2015 Schedule

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Sunday, November 8

4:00 – 5:30 pm: Registration – Cambridge Hall
5:30 – 7:30 pm: Registration & Opening Reception – Vista Room

Monday, November 9

7:15-8:00: Morning Refreshments/Registration – Cambridge Hall
8:15-10:15: Keynote by John Hodge, “Be the One,”Kensington Ballroom G
10:15-10:35: Mid-Morning Refreshments – Cambridge Hall
10:35-11:20: Morning Breakout Sessions: Block A

  • Dr. John W. Hodge: Higher Order Thinking: From Theory to Practice (cont. after break) – Kensington D
  • Lori Burns: Innovation Drives Students to Success (cont. after break) – Kensington E
  • Christina Schneider: Formative Assessment Process and Practices: The foundation for SLO’s in the classroom – Kensington F

11:20-11:25: 5-Minute Break
11:25-12:10: Morning Breakout Sessions: Block B

  • Dr. John W. Hodge: Higher Order Thinking: From Theory to Practice (cont.) – Kensington D
  • Lori Burns: Innovation Drives Students to Success (cont.) – Kensington E
  • Chenita Jarrett: Using Data to Drive Instruction – Kensington F

12:10-1:10: Lunch
1:10-3:10: Keynote by Stephen Ventura, “Knowledge is Power-So is Implementation,”Kensington Ballroom G (Download the Handout at this Link)
3:10-3:15: 5-Minute Break
3:15-4:00: Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Block C

  • Marianne Reale: Using the Instructional Improvement Cycle Toolkit with Formative Assessment Strategies – Kensington D
  • Claudia Edwards: Stay Calm & Reclaim Mastery – Kensington E
  • Jim Soland: Fostering College Success – How better information helps students succeed – Kensington F

4:00-4:30: Afternoon Refreshments – Cambridge Hall
4:30-5:15: Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Block D

  • Sandy Kirby: It’s Hard to Believe You Get All this for FREE!!! – Kensington D
  • Dereck Rhoads: Grading & Assessment: A Journey to Clearly Defined Criteria – Kensington E (Power Teacher Gradebook Manual Handout, and Journey Handout)
  • Jim Soland: The Purpose Driven Assessment Program: How to regain control of your assessment program – Kensington F

Tuesday, November 10

7:15-8:00: Morning Refreshments/Registration – Cambridge Hall
8:15-10:15: Keynote by Sue Brookhart, “Classroom Strategies to Advance Student Learning,”Kensington Ballroom G
10:15-10:35: Mid-Morning Refreshments – Cambridge Hall
10:35-11:20: Morning Breakout Sessions: Block E

  • Stephen Ventura: Short-Cycle Assessments and Feedback: The Key to Quality School Improvement (cont. after break) – Kensington D
  • Shehzad Ghani: Formative Assessment: Needs of the Teachers and Technological Implementation, Drivers and Barriers – Kensington E
  • Angela Weisner: The Power of Poverty – Kensington F

11:20-11:25: 5-Minute Break
11:25-12:10: Morning Breakout Sessions: Block F

  • Stephen Ventura: Short-Cycle Assessments and Feedback: The Key to Quality School Improvement (cont.) – Kensington D
  • Hope Chapman: Assessing Along the Way With Balanced Literacy – Kensington E
  • Misty Odell: Strategies for teaching BOYS of all ages – Kensington F

12:10-1:10: Lunch
1:10-1:15: 5-Minute Break
1:15-2:00: Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Block G

  • Sue Brookhart: Quality Questioning (cont. after break) – Kensington D (Download the Handout at this Link)
  • Katie Robinson: Setting and Reaching College-Ready Goals: Typical Growth is NOT Enough (cont. after break) – Kensington E
  • Robin Harriford: Checking for Understanding with MasteryConnect and Socrative – Kensington F

2:00-2:30: Afternoon Refreshments – Cambridge Hall
2:30-3:15: Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Block H

  • Sue Brookhart: Quality Questioning (cont.) – Kensington D (Download the Handout at this Link)
  • Katie Robinson: Setting and Reaching College-Ready Goals: Typical Growth is NOT Enough (cont.) – Kensington E
  • Jim Soland: The Purpose Driven Assessment Program: How to regain control of your assessment program – Kensington F

3:15-3:30: Closing Remarks – Cambridge Hall

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