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2016 Conference Information

Keynote: Dr. Thomas R. Guskey | Improving Student Learning with Standards and Assessments

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Thomas R. GuskeyThomas R. Guskey, PhD, is professor of educational psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he served as director of research and development for Chicago Public Schools and was the first director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national research center.Dr. Guskey is the author/editor of numerous books and book chapters, articles, and professional papers on educational measurement, evaluation, assessment, and grading. He coedited the Experts in Assessment series. His articles have appeared in prominent research journals, as well as Educational Leadership, Kappan, and The School Administrator.Dr. Guskey is listed in the National Staff Development Council's Leaders in Staff Development. He is the only person to have won the Council's Book of the Year Award twice and the Article of the Year Award three times. His work has been honored by numerous organizations, and he has been featured on the National Public Radio programs Talk of the Nation and Morning Edition.He served on the policy research team of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, the task force that developed the National Standards for Staff Development, and was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, which also honored him in 2006 for his outstanding contribution relating research to practice.

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Registration and continental breakfast begin 8:00 a.m. in Somers Lounge. Keynote address starts at 8:30 a.m.

9:45-10:45 a.m. - Breakout sessions

Technology tools and tips for prospective and new teachers
Hinckley School District Panel
Tower Hall, room T4119

Communicating and Collaborating with student web sites on Webley
Judi Roux
Tower Hall, room T4105
Presentation materials

Tools to Develop 21st century super skills in the blended learning environment
Jean Sauter (Hinckley)
Tower Hall, room T2412 (Teagle Lab)

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Breakout sessions

Trauma and traumatic stress in children impact on education
Saprina Matheny
Tower Hall, room T4119
PowerPoint slides

Proctor School District Panel
Tower Hall, room T4105

Culturally Responsive Teaching
Lindsey Nagorski
Tower Hall, room T3121

Teaching and learning in the 21st century: real thoughts on real change
Michael Pothast
Tower Hall, room T2412 (Teagle Lab)

M.Ed Research students
Neil & Judi
Tower Hall, room T1115

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch
Somers Lounge

1:45-3:15 p.m. - Breakout sessions

Trauma and traumatic stress in children impact on education 101
Saprina Matheny
Tower Hall, room T4119
PowerPoint slides

Using digital tools for student assessment
Judi Roux
Tower Hall, room T4105
Presentation materials

Culturally Responsive Teaching
Lindsey Nagorski
Tower Hall, room T3121

Dialectical behavior therapy skills for use in the classroom
Lori Thrun
Tower Hall, room T2412 (Teagle Lab)
Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships (Word doc)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Mindfulness
Self Soothe
STOP skill
Wise Mind ACCEPTS (Word doc)

3:30-4:30 p.m. - Breakout sessions

Game based simulation for critical thinking collaboration and grammatical conventions practice
Matt Whittaker
Tower Hall, room T4119

Beyond the Hour of Code: using google apps script to engage and challenge students to the next level of coding
Kelly Roddy
Tower Hall, room T4105

Creative drama for every content area
Amber Gilbert
Tower Hall, room T3121

Historical thinking and literacy with multiple perspectives
Patti Strukel
Tower Hall, room T2412 (Teagle Lab)