripley Junior High School Tipton Community School Corporation Superintendent: Mr. Kevin Emsweller Tipton Elementary School Tipton High School Tipton Middle School
DISTRICT ACCREDITATION 2013-2014 Carmel Clay Schools Superintendent  Dr. Nicholas D. Wahl Carmel Elementary School Carmel ...
SESSIONS BY TOPIC AdvancED Monday  Continuous Improvement Through Accreditation: The AdvancED Protocol  What New Administrators and School Improvement Leaders Need to Know 12:30-1:30  Understanding the Standards: Standard 5 - Using Results for Continuous Improvement 1:40-2:40  Be on the Team!: An Orientation to Serving on an AdvancED External Review Team  Understanding the Standards: Standard 3 - Teaching and Assessing for Learning  The AdvancED Student Performance Diagnostic  Lead Evaluator Round Table  Learning from Stakeholder Feedback Using AdvancED Surveys in ASSISTTM  The AdvancED External Review: Gateway to Accreditation for Schools  The AdvancED External Review: Gateway to Accreditation for Systems  Roadmap to Continuous Improvement: The New IEQ  The Accreditation Progress Assessment  AdvancED ASSISTTM: Tool Kit for Continuous Improvement  Understanding the Standards: Standard 2 - Leadership and Governance 10:20-11:20 2:50-3:50 Tuesday 9:50-10:50 11:00-12:00 Change and Continuous Improvement Monday Finding Success with the Toughest AdvancED Indicator: How to Ensure a College and Career Ready Culture in Your School Strategic Planning for School District Improvement: A Long Term Solution for Short Term Gains in Educational Change  12:30-1:30   10:20-11:20 Using Collaboration Time Effectively  Curriculum Mapping to Better Align to New State Standards  Effective Professional Development 7
SESSIONS BY TOPIC AdvancED Monday      Continuous Improvement Through Accreditation  The AdvancED Protocol       What New ...
SESSIONS BY TOPIC Data and Assessments Monday 12:30-1:30  Checking for Understanding 1:40-2:40  Data-Driven Instruction K-12 2:50-3:50  Data-Driven Instruction K-12 Effective Teaching/Rigor/Differentiation Monday 10:20-11:20  Increasing Rigor With Higher Order Thinking 12:30-1:30  Addressing the Assignment Gap  Customize Assignments to Increase Student Achievement  Desserts Before Meals: Rethinking Our "Main Course" for Struggling Students  We've Gotta Reach 'em to Teach 'em: Outrageous and Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards and Assessments! - Part One  If I Only Had More Time to Teach...  The Ultimate Learning Project: "Making a World of Difference"  We've Gotta Reach 'em to Teach 'em: Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! - Part Two  Addressing the Assignment Gap  Customize Assignments to Increase Student Achievement  Accelerating Learning for All Students  Planning and Delivering Exemplary Lessons  We've Gotta Reach 'em to Teach 'em: Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! - Part One  Accelerating Learning for All Students  Partnering Social/Emotional Learning with Classroom Instruction to Develop the Whole Child  We've Gotta Reach 'em to Teach 'em: Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! - Part Two 1:40-2:40 2:50-3:50 Tuesday 9:50-10:50 11:00-12:00 8
SESSIONS BY TOPIC Data and Assessments Monday 12 30-1 30       Checking for Understanding  1 40-2 40       Data-Driven Ins...
Leadership Monday 1:40-2:40  Advancing Schools: Lessons from Exemplary Leaders 2:50-3:50  Leadership Essentials for Continuous School Improvement  Understanding the Standards: Standard 2—Leadership and Governance 9:50-10:50  Planning and Facilitating a Close Reading 11:00-12:00  Meeting the Argumentative Writing Standard  Preparing Text Dependent Questioning and Academic Vocabulary in the Elementary Classroom Using the Indiana Academic Standards 2014 Tuesday 11:00-12:00 Literacy Tuesday Mathematics Monday  Math Workshop: Maximizing Student Learning  IDOE Mathematics Standards and Assessment Update  2:50-3:50 Math Instruction Best Practices - Getting the Most from the Indiana College and Career Ready Math Standards  Math Instruction Best Practices - Getting the Most from the Indiana College and Career Ready Math Standards Tuesday 9:50-10:50 11:00-12:00 Standards Monday 1:40-2:40  Is Standards-Based Grading (SBG) Right for You? Yes! Technology Monday  Let’s Get Digital  Media Production Ins and Outs or Media Production on a Shoestring 12:30-1:30  Let’s Get Digital 1:40-2:40  Rolling Out Chromebooks to 4th Grade 2:50-3:50  Flipping Your Classroom 10:20-11:20 9
Leadership Monday 1 40-2 40       Advancing Schools  Lessons from Exemplary Leaders  2 50-3 50       Leadership Essentials...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 8 t h 7:15-8:00 Registration & Breakfast 8:00-8:30 Welcome by Ms. Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction 8:30-10:10 General Session/Keynote It is Time... We are in the midst of one of the most volatile and uncertain periods in the history of education. However, we are also in the midst of an era that could be the most transformative and innovative in the history of education. This session will explore the frailties of our present as well as the boundless potential in our future. It is time for us to build a modern system of education for the digital generation of children populating our schools today. What can and must we do to ensure the digital generation is prepared for their future? How do we prepare the digital students who will seek a job that probably does not exist today that requires him or her to use technology that has yet to be invented in order to solve problems that have yet to be defined? The time to act is now if we are to ensure every student is ready for his/her future. Presenter: Mark Elgart Room: Golden Ballroom 1-5 10
CONFERENCE PROGRAM M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 8 t h 7 15-8 00 Registration   Breakfast 8 00-8 30 Welcome by Ms. Glenda...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 8 t h 10:20-11:20 Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic Continuous Improvement Through Accreditation: The AdvancED Protocol Jerry Morgan International Boardroom All AdvancED Finding Success with the Toughest AdvancED Indicator: How to Ensure a College and Career Ready Culture in Your School Jennifer Bay Golden Ballroom 6 High School Change and Continuous Improvement Increasing Rigor with Higher Order Thinking Toni Enloe Fortune Square C All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation Invitation Only Session Dr. Mark Elgart Directors Row 2 Invitation Only Helping Struggling Schools Let’s Get Digital Kim Hendrick Fortune Square B Middle & High School Technology Media Production Ins and Outs or Media Production on a Shoestring Christine Jeftich Golden Ballroom 7 Middle School Technology Fortune Square A Districts Change and Continuous Improvement Strategic Planning for School District Philip Stevenson Improvement: A Long Term Solution for Short Term Gains in Educational Change Using Collaboration Time Effectively Dr. Lynn Simmers Fortune Square D All Change and Continuous Improvement What New Administrators and School Improvement Leaders Need to Know Angie Koppang All AdvancED 10:20-11:20 Continuous Improvement Through Accreditation: The AdvancED Protocol The AdvancED Accreditation Protocol for schools, school systems and other educational institutions provides a practical path to continuous improvement. This session introduces you to the accreditation process, from reviewing the AdvancED Standards for Quality and examining required components for a meaningful Internal Review, to managing expectations for your External Review. This session also focuses on ways the Protocol and AdvancED ASSISTTM integrate continuous improvement into your institution's culture. Presenter: Jerry Morgan Institution: AdvancED Indiana Directors Row 3 Finding Success with the Toughest AdvancED Indicator*: How to Ensure a College and Career Ready Culture in Your School Personalization strategies, rich digital curricula, and Advisory Programs can provide significant momentum toward all students achieving a challenging, engaging, and relevant education. Make time to attend this session to learn how our large high school community “ensures that each student is well known by at least one adult advocate in the school who supports that student’s educational experience.” (*AdvancED indicator 3.9) We will illustrate the journey to our current Advisory Program, discuss challenges, share successes, and describe how we see our program/ strategies growing forward. Come with curiosity and leave with practical ideas for developing adult advocates throughout a student-centered high school. Presenters: Jennifer Bay, Barbara Csicsko, Carrie Veit Institution: Homestead High School 11
CONFERENCE PROGRAM M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 8 t h 10 20-11 20 Choose one of the following sessions  Title  Presenter...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 10:20-11:20 (cont’d) Increasing Rigor with Higher Order Thinking The new generation of standards has significant requirements for increasing the amount of Higher Order Thinking and the depth of knowledge that students must obtain with content. Learn how to provide opportunities for students to think logically and go beyond acquisition of knowledge and skills in each lesson. Explore strategies for consistently incorporating higher order questions, expectations, instruction and activities across lessons. Strategic Planning for School District Improvement: A Long Term Solution for Short Term Gains in Educational Change How does a school district plan for solutions to the Required Actions from the External Review Report and sustain improvement efforts throughout the five year cycle? Presenter: Toni Enloe Institution: Independent Consultant Using Collaboration Time Effectively More and more schools recognize the importance of providing time for teachers to collaborate formally during the school day. The presenter will share ideas on how to maximize the use of this precious time so that improved teaching and learning are the results. Let’s Get Digital Let's get digital! Come exercise your brain and skills with digital content. We will explore open educational resources (OER's) and find digital content that will help you redefine your face-toface, blended, or virtual classroom. Curation of this content will also be explored. Please bring a device as you will have hands-on practice and will participate using a backchannel. You will receive a link to a Symbaloo webmix that has all the resources curated so you can use the resources immediately. We will explore many free resources that will help you build digital content for the classroom. Note: This session will be repeated at 12:30. Presenters: Kim Hendrick, Ronda Eshleman Institution: Indiana Online Academy Media Production INS & OUTS or Media Production on a Shoestring Want to create a media production class to generate daily announcements? How we began and are flourishing. From start to finish what are your needs --Equipment? Software? Space? Time? Curriculum? Grading? Schedule Students? Dollars? Crazy Fun? Presenter: Christine Jeftich Institution: Wilbur Wright Middle School 12 Presenters: Philip Stevenson, Mark Campbell, Dr. Vicki DeMao, Mikel McCoy, Kelly VanWinkle Institution: Centerville-Abington Community Schools Presenter: Dr. Lynn Simmers Institution: AdvancED Indiana What New Administrators and School Improvement Leaders Need to Know Whether you are new to a school that uses the AdvancED process or need a refresher on what school leaders need to know about continuous improvement and what it should look like in their buildings, this session is geared to provide guidance to school improvement teams and answer questions from school leaders about how to tackle a quality improvement process. Presenter: Angie Koppang Institution: AdvancED
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 10 20-11 20  cont   d  Increasing Rigor with Higher Order Thinking The new generation of standards has ...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 8 t h 12:30-1:30 Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic Addressing the Assignment Gap Toni Enloe Fortune Square C All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation Checking for Understanding Leslie Ballard Directors Row 3 All Data and Assessments Curriculum Mapping to Better Align to New State Standards Kenon Gray Fortune Square A Middle & High School Change and Continuous Improvement Customize Assignments to Increase Student Achievement Debbie Willingham Golden Ballroom 7 All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation Desserts Before Meals: Rethinking Our "Main Dr. Ryan Donlan Course" for Struggling Students Golden Ballroom 6 All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation Effective Professional Development Dr. Vicki DeMao Directors Row 2 All Change and Continuous Improvement Let’s Get Digital Kim Hendrick Fortune Square B Middle & High School Technology Understanding the Standards: Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement Phil Metcalf International Boardroom All AdvancED All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation We've Gotta Reach 'em to Teach 'em: Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Fortune Square D Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! Part One 12:30-1:30 Addressing the Assignment Gap Recent research revealed a stunning revelation about assignments that teachers give to students. There is a devastating gap between grade level expectations for content, literacy, and thinking and actual classroom assignments. Students can do no better than the assignments they are given! Learn the causes of the assignment gap problem, and learn the strategies and practices for developing rigorous and challenging assignments that will eliminate these destructive assignment gaps in your school. Checking for Understanding Doug Fisher’s work in using simple formative assessments for making sure your students understand the material as you are teaching it will be the basis for this session, which will highlight a dozen techniques that can be used in any content area. Presenter: Leslie Ballard Institution: AdvancED Indiana Note: This session will be repeated at 2:50 Presenter: Toni Enloe Institution: Independent Consultant 13
CONFERENCE PROGRAM M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 8 t h 12 30-1 30 Choose one of the following sessions  Title  Presenter ...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 12:30-1:30 (cont’d) Curriculum Mapping to Better Align to New State Standards New Castle High School has successfully used electronic curriculum mapping to ensure alignment to Indiana academic standards for 3-1/2 years. While the state works to finalize what their new academic standards will encompass, their teachers have been able to stay current by using an Internetbased system that is linked directly to their latest version. They have been using the “Atlas” mapping program, but there are various other options a school can choose to use. They have discovered once working through an initial learning curve including quality PD, the first year involves set-up, writing, sharing, and ongoing monitoring of one’s maps. These can be developed either individually or collaboratively as a department or team, but once it is set up, ongoing tweaking is the key to a viable curriculum that can be readily modified thereafter. Since implementing mapping along with an emphasis on problem solving and a three year 1:1 plan, NCHS has gone from having a graduation rate of 68% to over 90% within five years. Desserts Before Meals: Rethinking Our "Main Course" for Struggling Students Despite decades of research on “best practice” in K-12 classrooms and a renewed focus on instructional leadership for our nation’s schools, achievement gaps still continue for our children. Dr. Ryan Donlan from the Department of Educational Leadership at Indiana State University proposes that while educators are working at peak performance, they may not be taking the most direct approach in effectively unlocking the potential within students. Longstanding strategies for teaching to promote better learning are “missing” the very students who struggle in school. An approach more mindful of diversity is needed. Dr. Donlan will share practical information, gleaned in part from 40 years of clinical psychology, that will invite us to focus more surgically on the needs of learners, while teaching the content they most assuredly need to succeed. The goal will be to examine a new way to foster continuous improvement and a learner centric environment in classrooms where everyone, and every learning style, is “OK.” Presenters: Kenon Gray, Pam Brown, Lauren Wagner Institution: New Castle High School Presenter: Dr. Ryan Donlan Institution: Indiana State University Customize Assignments to Increase Student Achievement The need to differentiate instruction based on each student’s learning needs is no longer a question. However, the practicality to do so is a very real concern for teachers. There are specific practices for customizing lesson assignments based on targeted challenge points identified in what students are expected to do. Differentiated assignments provide a high degree of rigor for every student. Learn the procedures and strategies for providing challenging, grade-level appropriate, differentiated assignments. Effective Professional Development Professional Development is more necessary today than ever yet it is seen as less of a priority. Because time and money for professional learning is limited, we must be much more intentional about what we provide, how and when. This session will help participants design, implement and evaluate their professional development activities. Note: This session is repeated at 2:50 Presenter: Debbie Willingham Institution: Independent Consultant 14 Presenter: Dr. Vicki DeMao Institution: AdvancED Indiana
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 12 30-1 30  cont   d  Curriculum Mapping to Better Align to New State Standards New Castle High School ...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 12:30-1:30 (cont’d) Let’s Get Digital Let's get digital! Come exercise your brain and skills with digital content. We will explore open educational resources (OER's) and find digital content that will help you redefine your face-toface, blended, or virtual classroom. Curation of this content will also be explored. Please bring a device as you will have hands-on practice and will participate using a backchannel. You will receive a link to a Symbaloo webmix that has all the resources curated so you can use the resources immediately. We will explore many free resources that will help you build digital content for the classroom. Note: This is a repeat of the 10:20 session. Presenters: Kim Hendrick, Ronda Eshleman Institution: Indiana Online Academy Understanding the Standards: Standard 5 - Using Results for Continuous Improvement In order to self-assess a school's level of achievement in this standard, school personnel need to understand exactly what each indicator means. Based on the data from the last two years, Standard 5 is proving problematic for schools. This session will involve looking at each of the indicators in this standard, reviewing the components of what a comprehensive assessment system should look like and how results should be used and shared Presenter: Phil Metcalf Institution: AdvancED Indiana demographics? How can we reach and teach every student and maximize our own proficiency scores on the new teacher evaluation document? How can we strategically align instruction to any standard and assessment within the context of a classroom of students with mounting behavior, social, emotional and cognitive challenges? This wild and highly interactive workshop models a tool-box approach that will powerfully showcase evidence-based strategies that will maximize achievement on formative & summative assessment. This session provides an immediately applicable step-by-step implementation. Educators will exit with a methodology that will allow them to align their instruction to any standard within the context of high student engagement, RTI, DI, and project/ problem-based learning. Join us in this handclappin’, knee-slappin’ and belly-laughin’ session that will ignite and invigorate! Dare to attend! NOTE: This presentation is a two-part presentation. It will be repeated on Tuesday. Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Kathleen Walsh, M.A. Authors: We’ve Gotta REACH EM’ to TEACH EM’ We've Gotta Reach 'em to Teach 'em: Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! - Part One MTV... Reality TV... Instagram... Facebook are some of the provocative stimuli that sets the bar for gaining access into the hearts & minds of our students. We are competing every day for their attention and many times find ourselves losing the battle. How do we win the battle for preparing them for College & Career Readiness? We must conceptualize our learning environments differently! How can we create an exemplary, highly-engaging learning environment that maximizes learning potentiality for every student across all 15
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 12 30-1 30  cont   d  Let   s Get Digital Let s get digital  Come exercise your brain and skills with d...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 8 t h 1:40-2:40 Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic Advancing Schools: Lessons from Exemplary Leaders Max Thompson Directors Row 2 All Leadership Be on the Team!: An Orientation to Serving Jerry Morgan Fortune Square C All AdvancED Data-Driven Instruction K-12 Megan Curtis Fortune Square B All Data and Assessments If I Only Had More Time to Teach… Jen Tafflinger Fortune Square A All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Is Standards-Based Grading (SBG) Right for You? Yes! Reneé Howell Golden Ballroom 6 Middle & High School Standards Rolling Out Chromebooks to 4th Grade Therese Dristas Golden Ballroom 7 Elementary Technology The Ultimate Learning Project: "Making a World of Difference" Michael Baer Directors Row 3 All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation Understanding the Standards: Standard 3 Teaching and Assessing for Learning Leslie Ballard International Boardroom All AdvancED We've Gotta Reach 'em to Teach 'em: Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! Part Two Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Fortune Square D All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation 1:40-2:40 Advancing Schools: Lessons from Exemplary Leaders A longitudinal evaluation project identified specific practices that leaders in exemplary schools engaged in to cause those schools to increase achievement by over 35 points over a three year period. The project found specific practices that directly attributed to the success of the former struggling schools. This session identifies the distinct exemplary leadership practices that every leader can start immediately and provides strategies for implementing each one effectively. It will also provide the exemplary schools’ process for professional development for implementing these practices successfully in their schools Presenter: Max Thompson Institution: Educational Leadership Consultant 16 Be on the Team!: An Orientation to Serving on an AdvancED External Review Team Ask anyone who has served on an AdvancED External Review Team: invariably they will tell you it's a powerful professional development experience. In this session we will discuss the expectations of serving on an External Review Team. We will also discuss the benefits of being on a team, and how to sign up with the AdvancED office. Presenter: Jerry Morgan Institution: AdvancED Indiana
CONFERENCE PROGRAM M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 8 t h 1 40-2 40 Choose one of the following sessions  Title  Presenter  ...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 1:40-2:40 (cont’d) Data-Driven Instruction K-12 You have the data…now what? Encourage student ownership of their learning through data notebooks. Transform student learning through the creation of data walls and collaboration. Empower students to spotlight their own learning through student-led conferences. Note: This session will be repeated at 2:50. Presenters: Megan Curtis, Kristine Heinbaugh, Dr. Lynn Simmers Institution: DeKalb Central Schools If I Only Had More Time to Teach… Research has shown that educators lose an average of 5-9 hours of teaching time each week on lower level discipline issues. Imagine how much more instruction could take place if those hours were returned to the classroom teacher! Join this session to learn tried and true techniques that will eliminate behavioral warnings and multiple requests which take away from valuable teaching time. By reducing 80% of these time-stealing behaviors in the classroom, teachers will have time to focus on increasing academics. In the process, students will be given the calm, quiet, high performing environment in which they can excel! Learn these strategies today and start implementing them tomorrow! Presenter: Jen Tafflinger Institution: Time to Teach Is Standards-Based Grading (SBG) Right for You? Yes! As teachers, we are constantly assessing our students to see what they have learned, but do our grades accurately portray student learning? Standards-Based Grading (don't let the word "standards" scare you) truthfully measures student learning while increasing student responsibility and leadership through the process of reassessment. This allows students who have not yet grasped the concept to practice until they master it, creating motivated lifelong learners. Rolling Out Chromebooks to 4th Grade When The School Town of Munster wrote a grant that included Chromebooks, they had specific learning outcomes in mind. In this session, they will share the steps they have taken to extend a 1:1 learning environment in all 4th grade classes and how this will involve a move towards self-directed learning for both students and teachers as they acquire the new skills necessary to move their traditional classroom into the digital age. Presenters: Therese Dristas, Kurt Popovich, Phyllis Gilworth Institution: School Town of Munster The ULTIMATE Learning Project: "Making a World of Difference" “Lots and lots of dots, in blue water” a seven year old described the drowning victims to her mother. When consecutive hurricanes struck Haiti in 2009, a small village school lost over thirty school children, and the subsequent contamination of local wells produced a serious shortage of drinking water. In hearing of the account, Michael Baer’s high school science students suggested: since we do all sorts of science labs, why can’t we learn the same information by developing a way to help them have clean water? Thus began “dots in blue water”—a project to develop and test sustainable units to purify drinking water. This session will present the award-winning project and offer strategies on how you and your school might generate authentic learning opportunities capable of “Making a World of Difference”. Presenter: Michael Baer Institution: South Adams High School Presenters: Reneé Howell, Kim Britton Institution: Fountain Central Junior/Senior High School 17
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 1 40-2 40  cont   d  Data-Driven Instruction K-12 You have the data   now what  Encourage student owner...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 1:40-2:40 (cont’d) Understanding the Standards: Standard 3 - Teaching and Assessing for Learning In order to self-assess a school's level of achievement in this standard, school personnel need to understand exactly what each indicator means. Standard 3 sets high expectations for effective instructional practice, and based on the data from the first year's implementation of the new standards, many of the indicators in this standard are proving to be a challenge for schools. This session will review each of the indicators, especially those that have been problematic. Presenter: Leslie Ballard Institution: AdvancED Indiana We've Gotta Reach 'em to Teach 'em: Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! - Part Two See description for 12:30 session. This is the second half of a two-part presentation. Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Kathleen Walsh, M.A. Authors: We’ve Gotta REACH EM’ to TEACH EM’ 18
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 1 40-2 40  cont   d  Understanding the Standards  Standard 3 - Teaching and Assessing for Learning In o...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 8 t h 2:50-3:50 Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic Addressing the Assignment Gap Toni Enloe Fortune Square D All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation The AdvancED Student Performance Diagnostic Phil Metcalf International Boardroom All AdvancED Customize Assignments to Increase Student Achievement Debbie Willingham Golden Ballroom 7 All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation Data-Driven Instruction K-12 Megan Curtis Fortune Square B All Data and Assessments Flipping Your Classroom Sabrina Wickens Golden Ballroom 6 All Technology Lead Evaluator Round Table Leslie Ballard Directors Row 3 Trained Lead Evaluators AdvancED Leadership Essentials for Continuous School Improvement Dr. Bradley Balch Directors Row 2 All Leadership Learning from Stakeholder Feedback Using AdvancED Surveys in ASSIST™ Angie Koppang Fortune Square C All AdvancED Math Workshop: Maximizing Student Learning Kristine Heinbaugh Fortune Square A Elementary Mathematics 2:50-3:50 Addressing the Assignment Gap Recent research revealed a stunning revelation about assignments that teachers give to students. There is a devastating gap between grade level expectations for content, literacy, and thinking and actual classroom assignments. Students can do no better than the assignments they are given. Learn the causes of the assignment gap problem, and learn the strategies and practices for developing rigorous and challenging assignments that will eliminate these destructive assignment gaps in your school. Note: This is a repeat of the 12:30 session. Presenter: Toni Enloe Institutions: Independent Consultant The AdvancED Student Performance Diagnostic The AdvancED Student Performance Diagnostic is a flexible and powerful process that allows institutions to demonstrate quality improvement in student learning. By sharing the results of multiple assessments over time, the Diagnostic provides a comprehensive picture of student performance and examines results through the lenses of performance, improvement and even growth. You will learn how to collect, analyze and report student performance data for continuous improvement and accreditation using the Evaluative Criteria for Student Performance. Presenter: Phil Metcalf Institution: AdvancED Indiana 19
CONFERENCE PROGRAM M o n d a y, S e p t e m b e r 8 t h 2 50-3 50 Choose one of the following sessions  Title  Presenter  ...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2:50-3:50 (cont’d) Customize Assignments to Increase Student Achievement The need to differentiate instruction based on each student’s learning needs is no longer a question. However, the practicality to do so is a very real concern for teachers. There are specific practices for customizing lesson assignments based on targeted challenge points identified in what students are expected to do. Differentiated assignments provide a high degree of rigor for every student. Learn the procedures and strategies for providing challenging, grade-level appropriate, differentiated assignments. Note: This is a repeat of the 12:30 session. Presenter: Debbie Willingham Institution: Independent Consultant Data-Driven Instruction K-12 You have the data… now what? Encourage student ownership of their learning through data notebooks. Transform student learning through the creation of data walls and collaboration. Empower students to spotlight their own learning through student-led conferences. Note: This is a repeat of the 1:40 session. Presenter: Megan Curtis Institution: DeKalb Central Schools Flipping Your Classroom Have you ever had a student say to you, “I just couldn’t remember how to do the homework when I got home?” Or maybe you have had a student say, “Nobody at home knows how to do this kind of math.” Some of you might have students who are very slow to write or process notes. What do you do when a student misses class frequently? They keep missing the lessons. What do you do with a student who doesn’t speak English? All of these situations can be resolved through a “flipped classroom.” After attending a workshop in Chicago with 20 Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the presenter has implemented a flipped classroom for all of her 7th grade math classes. She will share the basic steps to implementing a flipped classroom and answer questions regarding a flipped classroom. Flipping a classroom is suitable for all disciplines and most grade levels. Presenter: Sabrina Wickens Institution: Bremen Elementary-Middle School Lead Evaluator Round Table AdvancED personnel will be on hand to provide important updates for those leading the External Review teams as well as lessons learned from the first year of implementation. Lead Evaluators will also be asked to share their tips and tricks with colleagues. This session is designed for Certified Lead Evaluators only. Anyone interested in participating in an External Review visit should attend the “Be On the Team” session at 1:40. Presenters: Leslie Ballard, Dr. Jennifer Horvath Institution: AdvancED Indiana Leadership Essentials for Continuous School Improvement Quality school leadership is critical to organizational growth. How do administrators build and support a culture of innovation, collaboration, shared leadership and relevant professional growth all focused on student success? Additionally, what specific examples of evidence can administrators identify in their buildings to continuously assess improvement? Join the discussion of what it takes to be a Learning Leader with two veteran administrators who serve as AdvancED External Review Team Lead Evaluators. A PowerPoint of the presentation will be available to participants. Presenters: Dr. Bradley V. Balch, Dr. Bobbi Jo Monahan Institution: Indiana State University
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2 50-3 50  cont   d  Customize Assignments to Increase Student Achievement The need to differentiate in...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2:50-3:50 (cont’d) Learning from Stakeholder Feedback Using AdvancED Surveys in ASSIST™ Collecting, analyzing and applying stakeholder perception data is essential for continuous improvement. This session offers ideas and strategies to administer surveys and implement feedback from parents, students and staff. You will examine how the ASSIST Stakeholder Feedback Diagnostic supports data analysis that informs the Internal Review and continuous improvement efforts and serves as a component of the accreditation evaluation process. Come learn how to use the Goal Builder, create a School Improvement Plan and discuss how to maximize returns and increase your understanding of the Evaluative Criteria for Stakeholder Feedback. Presenter: Angie Koppang Institution: AdvancED Math Workshop: Maximizing Student Learning Maximize student learning using a math framework that emphasizes consistent practices in a 60-minute block by incorporating mini-lessons, small groups, technology, vocabulary and problem solving. Create engagement in learning through student interaction, higher level thinking, real-world applications, written expression and opportunities to practice math skills in multiple ways. Presenter: Kristine Heinbaugh Institution: DeKalb Central Schools 21
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2 50-3 50  cont   d  Learning from Stakeholder Feedback Using AdvancED Surveys in ASSIST    Collecting,...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM Tu e s d a y, S e p t e m b e r 9 t h 7:30-8:15 Breakfast 8:15-9:40 General Session/Keynote Making Rigor a Reality Within the last couple of years, educators have been challenged to embrace new standards, new expectations, even new terminology. And with all this “new” coming at us, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and confused. Within her keynote address, Kristina Smekens will help you get your arms around key facets of literacy instruction and provide tangible strategies to successfully raise the rigor in the classroom. Note: See handout on pages 23-24 Presenter: Kristina Smekens Room: Golden Ballroom 1-5 22
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CONFERENCE PROGRAM Tu e s d a y, S e p t e m b e r 9 t h 9:50-10:50 Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic Accelerating Learning for All Students Debbie Cargill Fortune Square A All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation The AdvancED External Review: Gateway to Accreditation for Schools Leslie Ballard International Boardroom All AdvancED The AdvancED External Review: Gateway to Accreditation for Systems Dr. Jennifer Horvath Directors Row 3 All AdvancED IDOE Mathematics Standards and Assessment Jim Mirabelli Update Fortune Square B All Mathematics Math Instruction Best Practices - Getting the Most from the Indiana College and Career Ready Math Standards Bill Reed Directors Row 2 Middle & High School Mathematics Planning and Delivering Exemplary Lessons Carol Gardner Golden Ballroom 7 All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation Planning and Facilitating a Close Reading Kristina Smekens Fortune Square C All Literacy Roadmap to Continuous Improvement: The New IEQ Angie Koppang Golden Ballroom 6 All AdvancED We've Gotta Reach 'em to Team 'em: Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! Part One Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Fortune Square D All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation 9:50-10:50 Accelerating Learning for All Students Schools that address the root causes of academic failure are closing the achievement gap faster and with more long term results. This session identifies the specific reasons why students struggle and provides a model for connecting previewing, scaffolding, differentiation, vocabulary instruction, and review to accelerate students who are below grade level. In order to catch your struggling students up, learn to focus on making them successful with their grade level peers. Note: This session will be repeated at 11:00. Presenter: Debbie Cargill Institution: Learning-Focused The AdvancED External Review: Gateway to Accreditation for Schools The AdvancED External Review is an important component of your institution's ongoing continuous improvement efforts, offering valuable feedback on your Internal Review processes and results. The External Review is not only a milestone in continuous improvement efforts, but also acts as a stepping stone on the path to higher performance. In this session you will review External Review requirements and learn how the process aligns with your Internal Review to provide a powerful continuous improvement model. Presenter: Leslie Ballard Institution: AdvancED Indiana 25
CONFERENCE PROGRAM Tu e s d a y, S e p t e m b e r 9 t h 9 50-10 50 Choose one of the following sessions  Title  Presenter...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 9:50-10:50 (cont’d) The AdvancED External Review: Gateway to Accreditation for Systems The AdvancED External Review is an important component of your institution's ongoing continuous improvement efforts, offering valuable feedback on your Internal Review processes and results. The External Review is not only a milestone in continuous improvement efforts, but also acts as a stepping stone on the path to higher performance. In this session you will review External Review requirements and learn how the process aligns with your Internal Review to provide a powerful continuous improvement model. Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Horvath Institution: AdvancED Indiana IDOE Mathematics Standards and Assessment Update This session will provide an update on Indiana's Math Standards and Assessments. Presenters: Jim Mirabelli, Ben Kemp Institution: Indiana Department of Education Math Instruction Best Practices - Getting the Most from the Indiana College and Career Ready Math Standards This session will focus on the “Best Practices” for math instruction. The ideas and techniques presented will help teachers and schools get students and parents involved in the math the students are learning. How these best practices fit into the Indiana College and Career Ready Math Standards will be integrated throughout the presentation. Note: This session will be repeated at 11:00. Presenter: Bill Reed Institution: Indiana Department of Education Planning and Delivering Exemplary Lessons Typical lessons are planned the day before the lesson and focus on what students will learn or do. Research findings from the country’s top schools provide specific practices that highly effective teachers do for lesson planning. Learn how exemplary teachers plan lessons that focus on how their students learn using a collaborative process. These teachers purposefully connect strategies that maximize the learning potential of each student. Learn how to replicate their processes in your school Presenter: Carol Gardner Institution: Education Consultant Planning and Facilitating a Close Reading This session is appropriate for all K-12 ELA & Content-Area teachers. This fast-paced hour will outline six explicit steps for effectively executing a close reading. It will include a kid-friendly explanation of close reading, examples of text-dependent questions, and how to motivate students to want to reread. Presenter: Kristina Smekens Institution: Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. Roadmap to Continuous Improvement: The New IEQ Your External Review is complete and you've been given your Index of Education Quality (IEQ) score. But what, exactly, does that mean, and where do you go from here? This session explains the IEQ why we use it, how it is derived and its usefulness pinpointing institutional strengths and challenges. You will also learn about the next step after receiving your score - the Accreditation Progress Report (APR). Your IEQ, coupled with the APR, outline the steps to complete your Required Actions and create the roadmap for continuous improvement planning. Presenter: Angie Koppang Institution: AdvancED 26
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 9 50-10 50  cont   d  The AdvancED External Review  Gateway to Accreditation for Systems The AdvancED E...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 9:50-10:50 (cont’d) We've Gotta Reach 'em to Teach 'em: Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! - Part One MTV... Reality TV... Instagram... Facebook are some of the provocative stimuli that sets the bar for gaining access into the hearts & minds of our students. We are competing every day for their attention and many times find ourselves losing the battle. How do we win the battle for preparing them for College & Career Readiness? We must conceptualize our learning environments differently! How can we create an exemplary, highly-engaging learning environment that maximizes learning potentiality for every student across all demographics? How can we reach and teach every student and maximize our own proficiency scores on the new teacher evaluation document? How can we strategically align instruction to any standard and assessment within the context of a classroom of students with mounting behavior, social, emotional and cognitive challenges? This wild and highly interactive workshop models a tool-box approach that will powerfully showcase evidence-based strategies that will maximize achievement on formative & summative assessment. This session provides an immediately applicable step-by-step implementation. Educators will exit with a methodology that will allow them to align their instruction to any standard within the context of high student engagement, RTI, DI, and project/problem-based learning. Join us in this hand-clappin’, kneeslappin’ and belly-laughin’ session that will ignite and invigorate! Dare to attend! NOTE: This presentation is a two-part presentation and is a repeat of Monday’s session. Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Kathleen Walsh, M.A. Authors: We’ve Gotta REACH EM’ to TEACH EM’ 27
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 9 50-10 50  cont   d  We ve Gotta Reach  em to Teach  em  Outrageous   Contagious Strategies to Move St...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM Tu e s d a y, S e p t e m b e r 9 t h 11:00-12:00 Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic Accelerating Learning for All Students Debbie Cargill Fortune Square A All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation The Accreditation Progress Assessment Angie Koppang Golden Ballroom 6 All AdvancED AdvancED ASSIST™: Tool Kit for Continuous Improvement Leslie Ballard International Boardroom All AdvancED Math Instruction Best Practices - Getting the Most from the Indiana College and Career Ready Math Standards - REPEAT Bill Reed Directors Row 2 Middle & High School Mathematics Meeting the Argumentative Writing Standard Kristina Smekens Fortune Square C All Literacy Partnering Social/Emotional Learning with Classroom Instruction to Develop the Whole Child Maggie Figge Golden Ballroom 7 Middle & High School Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation Preparing Text Dependent Questioning and John Wolf Academic Vocabulary in the Elementary Classroom Using the Indiana Academic Standards 2014 Fortune Square B Elementary Literacy Understanding the Standards: Standard 2 Leadership and Governance Dr. Lynn Simmers Directors Row 3 All AdvancED Leadership We've Gotta Reach ’em to Teach 'em: Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! Part Two Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Fortune Square D All Effective Teaching/Rigor/ Differentiation 11:00 – 12:00 Accelerating Learning for All Students Schools that address the root causes of academic failure are closing the achievement gap faster and with more long term results. This session identifies the specific reasons why students struggle and provides a model for connecting previewing, scaffolding, differentiation, vocabulary instruction, and review to accelerate students who are below grade level. In order to catch your struggling students up, learn to focus on making them successful with their grade level peers. Note: This is a repeat of the 9:50 session. Presenter: Debbie Cargill Institution: Learning-Focused 28 The Accreditation Progress Assessment This session will provide participants with information about the Accreditation Progress Assessment, which is the part of the process following the External Review. The presenter will discuss the components of the APA and demonstrate how to use the planning and APA tools in ASSIST necessary to complete this work. Presenter: Angie Koppang Institution: AdvancED
CONFERENCE PROGRAM Tu e s d a y, S e p t e m b e r 9 t h 11 00-12 00 Choose one of the following sessions  Title  Presente...
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 11:00 – 12:00 (cont’d) AdvancED ASSIST™: Tool Kit for Continuous Improvement Everyone in your institution should be involved in the accreditation and continuous improvement process, but only a select few get hands-on experience in ASSIST. If you are on the special team for your school system, this session teaches you the ins and outs of ASSIST. You will experience, step by step, accessing each component of ASSIST, as well as offer instructions and website resources to help you use this dynamic continuous improvement tool. Presenter: Leslie Ballard Institution: AdvancED Indiana Math Instruction Best Practices - Getting the Most from the Indiana College and Career Ready Math Standard This session will focus on the “Best Practices” for math instruction. The ideas and techniques presented will help teachers and schools get students and parents involved in the math the students are learning. How these best practices fit into the Indiana College and Career Ready Math Standards will be integrated throughout the presentation. Note: This is a repeat of the 9:50 session. Presenter: Bill Reed Institution: Indiana Department of Education Meeting the Argumentative Writing Standard This session is appropriate for ELA teachers in grades 3-12. There are subtle, but significant differences between persuasive and argumentative writing. After an explicit description of each, receive lesson ideas that target the essential writing skills necessary for a standards-based curriculum. Presenter: Kristina Smekens Institution: Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. Partnering Social/Emotional Learning with Classroom Instruction to Develop the Whole Child As part of the PBIS initiative, this session will showcase how counselors and psychologists, in an effort to support student achievement, partner with teachers to address social/emotional standards. At times, educators may feel conflicted with how to meet the needs of the Whole Child due to rigor of academic curriculum and the numerous social and emotional challenges students face on a daily basis. This session will discuss using student data to identify individual student needs, matching those needs to social/emotional curriculum, and teaching practical skills and strategies. Presenters: Maggie Figge, Cary Schwartz, Susan Kiley Institution: Creekside Middle School Preparing Text Dependent Questioning and Academic Vocabulary in the Elementary Classroom Using the Indiana Academic Standards 2014 Participants will receive tools and guidance on how to include text dependent questioning and academic vocabulary strategies in the K-5 classroom. Session for K-5 teachers and administrators Presenter: John Wolf Institution: Indiana Department of Education Understanding the Standards: Standard 2 Leadership and Governance In order to self-assess a school's level of achievement in this standard, school personnel need to understand exactly what each indicator means. Standard 2 focuses on governing body and school level leadership issues. In this session the facilitator will lead the discussion about culture, expectations, monitoring, communication, stakeholder involvement and using evaluation results effectively. Presenter: Dr. Lynn Simmers Institution: AdvancED Indiana We've Gotta Reach 'em to Teach 'em: Outrageous & Contagious Strategies to Move Students from Boredom to Stardom All Aligned to the Standards & Assessments! - Part Two See description for 9:50 session. This is the second half of a two-part presentation. Note: This is a repeat of the Monday session. Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Kathleen Walsh, M.A. Authors: We’ve Gotta REACH EM’ to TEACH EM’ 29
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 11 00     12 00  cont   d  AdvancED ASSIST     Tool Kit for Continuous Improvement Everyone in your ins...
CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS Achieve3000 By determining precise reading levels, differentiating nonfiction text to each student’s unique academic profile, and continually assessing and increasing text complexity, our innovative online solutions accelerate students’ ability to read, comprehend, apply, and communicate information derived from complex text. Students at all levels master literacy skills needed to meet Indiana’s new Academic Standards and succeed on high-stakes tests. Diane Baldessari P: 317.460.1442 E: diane.baldessari@achieve3000.com Carla Westphal and Associates, Inc. Carla Westphal and Associates featuring:  National Geographic Learning  Heinemann Professional Resources  Booksource Carla Westphal P: 317.753.5247 E: Carla@carlawestphalandassociates.com CJ Walker Group We represent educational publishers of core and supplemental resources in Indiana. Benchmark Education - Developmental Studies Center (DSC) Newmark Learning - Okapi Educational - Rosen Classroom Susan Walker P: 317.435.3135 E: cjwalkergroup@gmail.com First Team Education, Inc. Firstteameducation.com First Team Education a K - 12 company, has a variety of supplemental materials to meet your student and classroom needs. We have test support, interventions, leveled and professional books, and may other supplemental materials to close gaps and boost student achievement. Just let us know what you need and we will be happy to assist you. Rita Cook P: 317.225.1139 E: ritacook12@att.net Peggy Eickhoff P: 765.661.1900 E: peggyfte@gmail.com Be sure to check out the exhibits in the Golden Preconvene area. 30 Learning-Focused www.LearningFocused.com Learning-Focused provides leading edge training, coaching, support and resources to teachers and school leaders on the use of four connected frameworks that integrate researchbased strategies, exemplary practices, and standards-driven content. These four dimensions of exemplary practice provide the knowledge and skills required for truly effective teaching and deep learning by students. Discover more at our booth or at LearningFocused.com. David Davis P: 866.955.3276 E: ddavis@learningfocused.com Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. www.SmekensEducation.com www.SmekenswebPD.com www.TheLiteracy Store.com Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of staff development specializing in the areas of reading and writing. For nearly a decade, Smekens Education has been supporting schools with customized on-site professional development and regional workshops. Now, with the addition of webPD, Smekens training is accessible online through an ever-growing selection of professional development videos. Brady Smekens P: 888.376.0448 E: Brady@smekenseducation.com Sundance/Newbridge Newbridge—Non fiction content standards-based leveled books. Newbridge offers an alternative to a Social Studies textbook for grades K-3. Sundance/Newbridge offers high quality non fiction content based leveled readers. A great way to integrate social studies content into the ELA block! Sundance—Great fiction and non fiction books from Sundance. If you are looking for high interest below level readers for grades 3-8 stop by to look at the extensive offering of leveled books for reluctant or struggling readers from Sundance. Lisa Hall P: 317.570.9077 E: lallhall@comcast.net Zaner-Bloser www.zaner-bloser.com Zaner-Bloser, a premier educational publisher, assists teachers in raising achievement scores and prep for the Next Generation Assessments with reading intervention material, Strategies for Writers-2015, Spelling Connections–2012, the most widely used Handwriting material, a host of non-fiction reading material and now, interactive whiteboard software. Stop by for more information. Bob Younger P: 616-514-9062/800.248.2568 x 2524 E: bayounger@zaner-bloser.com
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CONFERENCE PRESENTERS Dr. Bradley V. Balch Dean Emeritus & Professor Indiana State University 812.237.2802 Brad.Balch@indstate.edu Michael Baer Teacher South Adams High School 260.589.3131 x 419 mbaer@southadams.k12.in.us Therese Dristas Technology Mentor School Town of Munster tdristas@munster.us Toni Enloe Independent Consultant 828.773.8016 tonienloe@gmail.com Maggie Figge Christine Jeftich Teacher Wilbur Wright Middle School 219.836.6260 cmjeftich@munster.us Kristina@smekenseducation.com Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Distinguished Professor Eastern Michigan University 734.487.7120 x 2618 ejohnson@emich.edu School Psychologist & Social Worker Leslie Ballard State Director AdvancED Indiana 800.468.7405 lballard@advanc-ed.org Jennifer Bay Assistant Principal Homestead High School 260.431.2303 jbay@sacs.k12.in.us Debbie Cargill Instructional Specialist Learning-Focused 404.884.0664 debbiecargill8@gmail.com Megan Curtis Literacy Coordinator DeKalb Central Schools 260.920.1011 mcurtis@dekalbcentral.net Dr. Vicki DeMao Educational Consultant Centerville-Abington Community Schools 765.967.6119 vdemao@centerville.k12.in.us Dr. Ryan Donlan Assistant Professor Indiana State University 812.237.8624 Ryan.donlan@indstate.edu Creekside Middle School 317.733.6420 mfigge@ccs.k12.in.us Carol Gardner Education Consultant 828.773.6655 carolgardner27@gmail.com Kenon Gray Associate Principal New Castle High School 765.593.6670 kgray@nccsc.k12.in.us Kristine Heinbaugh Innovation Coach DeKalb Central Schools 260.920.1011 kheinbaugh@dekalbcentral.net Kim Hendrick Indiana Online Academy 317.759.5544 khendrick@ciesc.k12.in.us Angie Koppang Reneé Howell Teacher & Department Chair Fountain Central Junior/ Senior High School 765.294.2206 x 2025 howellr@sefschools.org Phil Stevenson Superintendent Centerville-Abington Community Schools 765.855.3475 pstevenson@centerville.k12.in.us Vice President, Midwest Region AdvancED 888.413.3669 akopang@advanc-ed.org Phil Metcalf Consultant AdvancED Indiana pmetcalf@advanc-ed.org Jim Mirabelli Math Specialist Indiana Department of Education 317.234.5602 jmirabel@doe.in.gov Jerry Morgan Consultant AdvancED Indiana 800.468.7405 jmorgan@advanc-ed.org Bill Reed Secondary Math Specialist Indiana Department of Education Dr. Jennifer Horvath Associate State Director AdvancED Indiana 800.468.7405 jhorvath@advanc-ed.org Kristina Smekens K-12 Literacy Consultant Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. 888.376.0448 317.232.9114 wreed@doe.in.gov Jen Tafflinger Independent Consultant Time to Teach 317.823.1327 jen@jentafflinger.com Max Thompson Educational Leadership Consultant 828.773.0149 maxthompson64@gmail.com Sabrina Wickens Teacher Bremen Elementary-Middle School 574.546.3554 x 2233 swickens@bps.k12.in.us Debbie Willingham Independent Consultant 828.773.7815 debbiewillingham23@gmail.com John Wolf Literacy Specialist Indiana Department of Education 317.234.6702 jwolf@doe.in.gov Dr. Lynn Simmers Assistant Superintendent Southwest Allen County Schools 260.431.2000 lsimmers@sacs.k12.in.us 31
CONFERENCE PRESENTERS Dr. Bradley V. Balch Dean Emeritus   Professor Indiana State University 812.237.2802 Brad.Balch inds...
STATE COUNCIL Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke Dean, College of Education Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN Ms. Glenda Ritz Superintendent of Public Instruction Indiana Department of Education Indianapolis, IN Mr. Michael Baer Teacher South Adams High School Berne, IN Dr. Todd Bess Executive Director Indiana Association of School Principals Indianapolis, IN Ms. Monica Conrad Partner Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim Merrillville, IN Dr. Mark Eastridge Superintendent South Harrison Community School Corporation Corydon, IN Ms. Callie Marksbary Treasurer Indiana State Teachers Association Indianapolis, IN Dr. Tom Harmas Principal Creekside Middle School Carmel, IN Dr. Jon Mielke Executive Director Indiana District of the Lutheran Church Fort Wayne, IN Mrs. Sheila Huff Principal Benjamin Bosse High School Evansville, IN Mrs. Dee Jones NW Region Vice President Indiana PTA Hammond, IN Dr. Tracy Lorey Superintendent Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools Jasper, IN Mr. David Pine Principal Avilla Elementary/Middle School Avilla, IN Dr. Lynn Simmers Assistant Superintendent Southwest Allen County Schools Fort Wayne, IN Mr. Philip Stevenson State Council Chair Superintendent Centerville-Abington Community Schools Centerville, IN FIELD CONSULTANTS Mrs. Leslie Ballard State Director AdvancED Indiana Dr. Jennifer Horvath Associate State Director AdvancED Indiana Dr. Vicki DeMao Consultant Mr. Jerry Morgan Retired Principal Mr. Phil Metcalf Consultant OFFICE STAFF Mrs. Leslie Ballard State Director 32 Dr. Jennifer Horvath Associate State Director Lori Craig Administrative Assistant
STATE COUNCIL Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke Dean, College of Education Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN Ms. Glenda Ritz Su...
CERTIFIED EXTERNAL REVIEW LEAD EVALUATORS Rick Ahlgrim Greenwood Community School Corporation Bill Allen South Vigo High School Tony Dunn Retired Bruce Hirschy Oregon-Davis Jr-Sr High Jon Mielke Indiana Lutheran Schools Rachel Sparks Northview High School Mark Eastridge Marion Hoyda Noblesville Schools Jon Milleman Mark Sperling MSD of Washington Township Michelle Hruskovich Central Catholic Jr/Sr High Angie Miller Mentone Elementary Merrillville Community School Corporation Jeffrey Hubble Bobbie Jo Monahan Indiana State University South Harrison Community School Corporation Bill Anders Al Eckert West Noble School Corporation Silver Creek Middle School Amanda Arceo Avicenna Academy Cathy Egolf Brad Balch Indiana State University Amy Etienne Tonya Balch Indiana State University Angileah Bark Sugar Creek Elementary School Jeff Bates Southwestern Middle & High School Stacey Baugh Cloverdale Elementary School Amy Belcher Patoka Elementary Kristen Bilkey Northwestern High School Trice Black MSD of Washington Township Rob Blumenthal Chesterton Senior High School Aron Borowiak Griffith Public Schools Melissa Brisco Noblesville Schools Kim Brown Thomas Jefferson Middle School Peggy Buffington School City of Hobart Josh Buhro North Miami Community Schools Crawford County Community Schools Karen Flora Retired Jenny Frodge Tipton Elementary School Todd Garrison Greenwood Community High School Tami Geltmaker Milltown Elementary School Christopher Gerbers Seymour High School Phyllis Gilworth Munster High School Tonya Gimbert Indiana State University Kathy Goad Tri-County School Corporation Jim Goetz Duneland School Corporation Joy Goshert Wawasee Community School Corporation Greencastle Community Schools Alan Hughes Our Lady of Mount Carmel Louis Jensen Terry Mucha Highland Middle School New Albany Floyd County School Corporation Bob Neilson John Junco Nancy Stearns Austin High School Phil Stevenson Centerville-Abington Community Schools Dawn Swanson John I. Meister Elementary Matt Kaiser Eastwood Middle School Debbie Perkins Diane Kellerman Saint Louis School Annetta Petty Noblesville Schools Kay Kelly Retired David Pine Avilla Elementary/Middle Marcia Kennedy West Central High School Melissa Pogue Edgewood Junior High Dianna Knox Northview High School JoEllen Raby Gavit Middle/High School Becky Vaughan Hebron Middle School Amy Kosior LaPorte High School Rochell Reberger Northview High School Elizabeth Walters Southport High School Susie Kuhn Retired Al Remaly Harrison High School Cheryl Wiles Lafayette Jefferson High Becca Lamon East Noble School Corporation Barb Renner Springs Valley Jr-Sr High Marie Williams Diocese of Lafayette Suzanne Wiwi St. Joseph Grade School Saint Barnabas Catholic School Ann Linson Shane Robbins Sherry Grate East Noble School Corporation DeKalb County Central United School District Tracy Lorey Northwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County Greater Jasper Cons. Schools Dan Caudle Chesterton Middle School Lynn Haberlin Retired Marilyn Marra Retired Tammy Chavis Bob Hacker Jasper High School Jane Massey Retired Brian Hagan Jane Matthews Tri-County Mid/Sr High School Franklin Community High School Crown Point Community School Corporation Jim Hardman Debbie Matthys Crown Point Community School Tina Clindaniel School City of Hobart Corporation Chesterton Middle School Franklin Community Schools David Olson Angola High School Greg Guernsey Callie Marksbary Liberty Intermediate School IN State Teachers Association Deb Ciochina East Noble School Corporation Mindy Staton Tipton Community School Corporation East Noble School Corporation Franklin County Community Schools Jerry Morgan AdvancED Indiana Mary Kay Stark Retired Tammy Roell Saint Louis School Gina Rosenbaum West Washington High Tammy Rowshandel West Vigo Middle School Thomas Sawyer Indiana State University Scott Schumacher St. Peter’s Lutheran School Kris Tarr Springs Valley Elementary Jim Thomas Tipton Elementary School Ben Tonagel LaPorte High School Matt Vance Rushville Consolidated High School Nancy Wojcik Retired Vikki Wojcik Mishawaka Catholic High School Leah Wooldridge Franklin Community High School Kevin Zeck Chesterton High School Pam Schumm Wawasee High School Lisa Harkness Westwood Elementary Mike McCoy Centerville High School Beth Schwitz Saint Joseph’s High School Kathy Deal Karen McDaniel Carmel High School Kelly Shepherd Creekside Middle School Vigo County School Corporation Jeff Hettinger North Newton Jr-Sr High Mary Mickelson Indiana Weslyan University Venita Cunningham North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation Tom Harmas North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation 33
CERTIFIED EXTERNAL REVIEW LEAD EVALUATORS Rick Ahlgrim Greenwood Community School Corporation  Bill Allen South Vigo High ...
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CONFERENCE CENTER FLOOR PLAN ADVANCED INDIANA FALL WORKSHOPS Continuous Improvement Through Accreditation: The AdvancED Protocol AdvancED’s comprehensive quality standards serve as a blueprint for moving schools from a mindset of compliance to one that focuses on using effective practices to build the capacity to improve teaching and learning.  Understand the relationship between continuous improvement and accreditation Register Today  Gain awareness of the AdvancED Protocol  Explore how to use diagnostic tools for meaningful Internal Review and continuous improvement  Understand the AdvancED External Review process as the foundation for continuous improvement October 7, 2014 MSD of Martinsville Central Office, Martinsville, IN October 8, 2014 Lapel, High School, Lapel, IN October 9, 2014 Rochester School Corporation, Rochester, IN http://www.advanc-ed.org/ services/professional-learning 35
CONFERENCE CENTER FLOOR PLAN  ADVANCED INDIANA FALL WORKSHOPS Continuous Improvement Through Accreditation  The AdvancED P...
About AdvancED The world’s leader in accreditation and school improvement, AdvancED offers educational technologies, advocacy, improvement and accreditation services to education providers of all types in their pursuit of excellence in serving students. Our mission is to lead and empower the education community to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. We have been experts in accreditation and school improvement since 1895 and bring this 100+ years of experience and expertise through three US-based regional accreditation agencies—the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). AdvancED works with over 32,000 institutions in more than 70 countries serving over 20 million students. The AdvancED Accreditation Process, a protocol embraced around the world, is a clear and comprehensive program of evaluation and external review, supported by research-based Standards and dedicated to helping schools, systems and education providers continuously improve. AdvancED’s position as a leader in education continues to expand as we provide a national and international voice to inform and influence policy and practice on issues related to education quality. AdvancED Indiana Indiana State University Bayh College of Education University Hall Room 211A 401 North 7th Street Terre Haute, IN 47809 Toll Free - 800.468.7405 Fax - 812.237.4449 Mrs. Leslie Ballard Director lballard@advanc-ed.org 812.237.3792 Dr. Jennifer Horvath Associate Director jhorvath@advanc-ed.org 812.343.5040 Lori Craig Administrative Assistant lcraig@advanc-ed.org 812.237.2570 36
About AdvancED The world   s leader in accreditation and school improvement, AdvancED offers educational technologies, adv...