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2013 South Carolina Induction Symposium

PIPELINE TO SUCCESS Planning Instruction Professionalism Environment Meadow Glen Elementary School Lexington, SC July 10-11, 2013


The RETAIN Center of Excellence at Newberry College will increase teacher retention in high need schools in South Carolina through five innovative, research-based initiatives. • Conduct and publish research related to teacher retention in South Carolina. • Extend the current state mentoring program from one to three years in the partner districts. • Create an advanced mentoring program focused on the needs of alternatively certified teachers. • Produce high-quality professional development centered on classroom data and assessment, action research, and teaching students of poverty. • Design and implement a Guaranteed Teacher Program. The RETAIN Center of Excellence at Newberry College operates under a grant from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education under the auspices of the Education Improvement Act.


Schedule of Events Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:00 PM 5:00 - 6:00 PM 6:15 PM

Registration Begins Visit Vendors / Networking Opening Session Dinner Keynote Speaker: 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Jeff Charbonneau

Thursday, July 11, 2013 8:15 - 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 - 10:30 AM 10:45 - 11:45 AM 12:00 - 1:00 PM 1:15 - 2:15 PM 2:30 - 3:30 PM 3:45 PM

Registration/Breakfast Opening Session: 2014 SC Teacher of the Year, Darleen Sutton Breakout Session 1 Breakout Session 2 Lunch Breakout Session 3 Breakout Session 4 Closing Session


About Us Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina on the campus of Winthrop University, the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) provides collaborative leadership in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of outstanding educators for all children in South Carolina. In doing so, CERRA responds to changing needs for teachers from underrepresented populations, in critical subject fields and in underserved geographical areas in South Carolina. The Center works cooperatively with other organizations to promote the education profession. CERRA’s programs have been adopted at school, district and state levels in more than 30 states across the United States.

Annually, the Teacher Cadet program serves more than 2,500 talented high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in education. More than 800 Teaching Fellows have graduated from college and are now teaching in public schools across the Palmetto State. The mentor training initiative offered through CERRA has developed over 9,000 certified mentors to assist with new and beginning teachers. CERRA serves as a conduit for information and data for national, state and local entities; in addition, CERRA provides ongoing support for National Board candidates and for teachers who have achieved National Board Certification. For more information about CERRA, visit www.cerra.org or www.teachercadets.com.

The Stewart House at Winthrop University


July 10, 2013 Welcome to Lexington and the second annual South Carolina Induction Symposium: PIPEline to Success! We are excited to have you with us at Meadow Glen Elementary to celebrate the completion of your first and second years of teaching! As you reflect upon the previous school year, I am sure there were days when you experienced triumphs and others when you felt wiped out! Just as a turbulent ocean is in constant motion with shifting currents, undertows, rip tides and rogue waves, the education profession is constantly moving and changing. Like the ocean, nothing is static in any area of work or life. Huge waves of change are barreling in from every direction and shaking up the basic foundations of everything we know and do. The good news is that these waves of change create exciting new opportunities for creating the future and assisting students in finding their own pathways to success. “We are inventing the future,” Apple’s Steve Jobs told a job applicant. “Think about surfing on the front edge of a wave. It’s really exhilarating. Now think a about dog-paddling at the tail end of that wave. It wouldn’t be anywhere near as much fun. Come down here and make a dent in the universe.” Educators are in the dream developing business and we can certainly make a dent in the universe! We hope the symposium experience will provide you with new maneuvers and strategies to ride the waves of success as you prepare for the upcoming school year! Your presence today is the culmination of a dream and vision shared by many to accelerate new teacher development in South Carolina. This event would not be possible without the generous support of CERRA, Newberry College RETAIN Center of Excellence, Sponsors, CERRA Advisory Board, and the Induction Symposium Planning Committee. As we prepare for a new school year, I hope you will seize opportunities at the symposium to gain valuable knowledge and insight from outstanding presenters, connect with other accomplished educators, and make choices about your future path as a teacher leader. Please be sure to visit the vendors and thank them for their support! It is our hope that we do not simply plan an event, but an experience that will change people’s lives. All the best, Jason Fulmer CERRA Program Director 2004 South Carolina Teacher of the Year

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Keynote Speaker Jeff Charboneau

2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau is chemistry, physics and engineering teacher at Zillah High School in Zillah, Washington. He’s been working in this position for his entire 12 year teaching career. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and was a member of the William O. Douglas Honors College at Central Washington University, and holds a Masters of Education from Central Washington University. He is a National Board Certified teacher. He has received numerous awards, among them being various business donations and grants totaling more than $25,000 to support the ZHS Robot Challenge, of which he is founder and director. Jeff also participates as the Zillah Education Association Co-President. He recognizes that many students see his course subjects as the “hard” science classes and welcomes the challenge to overturn that stigma. In addition to his role as a science instructor at ZHS, Jeff is a yearbook advisor, drama assistant director, science club advisor, and is the 9th grade class advisor. He also is an adjunct faculty member at three colleges and universities, allowing students who do take his classes to earn 24-college credits upon successful completion. Jeff admits his classes are “more rigorous” but says they are designed to be accessible. He’s created interactive learning experiences, like the robot challenge, to help students develop confidence in their abilities. Jeff said, “I believe my greatest accomplishments are revealed each time a student realizes that he or she has an unlimited potential. The rest are simply vehicles to make it happen.”


Opening Session Speaker Darleen Sutton

2014 South Carolina Teacher of the Year Darleen Sutton is the 2014 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Darleen teaches 1st Grade at Pickens Elementary School. She is a graduate of both Wingate and Winthrop Universities. Darleen enjoys helping her students learn to read and witness the excitement that is created within them through the power of the written word. Her goal is to teach the whole child and help them develop overall as a productive member of society. She inspires her students by allowing them to be themselves while learning through meaningful experiences within the safe, nurturing environment of her classroom. They have the opportunity to explore, create knowledge, make mistakes, and learn from those mistakes. Knowing they can be themselves motivates her students to be risk takers and explore the unknown while creating knowledge and understanding along the way. Her students inspire her to laugh, to offer hugs freely, to hop up and say “Ta-Da” when she falls down, and to keep a large supply of erasers because everyone makes mistakes sometimes. “First grade is a wonderful grade to teach because the children are very honest and don’t hesitate to tell me when I’m having a bad hair day; they are trusting and believe everything I say as factual! They possess a large degree of innocence because they still see the good in others around them and are willing to celebrate the accomplishments of others,” says Darleen. “I think the world would be a better place if we all took on a first grade perspective!” The best part of her job is celebrating the joy of learning each day with her students. She believes there is always something, no matter how small, to celebrate!


Breakout Session 1: 9:30 - 10:30 AM Session 1: Donors Choose Delivers The Goods Room 511 Presenter: Jed Dearybury School/District/Organization: Woodland Heights Elem. (Spartanburg 6) Session Description Do you need supplies for your classroom? Books, construction paper, iPads, laptops, pencils, crayons, desks, chairs. You name it, Donors Choose can help you get it! Find out how to write a proposal for the website and learn from someone who has had 70 projects funded through this amazing site! There are some tricks to getting full funding. You DO NOT want to miss this class. Session Strand Alignment: Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 2: Legal Issues in the Classroom Room 512 Presenter: Jane Turner School/District/Organization: CERRA Session Description This session will be an interactive presentation on the many issues that teachers face in the classroom which have legal implications for students, teachers, administrators and the district board of trustees. Participants will discuss a number of scenarios they are likely to encounter in the classroom. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, and Professionalism Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 3: Advocating For Our Students Room 515 Presenter: Kathy Maness School/District/Organization: PSTA Session Description From Praxis Scores to Retirement, from Common Core to HSAP tests and everything in between the General Assembly makes decisions that affect your students and your profession. This session will provide information about what took place in the 2013 General Assembly and what we need to do to Advocate for our Students. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Professionalism, and Teacher Leadership & Advocacy Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 4: Why Classroom Management Matters! What Every Teacher Should Know Room 513 Presenter: Jamie Lessard School/District/Organization: Lakewood High School (Sumter) Session Description Learn how your classroom management strategies can improve the amount of time you actually can “teach” your students. I plan to demonstrate how using interactive activities to “teach” procedures to your students can benefit the whole classroom environment. I will show how building positive relationships with your students, establishing “good” classroom rules to follow and appropriate consequences can benefit EVERYONE in the room. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, and Professionalism Session Audience: Secondary, Career & Technology, and Foreign Language


Session 5: Just Breathe Room 510 Presenters: Terri Brashears, Suzy Lange, & Donna Smith School/District/Organization: Beaufort County Schools Session Description Overwhelmed? Tense? Stretched to your breaking point? Overextended? Worried? Everyone knows that teaching is a demanding and stressful job. Being able to learn how to identify stressors and manage stress will lead to a healthy, fulfilling career in education. In this interactive session, you will identify educational stressors and develop methods for coping with stress. These techniques will enable you to develop resilience in an at-risk world, so that you can experience the joy of a rewarding school career. Come join us as we discover ways to “Just Breathe!� Session Strand Alignment: Wellness Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 6: Visual and Performing Arts and the Common Core Room 508 Presenter: Micha Millwood School/District/Organization: Hopkins Middle (Richland 1) Session Description Integration of the arts into the common core benefits the student population. Cross curricular activities and concrete main concepts provide a well rounded education. Data supports that those individuals involved in the visual and performing arts are achieving greater academic success in basic subjects. Educators should aim to work together to align curriculum and reinforce the principal lessons appropriate for each grade level. Through this communication of faculty with a common goal, students are given a greater opportunity for an enduring educational experience. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Effective Teaching, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators: Middle, Secondary, Arts, Career & Technology, Foreign Language, Media, and Speech


Session 7: Great Tech Programs for Common Core Room 506 Presenter: Thomas McAuliff School/District/Organization: Taylors Elementary (Greenville) Session Description We all know CCSS are coming, like it or not! This session will teach teachers how to effectively use two new great technology programs: Edmodo and Scoot Pad. Both sessions will include how to set up an account, the effective use in instructional planning, creating student engagement, and best yet they are FREE programs! Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Effective Teaching, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators (All levels)

Session 8: Interactive Notebooking 101: How to Engage Students in Learning! Room 502 Presenter: Jennifer Smith School/District/Organization: Westwood Elementary (Abbeville) Session Description I needed a way to help my students become engaged and take responsibility for their learning, and I found it! Interactive notebooking has truly transformed my elementary classroom. I will demonstrate the who, what, when, where, why, and how of notebooking during this session. I will provide many student examples from varying grade levels, as well as show numerous examples of given assignments. I will demonstrate foldables for notebooks and show how this helps with organization of material. Session participants will receive a handout with the basics outlined and a list of helpful websites to use for notebooking ideas. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators (All levels)


Session 9: Remixing the Curriculum: Implementing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy into the Classroom Room 504 Presenters: Jennifer Doyle & Lamar Johnson School/District: Newberry High (Newberry) & Richland Northeast High School (Richland 2) Session Description Two second-year teachers discuss the importance of bringing students’ cultures into the classroom, as well as specific strategies for using students’ diverse cultural backgrounds as a foundation for meaningful learning that builds academic achievement and cultural identity. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 10: Classroom Instruction That Works Room 505 Presenter: Virginia Bartels School/District/Organization: CERRA Session Description Based on the second edition of the book entitled Classroom Instruction That Works, teachers will view a PowerPoint, brainstorm, and share ways that they can make the most of the following: setting objectives and providing feedback; reinforcing effort and providing recognition; using cooperative learning; creating cues, questions and advance organizers; using nonlinguistic representations; summarizing and note taking; assigning homework and providing practice; identifying similarities and differences; and generating and testing hypotheses. Teachers will be given opportunities to take the research in this text and generate ideas for instruction and assessment relevant to their subjects and age-level students. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 11: Let Google Drive Edmodo in Your Classroom Room 503 Presenter Name: Alan Dunson School/District/Organization: Bluffton High (Beaufort) Session Description The objective of this session is to provide teachers with tools, projects, strategies, and support for integrating Google Drive and/or Edmodo into their respective classrooms. As an interactive participant you will learn how to engage students through communicating from laptop to mobile platforms, modifying lectured lessons to vocabulary-centered projects or activities, and incorporating equally accessible multimedia for students. A strong emphasis will be placed on student/teacher collaboration, idea creation from everyday popular games or apps, and how to utilize smart devices efficiently. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Classroom Management, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Middle, Secondary, Special Education, Media, and Physical Education

Break 10:30 - 10:45 AM Please visit our vendors. Breakout Session 2 begins at 10:45 AM.


Breakout Session 2: 10:45 - 11:45 AM Session 12: Donors Choose Delivers The Goods Room 511 Presenter: Jed Dearybury School/District/Organization: Woodland Heights Elem. (Spartanburg 6) Session Description Do you need supplies for your classroom? Books, construction paper, iPads, laptops, pencils, crayons, desks, chairs. You name it, Donors Choose can help you get it! Find out how to write a proposal for the website and learn from someone who has had 70 projects funded through this amazing site! There are some tricks to getting full funding. You DO NOT want to miss this class. Session Strand Alignment: Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 13: The Inner Piece Room 512 Presenter Name: Todd Scholl School/District: CERRA Session Description Teaching is stressful. From the stresses of duty to the larger stresses of school violence, educators are under pressure. Many outstanding teachers leave the profession within their first five years. Those that remain in teaching can easily become burned out. As a former teacher, Todd Scholl has had his struggles with stress, but when he stumbled upon mindfulness he began to find peace of mind. Mindfulness is a free, easy and secular approach to managing stress that is scientifically validated. In this session, Scholl will discuss the basics of mindfulness and why it should be included in every teacher’s toolbox. Session Strand Alignment: Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, and Wellness Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 14: Engaging Students in an Ever-Changing Classroom Room 515 Presenter: Dianne Hartness School/District/Organization: Newberry High (Newberry) Session Description Teachers will learn various strategies and techniques for increasing student engagement in a variety of classrooms, particularly at the secondary level. Strategies and techniques will focus on effective practices for building anticipation, connecting with learners, and integrating technologies. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching, Technology & Innovation, Communication, and Professionalism Session Audience: Secondary

Session 15: Why Classroom Management Matters! What Every Teacher Should Know Room 513 Presenter: Jamie Lessard School/District/Organization: Lakewood High School (Sumter) Session Description Learn how your classroom management strategies can improve the amount of time you actually can “teach” your students. I plan to demonstrate how using interactive activities to “Teach” procedures to your students can benefit the whole classroom environment. I will show how building positive relationships with your students, establishing “good” classroom rules to follow and appropriate consequences can benefit EVERYONE in the room. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, and Professionalism Session Audience: Secondary, Career & Technology, and Foreign Language


Session 16: Hang Ten, Riding the ADEPT Wave to Success Room 510 Presenters: Terri Brashears, Donna Smith & Suzy Lange School/District/Organization: Beaufort County Schools Session Description Find your pipeline to success while delving into the ADEPT Domains! This is ONE wave you won’t want to miss as we explore the many characteristics of quality teachers and their impact on student achievement. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 17: Inspiring Self-Directed Learners Through Choice Boards and Digital Media Room 508 Presenter: Lori Russell School/District/Organization: Meadow Glen Elem. (Lexington 1) Session Description Participants will see examples of choice boards used in the classroom to transform traditional “morning work” into engaging learning opportunities. Choice boards can be created and adapted for any content area. In this session, participants will receive examples of choice boards created to support student learning with word study, reading comprehension, and the integration of digital media. Participants will be guided through the process of using gradual release of instruction to inspire self-directed learning while using choice boards. Digital media resource examples will be provided to demonstrate integration through engaging learning activities. Session Strand Alignment: Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Early Childhood and Elementary


Session 18: Great Tech Programs for Common Core Room 506 Presenter: Thomas McAuliff School/District/Organization: Taylors Elementary (Greenville) Session Description We all know CCSS are coming, like it or not! This session will teach teachers how to effectively use two new great technology programs: Edmodo and Scoot Pad. Both sessions will include how to set up an account, the effective use in instructional planning, creating student engagement, and best yet they are FREE programs! Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Effective Teaching, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 19: Teaching Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent Students Room 502 Presenters: Raveendar Dasarapu School/District/Organization: Kingstree Senior High (Williamsburg) Session Description In this model, students who are medically fragile and dependent on medication for daily survival can be taught with simple adaptations and modifications. Students who take regular medication on a daily basis at school under school nurse supervision will get the benefit of being in the classroom with peers. Epilepsy, diabetes, and sickle cell anemia are the most common identified conditions in severe/profound mentally disabled students. Technology dependent students are those dependent upon technology to communicate and/or get nutrition through a feeding machine. Students with severe/profound mental disabilities can communicate using assistive devices. Session Strand Alignment: Classroom Management and Effective Teaching Session Audience: Special Education


Session 20: It’s The First Week of School What Do I Teach? Room 504 Presenter: Staci Johnson School/District/Organization: Fairfield County Session Description This interactive session is designed to teach new teachers what to teach during the first week of school. The session will place emphasis on building relationships, establishing procedures for students, and setting expectations for students for the remainder of the school year. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Classroom Management, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 21: So How are my Kids Doing? Using Formative Assessments Room 505 Presenters: Jackie Hicks & Kathy RIchardson School/District/Organization: The SCEA Session Description Attendees at this session will be learning the purpose and importance of formative assessment. Throughout the session, formative assessment strategies will be shared through modeling and dialogue. After being actively involved in experiencing formative assessment strategies, participants will receive handouts with descriptions of the strategies presented. Teachers will leave the session with a deeper understanding of formative assessment as a technique to inform instruction, handouts describing several formative assessment strategies, and ideas of how to use formative assessment before, during, and after instruction. Professional literature and research will be shared. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 22: Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Using Twitter for #edadvoacy Room 503 Presenter: Dr. Lee Vartanian School/District/Organization: Lander University Session Description With current and coming changes in the field of education (common core, merit pay, value-added measures, etc.), teachers feel the pressure and importance of advocating best practices, but are often unaware of how to effectively advocate. Twitter offers busy teachers a surprisingly efficient and powerful platform for lending their digital voice to the conversation/debate about education reform. This session will introduce Twitter as a convenient tool for advocacy, networking, and professional inspiration. We will focus on Twitter basics, etiquette, tips for growing followers and having your voice heard. Participants will want to bring their cell phones, tablets, or laptops. Session Strand Alignment: Professionalism and Teacher Leadership & Advocacy Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Break 11:45 - 12:00 PM Please visit our vendors. Session 3 begins at 1:15 PM.


Panelists Tyesha Deas is entering her third year of teaching as a math teacher at Lower Richland High School in Richland County. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (2010), and also earned a Master of Teaching Degree (2011), both from the University of South Carolina. CERRA has played a significant role in her educational life, as she is a former ProTeam student, Teacher Cadet, and a 2006 Teaching Fellow. She has also served as an interviewer for the Teaching Fellows Regional Interviews. Tyesha thoroughly enjoys connecting with students through the world of mathematics. When she is not challenging students’ minds with math, she enjoys reading, baking, and playing recreational tennis. Dr. Robin Hardy currently serves as the principal of Fairfield Middle School in Winnsboro, SC. She is also an adjunct professor at Southern Wesleyan and Gardner Webb University. Her previous educational experience includes time as an assistant principal and English teacher. In 2011, Dr. Hardy was selected as the South Carolina Association of School Administrators MIddle Level Assistant Principal of the Year. Dr. Hardy received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University and her Masters of Educational Administration at the University of South Carolina. She is the President Elect of the South Carolina ASCD and serves on the CERRA Advisory Board. Sallie Ortmann is a second-year teacher/coach at Lexington High School. She currently teaches Anatomy and Physiology and is the head JV softball coach. Sallie was a Teaching Fellow at the University of South Carolina where she earned her Masters of Teaching Biology and Bachelor of Science. She has also been a member of PSTA since she was a student at USC. In just two short years of teaching, Sallie has created a paperless classroom where her students are truly 21st Century learners. Sallie is also a CERRA Advisory board member where she is able to collaborate with educators throughout the state to help propel the mission and vision of the Center for Educator Recruitment Retention and Advancement.

Jenny Powell resides in Lexington, SC. She graduated from Newberry College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with add-ons in Early Childhood Education and Middle Level English language arts. She spent the last two years teaching sixth grade English language arts at Saluda Middle School in Saluda, SC. She was also the cheerleading coach for Saluda Middle School during the 2012-2013 school year. She recently started pursuing her Master’s Degree in Language and Literacy at the University of South Carolina. Upon school beginning in August, she will be continuing her teaching career as a seventh grade English language arts teacher at Pleasant Hill Middle School in Lexington, SC.

Jeremy Rinder is a fifth grade teacher at Barnwell Elementary School. He just completed his second year of teaching and was selected the 2013 Barnwell Elementary Teacher of the Year. Jeremy was a Teaching Fellow at Newberry College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in History. In 2011, he was selected as the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators Student Teacher of the Year. Jeremy currently serves on the Barnwell 45 School District Social Studies Implementation Team and coaches middle school girls’ basketball.


Breakout Session 3: 1:15 - 2:15 PM Session 23: Putting Movement Into Your Classroom (Elementary Edition) Room 511 Presenter: Carla Cruickshanks School/District/Organization: Newberry College Session Description This interactive presentation will engage participants in physical activity that incorporates core content standards. Emphasis will be placed on the early childhood, elementary, middle level, and secondary education classrooms with a brief discussion on the importance of combining the two. Participants will gain knowledge in how to organize the classroom that will engage students in physical activity while mastering specific core content standards from Math, Science, ELA, and History. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching and Wellness Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 24: Positively Decreasing Disruption and Discipline Referrals Room 512 Presenter Name: Jennifer Rodecki School/District/Organization: Cherokee County Schools Session Description This presentation is designed to teach educators how to implement positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) into the classroom. Participants will learn how to positively decrease disruption and discipline referrals by setting up a proactive classroom. Class-wide strategies such as token economies, creating and teaching rules and expectations, and positive reinforcement will be discussed. Individualized behavior modification procedures for students with and without disabilities will also be covered. Participants will gain an understanding of how to implement a three-tiered PBIS model into their classroom. Session Strand Alignment: Classroom Management Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 25: Annotating Text to Encourage Close Reading and Deep Thinking Room 515 Presenters: Kristy Garrett & Diana Sheriff School/District/Organization: River Ridge Elem. (Spartanburg 5) Session Description The shift to Common Core Literacy Standards requires students to closely read high level informational and literary text using comprehension strategies. When students annotate text they mark important details and their thinking about the text. This session will show how annotating text supports students in their close readings. Presenters will demonstrate the steps to planning, implementing, and assessing text annotating skills through demonstration, examples, and resources. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching Session Audience: Elementary, Middle Secondary, and Special Education

Session 26: Keeping Kids in the Class: Realistic Classroom Management Strategies Room 513 Presenters: Lisa Raiford, Traci Martin, Jennifer Hollen & Kirsten Collins School/District/Organization: Aiken County Schools Session Description An interactive session using PowerPoint, interactive discussion, applied strategies, interventions, and handouts to help teachers keep students in the classroom and learning. This session will help teachers reduce the number of discipline challenges in the classroom through practical application of tried and true behavioral strategies, consequently improving student achievement. Includes information on challenging, resistant, physically and verbally aggressive, and defiant behaviors. Presented by seasoned professionals with backgrounds in elementary and middle school levels, special and regular education, and alternative schools. This session while fun and interactive, provides a wealth of resources to take back and use in the classroom. Session Strand Alignment: Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, and Professionalism Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 27: Teaching Like a Champion Room 510 Presenter Name: Trevor Ivey School/District/Organization: Alice Drive Middle (Sumter) Session Description In this interactive session, participants will learn the importance of building trust with students, parents, and colleagues. In doing so, the participant will be exposed to effective classroom structures and systems that yield high levels of student achievement and put students directly on a path to college. Participants will leave with concrete and actionable strategies to replicate in their classrooms this fall. The presenter will also highlight and share professional readings, to include books in the field of teaching & learning as well as home-school-community partnerships. * Trevor Ivey is a 2014 State Honor Roll Teacher of the Year. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, Professionalism, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 28: Connecting with Your Library Media Specialist Room 508 Presenter Name: Kristen Hearne School/District/Organization: Wren Middle (Anderson 1) Session Description Relationships are one of the most important aspects of working in a school building, and your school librarian can be one of your best friends. Librarians can share their expertise in technology, information literacy, research and the Common Core Standards, and they can be a teaching partner to bring innovation to your classroom. Learn about apps, websites and lesson ideas that your school librarian can plan and co-teach with you in order to maximize both of your strengths to give the best instruction to your students. Session Strand Alignment: Effective and Wellness Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 29: Warning! Graphic Content Ahead: Teaching Literacy Through Graphic Novels Room 506 Presenters: Jeffrey Eargle & Breana Amick School/District/Organization:: Mid-Carolina High & Newberry College Session Description Using graphic novels in the classroom offers an opportunity to engage readers of all levels, hone visualization literacy skills, and integrate Common Core State Standards into instruction. In an interactive multimedia session, the presenters will discuss and demonstrate a variety of strategies related to using graphic novels and highlight student work and feedback. Although high school social studies will serve as the basis of the session, the presentation will address all levels and all core subject areas. A list of resources and graphic novels teachers can use in their classrooms will be provided in the session. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching, Teacher Leadership & Advocacy, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Elementary, Middle, Secondary, Special Education, Arts, Foreign Language, and Media

Session 30: Picture Writing: A Novel Approach to Common Core Literacy Instruction Room 502 Presenter Name: Diane Brown School/District/Organization:: Hunter Street Elementary (York 1) Session Description In this interactive session, participants will be introduced to the parallel processes between the visual and verbal languages. Images are used to access pathways for written verbal language. Through a series of structured, sequential mini lessons, students gain skills in all areas of the writing process. This research proven model is especially effective with ELL and Title One students. Participants will be given instructional tools and links to resources so they can implement this approach to literacy with their students. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching Session Audience: Elementary, Middle, Special Education, Arts and Foreign Language


Session 31: Integrating Literacy Across the Curriculum Room 504 Presenters: Polly Atkinson & Tracy Anderson School/District/Organization: Cheraw Intermediate (Chesterfield) Session Description Literacy is an integral part of all areas of the curriculum. This session will provide participants with key strategies used in a High Progress Literacy Research classroom. Participants will learn how the use of choral reading and read-alouds can be used to expose students to domain specific vocabulary while addressing text complexity in the science and social studies classroom. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching Session Audience: Elementary

Session 32: An Open Book - A Magic Carpet Room 505 Presenter: Cindy Price School/District/Organization: Edgewood Middle/Greenwood 52 Schools Session Description This session will help the beginning teacher with book selection for read alouds and novel units appropriate for middle school students. There are so many books out there, but what should I read to and with my students? Cindy Price, veteran ELA teacher, will share books she has used successfully in her classes from grades 6-8. These books will work as tools to meet Common Core Curriculum Standards, and many can be used to emphasize quality character traits. Book content and teaching ideas will be shared through lecture, handouts, and interactive activities. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Classroom Management, and Effective Teaching Session Audience: Elementary, Middle, and Special Education


Session 33: Can You Hear Me Now? Communication Through Technology Room 503 Presenter Name: Helen Walker School/District/Organization: Doby’s Mill Elementary (Kershaw) Session Description This session will give valuable information for beginning teachers on how to communicate effectively and professionally through technology with parents, students and teachers using email, Edmodo, Voice Thread, and Facebook. We will also look at how to communicate with the community at large, media, professional organizations, and local, state and national officials as an emerging teacher leader. Teachers should bring their own laptops or smart devices to the session. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Professionalism, and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Break 2:15 - 2:30 PM Please visit our vendors. Session 4 begins at 2:30 PM.


Breakout Session 4: 2:30 - 3:30 PM Session 34: Putting Movement Into Your Classroom (Secondary Edition) Room 511 Presenter: Carla Cruickshanks School/District/Organization: Newberry College Session Description This interactive presentation will engage participants in physical activity that incorporates core content standards. Emphasis will be placed on the early childhood, elementary, middle level, and secondary education classrooms with a brief discussion on the importance of combining the two. Participants will gain knowledge in how to organize the classroom that will engage students in physical activity while mastering specific core content standards from Math, Science, ELA, and History. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching and Wellness Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Session 35: Positively Decreasing Disruption and Discipline Referrals Room 512 Presenter: Jennifer Rodecki School/District/Organization: Cherokee County Schools Session Description This presentation is designed to teach educators how to implement positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) into the classroom. Participants will learn how to positively decrease disruption and discipline referrals by setting up a proactive classroom. Class-wide strategies such as token economies, creating and teaching rules and expectations, and positive reinforcement will be discussed. Individualized behavior modification procedures for students with and without disabilities will also be covered. Participants will gain an understanding of how to implement a three-tiered PBIS model into their classroom. Session Strand Alignment: Classroom Management Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 36: Problem Solved! Differentiating Math Instruction Made Easy Room 515 Presenter: Jennifer Long School/District/Organization: Fort Mill School District Session Description How do you reach every child in your classroom when they come to you with such varying strengths and weaknesses? How do you appropriately engage students, create hands-on learning experiences, teach the standards, and still challenge students to become active problem solvers? Through this interactive session, you will learn how to easily differentiate math instruction in your classroom in an inquiry-based, problem solving format. Not only will you see a differentiated inquiry lesson in action, you’ll participate, too. You’ll leave with personal experiences and resources to use in your classroom on the first day back to school! Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching Session Audience: Early Childhood and Elementary

Session 37: Keeping Kids in the Class: Realistic Classroom Management Strategies Room 513 Presenters: Lisa Raiford, Traci Martin, Jennifer Hollen & Kirsten Collins School/District/Organization: Aiken County Schools Session Description An interactive session using PowerPoint, interactive discussion, applied strategies, interventions, and handouts to help teachers keep students in the classroom and learning. This session will help teachers reduce the number of discipline challenges in the classroom through practical application of tried and true behavioral strategies, consequently improving student achievement. Includes information on challenging, resistant, physically and verbally aggressive, and defiant behaviors. Presented by seasoned professionals with backgrounds in elementary and middle school levels, special and regular education, and alternative schools. This session while fun and interactive, provides a wealth of resources to take back and use in the classroom. Session Strand Alignment: Classroom Management, Effective Teaching, and Professionalism Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 38: Advocacy and Public Education: Learn More, Do More Room 510 Presenters: Jackie Hicks, Trevor Ivey, Kathy Maness, & Alice Lynn Stein School/District/Organization: CERRA Advisory Board Session Description Research states, “the average classroom teacher will make more than 1,500 educational decisions every school day” (Fredericks, 2005). With the sheer volume of decisions made impacting student outcomes, who better to be involved in educational policy than teachers? But too often, teachers’ voices are not a part of the discussion. Effective advocacy builds the capacity, effectiveness and impact of South Carolina’s 53,000 teachers. Make your 1,501st decision today and learn how to add your voice to the reform conversation. Participants will be engaged in an interactive presentation to learn the do’s and don’ts of positive advocacy. Session Strand Alignment: Professionalism and Teacher Leadership & Advocacy Session Audience: Educators (All levels)

Session 39: Basic Tech Tools to Master Room 508 Presenter: John Woodring School/District/Organization: Bluffton Middle School Session Description Instructional technology departments are constantly introducing new technology tools to teachers at a rapid rate even veteran teachers find overwhelming. This session will show basic technology tools to help you and your students read, write, communicate, and collaborate. Tips include how to research on the Internet, write using word processors and blogs, communicate with effective presentations and audio visual media creation, and collaborate using social networks designed for education. Once you master these basic technology concepts you will be a more effective teacher of 21st Century students. Session Strand Alignment: Communication, Effective Teaching and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 40: Knowing Words Room 506 Presenter: Vickie Brockman School/District/Organization: Writing Improvement Network Session Description The Common Core State Standards expect students to learn and use a significant amount of vocabulary across grade levels and content areas. This requires a wide knowledge of words, but there are many ways to know a word. Knowing words - not memorizing words. Participants will leave this session with strategies to enrich vocabulary instruction that will impact all students. Session Strand Alignment: Communication and Effective Teaching Session Audience: Elementary and Middle

Session 41: Using Mentor Texts to Teach Common Core Writing Room 502 Presenter: Chris Sendbertrand-McLean School/District/Organization: Sullivan Middle (York 3) Session Description You may never look at a piece of text the same way! Use a mentor of text to notice and name writing techniques you can teach to their students. This is an interactive, hands-on session which can be tailored to any grade level. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 42: I’m Through, Now What Do I Do? Room 504 Presenter: Kimberly Freeman School/District/Organization: Lexington 1 Session Description In the midst of meeting the needs of learners with various ability levels who work at varying speeds, it’s important for teachers to have ideas in their toolbox to help support students who have finished their work and are ready to move on before others. This session will help teachers find ways to support these learners with valuable extension opportunities through the use of an “I’m Through” system. Session Strand Alignment: Classroom Management, Effective Teaching and Technology & Innovation Session Audience: Educators (All levels)

Session 43: Preparing for Common Core Through Problem Based Learning Room 505 Presenter: Gayle Hinton School/District/Organization: ERG Educational Resources Group, Inc Session Description Participants will be introduced to the rigor of the Common Core State Standards and subsequent testing demands. Participants will be introduced to Problem Based Learning (PBL) and why this instructional strategy fits with the Common Core Standards and 21st century learning. This session will provide participants with suggestions on how to include PBLs in their classroom. Session Strand Alignment: Effective Teaching Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)


Session 44: Why Good Teachers Sometimes Do Bad Things? Safeguarding Yourself Room 503 Presenter: Dr. Lisa Waller School/District/Organization: Newberry College / RETAIN Center of Excellence Session Description This session will lead the participants through an interactive discussion on how good teachers sometimes do bad things and end up in the news. Specifically, the focus will be on assisting new teachers with tools, practices, and advice on how to safeguard themselves and their career. A multimedia presentation will include recent examples of teachers in the news and social media use. This session applies to all teachers. Session Strand Alignment: Professionalism Session Audience: Educators (All Levels)

Closing Session: 3:45 PM


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