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Welcome to the 2015 AdvancED Indiana Fall Conference. This year’s theme, Engaging Learners for Success, sets the stage for an important dialogue about how we can inspire students to value and engage in their own education. Fostering imagination, ingenuity, relationship building, collaboration and active learning are just a few of the hallmarks of classroom engagement. Students benefit academically when curriculum development focuses on learning and applying skills that they can integrate into their daily lives and leverage for future success. As educators, we have the opportunity to invest in each student—not only to enrich their experience—but to encourage lifelong learning. Choosing to attend this conference demonstrates your investment in improving teaching and learning and most importantly, it demonstrates your investment in your students. It shows that you are willing to explore the endless possibilities of how we can transform and innovate education, especially in one of the most uncertain periods in the history of education. Throughout this year’s conference, dynamic presenters, inspiring education leaders and experienced practitioners will discuss ways to measure, promote and increase learner engagement in the classroom by exploring the conditions and environments that support students taking an active role in education. You’ll also find meaningful sessions on topics from continuous improvement to technology solutions to stakeholder engagement. I’m certain by the end of this conference, you will be inspired by shared strategies and practices and will return to your respective school or school system energized and equipped with new tools and resources. Thank you for attending our fall conference, and thank you for all you do on behalf of the many students that you serve each and every day. Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D. President/Chief Executive Officer AdvancED 2
Welcome to the 2015 AdvancED Indiana Fall Conference. This year   s theme, Engaging Learners for Success, sets the stage f...
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 2015 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! Welcome 2 General Conference Information 3 Schedule at a Glance 4 Conference Planner 4 Keynote Speakers 5 2015 Excellence in Education Winner 5 Systems Accreditation 2014-2015 6 100-Year Schools 6 Sessions by Topic 7 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. SURVEYS Conference Program Monday 11 Monday Keynote Handout 12 Please remember to complete and return the AdvancED survey before you leave the conference. Tuesday 30 MEALS Conference Exhibitors 36 Conference Presenters 37 Breakfast and lunch Monday and breakfast Tuesday is provided with your pre-registration in Grand Ballroom 4 & 5. State Council 38 HANDOUTS Field Consultants 38 Office Staff 38 Certified External Lead Evaluators 39 PGP Certificate 40 Conference Center Floor Plan 41 Notes 42 Handouts from individual presenters are available on the event web page for 30 days after the conference. You may also use the QR code to the right to access a Dropbox file of presentations and handouts. 3
Empowering learners to become agents of their own learning cannot be fully realized by tweaking or improving today   s edu...
Monday, September 21, 2015 7:15-8:00 Registration & Breakfast Grand Ballroom Foyer 8:00-8:30 Recognitions by AdvancED Grand Ballroom 4 & 5 8:30-9:40 Keynote Address by Dave Weber Grand Ballroom 4 & 5 10:00-11:00 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms 11:15-12:15 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms 12:15-1:15 Lunch Grand Ballroom 4 & 5 1:30-2:30 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms 2:45-3:45 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:30-8:00 Breakfast Grand Ballroom Foyer 8:00-8:15 Welcome by Ms. Glenda Ritz Grand Ballroom 4 & 5 8:15-9:40 Keynote Address and Student Panel Grand Ballroom 4 & 5 9:50-10:50 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms 11:00 -12:00 Concurrent Sessions Various Rooms 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—10:00 First Choice: ____________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Second Choice: _________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Monday—11:15 First Choice: ____________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Second Choice: _________________________________________________________ Room _____________________________ Monday—1:30 First Choice: ____________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Second Choice: _________________________________________________________ Room: _____________________________ Monday—2:45 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: _____________________________
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Dave Weber President & CEO, Weber Associates Dave is the President and CEO of Weber Associates, a training firm based in Atlanta, GA. He is a teaching member of the Council for Educational Change and an internationally recognized speaker who has presented over 165 times a year for the last 25 years. During that time he has spoken to tens of thousands of educators from literally all 50 states and around the globe. His list of corporate clients is equally impressive and reads like a Who’s Who of Corporate America: AT&T, FedEx, IBM, Chick fil A, The Weather Channel, Bank of America, and Nike are just a few of the organizations who bring Dave back over and over. Dave is the author of two amazing books: Leadership Redefined and Sticks and Stones Exposed and is the creator of The LifeTime Organizer. Keynote and Student Panel Moderated by Kim Hendrick and Laura Garmire Indiana Online Academy, CIESC Keynoter: Kara Woodard, North Junior High School Student Panel: Maddison Bryan, East Noble High School Sarah Emerick, Attica Junior-Senior High School Asada Muhhamed, Calumet New Tech High School Connor Osborne, Center Grove High School Lucas Sadenwater, Pike High School Morgan Stokes, Lowell High School Peggy Buffington, currently serves as the Superintendent for the School City of Hobart. She provides leadership in the district’s curriculum and instructional program. Peggy serves as the facilitator of AdvancED/NCA for district accreditation and the advancement of "research based" interventions/strategies to improve learning. Buffington is passionate about early education, literacy, STEAM, and college and career readiness. She is engaged in organizing, analyzing, and interpreting school improvement data. She provides professional development programming and sponsors continuing education for educator license renewal. Peggy led the Hobart High School building project and the facility renovation of Hobart Middle School, and leads the district-wide technology program. During her tenure as superintendent, she led the district in the opening of the Early Learning Center, which she describes as “the best place on earth” that paved the way for full-day kindergarten available to all students as well as pre-school and Building Brickies (birth to 5 programming), and initiated a magnet high ability program. 5
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Attica Consolidated School Corporation Southwestern Consolidated School District Superintendent: Mr. Derek Marshall Superintendent: Dr. Paula Maurer Attica Elementary School Attica High School Southwestern Elementary Southwestern High School Benton Community Schools Tri-County School Corporation Superintendent: Mr. Gregg Hoover Superintendent: Dr. Kathy Goad Boswell Elementary School Benton Central Jr. Sr. High School Otterbein Elementary School Prairie Crossing Elementary School Tri-County Intermediate School Tri-County Middle-Senior High Tri-County Primary School Bremen Public Schools Superintendent: Dr. Debra Howe Superintendent: Dr. Jim White Bremen Elementary/Middle School Bremen Senior High School MSD of Warren County Superintendent: Mr. Ralph Shrader Pine Village Elementary School Seeger Memorial Jr. Sr. High School Warren Central Elementary School Williamsport Elementary School Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Superintendent: Dr. Shane Robbins Fortville Elementary School McCordsville Elementary School Mt. Comfort Elementary School Mt. Vernon High School Mt. Vernon Middle School Tri-Creek School Corporation Lake Prairie Elementary School Lowell Middle School Lowell Senior High School Oak Hill Elementary School Three Creeks Elementary School Valparaiso Community Schools Superintendent: Dr. E. Ric Frataccia Benjamin Franklin Middle School Central Elementary School Cooks Corners Elementary School Flint Lake Elementary School Hayes Leonard Elementary School Memorial Elementary School Northview Elementary School Parkview Elementary School Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Thomas Jefferson Middle School Valparaiso High School Bremen, Indiana Principal: Bruce Jennings Continuous AdvancED Accreditation Vincennes, Indiana Principal: Steve Combs 6
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Submitting the 2015-16 INSIP  Knowing and Using the eleotTM: A Learner-centric Observation Tool Learning from Stakeholder Feedback: Using AdvancED Surveys in ASSIST TM  The AdvancED Student Performance Diagnostic The Ball State Charter Project Navigating ASSISTTM  Using AdvancED Tools for Continuous Improvement  The AdvancED External Review: Gateway to Accreditation  Effective School Improvement Planning  After the External Review: The Accreditation Progress Report  Submitting the 2015-16 INSIP  Data… Diagnosis… Action!  2:45-3:45 Be On the Team!: An Orientation to Serving on an AdvancED External Review Team  1:30-2:30 AdvancEDTM STEM Certification: A New Opportunity for Schools  11:00-12:00   9:50-10:50 Knowing and Using the eleotTM: A Learner-centric Observation Tool  2:45-3:45 Effective School Improvement Planning  1:30-2:30 The AdvancED Internal Review  11:15-12:15   10:00-11:00 Developing Common Assessments, Measuring Student Growth and Achievement, and Using the Data for Teacher Effectiveness in Non-tested Subject Areas  2015-16 Assessment Updates  The AdvancED Student Performance Diagnostic 7
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 The AdvancED Internal Review  Effective School Improvement Planning  Knowing and Using the eleotTM: A Learner-centric Observation Tool  AdvancEDTM STEM Certification: A New Opportunity for Schools  Using AdvancED to Create a Sense of Urgency for Reform  Knowing and Using the eleotTM: A Learner-centric Observation Tool  Strategic Planning for Continuous School Improvement 2:45-3:45  Using AdvancED Tools for Continuous Improvement 9:50-10:50  A Model for Highly Effective Teacher Collaboration 11:00-12:00  After the External Review: The Accreditation Progress Report  Using Instructional Coaches to Support Teachers and Student Learning 10:00-11:00  Leadership Redefined 2:45-3:45  Finding Success with the Toughest AdvancED Indicator*: How to Ensure a College and Career Ready Culture in Your School  School Culture Rewired 10:00-11:00 11:15-12:15 1:30-2:30 8
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10:00-11:00  Knowing and Using the eleotTM: A Learner-centric Observation Tool 11:15-12:15  Team Teaching: Setting the Tone and Sharing the Floor 1:30-2:30  Knowing and Using the eleotTM: A Learner-centric Observation Tool  Literacy and Engagement in the Secondary Classroom  5 Steps to Engaging All Learners  Celebrating the Advisees as Lifelong Learners (CALL): Adult Advocates for All  A Model for Highly Effective Teacher Collaboration  We Gotta REACH EM’ to TEACH EM’ (Part 1 of 2)  Google Drive: Gateway to Student Engagement  Using Instructional Coaches to Support Teachers and Student Learning  We Gotta REACH EM’ to TEACH EM’ (Part 2 of 2) 1:30-2:30  Engaging English Language Learners: What Works and Why? 11:00-12:00  Success with English Learners 10:00-11:00  Effective Vocabulary Instruction  Persuasive v. Argumentative Writing: Grades 3-12  Strategies for Developing a Technology-rich, Literacy-focused Classroom  10 Ideas for Teaching with Visuals & Videos  Strengthening the Reading, Writing, and Research Connection! 1:30-2:30  Literacy Engagement in the Secondary Classroom 9:50-10:50  Literacy Groups Using Small Group Instruction 11:00-12:00  Improving Reading Comprehension to Support Below-Grade Readers 9:50-10:50 11:00-12:00 11:15-12:15 9
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10:00-11:00  Integrating Science and Math for Improved Engagement and Student Achievement 11:15-12:15  Creating Discourse in the Math Classroom by Asking the Right Questions 11:15-12:15  AdvancEDTM STEM Certification: A New Opportunity for Schools 1:30-2:30  Intrinsic Motivation for College and Career Readiness—Five Attributes for Success 2:45-3:45  Finding Success with the Toughest AdvancED Indicator*: How to Ensure a College and Career Ready Culture in Your School  STEM Problem-Based Learning with Community Partners  Strategies for Developing a Technology-rich, Literacy-focused Classroom  Time Saving Tips with Google 11:15-12:15  “Traditional” School is Cancelled: eLearning In-Session 1:30-2:30  1:1 Networking 2:45-3:45  Twitterverse Tips, Tricks, & Tools 9:50-10:50  50 in 60 Tech Tools to Maximize Student Learning  To Move Forward, You Need to Work Backwards  50 in 60 Tech Tools to Maximize Student Learning  Google Drive: Gateway to Student Engagement 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00 10
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7:15-8:00 Registration & Breakfast 8:00-8:30 Welcome and Recognitions Mrs. Leslie Ballard, AdvancED Indiana Director 8:30-9:40 General Session/Keynote Some Days You’re the Pigeon, Some Days the Statue Come join Dave Weber, humorist and national education speaker, for a hilarious presentation on the power of words to change culture and climate in a school. As a master storyteller, Dave illustrates the wisdom of Dr. Ruby Payne, Dr. Elizabeth Hurlock, Dr. Kent Peterson, and Thomas Sergiovanni in this fast paced, interactive, and fun presentation! Leave with a fresh understanding of how WORDS impact relationships, RELATIONSHIPS impact culture, and CULTURE impacts student outcomes – In a day when standards are higher and morale can be lower, this inspiring message will encourage your heart and mind and send you back home with a new vision to positively influence everyone around you. Note: See handout on pages 12-18 Presenter: Dave Weber Room: Grand Ballroom 4 & 5 11
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Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic The AdvancED Internal Review Dr. Jennifer Horvath Caucus All AdvancED/INSIP Continuous Improvement Effective School Improvement Planning Leslie Ballard Grand 3 All AdvancED/INSIP Continuous Improvement Effective Vocabulary Instruction John Wolf Cabinet Elementary Literacy Integrating Science and Math for Improved Engagement and Student Achievement Jeremy Eltz Chamber Middle/High Mathematics/Science Knowing and Using the eleotTM: A Learner-centric Observation Tool Dr. Vicki Denmark Council All AdvancED/INSIP Continuous Improvement Effective Teaching/ Student Engagement Leadership Redefined Dave Weber Grand 2 All Culture/Leadership Persuasive v. Argumentative Writing: Grades 3-12 Kristina Smekens Grand 1 All Literacy Strategies for Developing a Technology-rich, Literacy-focused Classroom Rebekah Magers House Middle/High Literacy Technology Time Saving Tips with Google Laura Garmire Senate 2 & 3 All Technology The AdvancED Internal Review This session will review the six components of the continuous improvement process that comprises the internal review. Because special sessions are dedicated to the School Improvement Plan, the Student Performance Data Diagnostic and the Stakeholder Feedback Diagnostic, this presentation will focus more on the Self Assessment, the Executive Summary and Assurances. Participants will discuss how to engage their staffs in a meaningful Internal Review. Schools that have External Reviews scheduled for 2015-16 or 2016-17 will find this session particularly helpful. Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Horvath Institution: AdvancED Indiana Effective School Improvement Planning Everyone knows how to write a school improvement plan, right? This session will review with participants what makes an effective plan that can result in improved learning for students as well as improved organizational effectiveness. In addition, the presenter will demonstrate how to use the ASSIST Goal and Plan Builder, which is required for the Indiana School Improvement Plan (INSIP) submission this year. NOTE: This session will be repeated Tuesday at 9:50. Presenter: Leslie Ballard Institution: AdvancED Indiana Effective Vocabulary Instruction During this session, participants will be introduced to research-based instructional procedures for effectively selecting Tier 2 vocabulary. Elementary teachers will leave this session with ideas for explicit vocabulary instruction that can be used across all content areas. Presenter: John Wolf Institution: Indiana Department of Education 19
Choose one of the following sessions  Title  Presenter  Room  Interest  Topic  The AdvancED Internal Review  Dr. Jennifer ...
(cont’d) Integrating Science and Math for Improved Engagement and Student Achievement Traditional teaching maintains science and math as two separate, disparate topics which can leave students not realizing the context in which they would need math or the ability to effectively analyze and understand science. By blending the two subjects, or at least identifying commonalities, students can gain greater understanding in both. Scientific context can improve engagement and interest in math. Math allows students to compute and validate or refute the theories of science. Participants will practice several activities and develop understanding of how the two teachers can better collaborate and build upon common math and science practices. Presenter: Jeremy Eltz Institution: Indiana Department of Education TM Knowing and Using the eleot : A Learner-centric Observation Tool This session will be presented on the eleot™ (Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool), AdvancED’s observation instrument that focuses on learner-centric tasks, attitudes, and dispositions through seven learning environments or contexts. The eleot, used in classrooms around the world, is applicable to any content area, grade level; its format is intuitive and educator-friendly. Attend this session to experience the eleot through hands-on activities and videos, learn how it can be used to improve classroom instruction, and discuss the interpretation of its results to transform your classroom into a learner-centric environment. NOTE: This session will be repeated Monday at 1:30. Presenter: Dr. Vicki Denmark Institution: AdvancED Leadership Redefined Leadership used to be defined by position or title, responsibility or authority. But the truth is leadership is a matter of “influence.” Dave names key principles in the form of words that all begin with “X”! For example: “Xtract a Dream, Xtend a Helping Hand, Xpose Yourself to Winners…” This fast, fun, and highly interactive session is sure to impact all of 20 the participants both professionally and personally. Using humor, cartoons, and interactive activities everyone gains insight on: The Power of Goals, Getting Out of Ruts, What Needs to Be Purged, Impact of Role Models, Staying on Course, Givers Versus Takers, Getting People on Board, Considering New Options, and Not Letting Others Pull You Down. Presenter: Dave Weber Institution: Weber Associates Persuasive v. Argumentative Writing: Grades 3-12 The first 10 minutes of this session will define persuasive versus argumentative writing. The rest of the time will include lesson ideas targeting the following skills: choosing a side, making a claim, integrating evidence, identifying strengths and limitations, and concluding the argument. Presenter: Kristina Smekens Institution: Smekens Education Solutions Strategies for Developing a Technology-rich, Literacy-focused Classroom This session will introduce a range of relevant and innovative methods for creating a technology-rich, literacy-focused classroom. Applicable for teachers of all disciplines, attendees will be exposed to a variety of applications and tools which, when integrated into their curriculum, will address content as well as amplify reading and writing skills in a meaningful way. *Attendees are encouraged to bring their own electronic devices (smart phone, tablet, laptop) for interactive demonstrations. Presenter: Rebekah Magers Institution: Career Academy South Bend Time Saving Tips with Google Having trouble finding time for everyone to meet? Want to send an email but need it delayed? Need to split names in your sheet? Want to personalize mail merge from your sheet? The Google suite has a host of time saving features! Come learn about the least commonly used features in Gmail, Calendar, Sheets, and Docs. Presenter: Laura Garmire Institution: CIESC
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Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic 10 Ideas for Teaching with Visuals & Videos Kristina Smekens Grand 1 All Literacy AdvancEDTM STEM Certification: A New Opportunity for Schools Dr. Vicki Denmark Council AdvancED/INSIP Continuous Improvement STEM/College and Career Be On the Team! An Orientation to Serving on Jerry Morgan Caucus All AdvancED/INSIP Creating Discourse in the Math Classroom by Asking the Right Questions Bill Reed Chamber Middle/High Mathematics/Science Strengthening the Reading, Writing, and Research Connection! Dr. Karen Goeller House All Literacy Submitting the 2015-16 INSIP Leslie Ballard Grand 3 All AdvancED/INSIP “Traditional” School is Cancelled: eLearning in Session Ann W. Linson Grand 2 All Technology Team Teaching: Setting the Tone and Sharing the Floor Kim Brown Senate 2 & 3 All Effective Teaching/Student Engagement Using AdvancED to Create a Sense of Urgency for Reform Steven Hope Cabinet All Continuous Improvement 10 Ideas for Teaching with Visuals & Videos Much attention is focused on acquiring devices and creating products with technology. However, students need an equal amount of instruction devoted to comprehension lessons for how to "read" this nontraditional text. This session includes strategies to support students' abilities to infer messages, analyze how words and images influence the reader, and cite evidence from photos, illustrations, and video clips. Presenter: Kristina Smekens Institution: Smekens Education Solutions AdvancEDTM STEM Certification: A New Opportunity for Schools The AdvancED™ STEM Certification provides a proven, research-based framework and criteria from which to assess and validate the quality, rigor and substance of a school’s STEM program. Through this certification protocol, a school builds awareness, increases expectations and demonstrates a commitment and ability to deliver high-quality STEM education. This session will provide participants with specific information on the AdvancED STEM Certification process, STEM Standard and Indicators, and details on how to seek this unique recognition for your school. Presenter: Dr. Vicki Denmark Institution: AdvancED 21
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(cont’d) 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 Creating Discourse in the Math Classroom by Asking the Right Questions This presentation will discuss the shift that is needed for a teacher to go from the "Conveyor of Knowledge" to the "Guide to Learning." Teachers need to develop a classroom with appropriate mathematical discourse. How to get students actively involved in the learning process by listening to their peers and constructing arguments (using the appropriate mathematics to justify their statements) to prove/verify the mathematics being discussed. Posing purposeful questions to students to guide them through the learning process and for assessments will be discussed. Asking higher order thinking questions with constructed responses and extended responses will be presented for helping students with formative, summative and standardized assessments. These questions can also be used to differentiate instruction for the special population students in a math classroom. Presenter: Bill Reed Institution: Indiana Department of Education 22 Strengthening the Reading, Writing, and Research Connection! The Vigo County School Corporation (VCSC) is taking an innovative approach to designing a program to ensure that students have opportunities to learn the new college and career readiness standards. VCSC students are building science and social studies knowledge through a focus on close reading and text evidence. Administrators and media specialists will highlight this college and career ready program. Presenters: Dr. Karen Goeller, Janet Brosmer, Holly Pies, Kathy Deal, Shara Enyeart, Janel Bonomo, Jean McCleary Institution: Vigo County School Corporation Submitting the 2015-16 INSIP All public schools will use AdvancED’s ASSIST platform to submit their Indiana School Improvement Plan (INSIP) by March 1, 2016. For Title I Schoolwide and Focus and Priority schools, the news is even better as all components for PL 221, Title I Schoolwide and the Student Achievement Plan have been combined in ASSIST and the resulting one plan (INSIP) will be submitted once a year. This session will show schools what the INSIP components look like and how to complete them. NOTE: This session will be repeated Tuesday at 11:00. Presenter: Leslie Ballard Institution: AdvancED Indiana
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(cont’d) “Traditional” School is Cancelled: eLearning In-Session Learn how a 3,700 student rural school district is able to keep students continuously engaged in their learning when weather hits like northern Alaska! When the extremely cold temperatures hit, an ice storm prevents busses from running, or multiple inches of snow bury the schools, East Noble School Corporation (ENSC) uses eLearning on these school days in place of “traditional” school! After missing 15 school days in 2014 and losing valuable instructional time, ENSC decided to maximize the use of K-12 technology integration in the classroom to create a unique environment of continuous daily learning and student engagement to reduce the disruptions of school closings. During the presentation, participants will learn the elements and challenges of eLearning, communicating with stakeholders, training staff members, preparing students, and evaluating success. Participants will receive eLearning guidance documents, sample lessons, and resources as guidance to implement eLearning in their districts. Using AdvancED to Create a Sense of Urgency for Reform Penn High School will tell their story of almost losing accreditation during an AdvancED evaluation to using AdvancED to create a culture of high academic achievement. Administrators will share the transition of Penn High School from a traditional comprehensive high school to a set of interdependent academies that have become one of the highest performing high schools in the state. The use of procedures and tools from AdvancED along with concentrating on teacher feedback will be shared. Administrators planned and implemented a systemic professional development plan in which all teachers received training in the use of common assessments, response to intervention, differentiation, and data teams. This training, along with an emphasis on personalized learning, changed the culture at Penn High. This will be an interactive presentation with reflection and discussion. Presenters: Steven Hope, Duke Lines, Beth Zachary, Barb Schalliol Institution: Penn High School Presenters: Ann W. Linson, Becca Lamon Institution: East Noble School Corporation Team Teaching: Setting the Tone and Sharing the Floor Team teaching together for the last five years, Kim Brown and Janis Ellenson will discuss how to embrace collaboration and provide strategies for a fully engaged inclusive classroom. Whether in a team teaching situation or not, teachers will hear ideas that focus on collaboration techniques to involve teachers and students, effective strategies for a positive, expectant classroom, manageable solutions to meet diverse student needs, workable models for integrating many ability levels in one classroom. Teachers who attend this workshop will leave with practical guidelines which create a collaborative, engaged, safe classroom and enable them to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Presenters: Kim Brown, Janis Ellenson Institution: Thomas Jefferson Middle School 23
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1:30-2:30 Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic 1:1 Networking Ann W. Linson Grand 2 All Technology Data… Diagnosis… Action! Dr. Angie Koppang House All Assessments/Data Developing Common Assessments, Measuring Russ Mikel Student Growth and Student Achievement, and Using the Data for Teacher Effectiveness in Non-tested Subject Areas Grand 3 All Assessments/Data Engaging English Language Learners: What Works and Why? Tina C. Ahlgren Grand 1 Middle/High English Learners Intrinsic Motivation for College and Career Readiness—Five Attributes for Success Steven Doepker Senate 2 & 3 Middle/High STEM/College and Career Readiness Knowing and Using the eleotTM: A Learner-centric Observation Tool Dr. Vicki Denmark Council All AdvancED/INSIP Continuous Improvement Effective Teaching/ Student Engagement Learning from Stakeholder Feedback: Using AdvancED Surveys in ASSISTTM Jerry Morgan Caucus All AdvancED/INSIP Literacy and Engagement in the Secondary Classroom David Tokarz Cabinet Middle/High Effective Teaching/ Student Engagement Literacy Strategic Planning for Continuous School Improvement Dr. Brad Balch Chamber All Continuous Improvement 1:30-2:30 1:1 Networking Not all education changes have been bad! When Indiana changed the definition of textbook rental to include technology, they changed the learning environment for all students and sent a message that our students will be prepared for college, careers, and life! During this networking session, participants will have an opportunity to share with and learn from others who continue to create a “Future Ready” environment for their students. Presenters: Ann W. Linson, Jason Bailey Institution: East Noble School Corporation & Indiana Department of Education 24 Data… Diagnosis… Action! Schools collect a wide range of data regarding student learning, along with perception data and data pertaining to organizational conditions, from various means. However, it is the organization and analysis of this data as a part of a diagnostic process that enables schools and systems to improve. This session explores how to identify your school or district assessment system, organize and report the data, identify patterns and trends, and identify data based on improvement goals—all leading to actions for continuous improvements. Presenter: Dr. Angie Koppang Institution: AdvancED
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1:30-2:30 (cont’d) Developing Common Assessments, Measuring Student Growth and Student Achievement, and Using the Data for Teacher Effectiveness in Non-tested Subject Areas A consortium of four school corporations have joined together to develop and write common assessments to measure student growth and achievement in non-tested subject areas or courses. The concept of measuring growth and achievement and how it is converted to measure effectiveness of a teacher will be explained. Not only have common assessments been developed but also Standard Alignment and Cover Check, Student Learning Objectives, a Blueprint for each course, Readiness Common Assessments, End of Course Common Assessments, Rigor Analysis/Depth of Knowledge, Cut off Scores, Test Manual for Non-tested and more! Learn how the process and concept proposes to measure student growth that will determine a teacher's effectiveness. Presenters: Russ Mikel, Joy Goshert Institution: Administrator Assistance & Wawasee Community School Corporation Engaging English Language Learners: What Works and Why? The English Language Learning (ELL) student population in the state of Indiana increased over 400% between 1998 and 2008, and that trend has continued unabated ever since. As schools work to better serve this emerging population, innovative approaches are needed to engage all students in academic learning in and out of the classroom, regardless of English language proficiency. Participants will engage in meaningful dialogue and interactive activities focused around improving the educational experience for ELL students in our secondary classrooms. Presenters will tie engagement strategies for all content area teachers to recent changes in Indiana educational policy for ELLs, such as the adoption of the new WIDA English language proficiency standards. Intrinsic Motivation for College and Career Readiness—Five Attributes for Success Working with six school districts over the past year in Northeast Indiana, Region 8 ESC has teamed with Doepker Educational Consulting and the Olin and Desta Schwab Foundation to promote College and Career Readiness through the development of five attributes of a college and career ready student. Helping schools to systematically develop career ready attributes in an intentional way is key to this process. Students are focused on their personal strengths, career relationship to those strengths, knowledge about where to explore further their goal, become aware of the costs and finally focus on their credentials (are they pursuing the right course of study, are they achieving at a high level to make their dream a reality?) The different approaches that each school has developed to make the five attributes a reality in their unique environments will be highlighted. Presenters: Steven Doepker, Matt Fleck Institution: Doepker Educational Consulting Knowing and Using eleotTM: A Learner-centric Observation Tool This session will be presented on the eleot™ (Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool), AdvancED’s observation instrument that focuses on learner-centric tasks, attitudes, and dispositions through seven learning environments or contexts. The eleot, used in classrooms around the world, is applicable to any content area, grade level; its format is intuitive and educator-friendly. Attend this session to experience the eleot through hands-on activities and videos, learn how it can be used to improve classroom instruction, and discuss the interpretation of its results to transform your classroom into a learner-centric environment. NOTE: This session is a repeat of Monday at 10:00. Presenters: Dr. Vicki Denmark Institution: AdvancED Presenters: Tina C. Ahlgren, Catherine D. Bhathena Institution: Arlington High School, Indiana University School of Education, Indianapolis 25
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1:30-2:30 (cont’d) Learning from Stakeholder Feedback: Using AdvancED Surveys in ASSISTTM 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 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: Jerry Morgan Institution: AdvancED Indiana Literacy and Engagement in the Secondary Classroom Want an active learning environment that focuses on high expectations while focusing on literacy? Presenters will share best practices on how to engage the secondary learner - from graffiti on texts to checking for understanding… from Cornell Notes to bundling texts. Presenters: David Tokarz, Christine Gesiakowski, Cynthia Pepelea Institution: East Chicago Central High School 26 Strategic Planning for Continuous School Improvement Schools have amassed many kinds of data (e.g., student assessments, surveys, observations, attendance, etc.) However, analysis of this data and its strategic use resulting in information that improves teaching and learning and informs school stakeholder varies from school to school. This session will present a strategic approach to continuous improvement focused on alignment and integration. Elements of AdvancED will frame the presentation. The session will focus on the role of building-level stakeholders in strategic planning that informs the continuous improvement process. Ample time will be available for Q&A. Presenters: Dr. Brad Balch. Dr. Tracy Lorey Institution: Indiana State University, Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools
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2:45-3:45 Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic 2015-16 Assessment Updates Office of Student Assessment Grand 3 All Assessments/Data The AdvancED Student Performance Diagnostic Leslie Ballard House All AdvancED/INSIP Assessments/Data The Ball State Charter Project Dr. Jennifer Horvath Council Charter AdvancED/INSIP Finding Success with the Toughest AdvancED Jennifer Bay Indicator*: How to Ensure a College and Career Ready Culture in Your School Grand 1 Middle/High Culture/Leadership STEM/College and Career Readiness Navigating ASSISTTM Lori Craig Grand 2 All AdvancED/INSIP School Culture Rewired Dr. Steve Gruenert Chamber All Culture/Leadership STEM Problem-Based Learning with Community Steven Hope Partners Cabinet High STEM/College and Career Readiness Twitterverse Tips, Tricks, & Tools Amy Heavin Senate 2 & 3 All Technology Using AdvancED Tools for Continuous Improvement Dr. Angie Koppang Caucus All AdvancED/INSIP Continuous Improvement 2:45-3:45 2015-16 Assessment Updates Key updates and clarification regarding assessments for the 2015-16 school year will be provided during this concurrent session. Presenter: Office of Student Assessment Institution: Indiana Department of Education 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. The Ball State Charter Project This session is designed for the Ball State Universityauthorized charter schools to introduce them to the AdvancED process as it will apply to these schools. Information will be shared about the tools schools will use for continuous improvement and how to access them, what the External Reviews will look like and what support will be available as a result of this AdvancED-Ball State University partnership. Ample time will be allotted for Q and A. Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Horvath Institutions: AdvancED Indiana Presenter: Leslie Ballard Institution: AdvancED Indiana 27
2 45-3 45 Choose one of the following sessions  Title  Presenter  Room  Interest  Topic  2015-16 Assessment Updates  Offic...
2:45-3:45 (cont’d) Finding Success with the Toughest AdvancED Indicator*: How to Ensure a College and Career Ready Culture in Your School Personalization strategies, 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 Navigating ASSISTTM Feeling adrift when charting your course within ASSIST? This session will help beginners learn the absolute basics of ASSIST including how to create an account, log in, access your school’s information, create diagnostics and surveys and enter information.* Become the helmsperson of the system and ready yourself for smooth sailing when working within ASSIST. *This session will only cover the technical aspects of ASSIST and will not include information on content to enter in the system. Presenter: Lori Craig Institution: AdvancED Indiana 28 School Culture Rewired Schools sometimes get stuck in a mindset that suggests they are unable to improve. The culture of the school can limit the possibilities. It is a challenge for leadership to help educators see beyond the existing culture and help create a vision that is not only exciting, but seems possible. This session will engage the audience in reflecting on various behaviors in their schools that may suggest a certain type of culture exists and how they might begin the process of shaping a new culture. Presenter: Dr. Steve Gruenert Institution: Indiana State University STEM Problem-Based Learning with Community Partners Penn High School has incorporated problem-based learning in all content areas to create more relevant learning for all students. In this session Penn Administrators, teachers, and community business leaders will share how problem-based learning was implemented at Penn. Many problem-based learning lessons will be covered and a partnership with the Whirlpool Corporation will be highlighted. Learn how to leverage community partnerships to expand the perspectives of teachers, while giving students real-world problems to solve making content standards more meaningful and relevant. This will be an interactive presentation with reflection and discussion. Presenters: Steven Hope, Jim Langfeldt, Jim Sauer, Diane Bowersox, Dan Lockowitz Institution: Penn High School & Whirlpool
2 45-3 45  cont   d  Finding Success with the Toughest AdvancED Indicator   How to Ensure a College and Career Ready Cultu...
2:45-3:45 (cont’d) Twitterverse Tips, Tricks, & Tools Twitter has become an amazing tool for educators in recent years. Professional learning is at its best in Twitter to those who take advantage of this growing culture of sharing and resources. However, with all that comes through a Twitter feed, it can be overwhelming. To fully take advantage of all the great resources and dialogue, an educator needs tips, tricks, and tools to more efficiently use this "Twitterverse." A sharing Smackdown of resources, such as Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Buffer, feedly, and Pocket will engage participants to share their tips and tricks as well. Presenter: Amy Heavin Institution: Ryan Park Elementary School Using AdvancED Tools for Continuous Improvement The AdvancED diagnostic tools in ASSIST are designed for a quality ongoing review of continuous improvement processes. This session will examine how you can use these tools for your ongoing improvement efforts within your five year accreditation cycle. The session will provide a framework for your ongoing use of the tools beyond the accreditation review and will focus on the use of the Self Assessment, Stakeholder Feedback and Student Performance Diagnostic tools to inform your ongoing Improvement Plans. Presenters: Dr. Angie Koppang Institution: AdvancED 29
2 45-3 45  cont   d  Twitterverse Tips, Tricks,   Tools Twitter has become an amazing tool for educators in recent years. ...
7:30-8:00 Breakfast 8:00-8:15 Welcome by Ms. Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction 8:15-9:40 General Session Keynote Engage Us. Empower Us. One Student’s Advice for Teachers Presenter: Kara Woodard, North Junior High School Room: Grand Ballroom 4 & 5 Student Panel The Voices of the Future: Hearing From Those We Serve Schools must help prepare our students with essential college and career readiness skills so they are effective users of technology, independent workers, effective communicators and problem solvers. A panel of student leaders from Indiana schools will discuss ideas on what role technology has on their learning or what they wish it could be. They will share their thoughts on what schools can do to help prepare them for college and career. Facilitated by: Kim Hendrick, Laura Garmire Student Panelists: Maddison Bryan, Sarah Emerick, Asada Muhhamed, Connor Osborne, Lucas Sadenwater, Morgan Stokes Room: Grand Ballroom 4 & 5 30
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9:50-10:50 Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic 5 Steps to Engaging All Learners Steven Hope Cabinet All Effective Teaching/ Student Engagement 50 in 60 Tech Tools to Maximize Student Learning Oak Hill School Students Grand 2 All Technology The AdvancED External Review: Gateway to Accreditation Dr. Jennifer Horvath Caucus All AdvancED/INSIP Celebrating the Advisees as Lifelong Learners (CALL): Adult Advocates for All Karla Barnhizer House All Effective Teaching/ Student Engagement Effective School Improvement Planning Leslie Ballard Grand 1 All AdvancED/INSIP Literacy Groups Using Small Group Instruction Jill Timberlake Council Elementary Literacy A Model for Highly Effective Teacher Collaboration Dr. Davin Harpe Senate 2 & 3 Elementary/ Middle Continuous Improvement Effective Teaching/ Student Engagement To Move Forward, You Need to Work Backwards Laura Garmire Chamber All Technology We Gotta REACH EM’ to Teach EM’, Part 1 of 2 Grand 3 All Effective Teaching/ Student Engagement Dr. Elizabeth Johnson 9:50-10:50 5 Steps to Engaging All Learners Penn High administrators and teacher leaders will present an instructional model that has been used to transform teaching and learning. Through attention to backwards design and guided practice with peer and administrative feedback, Penn teachers have created a learning environment where almost every student succeeds. Quality instruction and assessments are embedded into a literacy framework of reading, writing, speaking and listening. This will be an interactive session which models the same instructional strategies that are discussed. Presenters will provide instructional strategies along with the use of technology to support student learning. Presenters: Steven Hope, Duke Lines, Beth Zachary, Sarah Hickle, Rachel Fry Institution: Penn High School 50 in 60 Tech Tools to Maximize Student Learning This award-winning group of students will do what they do best: teach teachers about the latest and greatest tech tools to maximize student learning and leadership in the classroom. The group has traveled the country to share what they have learned, using the principles of autonomy, mastery and purpose outlined in Daniel Pink's Drive. During this session, the students will do a smack-down recommendation/description of 50 tools in 60 minutes. NOTE: This session will be repeated Tuesday at 11:00. Presenters: Oak Hill School Students—Matthew Hafele, Tanner Jackson, Sydney Jones, Christina Muller, Kate Preston, Sophie Suter, Kara Woodard Assisted by: DeLyn Beard Institution: Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. 31
9 50-10 50 Choose one of the following sessions  Title  Presenter  Room  Interest  Topic  5 Steps to Engaging All Learners...
9:50-10:50 (cont’d) The AdvancED External Review: Gateway to Accreditation 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 steppingstone 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. Effective School Improvement Planning Everyone knows how to write a school improvement plan, right? This session will review with participants what makes an effective plan that can result in improved learning for students as well as improved organizational effectiveness. In addition, the presenter will demonstrate how to use the ASSIST Goal and Plan Builder, which is required for the Indiana School Improvement Plan (INSIP) submission this year. Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Horvath Institution: AdvancED Indiana Literacy Groups Using Small Group Instruction How to create a time during your school day where students are grouped according to reading levels with an emphasis on decoding and comprehension? This “Push In” program is a great model for using Title l staff at their maximum. Students are placed into small groups based on their reading levels: emergent reader, beginning reader, fledgling reader, transitional reader and independent reader. Each stage has a different research-based instructional focus. Students move up in the stages based on their reading levels. Focus on fluency, reading strategies, and comprehension occurs daily as students participate in Success Reads (rereading), New Reads, and Working With Words. Weekly planning is also provided for the classroom teacher to meet with Title l staff to make sure groups are revisited on a regular basis so that student placement remains flexible to meet the current needs of each student. Celebrating the Advisees as Lifelong Learners (CALL): Adult Advocates for All A legacy of learning commenced when the Union County High School (UCHS) Class of 2000 completed the 4-year process leading to the culmination of learning otherwise known as the Senior Exit Presentation. UCHS Learners provide evidence of learning as well as manifest reflection of self-realization. During this session we will share how this Advisory Program has changed involvement among adults in our school community. Curriculum, time-frame and frequency of advisory sessions have changed; however, the fundamental idea of having one adult advocate for each learner remains the same. We will share how this program has become a time for enhanced communication and increased involvement. Presenter: Karla Barnhizer Institution: Union County High School 32 NOTE: This session is a repeat of Monday at 10:00. Presenter: Leslie Ballard Institution: AdvancED Indiana Presenters: Jill Timberlake, Diane Owen, Debbie Miles, Susan Freiberger Institution: South Harrison Community School Corp.
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A Model for Highly Effective Teacher Collaboration Educational researchers continue to endorse teacher collaboration under the term "Professional Learning Communities" as one of the most dependable strategies for sustained school improvement. However, the term "Professional Learning Communities" means different things and results in very different practices among educators. Explore a teacher collaboration model that has been implemented in multiple Indiana schools and yielded positive results in student achievement. Presenter: Dr. Davin Harpe Institution: Sugar Grove Elementary School To Move Forward, You Need to Work Backwards Most teachers find a Chrome app, extension, or add -on and try to integrate into their lessons Let’s start with the outcome and work our way backwards to incorporate technology. Using technology in the classroom doesn’t necessarily mean you are preparing students with 21st century skills. By understanding SAMR, TPACK, ISTE standards, everyone can change the classroom. tion and strategically align our instruction to our standards within the context of many students with mounting behavior, social, emotional and cognitive challenges? This wild and highly interactive session models a tool-box approach that will powerfully showcase evidence-based strategies that will strategically and joyfully increase student growth potentiality across every subset of your classroom population! This workshop provides an immediately applicable step-by-step implementation coupled with strategies to showcase highly effective teaching evidence/artifacts. Educators will exit with a plethora of “stuff” and engagement strategies that are correlated to yielding the highest effect size influences related to student achievement. Join us in this hand -clappin’, knee-slappin’ and belly-laughin’ pedagogical adventure that will ignite and excite and totally eliminate any educator fatigue! NOTE: This presentation is part one of a two-part presentation. Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Johnson & Mary Kathleen Walsh, M.A. Presenter: Laura Garmire Institution: CIESC We Gotta REACH EM’ to TEACH EM’: Outrageous & Contagious Student Engagement Strategies to Move Students From Boredom to Stardom ALL Aligned to Greatly Increasing Student Achievement and to the Teacher Evaluation Document “Instagram... Reality TV... American Idol... and other social media are 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 total College & Career Readiness and eliminate the achievement gap across SES, ethnicity, learning disability, language, gender etc., forever? We must create our learning environments differently! How can we create an exemplary, highly engaging, robust learning environment that maximizes learning potentiality for every student? How can we REACH & TEACH every student and rock it out on our own proficiency scores on the teacher evaluation document? How can we embrace high effect size instruc- 33
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11:00-12:00 Choose one of the following sessions Title Presenter Room Interest Topic 50 in 60 Tech Tools to Maximize Student Learning Oak Hill School Students Grand 2 All Technology After the External Review: The Accreditation Progress Report Dr. Angie Koppang Caucus All AdvancED/INSIP Continuous Improvement Google Drive: Gateway to Student Engagement Julie Albertson Chamber All Effective Teaching/ Student Engagement Technology Improving Reading Comprehension to Support Below-Grade Readers Beth Reel Senate 2 & 3 High Literacy Submitting the 2015-16 INSIP Leslie Ballard Grand 1 All AdvancED/INSIP Success with English Learners Rachel Davidson Council All English Learners Using Instructional Coaches to Support Teachers and Student Learning Steven Hope Cabinet All Continuous Improvement Effective Teaching/ Student Engagement We Gotta REACH EM’ to TEACH EM’, Part 2 of 2 Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Grand 3 All Effective Teaching/ Student Engagement 11:00-12:00 50 in 60 Tech Tools to Maximize Student Learning they do best: teach teachers about the latest and greatest tech tools to maximize student learning and leadership in the classroom. The group has traveled the country to share what they have learned, using the principles of autonomy, mastery and purpose outlined in Daniel Pink's Drive. During this session, the students will do a smack-down recommendation/description of 50 tools in 60 minutes. NOTE: This session is a repeat of Tuesday at 9:50. Presenters: Oak Hill School Students—Matthew Hafele, Tanner Jackson, Sydney Jones, Christina Muller, Kate Preston, Sophie Suter, Kara Woodard Assisted by: DeLyn Beard Institution: Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. 34 After the External Review: The Accreditation Progress Report Your External Review is complete and you've been Your External Review is complete and you’ve received your report and IEQ score. The next steps in the continuous improvement process is to begin your Accreditation Progress Report (APR). The APR will outline the steps to complete your Improvement Priorities and create the roadmap for continuous improvement planning. This session will address how to maximize the feedback from your External Review report and to address the actions related to your APR. This will include unpacking the actions in your report, building plans to address the actions and entering your data into the APR in ASSIST . Presenter: Dr. Angie Koppang Institution: AdvancED
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11:00-12:00 (cont’d) Google Drive: Gateway to Student Engagement Google Drive, a freeware web-based office suite, makes collaboration easy by allowing teachers to share and organize documents with students and colleagues in real time. E-mail attachments can be a thing of the past as well as emailing multiple versions of a document back and forth. Google Docs allows you to keep documents up-to-date and organized while also maintaining a record of all revisions. Teachers can access and edit documents using whatever computer they have available, including a smartphone. Students and teachers can also easily create presentations using Google Slides including text, photos, video and links. Google Forms allows both students and teachers to conduct surveys quickly and easily, to check for understanding or to gather data. Participants will leave this session with the tools to begin using this valuable resource immediately. Presenter: Julie Albertson Institution: Roncalli High School Improving Reading Comprehension to Support Below-Grade Readers This presentation focuses on how to improve reading comprehension for high school students who are reading below grade level. Strategies include close reading exercises, and guided highlighted reading, small group strategies that foster collaborative learning, and intensive online self-directed skills that work at the reader's Lexile level. Presenters: Beth Reel, Frank Litz Institution: Roncalli High School We Gotta REACH EM’ to TEACH EM’ See description for 9:50 session. This is the second half of a two-part presentation. Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Kathleen Walsh, M.A. Submitting the 2015-16 INSIP All public schools will use AdvancED’s ASSIST platform to submit their Indiana School Improvement Plan (INSIP) by March 1, 2016. For Title I Schoolwide and Focus and Priority schools, the news is even better as all components for PL 221, Title I Schoolwide and the Student Achievement Plan have been combined in ASSIST and the resulting one plan (INSIP) will be submitted once a year. This session will show schools what the INSIP components look like and how to complete them. NOTE: This session is a repeat of Monday at 11:15. Presenter: Leslie Ballard Institution: AdvancED Indiana Success with English Learners This dynamic session focuses on a collaborative system to meet the needs of English learners. School local and state level leaders will learn how to empower stakeholders, communicate effectively to build a culture of shared responsibility, deliver targeted professional development and keep a focus on sustainability. Participants will use proven strategies to become better leaders, advocates, and educators focused on closing the opportunity and achievement gaps for English learners. Presenter: Rachel Davidson Institution: Indiana Department of Education Using Instructional Coaches to Support Teachers and Student Learning The best athletes and musicians use coaches to maintain peak performances. Teachers need that same support to maintain peak performance. Penn High School has employed an instructional model that includes peer observations, systemic professional development and one-on-one coaching. Penn instructional coaches will tell their story about starting and maintaining the program that is tied to performance results. Learn how teachers benefit from coaching which leads to greater student achievement. This will be an interactive presentation with reflection and discussion. Presenters: Steven Hope, Duke Lines, Beth Zachary, Barb Schalliol, Sarah Hickle, Kelley Watts Institution: Penn High School 35
11 00-12 00  cont   d  Google Drive  Gateway to Student Engagement Google Drive, a freeware web-based office suite, makes ...
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Tina Ahlgren Mathematics Coach Arlington High School 317.403.4654 ahlgrent@myips.org Julie Albertson Teacher Roncalli High School 317.787.8277 jalbertson@roncalli.org Dr. Bradley V. Balch Dean Emeritus & Professor Indiana State University 812.237.2802 Brad.Balch@indstate.edu Leslie Ballard Director AdvancED Indiana 800.468.7405 lballard@advanc-ed.org Karla Barnhizer Learning Facilitator Union County High School karla@uc.k12.in.us Jennifer Bay Assistant Principal Homestead High School 260.431.2303 jbay@sacs.k12.in.us Kim Brown Teacher Thomas Jefferson Middle School 219.531.3140 kbrown@valpo.k12.in.us Lori Craig Administrative Assistant AdvancED Indiana 812.237.2570 lcraig@advanc-ed.org Rachel Davidson English Learning and Migrant Education Coordinator Indiana Department of Education 317.232.0558 rdavidson@doe.in.gov Dr. Vicki Denmark Vice President, Education Innovation AdvancED 888.413.3669 x 5729 vdenmark@advanc-ed.org Kim Hendrick Director of Online Curriculum & Technology CIESC 317.590.2230 khendrick@ciesc.k12.in.us Steven Doepker Director Doepker Educational Consulting 260.436.7654 doepkersd@gmail.com Steven Hope Principal Penn High School 574.258.9503 shope@phm.k12.in.us Jeremy Eltz Science Specialist Indiana Department of Education 317.232.9172 jeltz@doe.in.gov Laura Garmire eLearning Training Specialist CIESC 317.759.5558 lgarmire@ciesc.k12.in.us Dr. Karen Goeller Deputy Superintendent Vigo County School Corp. 812.462.4218 kag@vigoschools.org Dr. Steve Gruenert Professor Indiana State University 812.237.2902 steve.gruenert@indstate.edu Dr. Davin Harpe Principal Sugar Grove Elementary School 317.887.4707 harped@centergrove.k12.in.us Amy Heavin Principal Ryan Park Elementary School 260.668.8873 aheavin@msdsc.us Office of Student Assessment Indiana Department of Education 317.232.9050 istep@doe.in.gov Bill Reed Secondary Math Specialist Indiana Department of Education 317.232.9114 wreed@doe.in.gov Dr. Jennifer Horvath Associate State Director AdvancED Indiana 800.468.7405 jhorvath@advanc-ed.org Beth Reel Teacher Roncalli High School 317.787.8277 Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Distinguished Professor Eastern Michigan University 734.487.7120 x 2618 ejohnson@emich.edu Kristina Smekens K-12 Literacy Consultant Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. 888.376.0448 Angie Koppang Vice President, North Region AdvancED 888.413.3669 akopang@advanc-ed.org Ann Linson Superintendent East Noble School Corp. 260.347.2505 alinson@eastnoble.net Rebecca Magers Teacher Career Academy South Bend 574.299.9800 rmagers@careeracademysb.com Russ Mikel Administrator Assistance 574.248.2714 russmikel71@gmail.com breel@roncalli.org Kristina@smekenseducation.com Jill Timberlake Director of Title I South Harrison Community School Corporation 812.738.2168 timbej@shcsc.k12.in.us David Tokarz Instructional Leader of Middle College/AVID District Director East Chicago Central High School 219.391.4000 x 4014 dtokarz@ecps.org John Wolf Elementary Literacy Specialist Indiana Department of Education 317.234.6702 jwolf@doe.in.gov Jerry Morgan Consultant AdvancED Indiana 800.468.7405 jmorgan@advanc-ed.org 37
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Ms. Glenda Ritz Indiana Department of Education Indianapolis, IN Dr. Tom Harmas Principal Creekside Middle School Carmel, IN Mr. Michael Baer Teacher South Adams High School Berne, IN Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke Dean, College of Education Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN Dr. Todd Bess Executive Director Indiana Association of School Principals Indianapolis, IN Ms. Sheila L. Huff Principal Benjamin Bosse High School Evansville, IN Superintendent of Public Instruction Ms. Monica Conrad Partner Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim Merrillville, IN Dr. Mark Eastridge Superintendent South Harrison Community School Corporation Corydon, IN Mrs. Leslie Ballard Director AdvancED Indiana Dr. Vicki DeMao Consultant Mrs. Leslie Ballard State Director 38 Mrs. Dee Jones NW Region Vice President Indiana PTA Hammond, IN Dr. Tracy Lorey Superintendent Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools Jasper, IN Ms. Callie Marksbary Treasurer Indiana State Teachers Association Indianapolis, IN Dr. Jon Mielke Executive Director Indiana District of the Lutheran Church Fort Wayne, IN Mrs. Angie Miler Curriculum Coordinator Caston School Corporation Fulton, 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 Mrs. Karen Flora Retired Educator Mr. Phil Metcalf Consultant Dr. Jennifer Horvath Associate Director AdvancED Indiana Mr. Jerry Morgan Retired Principal Dr. Jennifer Horvath Associate State Director Mrs. Lori Craig Administrative Assistant Ms. Rebecca Smith Administrative Assistant
Ms. Glenda Ritz Indiana Department of Education Indianapolis, IN  Dr. Tom Harmas Principal Creekside Middle School Carmel,...
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