Rutherford County Schools Summer Conference 2017 
A01 
The Science of Learning: 4 Principles that Produce Better Learners (Gr. PreK–12)
John Almarode, Ph.D.


A02 
Grit, Mindset & Resiliency: 3 Keys to Unleashing Potential of UnderResourced Youth (Gr. PreK–12)
Tara Brown


A03 
Leadership: Administrators & Teachers Working Together to Ensure All Learn (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.


A04 
Supporting Students on the Road to Effective Credit Recovery (Gr. 9–12)
Dave Nagel


A05 
Overcoming Teacher Stress: An Excused Absence Is NOT the Answer! (Gr. PreK–12)
Doug Medford


A06 
Handson Math Centers: Meeting the Standards (Gr. K–2)
Reagan Tunstall


A07 
Let's Talk! Developing Language Skills for Academic Success (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.


A08 
Reading MiniLessons (Gr. 1–3)
Pat Pavelka


A09 
Connecting & Communicating: Having Fun Using Graphic Organizers in Math Class (Gr. 5–8)
Carol Hynes


A10 
The Culturally Responsive Teacher (Gr. 4–12)
Jody Polleck, Ph.D.


A11 
Close Reading: Setting Student Minds on Fire (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.


A12 
Number Talks 1.0 (Gr. K–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.
No Handout


A13 
Persistence! Building Executive Functioning & ProblemSolving Skills (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson


A14 
StudentCentered Mathematics: One Size Doesn't Fit All (Gr. K–5)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.
Provided On Site


A15 
Emergent Writing: Creating Successful Writers (Gr. PreK–K)
Palma Lindsay


A16 
Encouraging Math Talk in Your Middle/High School Math Class (Gr. 5–12)
Carol Hynes


A17 
Building Content KnowledgeComprehending NonFiction Text (Gr. K5)
Amy Gullion
No Handout


A18 
Learning to Code, Coding to Learn (Gr. K–5)
Tim Carey
No Handout


A19 
Create Your Own Interactive ReadAloud (Gr. PreK–1)
Shannon Holland


A20 
Math Strategies that Work (Gr. 6–12)
Kim Day
Provided On Site


A21 
Culture, Structure & Embracing the Goal of "All Students" (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.


A22 
Developing StandardsBased Grading Practices—without Throwing Out Letter Grades (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel
Provided On Site


A23 
Managing Defiant, Hostile & Angry Students (Gr. PreK–12)
Doug Medford


A24 
Launching Guided Math (Gr. K–5)
Reagan Tunstall


A25 
Vocabulary Instruction & Language Development for Your ELLs (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.


A26 
Your Everything Guide to Writers' Workshop & MiniLessons (Gr. 2–5)
Pat Pavelka
No Handout


A27 
Expand Your Tool Kit! New Ways to Assess Reading Comprehension (Gr. 4–12)
Jody Polleck, Ph.D.


A28 
Helping Your Students Build & Organize Knowledge (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.


A29 
Number Talks: Developing Multiplication & Division Strategies (Gr. 3–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.
No Handout


A30 
Creating Classroom Cultures through Rituals & Shared Language (Gr. PreK–12)
Jeffrey Benson


A31 
Teaching Students with Special Needs in Your Regular Classroom (Gr. PreK–12)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.


A32 
Putting Fun Back into Math (Gr. PreK–1)
Palma Lindsay


A33 
Connecting Your Classroom to the World with Skype™ (Gr. 612)
Jeannie Williams


A34 
Maximize Your Impact through Simple ESL Modications (Gr. 25)
Heidi Redmon


A35 
Simple Classroom Strategies that Make a Huge Impact (Gr. 6–12)
Tyra Pilgrim
No Handout


A36 
STEM & the Standards: STEMtastic Activities on a Budget (Gr. K–5)
Clara Kaplan


B01 
From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers: Finding the Right Amount of Rigor in Your Classroom (Gr. PreK–12)
John Almarode, Ph.D.


B02 
Claims, Evidence, Conclusions: Differentiated Methods for Teaching the Argument (Gr. 6–12)
Jody Polleck, Ph.D.


B03 
Collaboration vs "Coblaboration": Embracing Practices that Accelerate Learning (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.


B04 
Grading Practices to Prevent Failure & Build Resilience (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel


B05 
25 Ways to Motivate Today's Student (Gr. PreK–12)
Doug Medford


B06 
Become a Guided Math Guru! (Gr. K–5)
Reagan Tunstall


B07 
Components of Effective Reading Instruction for ELLs (Gr. K–5)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.


B08 
Plug In–Turn On: Applying the Newest Brain Research in Your Classroom (Gr. K–12)
Tara Brown


B09 
Differentiating Assignments through Learning Centers (Gr. K–3)
Pat Pavelka


B10 
Geometry Standards Across Middle & High School Grades (Gr. 5–12)
Carol Hynes


B11 
Explicitly Teaching Public Speaking & Verbal Communication (Gr. 4–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.


B12 
Number Talks: Fluency with Basic Facts (Gr. 2–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.
No Handout


B13 
Differentiated Instruction: Including Students with Diverse Needs (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson


B14 
Creating a Math Culture through Reasoning (Gr. PreK–5)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.


B15 
Learning Centers: Keeping "Play" in Your Day (Gr. PreK–K)
Palma Lindsay


B16 
Dig a Little Deeper! Technology Resources for Teaching Research (Gr. 6–12)
Kim Cing


B17 
Student Data Notebooks: Empower Your Class to Own Their Learning (Gr. K–5)
Christina Swart
Provided On Site


B18 
It’s All About the Text–APPLICATION (Gr. K–5)
Kathy Daugherty


B19 
Peer Review & Editing: Hello, Learning Stations! (Gr. 6–8)
Rebecca Lowe


B20 
Why Educators Resist Change & What You Can Do About It (Gr. K–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.


B21 
Developing Quality Success Criteria (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel
Provided On Site


B22 
How to Handle HardtoHandle Students (Gr. 6–12)
Doug Medford


B23 
HandsOn Science (Gr. K–2)
Reagan Tunstall


B24 
Is Your Instruction ELLFriendly? (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.


B25 
AtRisk Students: You Can't Read a Book & Run from a Lion at the Same Time (Gr. 6–12)
Tara Brown


B26 
Literacy Interventions for Struggling Students (Gr. 1–3)
Pat Pavelka
No Handout


B27 
Connecting & Communicating: Having Fun While Using Graphic Organizers in Math Class (Gr. 9–12)
Carol Hynes


B28 
4 Beliefs Underlying Student Motivation (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.


B29 
Number Talks: Developing Fractional Reasoning (Gr. 3–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.
No Handout


B30 
Praise, Growth & Feedback (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson


B31 
Making Math Real for MiddleLevel Students (Gr. 5–8)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.


B32 
Mother Goose on the Loose: Teaching through Nursery Rhymes (Gr. PreK–1)
Palma Lindsay


B33 
Challenges of HS RTI2 Implementation: Assuring the Right Services for All Students (Gr. 912)
Janice Fox


B34 
Mindfulness, Social/Emotional Learning & SelfCare for Students & Teachers (Gr. 6–12)
Lou Paschall


B35 
Unleash the Power of Edmodo (Gr. 6–12)
Jennifer Brooks
No Handout


B36 
Addressing the Needs of Higher Learners: Tips from the Trenches (Gr. 2–5)
Tammy Anselmo
No Handout


C01 
The New Tennessee Fine Arts Standards: How Will They Maximize Our Impact? (Gr. K–12)
Lindsay Halford
No Handout


C02 
The Science of Learning: 4 Principles that Produce Better Learners (Gr. PreK–12)
John Almarode, Ph.D.


C03 
Grit, Mindset & Resiliency: 3 Keys to Unleashing the Potential of UnderResourced Youth (Gr. PreK–12)
Tara Brown


C04 
Making Balanced & Comprehensive Literacy Work (Gr. 4–12)
Jody Polleck, Ph.D.


C05 
Leadership: Administrators & Teachers Working Together to Ensure All Learn (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.


C06 
Developing a Selection Syllabus: Make Way for Students Who Own Their Learning (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel


C07 
How to Handle HardtoHandle Students (Gr. PreK–5)
Doug Medford


C08 
Integration: Power Up Your Math Lessons! (Gr. K–2)
Reagan Tunstall


C09 
Let's Talk! Developing Language Skills for Academic Success (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.


C10 
The Author Didn't Say It, But I Know It Because... (Gr. 3–5)
Pat Pavelka
No Handout


C11 
Differentiating Math Instruction Using Graphs & Stories (Gr. 512)
Carol Hynes


C12 
Reading Purposefully & Often: Increasing Volume & Complexity Across the Content Areas (Gr. 4–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.


C13 
Number Talks: Developing Addition & Subtraction Strategies with Fractions (Gr. 3–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.
No Handout


C14 
The Administrator's Guide to Difficult Conversations (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson


C15 
HighImpact Inclusion (Gr. PreK–12)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.


C16 
Classroom Organization 101: Why Didn't I Think of That? (Gr. PreK–2)
Palma Lindsay


C17 
Bring the WOW into Your Classroom with Nearpod! (Gr. K–5)
Holly Harwood


C18 
STEM: Creating the Problem Solvers of Tomorrow (Gr. 6–12)
Stephanie Finely


C19 
Learning through Play: Keeping Centers Developmentally Appropriate (Gr. PreK–K)
Jamie Hubbard


C20 
Promoting Active Learning with Blended Technology Tools (Gr. 6–12)
Cherri McCrary
No Handout


C21 
Culture, Structure & Embracing the Goal of "All Students" (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.


C22 
Developing StandardsBased Grading Practices—without Throwing Out Letter Grades (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel
Provided On Site


C23 
How to Handle HardtoHandle Parents (Gr. PreK–12)
Doug Medford


C24 
Become a Guided Math Guru! (Gr. K–5)
Reagan Tunstall


C25 
Vocabulary Instruction & Language Develoment for Your ELLs (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.


C26 
Guided Reading: The First 30 Days of Instruction (Gr. K–3)
Pat Pavelka
No Handout


C27 
Algebra: It's Not Just Equations! (Gr. 5–12)
Carol Hynes


C28 
Write Like Crazy: 3 Kinds of Writing for Crushing the Standards (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.


C29 
Number Talks: Building Fluency with Small Numbers (Gr. K–1)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.
No Handout


C30 
Everday Strategies for Building Gritty Learners Who Persevere & Succeed (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson


C31 
Making Math Real for Elementary Students (Gr. PreK–5)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.


C32 
Teach Sight Words So They Stick! (Gr. K–1)
Palma Lindsay


C33 
What General Education Teachers Need to Know About SPED (Gr. K–12)
Chip Fair
Provided On Site


C34 
Teach...Learn...Engage with Images! (Gr. 2–5)
Lisa Kegler
Provided On Site


C35 
10 Mind Frames for Impactful Teaching (Gr. K–12)
Melinda Fleischer


C36 
Instructional Games: Make Way for a Learning Revolution! (Gr. 6–8)
Reginald Carruth
No Handout


D01 
From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers: Finding the Right Amount of Rigor in Your Classroom (Gr. PreK–12)
John Almarode, Ph.D.


D02 
Math Labs & Learning Stations: Welcome to Activityland! (Gr. 5–12)
Carol Hynes


D03 
Writing Across the Content Areas (Gr. 4–12)
Jody Polleck, Ph.D.


D04 
Collaboration vs "Coblaboration": Embracing Practices that Accelerate Learning (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.


D05 
Grading Practices to Prevent Failure & Build Resilience (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel


D06 
ADHD Students: 20 Strategies for Success (Gr. PreK–12)
Doug Medford


D07 
Handson Math Centers: Meeting the Standards (Gr. K–2)
Reagan Tunstall


D08 
The Components of Effective Reading Instruction for ELLs (Gr. K–5)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.


D09 
Plug In–Turn On: Applying the Newest Brain Research in Your Classroom (Gr. K–12)
Tara Brown


D10 
Reading Is Fun: Games, Strategies & Stories (Gr. K–3)
Pat Pavelka
No Handout


D11 
Never Finished: Growth Mindset for Teachers (Gr. PreK–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.
No Handout


D12 
Number Talks: Developing Addition & Subtraction Strategies (Gr. K–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.
No Handout


D13 
Hanging in with the Students Who Challenge You the Most (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson


D14 
Early Numeracy (Gr. PreK–2)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.


D15 
Building Independent Writers! (Gr. K–2)
Palma Lindsay


D16 
Reading & the Brain: Decoding Dyslexia (Gr. K–5)
Avalyn Baurer
Provided On Site


D17 
Make an Impact on ACT scores! (Gr. 9–12)
Lana Bellar


D18 
Creating a Growth Mindset in Your Classroom & School (Gr. 2–5)
Heather Eskridge


D19 
AP Strategies for All Your Learners (Gr. 6–12)
Karen Yung
No Handout


D20 
Why Educators Resist Change & What You Can Do About It (Gr. K–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.


D21 
Developing Quality Success Criteria (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel
Provided On Site


D22 
Differentiated Instruction: From the Research to Implementation (Gr. PreK–5)
Doug Medford


D23 
A Guided Math Lesson from Start to Finish (Gr. K–2)
Reagan Tunstall
No Handout


D24 
Is Your Instruction ELLFriendly? (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.


D25 
AtRisk Students: You Can't Read a Book & Run from a Lion at the Same Time (Gr. 6–12)
Tara Brown


D26 
Let's Get Them Writing! (Gr. 3–5)
Pat Pavelka
No Handout


D27 
Pump Joy, Rigor & Differentiation into Your Classroom with Debate (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.


D28 
Number Talks: Developing Multiplication & Division Strategies with Fractions (Gr. 4–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.
No Handout


D29 
Teaching the Whole Teen to Succeed & Be Resilient in School & Life (Gr. 6–12)
Jeffrey Benson


D30 
Math Interventions (Gr. 1–5)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.
Provided On Site


D31 
It's a Great Day for Science! (Gr. PreK–1)
Palma Lindsay


D32 
Moving Beyond Memorization: Redefining Math Fact Fluency (Gr. K–5)
Susan Loveless
Provided On Site


D33 
Improving Your Instruction with OneNote®...Here's How! (Gr. 6–12)
Melinda Reed


D34 
Engaging Learners through Irresistible Instruction (Gr. 6–8)
Barbara Powers
No Handout


D35 
Teaching to Inspire (Gr. 2–5)
Melissa Austin


K01 
Getting Them to Eat Peas When All They Want Is Ice Cream
John Almarode, Ph.D.


K02 
It's All About the Students! Maximizing Our Impact as Educators
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.
No Handout


K03 
Getting Them to Eat Peas When All They Want Is Ice Cream
John Almarode, Ph.D.


K04 
It's All About the Students! Maximizing Our Impact as Educators
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.
No Handout

