Murfreesboro, TN • July 25-26, 2017

Rutherford County Schools Summer Conference 2017

A-01 The Science of Learning: 4 Principles that Produce Better Learners (Gr. PreK–12)
John Almarode, Ph.D.

A-02 Grit, Mindset & Resiliency: 3 Keys to Unleashing Potential of Under-Resourced Youth (Gr. PreK–12)
Tara Brown

A-03 Leadership: Administrators & Teachers Working Together to Ensure All Learn (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.

A-04 Supporting Students on the Road to Effective Credit Recovery (Gr. 9–12)
Dave Nagel

A-05 Overcoming Teacher Stress: An Excused Absence Is NOT the Answer! (Gr. PreK–12)
Doug Medford

A-06 Hands-on Math Centers: Meeting the Standards (Gr. K–2)
Reagan Tunstall

A-07 Let's Talk! Developing Language Skills for Academic Success (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.

A-08 Reading Mini-Lessons (Gr. 1–3)
Pat Pavelka

A-09 Connecting & Communicating: Having Fun Using Graphic Organizers in Math Class (Gr. 5–8)
Carol Hynes

A-10 The Culturally Responsive Teacher (Gr. 4–12)
Jody Polleck, Ph.D.

A-11 Close Reading: Setting Student Minds on Fire (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.

A-12 Number Talks 1.0 (Gr. K–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.

No Handout

A-13 Persistence! Building Executive Functioning & Problem-Solving Skills (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson

A-14 Student-Centered Mathematics: One Size Doesn't Fit All (Gr. K–5)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.

Provided On Site

A-15 Emergent Writing: Creating Successful Writers (Gr. PreK–K)
Palma Lindsay

A-16 Encouraging Math Talk in Your Middle/High School Math Class (Gr. 5–12)
Carol Hynes

A-17 Building Content Knowledge--Comprehending Non-Fiction Text (Gr. K-5)
Amy Gullion

No Handout

A-18 Learning to Code, Coding to Learn (Gr. K–5)
Tim Carey

No Handout

A-19 Create Your Own Interactive Read-Aloud (Gr. PreK–1)
Shannon Holland

A-20 Math Strategies that Work (Gr. 6–12)
Kim Day

Provided On Site

A-21 Culture, Structure & Embracing the Goal of "All Students" (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.

A-22 Developing Standards-Based Grading Practices—without Throwing Out Letter Grades (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel

Provided On Site

A-23 Managing Defiant, Hostile & Angry Students (Gr. PreK–12)
Doug Medford

A-24 Launching Guided Math (Gr. K–5)
Reagan Tunstall

A-25 Vocabulary Instruction & Language Development for Your ELLs (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.

A-26 Your Everything Guide to Writers' Workshop & Mini-Lessons (Gr. 2–5)
Pat Pavelka

No Handout

A-27 Expand Your Tool Kit! New Ways to Assess Reading Comprehension (Gr. 4–12)
Jody Polleck, Ph.D.

A-28 Helping Your Students Build & Organize Knowledge (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.

A-29 Number Talks: Developing Multiplication & Division Strategies (Gr. 3–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.

No Handout

A-30 Creating Classroom Cultures through Rituals & Shared Language (Gr. PreK–12)
Jeffrey Benson

A-31 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Your Regular Classroom (Gr. PreK–12)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.

A-32 Putting Fun Back into Math (Gr. PreK–1)
Palma Lindsay

A-33 Connecting Your Classroom to the World with Skype™ (Gr. 6-12)
Jeannie Williams

A-34 Maximize Your Impact through Simple ESL Modications (Gr. 2-5)
Heidi Redmon

A-35 Simple Classroom Strategies that Make a Huge Impact (Gr. 6–12)
Tyra Pilgrim

No Handout

A-36 STEM & the Standards: STEMtastic Activities on a Budget (Gr. K–5)
Clara Kaplan

B-01 From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers: Finding the Right Amount of Rigor in Your Classroom (Gr. PreK–12)
John Almarode, Ph.D.

B-02 Claims, Evidence, Conclusions: Differentiated Methods for Teaching the Argument (Gr. 6–12)
Jody Polleck, Ph.D.

B-03 Collaboration vs "Coblaboration": Embracing Practices that Accelerate Learning (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.

B-04 Grading Practices to Prevent Failure & Build Resilience (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel

B-05 25 Ways to Motivate Today's Student (Gr. PreK–12)
Doug Medford

B-06 Become a Guided Math Guru! (Gr. K–5)
Reagan Tunstall

B-07 Components of Effective Reading Instruction for ELLs (Gr. K–5)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.

B-08 Plug In–Turn On: Applying the Newest Brain Research in Your Classroom (Gr. K–12)
Tara Brown

B-09 Differentiating Assignments through Learning Centers (Gr. K–3)
Pat Pavelka

B-10 Geometry Standards Across Middle & High School Grades (Gr. 5–12)
Carol Hynes

B-11 Explicitly Teaching Public Speaking & Verbal Communication (Gr. 4–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.

B-12 Number Talks: Fluency with Basic Facts (Gr. 2–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.

No Handout

B-13 Differentiated Instruction: Including Students with Diverse Needs (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson

B-14 Creating a Math Culture through Reasoning (Gr. PreK–5)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.

B-15 Learning Centers: Keeping "Play" in Your Day (Gr. PreK–K)
Palma Lindsay

B-16 Dig a Little Deeper! Technology Resources for Teaching Research (Gr. 6–12)
Kim Cing

B-17 Student Data Notebooks: Empower Your Class to Own Their Learning (Gr. K–5)
Christina Swart

Provided On Site

B-18 It’s All About the Text–APPLICATION (Gr. K–5)
Kathy Daugherty

B-19 Peer Review & Editing: Hello, Learning Stations! (Gr. 6–8)
Rebecca Lowe

B-20 Why Educators Resist Change & What You Can Do About It (Gr. K–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.

B-21 Developing Quality Success Criteria (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel

Provided On Site

B-22 How to Handle Hard-to-Handle Students (Gr. 6–12)
Doug Medford

B-23 Hands-On Science (Gr. K–2)
Reagan Tunstall

B-24 Is Your Instruction ELL-Friendly? (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.

B-25 At-Risk Students: You Can't Read a Book & Run from a Lion at the Same Time (Gr. 6–12)
Tara Brown

B-26 Literacy Interventions for Struggling Students (Gr. 1–3)
Pat Pavelka

No Handout

B-27 Connecting & Communicating: Having Fun While Using Graphic Organizers in Math Class (Gr. 9–12)
Carol Hynes

B-28 4 Beliefs Underlying Student Motivation (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.

B-29 Number Talks: Developing Fractional Reasoning (Gr. 3–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.

No Handout

B-30 Praise, Growth & Feedback (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson

B-31 Making Math Real for Middle-Level Students (Gr. 5–8)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.

B-32 Mother Goose on the Loose: Teaching through Nursery Rhymes (Gr. PreK–1)
Palma Lindsay

B-33 Challenges of HS RTI2 Implementation: Assuring the Right Services for All Students (Gr. 9-12)
Janice Fox

B-34 Mindfulness, Social/Emotional Learning & Self-Care for Students & Teachers (Gr. 6–12)
Lou Paschall

B-35 Unleash the Power of Edmodo (Gr. 6–12)
Jennifer Brooks

No Handout

B-36 Addressing the Needs of Higher Learners: Tips from the Trenches (Gr. 2–5)
Tammy Anselmo

No Handout

C-01 The New Tennessee Fine Arts Standards: How Will They Maximize Our Impact? (Gr. K–12)
Lindsay Halford

No Handout

C-02 The Science of Learning: 4 Principles that Produce Better Learners (Gr. PreK–12)
John Almarode, Ph.D.

C-03 Grit, Mindset & Resiliency: 3 Keys to Unleashing the Potential of Under-Resourced Youth (Gr. PreK–12)
Tara Brown

C-04 Making Balanced & Comprehensive Literacy Work (Gr. 4–12)
Jody Polleck, Ph.D.

C-05 Leadership: Administrators & Teachers Working Together to Ensure All Learn (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.

C-06 Developing a Selection Syllabus: Make Way for Students Who Own Their Learning (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel

C-07 How to Handle Hard-to-Handle Students (Gr. PreK–5)
Doug Medford

C-08 Integration: Power Up Your Math Lessons! (Gr. K–2)
Reagan Tunstall

C-09 Let's Talk! Developing Language Skills for Academic Success (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.

C-10 The Author Didn't Say It, But I Know It Because... (Gr. 3–5)
Pat Pavelka

No Handout

C-11 Differentiating Math Instruction Using Graphs & Stories (Gr. 5-12)
Carol Hynes

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

C-13 Number Talks: Developing Addition & Subtraction Strategies with Fractions (Gr. 3–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.

No Handout

C-14 The Administrator's Guide to Difficult Conversations (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson

C-15 High-Impact Inclusion (Gr. PreK–12)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.

C-16 Classroom Organization 101: Why Didn't I Think of That? (Gr. PreK–2)
Palma Lindsay

C-17 Bring the WOW into Your Classroom with Nearpod! (Gr. K–5)
Holly Harwood

C-18 STEM: Creating the Problem Solvers of Tomorrow (Gr. 6–12)
Stephanie Finely

C-19 Learning through Play: Keeping Centers Developmentally Appropriate (Gr. PreK–K)
Jamie Hubbard

C-20 Promoting Active Learning with Blended Technology Tools (Gr. 6–12)
Cherri McCrary

No Handout

C-21 Culture, Structure & Embracing the Goal of "All Students" (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.

C-22 Developing Standards-Based Grading Practices—without Throwing Out Letter Grades (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel

Provided On Site

C-23 How to Handle Hard-to-Handle Parents (Gr. PreK–12)
Doug Medford

C-24 Become a Guided Math Guru! (Gr. K–5)
Reagan Tunstall

C-25 Vocabulary Instruction & Language Develoment for Your ELLs (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.

C-26 Guided Reading: The First 30 Days of Instruction (Gr. K–3)
Pat Pavelka

No Handout

C-27 Algebra: It's Not Just Equations! (Gr. 5–12)
Carol Hynes

C-28 Write Like Crazy: 3 Kinds of Writing for Crushing the Standards (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.

C-29 Number Talks: Building Fluency with Small Numbers (Gr. K–1)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.

No Handout

C-30 Everday Strategies for Building Gritty Learners Who Persevere & Succeed (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson

C-31 Making Math Real for Elementary Students (Gr. PreK–5)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.

C-32 Teach Sight Words So They Stick! (Gr. K–1)
Palma Lindsay

C-33 What General Education Teachers Need to Know About SPED (Gr. K–12)
Chip Fair

Provided On Site

C-34 Teach...Learn...Engage with Images! (Gr. 2–5)
Lisa Kegler

Provided On Site

C-35 10 Mind Frames for Impactful Teaching (Gr. K–12)
Melinda Fleischer

C-36 Instructional Games: Make Way for a Learning Revolution! (Gr. 6–8)
Reginald Carruth

No Handout

D-01 From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers: Finding the Right Amount of Rigor in Your Classroom (Gr. PreK–12)
John Almarode, Ph.D.

D-02 Math Labs & Learning Stations: Welcome to Activityland! (Gr. 5–12)
Carol Hynes

D-03 Writing Across the Content Areas (Gr. 4–12)
Jody Polleck, Ph.D.

D-04 Collaboration vs "Coblaboration": Embracing Practices that Accelerate Learning (Gr. PreK–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.

D-05 Grading Practices to Prevent Failure & Build Resilience (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel

D-06 ADHD Students: 20 Strategies for Success (Gr. PreK–12)
Doug Medford

D-07 Hands-on Math Centers: Meeting the Standards (Gr. K–2)
Reagan Tunstall

D-08 The Components of Effective Reading Instruction for ELLs (Gr. K–5)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.

D-09 Plug In–Turn On: Applying the Newest Brain Research in Your Classroom (Gr. K–12)
Tara Brown

D-10 Reading Is Fun: Games, Strategies & Stories (Gr. K–3)
Pat Pavelka

No Handout

D-11 Never Finished: Growth Mindset for Teachers (Gr. PreK–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.

No Handout

D-12 Number Talks: Developing Addition & Subtraction Strategies (Gr. K–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.

No Handout

D-13 Hanging in with the Students Who Challenge You the Most (Gr. K–12)
Jeffrey Benson

D-14 Early Numeracy (Gr. PreK–2)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.

D-15 Building Independent Writers! (Gr. K–2)
Palma Lindsay

D-16 Reading & the Brain: Decoding Dyslexia (Gr. K–5)
Avalyn Baurer

Provided On Site

D-17 Make an Impact on ACT scores! (Gr. 9–12)
Lana Bellar

D-18 Creating a Growth Mindset in Your Classroom & School (Gr. 2–5)
Heather Eskridge

D-19 AP Strategies for All Your Learners (Gr. 6–12)
Karen Yung

No Handout

D-20 Why Educators Resist Change & What You Can Do About It (Gr. K–12)
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.

D-21 Developing Quality Success Criteria (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Nagel

Provided On Site

D-22 Differentiated Instruction: From the Research to Implementation (Gr. PreK–5)
Doug Medford

D-23 A Guided Math Lesson from Start to Finish (Gr. K–2)
Reagan Tunstall

No Handout

D-24 Is Your Instruction ELL-Friendly? (Gr. K–12)
Maria Elena Argüelles , Ph.D.

D-25 At-Risk Students: You Can't Read a Book & Run from a Lion at the Same Time (Gr. 6–12)
Tara Brown

D-26 Let's Get Them Writing! (Gr. 3–5)
Pat Pavelka

No Handout

D-27 Pump Joy, Rigor & Differentiation into Your Classroom with Debate (Gr. 6–12)
Dave Stuart, Jr.

D-28 Number Talks: Developing Multiplication & Division Strategies with Fractions (Gr. 4–5)
Sherry Parrish, Ed.D.

No Handout

D-29 Teaching the Whole Teen to Succeed & Be Resilient in School & Life (Gr. 6–12)
Jeffrey Benson

D-30 Math Interventions (Gr. 1–5)
Teri Cox, Ed.D.

Provided On Site

D-31 It's a Great Day for Science! (Gr. PreK–1)
Palma Lindsay

D-32 Moving Beyond Memorization: Redefining Math Fact Fluency (Gr. K–5)
Susan Loveless

Provided On Site

D-33 Improving Your Instruction with OneNote®...Here's How! (Gr. 6–12)
Melinda Reed

D-34 Engaging Learners through Irresistible Instruction (Gr. 6–8)
Barbara Powers

No Handout

D-35 Teaching to Inspire (Gr. 2–5)
Melissa Austin

K-01 Getting Them to Eat Peas When All They Want Is Ice Cream
John Almarode, Ph.D.

K-02 It's All About the Students! Maximizing Our Impact as Educators
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.

No Handout

K-03 Getting Them to Eat Peas When All They Want Is Ice Cream
John Almarode, Ph.D.

K-04 It's All About the Students! Maximizing Our Impact as Educators
Luis Cruz, Ph.D.

No Handout