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Tuesday, July 11
 

8:30am

Registration
Tuesday July 11, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Poe Atrium

9:00am

Welcome
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
Poe 216

9:15am

Keynote Speaker
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Bobbie Cavnar

Bobbie Cavnar

North Carolina Teacher of the Year, NCDPI
Bobbie Cavnar is the 2016 - 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina teacher of the Year. He currently teaches Advanced Placement Literature and chairs the English Department at South Point High School in Gaston County. Mr. Cavnar frequently conducts local and state-level workshops... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Poe 216

10:15am

Transition to Sessions and Break
Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:15am - 10:30am
TBA

10:30am

Sec Caregiver/Teacher Conferences
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alison Winzeler, PhD

Alison Winzeler, PhD

Alternative Licensure Director, NC State University
avatar for Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith

Regional Director, NCNTSP, NC State College of Education



Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Poe 320

10:30am

Elem Conscious Discipline Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based methodology that values that importance of relationship-building as well as the development of social-emotional skills.  Conscious Discipline utilizes everyday events rather than an external curriculum, and addresses the adult's emotional intelligence as well as the child's. Learn to respond to daily conflict in a way that transforms it into an opportunity to teach critical life skills, and watch every aspect of your classroom life improve!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Trainer, Connected At Last, LLC
For more than 12 years, Ashley Cooper has dedicated herself to working with young children, not only in the classroom setting but also as part of an elementary school administrative team and as the mother of two young girls. Ashley is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor, and... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Poe 216

10:30am

Sec Working With Children in High-Poverty
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Novotny

Jackie Novotny

Principal Intern, Southwest Elementary School
I am a graduate of Allegheny College with a degree in English. I then went to NC State to get my teaching license through NCTEACH! After that, I taught HS English for 8 years. Most recently, I completed my administrative internship to become an Assistant Principal and graduated... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Poe 517

10:30am

Sec Working With Undocumented and Homeless Students
Limited Capacity seats available

You will have students in your class whose lives are unstable for a variety of reasons. What does this mean about their ability to learn and be successful? What should you be doing as their classroom teacher? What are some classroom strategies that can help? We will explore these questions and learn some teacher tested techniques you can bring back to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Hessling

Abigail Hessling

I am a high school Spanish teacher and just finished my 8th year teaching in Buncombe County. Outside of the classroom, I am the World Language Department Chair and my school's 2017 Teacher of the Year . I serve on our School Improvement Team and PBIS Committee as well as mentor... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Poe 424

10:30am

Elem ELL Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Krystal Hoakinson

Krystal Hoakinson

Kindergarten Teacher, Hodge Road Elementary
Krystal is currently teaching kindergarten at Hodge Road Elementary School in Knightdale, NC. Hodge Road has the highest population of English Language Learners in the state of NC. She has been at Hodge for going on seven years. A few years ago she piloted a dual language program... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Poe 512

10:30am

K-12 Differentiate Your Standards for All Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Information from this session will give teachers the tools to translate curriculum standards into adapted formats, assignments, and assessments so that students with learning disabilities, intellectual delays, autism, or other developmental disabilities will be able to successfully participate in general education classrooms.  Through successful participation in general curriculum settings, students with disabilities will gain academic, social, and behavioral skills that will lead to increased opportunities for high school diplomas and post-secondary choices.


Speakers
avatar for Malinda Pennington

Malinda Pennington

Autism Classroom Teacher, Nash-Rocky Mount Schools



Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Poe 120

10:30am

Sec ELL Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you meet the diverse academic needs of English Language Learners (ELL) in your classroom? We will help you!! You will leave this presentation with strategies you can use tomorrow in your classroom to help ELLs develop their English language proficieny skills and the academic language needed to succeed in your content area. You will also leave with a greater understanding of the developmental process of ELLs.

Speakers
LH

Lisa Huffman

ESL Teacher, WCPSS
Lisa Huffman has been teaching ESL at a high school in WCPSS for 20 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and is also an accessor for NBPTS. She was a trainer for many years with the North Carolina Teacher Academy. She trained teachers to develop strategies to help their... Read More →
avatar for America Moreno

America Moreno

America Moreno Jimenez earned her BA in Psychology ('14) and her MAT in ESL from Meredith College ('15). She has been teaching in Wake County Public Schools for 1.5 years. Prior to becoming a teacher she was a ¡Graduate! Coach as part of the NCSHP's (North Carolina Society of Hispanic... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Poe 312

10:30am

Sec Day 1/Week 1 Planning - 90 Min
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Genesky

Lauren Genesky

ELA Teacher, Millbrook High School, Wake County Public Schools
Lauren Genesky teaches English III and IB Language and Literature at Millbrook High School. She serves as a cooperating teacher for student teachers and as a mentor for beginning teachers, and was a finalist for Wake County 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. She is a North Carolina Teacher... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:30am - 12:05pm
Park Shops 201

10:30am

K-12 Tech Tools to Start the Year off Right 90 Min

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Davis

Rebekah Davis

Doctoral Student, NCSU
After 20 years teaching ELA, SS and AIG in middle and elementary schools, I am back to school studying learning, design and technology at NCSU. I am most interested in educational innovation, especially teachers' use of virtual professional networks, used to improve teaching and... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Smith

Bethany Smith

Associate Director of IT Training for DELTA, North Carolina State University
Bethany Smith is the Associate Director of Instructional Technology Training for DELTA: Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications for NC State University. As Associate Director, Bethany provides oversight of DELTA's training programs as well as delivers workshops on... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:30am - 12:05pm
Park Shops 200

11:20am

Elem Conscious Discipline Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based methodology that values that importance of relationship-building as well as the development of social-emotional skills.  Conscious Discipline utilizes everyday events rather than an external curriculum, and addresses the adult's emotional intelligence as well as the child's. Learn to respond to daily conflict in a way that transforms it into an opportunity to teach critical life skills, and watch every aspect of your classroom life improve!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Trainer, Connected At Last, LLC
For more than 12 years, Ashley Cooper has dedicated herself to working with young children, not only in the classroom setting but also as part of an elementary school administrative team and as the mother of two young girls. Ashley is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor, and... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:20am - 12:05pm
Poe 216

11:20am

Sec Working with Children in High Poverty
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Novotny

Jackie Novotny

Principal Intern, Southwest Elementary School
I am a graduate of Allegheny College with a degree in English. I then went to NC State to get my teaching license through NCTEACH! After that, I taught HS English for 8 years. Most recently, I completed my administrative internship to become an Assistant Principal and graduated... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:20am - 12:05pm
Poe 517

11:20am

Elem Differentiation - Teaching Students of Varied Abilities In the Same Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Tymkin

Jennifer Tymkin

2nd Grade Teacher, WCPSS
Meet the fearless leader of Team Tymkin! I am a seasoned, energetic, passionate 2nd grade teacher. I am a proud wife, mama to 3 spirited T girls, and one fur puppy, Harley Sox. I serve as a GOTR coach for girls in grades 3-5! Just keep swimming!!



Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:20am - 12:05pm
Poe 512

11:20am

K-12 Differentiate Standards for All Students
Limited Capacity filling up

Information from this session will give teachers the tools to translate curriculum standards into adapted formats, assignments, and assessments so that students with learning disabilities, intellectual delays, autism, or other developmental disabilities will be able to successfully participate in general education classrooms.  Through successful participation in general curriculum settings, students with disabilities will gain academic, social, and behavioral skills that will lead to increased opportunities for high school diplomas and post-secondary choices.


Speakers
avatar for Malinda Pennington

Malinda Pennington

Autism Classroom Teacher, Nash-Rocky Mount Schools



Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:20am - 12:05pm
Poe 120

11:20am

K-12 ELL Strategies for the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you meet the diverse academic needs of English Language Learners (ELL) in your classroom? We will help you!! You will leave this presentation with strategies you can use tomorrow in your classroom to help ELLs develop their English language proficieny skills and the academic language needed to succeed in your content area. You will also leave with a greater understanding of the developmental process of ELLs. 

Speakers
LH

Lisa Huffman

ESL Teacher, WCPSS
Lisa Huffman has been teaching ESL at a high school in WCPSS for 20 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and is also an accessor for NBPTS. She was a trainer for many years with the North Carolina Teacher Academy. She trained teachers to develop strategies to help their... Read More →
avatar for America Moreno

America Moreno

America Moreno Jimenez earned her BA in Psychology ('14) and her MAT in ESL from Meredith College ('15). She has been teaching in Wake County Public Schools for 1.5 years. Prior to becoming a teacher she was a ¡Graduate! Coach as part of the NCSHP's (North Carolina Society of Hispanic... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:20am - 12:05pm
Poe 312

11:20am

Sec Differentiation - Teaching Students of Varied Abilities In the Same Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Winzeler

Sharon Winzeler

English teacher, Broughton High School
Sharon began teaching after a career in journalism. She has been an English instructor at Broughton High School for 25 years and is in her 13th year of instructing lateral entry teachers in the NC TEACH program at NC State University. She has her master's in English education... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:20am - 12:05pm
Poe 320

11:20am

K-12 Social Media for New Teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

Tips for effectively using social media as a teacher, while not getting fired. :)

Speakers
avatar for Bobbie Cavnar

Bobbie Cavnar

North Carolina Teacher of the Year, NCDPI
Bobbie Cavnar is the 2016 - 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina teacher of the Year. He currently teaches Advanced Placement Literature and chairs the English Department at South Point High School in Gaston County. Mr. Cavnar frequently conducts local and state-level workshops... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:20am - 12:05pm
Poe 424

12:05pm

Lunch - Cookout!
Get some burgers or dogs (veggie options available) on the 2nd floor and then head to one of these rooms to chat with other new teachers in your subject/grade level:
  • 512 and 517 - Elementary Teachers
  • 312 - Middle School
  • 320 - High School
  • 424 - Electives, Specials, etc.
  • 2nd Floor Atriums, 120, 216 - All are welcome!

Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:05pm - 12:55pm
Atrium

1:00pm

Sec Caregiver/Teacher Conferences
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alison Winzeler, PhD

Alison Winzeler, PhD

Alternative Licensure Director, NC State University
avatar for Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith

Regional Director, NCNTSP, NC State College of Education



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Poe 216

1:00pm

Sec Ongoing Parent Communication - Practical Tips
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Winzeler

Sharon Winzeler

English teacher, Broughton High School
Sharon began teaching after a career in journalism. She has been an English instructor at Broughton High School for 25 years and is in her 13th year of instructing lateral entry teachers in the NC TEACH program at NC State University. She has her master's in English education... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Poe 424

1:00pm

Elem How to Diffuse Classroom Behaviors: What to do when a student....
Limited Capacity filling up

Feel prepared to take on next year by working through real life classroom behaviors with your peers! Learn new techniques and ways of thinking to connect with your students. Stop behaviors before they begin.

Speakers
LB

Logan Baker

Fourth Grade- Math and Science, Efland Cheeks Elementary School


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Poe 512

1:00pm

Elem Using the Conscious Discipline Brain State Model to Understand Challenging Behavior
Limited Capacity seats available

Conscious Discipline empowers us to be conscious of brain-body states in ourselves and children. It then provides us with the practical skills we need to manage our thoughts, feeling and actions. With this ability to self-regulate, we are then able to teach children to do the same. By doing this, we help children who are physically aggressive (survival state) or verbally aggressive (emotional state) become more integrated so they can learn and use problem-solving skills (executive state). When we understand the brain state model, we can clearly see the importance of building our homes, schools and businesses on the core principles of safety, connection and problem-solving.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Trainer, Connected At Last, LLC
For more than 12 years, Ashley Cooper has dedicated herself to working with young children, not only in the classroom setting but also as part of an elementary school administrative team and as the mother of two young girls. Ashley is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor, and... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Poe 120

1:00pm

K-12 Working in High-Poverty Schools: Where to Go For Help and Mentoring!
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Nelson

Brandy Nelson

Principal, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Check out my bio here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-83DKxalxM7f1V_IpMbLQ0gDz2QwicUZQnhF_JJP2eU/edit



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Poe 320

1:00pm

Sec Classroom Management Routines and Procedures
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Genesky

Lauren Genesky

ELA Teacher, Millbrook High School, Wake County Public Schools
Lauren Genesky teaches English III and IB Language and Literature at Millbrook High School. She serves as a cooperating teacher for student teachers and as a mentor for beginning teachers, and was a finalist for Wake County 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. She is a North Carolina Teacher... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Poe 312

1:00pm

Elem Growth Mindset For a Positive Classroom Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Tymkin

Jennifer Tymkin

2nd Grade Teacher, WCPSS
Meet the fearless leader of Team Tymkin! I am a seasoned, energetic, passionate 2nd grade teacher. I am a proud wife, mama to 3 spirited T girls, and one fur puppy, Harley Sox. I serve as a GOTR coach for girls in grades 3-5! Just keep swimming!!



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Poe 517

1:00pm

Get it Done! Work Session 90 Min
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a work session to get organized, make plans for BTI, and ask questions of experienced teachers.

Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:35pm
Park Shops 201

1:00pm

Elem Day 1/Week 1 Planning - 90 min
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give you an idea of how to go about planning for your first day and first week of the school year. There will also be information on what to do prior to your first days. Below is a link to all of the resources we will be discussing:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6dEwiWfj7LEQWxUS1RTQm1ydFU?usp=sharing
(For copyright purposes, if you see a link to my google drive and a website, please obtain the resource from the website. Thank you!)

Speakers
avatar for Alison Averette

Alison Averette

I am originally from the western part of the state, Hickory, North Carolina. I first started out at UNC-Charlotte, majoring in Architecture but then transferred to Lenoir-Rhyne University and graduated with dual licensure in Elementary and Special Education. I moved to Creedmoor... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:35pm
Park Shops 200

1:50pm

Elem How to Diffuse Classroom Behaviors: What to do when a student....
Limited Capacity seats available

Feel prepared to take on next year by working through real life classroom behaviors with your peers! Learn new techniques and ways of thinking to connect with your students. Stop behaviors before they begin.

Speakers
LB

Logan Baker

Fourth Grade- Math and Science, Efland Cheeks Elementary School


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Poe 512

1:50pm

Elem Using the Conscious Discipline Brain State Model to Understand Challenging Behavior
Limited Capacity seats available

Conscious Discipline empowers us to be conscious of brain-body states in ourselves and children. It then provides us with the practical skills we need to manage our thoughts, feeling and actions. With this ability to self-regulate, we are then able to teach children to do the same. By doing this, we help children who are physically aggressive (survival state) or verbally aggressive (emotional state) become more integrated so they can learn and use problem-solving skills (executive state). When we understand the brain state model, we can clearly see the importance of building our homes, schools and businesses on the core principles of safety, connection and problem-solving.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Trainer, Connected At Last, LLC
For more than 12 years, Ashley Cooper has dedicated herself to working with young children, not only in the classroom setting but also as part of an elementary school administrative team and as the mother of two young girls. Ashley is a Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor, and... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Poe 120

1:50pm

K-12 Teaching to EVERY Student: Valuing our Differences
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We will discuss issues of equity in NC schools and get tips on how to teach diverse populations. It will not be as boring as it sounds.  Seriously. You should come.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbie Cavnar

Bobbie Cavnar

North Carolina Teacher of the Year, NCDPI
Bobbie Cavnar is the 2016 - 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina teacher of the Year. He currently teaches Advanced Placement Literature and chairs the English Department at South Point High School in Gaston County. Mr. Cavnar frequently conducts local and state-level workshops... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Poe 424

1:50pm

Sec How to Diffuse Classroom Behaviors: What to do when a student......
Limited Capacity filling up

We will be talking about what to do when certain behaviors come up in secondary classrooms! We will also discuss behavior management, being proactive instead of reactive, and discussing possible solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Novotny

Jackie Novotny

Principal Intern, Southwest Elementary School
I am a graduate of Allegheny College with a degree in English. I then went to NC State to get my teaching license through NCTEACH! After that, I taught HS English for 8 years. Most recently, I completed my administrative internship to become an Assistant Principal and graduated... Read More →


PBIS pptx

Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Poe 312

1:50pm

Elem Growth Mindset for a Positive Classroom Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Tymkin

Jennifer Tymkin

2nd Grade Teacher, WCPSS
Meet the fearless leader of Team Tymkin! I am a seasoned, energetic, passionate 2nd grade teacher. I am a proud wife, mama to 3 spirited T girls, and one fur puppy, Harley Sox. I serve as a GOTR coach for girls in grades 3-5! Just keep swimming!!



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Poe 517

1:50pm

Sec Differentiation - Teaching Students of Varied Abilities in the Same Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Sharon Winzeler

Sharon Winzeler

English teacher, Broughton High School
Sharon began teaching after a career in journalism. She has been an English instructor at Broughton High School for 25 years and is in her 13th year of instructing lateral entry teachers in the NC TEACH program at NC State University. She has her master's in English education... Read More →



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Poe 216

1:50pm

K-12 Building & Refining your Teacher Website
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We will overview qualities of good teacher websites (and look at some who struggle a bit....) and then get specific with Weebly and Google Sites. You will have an opportunity to evaluate your own website if you already have on or get started on a new website:
45 minutes is fast but you should be able to get a start on next steps with your website!

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Davis

Rebekah Davis

Doctoral Student, NCSU
After 20 years teaching ELA, SS and AIG in middle and elementary schools, I am back to school studying learning, design and technology at NCSU. I am most interested in educational innovation, especially teachers' use of virtual professional networks, used to improve teaching and... Read More →
avatar for Kerri Brown Parker

Kerri Brown Parker

Director, METRC, NC State University, College of Education
Kerri Brown Parker, M.Ed. is the Director of the Media & Education Technology Center (METRC) at the NC State University College of Education. She co-teaches regularly with undergraduate and graduate faculty in courses to prepare future elementary and secondary teachers as well as... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Poe 320

2:00pm

Sec "Get it Done!" Working Session with Coaches
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Cannon

Sarah Cannon

NCSU College of Education
Former high school English teacher.  Lover of books, yoga, and the great outdoors.  Education enthusiast.
avatar for Alison Winzeler, PhD

Alison Winzeler, PhD

Alternative Licensure Director, NC State University


Tuesday July 11, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Poe 517

2:40pm

Sharing and Wrap-Up
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday July 11, 2017 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Poe 216
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

8:30am

Registration
Wednesday July 12, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Atrium

9:00am

Introductions
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:00am - 9:10am
Poe 216

9:10am

Keynote - Opening Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:10am - 10:10am
Poe 216

10:15am

Elem Classroom Assessment Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
AJ

Abbie Joyner

Literacy Coach, WCPSS
Abbie Joyner received her BA in Elementary Education at UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a NC Teaching Fellow. She completed her M. Ed. in Curriculum and Developmental Supervision at NC State. Abbie has taught Kindergarten, second grade, and reading intervention. Currently, she is... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Poe 320

10:15am

Sec Classroom Assessment Techniques
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What are some? Why are they awesome? How often? Are they graded? We will discuss practice practical assessment ideas, both formative and summative!


Speakers
avatar for Austin James

Austin James

Math Teacher, Wake County Public Schools
Austin loves teaching, baseball, and his wife (not in that order). He teaches Math 1 and AP Statistics at Millbrook High School. He is a co-chair of the School Improvement Team and was a finalist for WCPSS Teacher of the Year in 2015-16. He is a proud NC State graduate! Find him on... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Poe 424

10:15am

Elem - Classroom Management - Effort and Celebration
Limited Capacity filling up

Classroom Management- Effort and Celebration will provide you strategies you can use from day 1 to motivate your students to put forth their best effort.  In addition to my ideas and examples on motivation, effort, and celebrating student achievement, I would love for you to bring ideas and strategies you've tried and found successful.  After the sessions on Wednesday I will post my presentation so that you have access to the links and content.  I look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!

Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UdzlPRSy9FCvpa6L4wNkStteifJWxgtTE14V_vxcUH8/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Nichols

Amanda Nichols

Instructional Resource Teacher, Wake County Public School System
I am currently an Instructional Resource Teacher at Scotts Ridge Elementary in Apex, NC and Swift Creek Elementary in Raleigh, NC. Prior to this position, I taught 3rd and 4th grade in Cary, NC. I proudly graduated from NC State with a B.S. in Elementary Education and returned to... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Poe 312

10:15am

K-12 Teaching with Poverty In Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lindsay Lewis

Dr. Lindsay Lewis

Instructional Coach, North Carolina State University
Since starting my teaching career in 2005, my focus has centered around student learning and teacher support. I truly believe that if we want the best for our students, we have to give the best to our teachers. Teachers deserve Professional Development that addresses their most pressing... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Poe 512

10:15am

K-8 Teaching for Social Justice
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching for Social Justice:
Explore practice ways to get started using literature and classroom discourse.



Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Poe 216

10:15am

Sec How to Diffuse Classroom Behaviors: What to do when a student....
Limited Capacity filling up

We will be talking about what to do when certain behaviors come up in secondary classrooms! We will also discuss behavior management, being proactive instead of reactive, and discussing possible solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Novotny

Jackie Novotny

Principal Intern, Southwest Elementary School
I am a graduate of Allegheny College with a degree in English. I then went to NC State to get my teaching license through NCTEACH! After that, I taught HS English for 8 years. Most recently, I completed my administrative internship to become an Assistant Principal and graduated... Read More →


PBIS pptx

Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Poe 120

10:15am

Sec Reaching Your Potential 101: Classroom Management and Communication
Limited Capacity filling up

It’s time to unlock the magic of your classroom management and communication potential. We will explore creative ways to motivate and encourage students to become role model citizens that are easy to maintain, low-cost, and effective. This is a B.Y.O.D. session so you can start incorporating these tools today.  We will post our presentation after we meet so you have links and contact information.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Hazlett

Christy Hazlett

Teacher, H.J. MacDonald Middle School
Christy is a 7th Grade Science teacher at H.J. MacDonald Middle School in New Bern, NC. She was the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year Craven County Schools and currently serves as a member of the Craven County Teacher Ambassador Program.



Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Poe 517

10:15am

K-12 Failing Forward - 90 Min
Limited Capacity seats available

Feeling innovative? Want to try something new, but not sure how to overcome the fear of flopping? Your students feel that way regularly.
This session models how to build capacity in terms of failing forward. We will discuss ways that the concept of failing fast and rapid prototyping could play out in classrooms or learning environments. The process of learning from FAILURE is healthy and normal, though failure is certainly not the ultimate goal. This session will be active, challenging, and lots of fun! Session slides can be found HERE. Also, I'm bringing oreos. :)

Speakers
avatar for Allison Reid

Allison Reid

Senior Director, Digital Learning & Libraries, Wake County Schools
Allison is the Senior Director for Digital Learning & Libraries in the Wake County Public School System. She is a CETL Certified Education technology leader who served as the Wake County Public School System Teacher of the Year in 2014-15; she has served on the board for the WakeEd... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:50am
Park Shops 201

10:15am

K-12 Digital Learning Competencies 90 min
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Emma Braaten

Emma Braaten

DLI Specialist, NCDPI
Mastery and Beyond with the NC Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers: Discover the NC Digital Learning Competencies and how teachers will be able to grow in their knowledge of digital teaching and learning.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:50am
Park Shops 200

11:05am

Elem Classroom Management Routines and Procedures
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
AJ

Abbie Joyner

Literacy Coach, WCPSS
Abbie Joyner received her BA in Elementary Education at UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a NC Teaching Fellow. She completed her M. Ed. in Curriculum and Developmental Supervision at NC State. Abbie has taught Kindergarten, second grade, and reading intervention. Currently, she is... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:05am - 11:50am
Poe 320

11:05am

Elem Designing Classrooms to Maximize Student Achievement
Limited Capacity filling up

With the start of the school year, open house, and meet the teacher night being upon us it is time to think about how to organize your classroom. That first impression really sets the tone for the rest of the school year. In this workshop we will look at and discuss:
* First impressions of classrooms
* What to do with the walls in your classroom
* How to arrange furniture
* Tips for a welcoming classroom environment
* Experiencing a classroom from a child's perspective.

Make sure that you have a laptop with access to the internet! 
Click on the link for the presentation: 




Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:05am - 11:50am
Poe 312

11:05am

K-12 Teaching with Poverty in Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lindsay Lewis

Dr. Lindsay Lewis

Instructional Coach, North Carolina State University
Since starting my teaching career in 2005, my focus has centered around student learning and teacher support. I truly believe that if we want the best for our students, we have to give the best to our teachers. Teachers deserve Professional Development that addresses their most pressing... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:05am - 11:50am
Poe 512

11:05am

K-8 Teaching for Social Justice
Limited Capacity seats available


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:05am - 11:50am
Poe 216

11:05am

Sec Motivating Unmotivated Students
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Why are students not motivated to be successful in school?  HINT:  It's not the teacher's lounge excuse of "Kids these days..."  In this session we will discuss root causes and some practical solutions to use in your classrooms!

Speakers
avatar for Austin James

Austin James

Math Teacher, Wake County Public Schools
Austin loves teaching, baseball, and his wife (not in that order). He teaches Math 1 and AP Statistics at Millbrook High School. He is a co-chair of the School Improvement Team and was a finalist for WCPSS Teacher of the Year in 2015-16. He is a proud NC State graduate! Find him on... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:05am - 11:50am
Poe 424

11:05am

K-12 Self-Care for Teachers
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:05am - 11:50am
Poe 120

11:05am

Sec Millenials and Technology in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Kelly

Daniel Kelly

Doctoral Candidate, NC State University
Daniel Kelly is a Technology Education doctoral candidate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education department at North Carolina State University College of Education with a minor in instructional technology. He is currently working on his dissertation examining... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:05am - 11:50am
Poe 517

11:50am

Lunch
Please join us on the second floor to grab lunch and then head to one of these rooms:
  • 320 - Elementary New Teacher Panel
  • 216 - Secondary New Teacher Panel
  • 312 - The Introverted Educator Panel
  • 424 - Maker Lunch - Get crafty and practical! Make some supplies/activities for your classroom!
  • 2nd Floor Atriums, 120, 517, 512 - Places to just sit, eat and chat!

Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:50am - 1:10pm
Atrium

1:10pm

Elem Classroom Management Routines and Procedures
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
AJ

Abbie Joyner

Literacy Coach, WCPSS
Abbie Joyner received her BA in Elementary Education at UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a NC Teaching Fellow. She completed her M. Ed. in Curriculum and Developmental Supervision at NC State. Abbie has taught Kindergarten, second grade, and reading intervention. Currently, she is... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
Poe 320

1:10pm

Elem Classroom Management: Effort and Celebration
Limited Capacity seats available

Classroom Management- Effort and Celebration will provide you strategies you can use from day 1 to motivate your students to put forth their best effort.  In addition to my ideas and examples on motivation, effort, and celebrating student achievement, I would love for you to bring ideas and strategies you've tried and found successful.  After the sessions on Wednesday I will post my presentation so that you have access to the links and content.  I look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!

Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UdzlPRSy9FCvpa6L4wNkStteifJWxgtTE14V_vxcUH8/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Nichols

Amanda Nichols

Instructional Resource Teacher, Wake County Public School System
I am currently an Instructional Resource Teacher at Scotts Ridge Elementary in Apex, NC and Swift Creek Elementary in Raleigh, NC. Prior to this position, I taught 3rd and 4th grade in Cary, NC. I proudly graduated from NC State with a B.S. in Elementary Education and returned to... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
Poe 120

1:10pm

Elem Designing Classrooms to Maximize Student Achievement
Limited Capacity seats available

With the start of the school year, open house, and meet the teacher night being upon us it is time to think about how your classroom will look like. That first impression really sets the tone for the rest of the school year. In this workshop we will look at and discuss:
* First impressions of classrooms
* What to do with the walls in your classroom
* How to arrange furniture
* Tips for a welcoming classroom environment

Make sure that you have a laptop with access to internet! 


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
Poe 424

1:10pm

Elem How to Diffuse Classroom Behaviors
Limited Capacity seats available

Feel prepared to take on next year by working through real life classroom behaviors with your peers! Learn new techniques and ways of thinking to connect with your students. Stop behaviors before they begin.

Speakers
LB

Logan Baker

Fourth Grade- Math and Science, Efland Cheeks Elementary School


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
Poe 312

1:10pm

Sec How to Diffuse Classroom Behaviors: What to do when a student.....
Limited Capacity filling up

We will be talking about what to do when certain behaviors come up in secondary classrooms! We will also discuss behavior management, being proactive instead of reactive, and discussing possible solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Novotny

Jackie Novotny

Principal Intern, Southwest Elementary School
I am a graduate of Allegheny College with a degree in English. I then went to NC State to get my teaching license through NCTEACH! After that, I taught HS English for 8 years. Most recently, I completed my administrative internship to become an Assistant Principal and graduated... Read More →


PBIS pptx

Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
Poe 517

1:10pm

Sec The Collaborative Classroom: Strategies to Get Started
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Genesky

Lauren Genesky

ELA Teacher, Millbrook High School, Wake County Public Schools
Lauren Genesky teaches English III and IB Language and Literature at Millbrook High School. She serves as a cooperating teacher for student teachers and as a mentor for beginning teachers, and was a finalist for Wake County 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. She is a North Carolina Teacher... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
Poe 512

1:10pm

K-12 Grants for your Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
LN

LeAnn Nixon

2nd Grade Teacher, White Oak Elementary
I have been teaching for six years. I love finding new ways to engage my students.



Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 1:55pm
Poe 216

1:10pm

Elem Student Motivation - Practical Strategies and Methods 90 Min
Limited Capacity seats available

We are excited to share ways to increase student engagement and motivation in your class through engaging lessons, structures for classroom talk, the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking) and more. You will walk out of our session with lots of practical ideas and strategies.

Speakers
SE

Stacy Eleczko

Instructional Facilitator, WCPSS
I have lived in Raleigh for the past 12 years and have served in education for the last 18 as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and now as an Instructional Facilitator. I attended Florida State and the University of South Florida. I have my master's in Elementary Reading... Read More →
avatar for Kate Reilly

Kate Reilly

3rd grade teacher, Walnut Creek Elementary School
I am a 3rd year teacher at Walnut Creek ES in Southeast Raleigh. I have taught 5th grade for the past two years and will be teaching 3rd grade next year! This year, I was recognized as a runner-up for elementary math teacher of the year in WCPSS as well as being awarded a 4C's grant... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 2:45pm
Park Shops 200

1:10pm

K-12 G-Suite For Education - Stimulating Creativity and Engagement 90 Min
Limited Capacity filling up

Use Google Tools to improve your productivity?  Not sure how you can use the suite of tools with your students?  Come learn how to leverage the power of G Suite to increase creativity and engagement in your classroom.

We will share a variety of tools that could include Google Drawings, Google Keep, Google Maps, Google Forms, and more!

We strongly recommend you bring a laptop and a Google account as you will use the tools throughout the session.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Reid

Allison Reid

Senior Director, Digital Learning & Libraries, Wake County Schools
Allison is the Senior Director for Digital Learning & Libraries in the Wake County Public School System. She is a CETL Certified Education technology leader who served as the Wake County Public School System Teacher of the Year in 2014-15; she has served on the board for the WakeEd... Read More →
avatar for Chris Shearer

Chris Shearer

Senior Administrator for Digital Resources, WCPSS
Chris has served as a district CTO, an NCDPI state consultant, a classroom teacher, and is now a part of the WCPSS Digital Resources Team. He recently earned his CoSN CETL Technology Leader certification. He is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Administrator.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:10pm - 2:45pm
Park Shops 201

2:00pm

Elem Classroom Assessment Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
AJ

Abbie Joyner

Literacy Coach, WCPSS
Abbie Joyner received her BA in Elementary Education at UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a NC Teaching Fellow. She completed her M. Ed. in Curriculum and Developmental Supervision at NC State. Abbie has taught Kindergarten, second grade, and reading intervention. Currently, she is... Read More →



Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Poe 320

2:00pm

CANCELLED!!! Sec Motivating the Unmotivated Student
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Poe 517

2:00pm

Elem How to Diffuse Classroom Behaviors: What to do when a student....
Limited Capacity seats available

Feel prepared to take on next year by working through real life classroom behaviors with your peers! Learn new techniques and ways of thinking to connect with your students. Stop behaviors before they begin.

Speakers
LB

Logan Baker

Fourth Grade- Math and Science, Efland Cheeks Elementary School


Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Poe 312

2:00pm

Elem Success with TAs and Parent Volunteers
Limited Capacity seats available

Success with Teacher Assistants and Parent Volunteers can make or break your year.  Get in the know and practice how to handle certain situations by collaborating with peers to develop a mental "toolkit" to take with you! 

Speakers
avatar for Chrissy Minnick

Chrissy Minnick

5th grade Math & Science Teacher, WCPSS
HELLO!!! My name is Chrissy, I am currently a 5th grade math and science teacher at a wonderful school in Wake County N.C. I am about to embark on my 8th year of teaching experience, fifth in the state of North Carolina. I am originally from Maryland and obtained my Bachelor's of... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Poe 120

2:00pm

Sec Reaching Your Potential 101: Classroom Management and Communication
Limited Capacity filling up

It’s time to unlock the magic of your classroom management and communication potential. We will explore creative ways to motivate and encourage students to become role model citizens that are easy to maintain, low-cost, and effective. This is a B.Y.O.D. session so you can start incorporating these tools today.  We will post our presentation after we meet so you have links and contact information.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Hazlett

Christy Hazlett

Teacher, H.J. MacDonald Middle School
Christy is a 7th Grade Science teacher at H.J. MacDonald Middle School in New Bern, NC. She was the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year Craven County Schools and currently serves as a member of the Craven County Teacher Ambassador Program.



Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Poe 424

2:00pm

Sec The Collaborative Classroom: Strategies to Get Started
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Genesky

Lauren Genesky

ELA Teacher, Millbrook High School, Wake County Public Schools
Lauren Genesky teaches English III and IB Language and Literature at Millbrook High School. She serves as a cooperating teacher for student teachers and as a mentor for beginning teachers, and was a finalist for Wake County 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. She is a North Carolina Teacher... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Poe 512

2:00pm

K-12 Grants for your Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
LN

LeAnn Nixon

2nd Grade Teacher, White Oak Elementary
I have been teaching for six years. I love finding new ways to engage my students.



Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Poe 216

2:45pm

Day 2 Closure
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Poe 216
 
Thursday, July 13
 

8:30am

Day 3 Registration
Thursday July 13, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Poe Atrium

9:00am

Introductions
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday July 13, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
Poe 216

9:15am

Opening Session - Keynote
Limited Capacity seats available

We are excited to have two keynote speakers this morning. Our first speaker just finished her first year and won the Wake County First Year Teacher of the Year award. She will reflect on what she's learned from her first year. Our second speaker has been teaching for a few years and is an energetic lateral entry teacher. He will speak about "next steps" and what you can expect after teaching for a few years. 

Speakers
avatar for Harrison Do

Harrison Do

6th Grade Science Teacher, The Magellan Charter School
I teach sixth grade science at the Magellan Charter School. I am looking forward to meeting fellow educators at the NC State BTI Summer 2017!
avatar for Courtney Massengill

Courtney Massengill

5th Grade Teacher
Hello! I am a 5th grade teacher at Green Leadership and World Languages Magnet Elementary School. After my first year, I received the Diane Kent Parker Award and this last year was highlighted on WRAL for Teacher of the Week. I am excited to share my experience with you and hear your... Read More →



Thursday July 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Poe 216

10:20am

Sec Using Data to Improve Instruction: Practical Strategies
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
AH

Amy Hawk Bennett

Educator/Teacher, Garner Magnet High School
Mrs. Amy Bennett has been teaching English in the classroom for the past 15 years. She has taught at 3 different high schools and has taught all grade levels, 9-12. Her passion, however, is teaching 10th grade Paideia and helping her students become collaborative participants in the... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 10:20am - 11:05am
Poe 312

10:20am

Elem Caregiver/Teacher Conferences
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitating caregiver conferences can be overwhelming!  Come to this session to learn some practical strategies and helpful tips for navigating various types of conferences.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith

Regional Director, NCNTSP, NC State College of Education



Thursday July 13, 2017 10:20am - 11:05am
Poe 120

10:20am

K-12 Using Google Tools and Tech to Increase Parent Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

We all know that Google is a powerful tool to increase productivity, but have you considered the power of Google to increase PARENTAL engagement and support? In this session, we will discuss different ways to to communicate with and engage parents, and learn how to utilize the power of Google to keep parents in the loop on all things classroom related.It is recommended that participants in this session bring a laptop (preferred) or tablet to the session, as we will be providing opportunities to practice and work on your own. 

Speakers
avatar for Allison Reid

Allison Reid

Senior Director, Digital Learning & Libraries, Wake County Schools
Allison is the Senior Director for Digital Learning & Libraries in the Wake County Public School System. She is a CETL Certified Education technology leader who served as the Wake County Public School System Teacher of the Year in 2014-15; she has served on the board for the WakeEd... Read More →
avatar for Chris Shearer

Chris Shearer

Senior Administrator for Digital Resources, WCPSS
Chris has served as a district CTO, an NCDPI state consultant, a classroom teacher, and is now a part of the WCPSS Digital Resources Team. He recently earned his CoSN CETL Technology Leader certification. He is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Administrator.


Thursday July 13, 2017 10:20am - 11:05am
Poe 216

10:20am

K-12 Intervention - Managing Behavior in Students with Special Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

Information from this session will give teachers the tools to prevent and successfully manage common behavioral concerns so that students with communication, social, cognitive or behavioral disabilities will be able to successfully participate in general education classrooms.  Through successful participation in general curriculum settings, students with disabilities will gain academic, social, and behavioral skills that will lead to increased opportunities for high school diplomas and post-secondary choices.


Speakers
avatar for Malinda Pennington

Malinda Pennington

Autism Classroom Teacher, Nash-Rocky Mount Schools



Thursday July 13, 2017 10:20am - 11:05am
Poe 512

10:20am

Sec Classroom Management and Positive Conflict Resolution
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Scialdone

Matt Scialdone

Teacher, Middle Creek HS
Matthew Scialdone was the Wake County Public School System's 2015-16 Teacher of the Year. He teaches English and Civic Engagement at Middle Creek High.



Thursday July 13, 2017 10:20am - 11:05am
Poe 424

10:20am

K-12 Diversity Session
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Sheri Golden Perry

Sheri Golden Perry

Senior Administrator of Global Programming, Wake County Public Schools


Thursday July 13, 2017 10:20am - 11:05am
Poe 320

10:20am

K-12 Tech Tools to Start the Year off Right!
Limited Capacity seats available

What Parent Communication & Organization Tools will you need to start off the new year? Join us as we discover the best tools out there! http://ncsucedmetrc.weebly.com/bti-k-12-tools.html

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Davis

Rebekah Davis

Doctoral Student, NCSU
After 20 years teaching ELA, SS and AIG in middle and elementary schools, I am back to school studying learning, design and technology at NCSU. I am most interested in educational innovation, especially teachers' use of virtual professional networks, used to improve teaching and... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Smith

Bethany Smith

Associate Director of IT Training for DELTA, North Carolina State University
Bethany Smith is the Associate Director of Instructional Technology Training for DELTA: Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications for NC State University. As Associate Director, Bethany provides oversight of DELTA's training programs as well as delivers workshops on... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 10:20am - 11:05am
Park Shops 200

10:20am

Sec Introduction to Makerspaces
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Bender

Stephanie Bender

8th Grade Science/ELA, WCPSS
I am an eighth grade teacher at Durant Road Year Round Middle School and am working towards my masters degree in curriculum and development supervision from NC State. I currently teach science and language arts to track 2 and track 3 at my school and am my school’s science department... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 10:20am - 11:05am
Poe 517

11:10am

Lunch & Lightning Talks
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet in Poe 216 after your morning session for Lightning Talks by some of your fellow new teachers and those on the Beginning Teacher Institute staff. We will take a break to get pizza and Howling Cow ice cream during the Lightning Talks.

Link to Lightning Talk Slides

Thursday July 13, 2017 11:10am - 1:10pm
Poe 216

1:15pm

Elem Using Data for Classroom Decisions

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Nichols

Amanda Nichols

Instructional Resource Teacher, Wake County Public School System
I am currently an Instructional Resource Teacher at Scotts Ridge Elementary in Apex, NC and Swift Creek Elementary in Raleigh, NC. Prior to this position, I taught 3rd and 4th grade in Cary, NC. I proudly graduated from NC State with a B.S. in Elementary Education and returned to... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Poe 120

1:15pm

Sec Using Data to Improve Instruction: Practical Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
AH

Amy Hawk Bennett

Educator/Teacher, Garner Magnet High School
Mrs. Amy Bennett has been teaching English in the classroom for the past 15 years. She has taught at 3 different high schools and has taught all grade levels, 9-12. Her passion, however, is teaching 10th grade Paideia and helping her students become collaborative participants in the... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Poe 216

1:15pm

Elem Building Community in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Shanna Cannon

Shanna Cannon

6th Grade Teacher, Moore Square Middle School
My name is Shanna Crowley and I have been an educator for 10 years. I taught 5th grade for 7 years and 6th grade for 3 years. I enjoy the opportunity to interact with students on a daily basis and building relationships in and out of the classroom.



Thursday July 13, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Poe 312

1:15pm

Sec Nurturing Positive Behavior
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will give you ideas on how to establish, encourage, promote, and sustain positive student behaviors in your classroom. Come prepared to participate and share your experiences!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Holland

Susan Holland

Teacher, C.C. Erwin Middle School
Susan just completed her 15th year teaching (14 years with Wake County and one year with Rowan-Salisbury Schools). She has taught high school math, middle school math, and middle school science. In 2015, she was a finalist for Wake County Teacher of the Year. Susan graduated from... Read More →



Thursday July 13, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Poe 320

1:15pm

Sec Working with Your School Counselor for Academic Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kerri Bridges

Kerri Bridges

School Counselor, Salem Middle School
I love being a school counselor and working with teachers to ensure optimal academic and personal student growth! I previously taught elementary health and physical education and have been a middle school counselor for over 15 years. I hold my BS in Education from Virginia Tech and... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Poe 512

1:15pm

K-12 Navigating Your Evaluation
Limited Capacity seats available


Speakers

Thursday July 13, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Poe 424

1:15pm

Sec Working with Student-Owned Devices in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Bender

Stephanie Bender

8th Grade Science/ELA, WCPSS
I am an eighth grade teacher at Durant Road Year Round Middle School and am working towards my masters degree in curriculum and development supervision from NC State. I currently teach science and language arts to track 2 and track 3 at my school and am my school’s science department... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Poe 517

1:15pm

Sec Integrating the 4Cs and STEM Into Your Classroom 90 min
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Matt Scialdone

Matt Scialdone

Teacher, Middle Creek HS
Matthew Scialdone was the Wake County Public School System's 2015-16 Teacher of the Year. He teaches English and Civic Engagement at Middle Creek High.



Thursday July 13, 2017 1:15pm - 2:50pm
Park Shops 201

1:15pm

K-12 Building & Refining your Teacher Website - 90 Min
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in creating a new website for your classroom? Need to update or work on your existing website? Join us as we discuss the best practices of website design and give you a chance to build your website! http://ncsucedmetrc.weebly.com/teacher-website.html

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Davis

Rebekah Davis

Doctoral Student, NCSU
After 20 years teaching ELA, SS and AIG in middle and elementary schools, I am back to school studying learning, design and technology at NCSU. I am most interested in educational innovation, especially teachers' use of virtual professional networks, used to improve teaching and... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Smith

Bethany Smith

Associate Director of IT Training for DELTA, North Carolina State University
Bethany Smith is the Associate Director of Instructional Technology Training for DELTA: Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications for NC State University. As Associate Director, Bethany provides oversight of DELTA's training programs as well as delivers workshops on... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 1:15pm - 2:50pm
Park Shops 200

2:05pm

Elem Ongoing Parent Communication - Practical Tips
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Shanna Cannon

Shanna Cannon

6th Grade Teacher, Moore Square Middle School
My name is Shanna Crowley and I have been an educator for 10 years. I taught 5th grade for 7 years and 6th grade for 3 years. I enjoy the opportunity to interact with students on a daily basis and building relationships in and out of the classroom.



Thursday July 13, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Poe 312

2:05pm

K-12 Intervention - Managing Behaviors for Students with Special Needs
Limited Capacity filling up

Information from this session will give teachers the tools to prevent and successfully manage common behavioral concerns so that students with communication, social, cognitive or behavioral disabilities will be able to successfully participate in general education classrooms.  Through successful participation in general curriculum settings, students with disabilities will gain academic, social, and behavioral skills that will lead to increased opportunities for high school diplomas and post-secondary choices.


Speakers
avatar for Malinda Pennington

Malinda Pennington

Autism Classroom Teacher, Nash-Rocky Mount Schools



Thursday July 13, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Poe 120

2:05pm

Sec Classroom Management that Builds Community
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
AH

Amy Hawk Bennett

Educator/Teacher, Garner Magnet High School
Mrs. Amy Bennett has been teaching English in the classroom for the past 15 years. She has taught at 3 different high schools and has taught all grade levels, 9-12. Her passion, however, is teaching 10th grade Paideia and helping her students become collaborative participants in the... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Poe 216

2:05pm

Sec Nurturing Positive Behavior
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give you ideas on how to establish, encourage, promote, and sustain positive student behaviors in your classroom. Come prepared to participate and share your experiences!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Holland

Susan Holland

Teacher, C.C. Erwin Middle School
Susan just completed her 15th year teaching (14 years with Wake County and one year with Rowan-Salisbury Schools). She has taught high school math, middle school math, and middle school science. In 2015, she was a finalist for Wake County Teacher of the Year. Susan graduated from... Read More →



Thursday July 13, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Poe 320

2:05pm

Sec Working With Your School Counselor for Academic Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kerri Bridges

Kerri Bridges

School Counselor, Salem Middle School
I love being a school counselor and working with teachers to ensure optimal academic and personal student growth! I previously taught elementary health and physical education and have been a middle school counselor for over 15 years. I hold my BS in Education from Virginia Tech and... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Poe 512

2:05pm

Sec Growth Mindset
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you harness the power of "Not Yet" in your classroom?  We will review the difference between having a fixed and a growth mindset and then share with you practical strategies of how to incorportate the growth mindset into your daily classroom culture.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Hofmann

Elaine Hofmann

Principal, Salem Middle School
I am the #SalemProud Principal of Salem Middle School!



Thursday July 13, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Poe 424

2:05pm

Sec Working with Student-Owned Devices in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Bender

Stephanie Bender

8th Grade Science/ELA, WCPSS
I am an eighth grade teacher at Durant Road Year Round Middle School and am working towards my masters degree in curriculum and development supervision from NC State. I currently teach science and language arts to track 2 and track 3 at my school and am my school’s science department... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Poe 517

2:50pm

Day 3 Closure
Limited Capacity seats available

Please complete the final evaluation: 

https://ncsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9FiVy1CGkUFlDtb

Thursday July 13, 2017 2:50pm - 3:15pm
Poe 216