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Monday, July 17
 

8:15am EDT

myView Literacy Reading Unit 1 Overview -Fifth Grade
**This session is for Third Grade teachers using the myView Literacy curriculum resource.** Find out the new updates to the grade level landing pages, such as learning targets and expectations for student learning outcomes in unit 1.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hydrick

Stephanie Hydrick

Title I ELA Academic Specialist - Elementary, Greenville County Schools


Monday July 17, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
510

8:15am EDT

Teaching For Transfer
The Teaching for Transfer PD focuses on using the Primacy-Recency Effect to increase students' ability to transfer learning from short-term to long-term memory. Instructional strategies for leveraging the power of Transfer will be examined in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Bryanna Dennewitz

Bryanna Dennewitz

Science Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been a middle-level and high school science educator for 27 years. I am also part-time evaluation faculty for Western Governors University serving in the Masters of Science – Curriculum & Instruction program. EdD: Curriculum & Instruction – Southeastern UniversityMEd... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
517

8:15am EDT

Ugh! Not Poetry!
Do you dread having to teach poetry to students when you yourself hate it? I spent years of my career having to fake liking poetry when it came time to teach it. My students and I suffered through until I decided enough was enough. Learn how I overcame my aversion so you can, too.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Ritchie

Sara Ritchie

6th Grade ELA, Ralph Chandler Middle
I am in my 23rd year of teaching middle school and the current English department for RCMS. Most of my career has been spent teaching English, but I have also taught 6th grade social studies. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have three great kids. This year, I was... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
513

8:15am EDT

GATE: Welcome to GCS SPED
**This session is for GATE Special Education Teachers.** Participants will receive an overview of the procedures, strategies, and best practices for a GCS special educator.

Speakers
DW

Diane White

District Alternate Assessment & 504 Coordinator, Greenville County Schools


Monday July 17, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
909

8:15am EDT

High School Exit Options and the South Carolina Employability Credential
Participants will learn about each high school exit option for students with disabilities. This session will also provide in-depth information of the SC High School Employability Credential including required courses and curriculum, best practices for IEP development, procedural requirements, school-based businesses, and available resources.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
911

8:30am EDT

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Participants will learn about the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences on learning,  behavior,  and physical and mental health. This session provides the foundation for why social emotional learning and trauma-informed practices in the classroom are critical for student success.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haines

Chris Haines

Director of School Mental Health Programs, Greater Greenville Mental Health Center
Chris Haines is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Director of School Mental Health Programs at Greater Greenville Mental Health Center. Chris’s team includes 82 therapist positions serving 102 schools and programs in Greenville County School District. Chris is the School... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Hampshire

Ellen Hampshire

MTSS Coordinator, GCS


Monday July 17, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
902

8:30am EDT

Autism Supports
Learning how to support and teach students with Autism and behaviors in the general education environment

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
933

8:30am EDT

Classroom Creation
The physical classroom environment is an often under-utilized aspect of our instruction and classroom management. Using research-based strategies from her book series, Deliberate Teaching Practices: Classroom Creation Guide, Brooke Cushwa helps teachers reflect on their practices surrounding all aspects of the classroom including desk arrangements, wall space, organization, and decor. By the end of this workshop, teachers will have prepared a classroom environment for students that is values-driven, organized, effective, and engaging.

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Cushwa

Brooke Cushwa

GATE Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am a GATE Coach in Greenville County Schools and a published author of professional development books for teachers. Coaching both new and experienced teachers is my passion. Feel free to check out my book, Classroom Creation Guide, at deliberateteachingpractices.com.



Monday July 17, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
807

8:30am EDT

Dual Identification: Differentiating Language and Disability
All students need support! Each and every student might have different needs. We will look at patterns, data, and processes for determining language and/or disability needs for possible idenification for MLs in SPED.



Monday July 17, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
908

8:30am EDT

Google Sites Basics 
This session will explore the basic administration of Google Sites as well as website best-practices teachers should know. Incorporating tools like Google Slide, Calendar, docs, images, and videos will be discussed as well as a basic understanding of website style.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Webmaster for Greenville County Schools and certified secondary science teacher


Monday July 17, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
817

8:30am EDT

Rigor: The Secret Sauce
An appropriate level of challenge - or rigor - just may be the "secret sauce" to student achievement and engagement. Come experience practical, student-centered, UDL-ified strategies for building students' content vocabulary and incorporating peer to peer academic discussion in the classroom.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
508

8:30am EDT

First-Class Conversations (in 15 minutes or less)
Academic conversations improve students’ confidence and competence. But with limited class time, how can teachers engage every student in meaningful discussions? This session will explore strategies that can be done in 15 minutes or less. Access to a laptop or iPad is required. Access to past or upcoming lesson plans are required.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
509

8:30am EDT

Reading Horizons Sustaining Success for Discovery: Using Data to Drive Your Instruction
**For teachers that use Reading Horizons Discovery.** This segment provides detailed information on how to use both informal and formal assessment data to drive instruction. Attendees will be guided through how to evaluate the data and create instruction plans based on the data to best meet their needs of their students.


Monday July 17, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
913

9:00am EDT

Classroom Management - Elementary
This classroom management course will focus on structure of your classroom, expectation, schedules, and routines. We will dive in on creating a highly responsive classroom in order to increase appropriate behaviors. After creating structure, expectations, and routines, teachers setting up reinforcement schedules based on all needs of students. We will also provide specific tools and strategies for corrective response systems to decrease unwanted behavior.


Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
901

9:00am EDT

Classroom Management- Secondary
Whether you are a brand new professional or an experienced veteran teacher, you'll benefit from this make it/ take it session. We've packed it full of strategies to prevent the management disasters you can predict. Bring an open mind, a joyful spirit, and a willingness to share and collaborate...we know that iron sharpens iron! This ain't your grandma's Harry Wong!

Speakers
AK

Amy Knapp

Teacher, Greer Middle School
I am a special education teacher who usually co-teaches math in 7th and 8th grade.


Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
907

9:00am EDT

Elementary MLP Teachers Curriculum Training
**This session is for Elementary ESOL/MLP Teachers.** Session will cover training on how to use Lexia, Newcomer curriculum, and other curriculum materials for Multilingual Learner Program teachers who are teaching MLP classes at the Elementary school level.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
906

9:00am EDT

Secondary MLP Teachers Curriculum Training for NatGeo Newcomers & Fundamentals 1 & 2
**This session is for ESOL/MLP Teachers.** Session will cover training on how to use NatGeo for ML students who have lower level ACCESS scores (NatGeo curriculums covered: Inside the USA, Phonics, and Fundamentals 1 & 2) as well as Rosetta Stone and other curriculum materials for Multilingual Learner Program teachers who are teaching MLP classes at the middle and/or high school level.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
904

9:00am EDT

IEP Meeting Stakeholders Facilitated by Key2Ed
This 3-hour training provides an overview of the facilitation process and prepares IEP team stakeholders to be collaborative team members in a facilitated IEP meeting. Participants work to learn how to clearly define their role in the IEP meeting, enabling them to prepare for active meeting participation. Additionally, participants develop skills to broker more effective and efficient communication resulting in a collaborative, non-adversarial, and compliant student-centered IEP meeting.


Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
916

9:00am EDT

Building Momentum (1st Grade)
**This session is intended for first grade teachers for initial training in Reading Horizons to teach as the Phonics/Word Study portion of the Literacy Framework and is for pre-approved schools.**

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
813

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
345

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
342

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
316

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Media Center

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
343

9:30am EDT

Bringing Patterns of Power to Life in Your Classroom
This session provides 1st grade through 5th grade teachers the opportunity to explore the new district provided Patterns of Power resource that supports grammar lessons for each grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Monday July 17, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
812/814

9:30am EDT

myView Literacy Reading Unit 1 Overview -Fourth Grade
**This session is for Third Grade teachers using the myView Literacy curriculum resource.** Find out the new updates to the grade level landing pages, such as learning targets and expectations for student learning outcomes in unit 1.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hydrick

Stephanie Hydrick

Title I ELA Academic Specialist - Elementary, Greenville County Schools


Monday July 17, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
510

9:30am EDT

9:30am EDT

Analysis in the ELA: Rethinking the TDA Task
In this session, participants can expect to learn how the state crafts actual TDA prompts which are linked to standard indicators and how that same thought process can transform content delivery and questioning in daily ELA instruction. Scoring feedback from recent testing events, many high-quality resources, and the I do-we do-you do learning model will be utilized.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Instructional support, Ralph Chandler Middle
I have just completed my 22nd year in education - 15 years as a middle school english teacher and 7 years as an Instructional Coach at Ralph Chandler Middle School.  I love this work and I am always looking for ways to make best practice "easier", "simpler", and more streamlined... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
512

9:30am EDT

Exploring Carolina Biological Online to Support the New Science Kits
Come learn how to use Carolina Science Online to support your new Carolina Biological Science Kits. Teachers will learn how to find premade and editable teacher slides for science kit lessons as well as informational leveled text sets. There are many other resources to explore such as online simulations and demonstration videos. Teachers will also learn how to assign tasks through Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Other, Central Office
K-5 Science/STEAM & Digital Literacy Academic SpecialistGreenville County SchoolsOffice Phone: (864)-355-3187Twitter: @Katie_DellosoGallup© Signature StrengthsAchiever | Discipline | Learner | Focus | Analytical


Monday July 17, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
808/810

9:30am EDT

Unlock the Power of Talk in the 3-5 Classroom
This session will explore the purpose and benefits of accountable talk. Participants will learn ways to encourage more student talk - more purposeful, more meaningful, and more collaborative.

Speakers
avatar for Whitnee Grant

Whitnee Grant

Instructional support, Alexander Elementary
I am an instructional coach who is passionate about empowering young learners to explore, express, and explain their thinking. I love sharing how we as educators can build community and social capital, teach social and critical thinking skills through literacy.


Monday July 17, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
514

9:30am EDT

Teaching For Transfer
The Teaching for Transfer PD focuses on using the Primacy-Recency Effect to increase students' ability to transfer learning from short-term to long-term memory. Instructional strategies for leveraging the power of Transfer will be examined in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Bryanna Dennewitz

Bryanna Dennewitz

Science Teacher, Greenville County Schools
I have been a middle-level and high school science educator for 27 years. I am also part-time evaluation faculty for Western Governors University serving in the Masters of Science – Curriculum & Instruction program. EdD: Curriculum & Instruction – Southeastern UniversityMEd... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
517

9:30am EDT

Combating the Chaos: Classroom Organization and Management
Organizing and managing your classroom starts way before school ever begins. In this session, we'll talk about what you should be doing now to ensure a peaceful start to the new year.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Meloon

Michelle Meloon

Instructional Coach, Hillcrest Middle School


Monday July 17, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
519

9:30am EDT

Book Clubs in the Middle School Classroom
Book clubs are a great way to build a community of readers. This session is designed to help teachers establish book clubs in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Ritchie

Sara Ritchie

6th Grade ELA, Ralph Chandler Middle
I am in my 23rd year of teaching middle school and the current English department for RCMS. Most of my career has been spent teaching English, but I have also taught 6th grade social studies. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have three great kids. This year, I was... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
513

9:30am EDT

Goalbook
Participants will learn about utilizing Goalbook for developing IEP Present Levels, Impact Statements, and Goals.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
911

9:30am EDT

Verbal De-Escalation
This training emphasizes and teaches different levels of responding to crisis situations. Specifically, positive behavior interventions, de-escalation techniques and other strategies for early interventions are taught. Participants will be able to show competency in using strategies to de-escalate students who exhibit problem behaviors at different levels.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Tilson

Gerald Tilson

LD Inclusion Teacher


Monday July 17, 2023 9:30am - 11:30am EDT
909

10:45am EDT

Developmentally Appropriate Literacy for 4K
This session will offer literacy strategies for 4K that are developmentally appropriate and rigorous.  Participants will leave with sample lesson plans designed to best meet the academic needs of their students. 



Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
515

10:45am EDT

Learning Targets: The breakdown
Participants will develop the skill to use learning targets as powerful learning tools. We will engage particpants in creating effective learning targets, and how to break down the learning target with the class to provide a road map for the day's learning. Elementary examples for both reading and math will be included across multiple grade levels. You will leave this session with real tools to use in your classroom!

Speakers
KC

Katherine Clarke

Elementary school teacher, Duncan Chapel Elementary


Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
517

10:45am EDT

Introduction to 2021 Science Standards & Unit 1 Planning
Participants will learn about the 3 Dimensions of Science in the new 2021 Science Standards as well as the resources to support these standards on the GCSD Landing Page. Using the Backwards Design model, participants will unit plan for 4th Grade Unit 1: Introduction to SEPs & CCCs.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Other, Central Office
K-5 Science/STEAM & Digital Literacy Academic SpecialistGreenville County SchoolsOffice Phone: (864)-355-3187Twitter: @Katie_DellosoGallup© Signature StrengthsAchiever | Discipline | Learner | Focus | Analytical
BE

Brianna Evans

Instructional Coach


Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
808/810

10:45am EDT

myView Literacy Reading Unit 1 Overview -Third Grade
**This session is for Third Grade teachers using the myView Literacy curriculum resource.** Find out the new updates to the grade level landing pages, such as learning targets and expectations for student learning outcomes in unit 1.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hydrick

Stephanie Hydrick

Title I ELA Academic Specialist - Elementary, Greenville County Schools


Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
510

10:45am EDT

Overview of the NEW Elementary ELA Standards K-2
The New Elementary ELA standards are published, and will be fully implemented in the 24-25 school year. This session will provide an overview for the organization and layout of the standards to support the 23-24 bridge year for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade.

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
812/814

10:45am EDT

10:45am EDT

The Voice of the Black Boy
The "Voice of the Black Boy" addresses the needs of African-American male students through engaging texts, building their creative writing fluency, and providing a safe place to express their creativity within a community of mutual understanding.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
506

10:45am EDT

Orientation to GATE for Administrators
This session is for any building-level administrator who is hiring a GATE teacher for the first time for the 2023-2024 school year.  We will discuss how the GATE program is structured to support GATE teacher success, overall program trajectory, and building-level expectations for supporting the GATE teacher.  Any building-level administrator new to hiring a GATE teacher should plan to attend ONE of the Orientation to GATE for Administrators sessions offered during Summer Academy.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
933

10:45am EDT

Combating the Chaos: Classroom Organization and Management
Organizing and managing your classroom starts way before school ever begins. In this session, we'll talk about what you should be doing now to ensure a peaceful start to the new year.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Meloon

Michelle Meloon

Instructional Coach, Hillcrest Middle School


Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
519

10:45am EDT

Educate with Edulastic: The better way to creating standards-based assessments
Join us as we explore Edulastic, a web-based platform that helps teachers assess and monitor students as they work towards mastery of standards. We have been using Edulastic in our classrooms for 3 years and have enjoyed the auto-grading feature and instantaneous data results and analytics. Edulastic assessments support all subjects and have a variety of attributes designed to make your teaching more impactful.


Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
508

10:45am EDT

Building A Reading Community Within Your School
Literacy skills are necessary for success in all content areas, but connecting literature in other areas can sometimes feel forced. Shared reading experiences build positive social and academic associations that can bridge gaps in learning and cross social barriers benefiting the entire school. Come learn ways to create a community of readers within your school where relationships are strengthened, SEL is consistently addressed, and disciplinary reading skills are easily reinforced.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
513

10:45am EDT

Google Sites Basics 
This session will explore the basic administration of Google Sites as well as website best-practices teachers should know. Incorporating tools like Google Slide, Calendar, docs, images, and videos will be discussed as well as a basic understanding of website style.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Webmaster for Greenville County Schools and certified secondary science teacher


Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
817

10:45am EDT

Building Greatness: Morale, Methodology, and Momentum
For her book series, Deliberate Teaching Practices, Brooke Cushwa uses several research-based strategies to deepen professional development, including incremental, granular improvements; self-reflection; increasing personal power and ownership; and celebrating successes. This workshop will help teachers and leaders to utilize more reflective practices and two-way dialogue to encourage leadership, morale, momentum, and methodology both for themselves and other educators.

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Cushwa

Brooke Cushwa

GATE Coach, Greenville County Schools
I am a GATE Coach in Greenville County Schools and a published author of professional development books for teachers. Coaching both new and experienced teachers is my passion. Feel free to check out my book, Classroom Creation Guide, at deliberateteachingpractices.com.



Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
807

10:45am EDT

Social Studies Grade 2: ELA and Social Studies Integration
Explore the new integrated Social Studies unit and participate in learning tasks and thinking that promotes the natural integration of literacy skills and Social Studies.  

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
511

10:45am EDT

Tools to Assess and Support Historical Thinking Skills (Grades 4 - 8)
**This session is for upper elementary and middle school teachers.** Imagine a student and teacher knowing exactly what success looks like, where they are in their learning, and what learning they still need in order to grow. Learning progressions can make this a reality! Participants will learn what progressions are, why they are important, and preview Historical Thinking progressions co-developed by the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning and Office of Assessment and Standards.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
514

10:45am EDT

Comprehensible (and Engaging!) Input
Comprehensible Input is about meeting your students where they are and making language accessible to them, but what does that really look like in the classroom? Come participate in CI games, storytelling, readings, projects, and more that you can apply to any language classroom.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
504

10:45am EDT

Reading Horizons-Sustaining Success: Practice and Extended Transfer Activities
**This session is for Kindergarten Teachers, Special Education Teachers of Discovery and Elevate, and Interventionists.** This segment provides information on how to effectively use Student Transfer Cards to build students' phonemic awareness skills, increase fluency through accurate and automatic word recognition, build vocabularty knowledge, and apply comprehension strategies. Attendees will also learn how to use Student Transfer Cards for writing prompts and practice. This is also includes hands-on activities and additional resources that teachers can use in the classroom immediately to aid students in transferring their skills to their reading and writing.


Monday July 17, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
913

12:00pm EDT

Data Wars: The Force in the Clipboard
Are you struggling with in-the-moment data tracking? Do you get stuck with your low-performing students during independent work time? Come learn how you can "work the room" by implementing in-the-moment data tracking and how it can revolutionize your practices - all with a CLIPBOARD!

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
512

12:00pm EDT

Integrating SEL into Academics
Learn strategies to integrate social emotional skills into elementary academic areas of Social Studies, Science, and ELA while increasing student engagement and rigor. These easy to implement ideas also will also help build a positive classroom community.


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
510

12:00pm EDT

Teaching With Heart – How taking care of yourself takes care of the classroom
Join experienced educators (over 45 years combined), Cindy and Jennifer, in learning ways to alleviate stress in order to reinvigorate and energize your teaching. If you are feeling overwhelmed, we have strategies to prepare you to be the best teacher you can be for yourself, your students, and your community. Focusing on stress relief and time management, we start you on a path of taking small steps day by day to find the best way to care for yourself and your students.


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
508

12:00pm EDT

Creating a Coaching Plan to Support Your Theory of Action
In this session, participants will learn how to develop a plan for school-wide professional development to support the Theory of Action. We will share ideas for full staff PD, PLC work, and one-on-one coaching cycles that can take place over a five week cycle.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
506

12:00pm EDT

Scaffolding Writing
**This session is for Middle and High School Teachers and ESOL/MLP Teachers.** Not sure how to reach success in writing with your MLs? Step up on my scaffold! In this session, teachers walk through a typical, scaffolded writing lesson in my ML classroom.

Speakers
DZ

Dani Zimmerman

MLP teacher



Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
908

12:30pm EDT

Learning Targets: The breakdown
Participants will develop the skill to use learning targets as powerful learning tools. We will engage particpants in creating effective learning targets, and how to break down the learning target with the class to provide a road map for the day's learning. Elementary examples for both reading and math will be included across multiple grade levels. You will leave this session with real tools to use in your classroom!

Speakers
KC

Katherine Clarke

Elementary school teacher, Duncan Chapel Elementary


Monday July 17, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
517

12:30pm EDT

Numeracy in the 4K Classroom
Numeracy is the foundation to mathematical competency as children move through their academic career. Come find out developmentally appropriate ways to facilitate a strong base of numeracy in our earliest learners.


Monday July 17, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
515

12:30pm EDT

Planning Powerful Shared Reading Lessons
Kindergarten and first grade teachers will leave this session with powerful shared reading lessons in hand and a planning tool to make future shared reading planning with colleagues a breeze.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
812/814

12:30pm EDT

Unit Planning for 4th Grade Science Unit 2
Using the Backwards Design model, participants will unit plan for 4th Grade Science Unit 2. Participants will explore resources including Carolina Biological Online to support instruction for the 3 Dimensions of Science in the 2021 Science Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Other, Central Office
K-5 Science/STEAM & Digital Literacy Academic SpecialistGreenville County SchoolsOffice Phone: (864)-355-3187Twitter: @Katie_DellosoGallup© Signature StrengthsAchiever | Discipline | Learner | Focus | Analytical
BE

Brianna Evans

Instructional Coach


Monday July 17, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
808/810

12:30pm EDT

Building A Reading Community Within Your School
Literacy skills are necessary for success in all content areas, but connecting literature in other areas can sometimes feel forced. Shared reading experiences build positive social and academic associations that can bridge gaps in learning and cross social barriers benefiting the entire school. Come learn ways to create a community of readers within your school where relationships are strengthened, SEL is consistently addressed, and disciplinary reading skills are easily reinforced.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
513

12:30pm EDT

Simplifying Secondary Classroom Management: A Strategic Approach
Using a secret sauce of trauma-informed practice, more than 20 years of classroom anecdotes, and well-documented best practice of some of the most influential voices in the business, we will explore effective classroom management techniques for adolescent learning environments. Attendees can expect to actively simulate strategies on more complicated people than our students and leave with specific, proactive techniques (beyond a directive to "build relationships") for immediate implementation in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Instructional support, Ralph Chandler Middle
I have just completed my 22nd year in education - 15 years as a middle school english teacher and 7 years as an Instructional Coach at Ralph Chandler Middle School.  I love this work and I am always looking for ways to make best practice "easier", "simpler", and more streamlined... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
519

12:30pm EDT

Progress Monitoring with FastBridge for Elementary
**This session is for ELEMENTARY Special Education Teachers.** Participants will learn how to utlize the FastBridge program to screen and progress monitor students as well as pull reports to analzye and communicate growth.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Tilson

Gerald Tilson

LD Inclusion Teacher


Monday July 17, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
907

12:30pm EDT

GATE: Progress Monitoring Secondary
**This session is for Secondary Special Education Teachers.** Participants will learn how to gather and utilize data to properly montior student progress on IEP goals. They will be provided an overview of how Goalbook can be utilized to help with progress monitoring.**

Speakers
AK

Amy Knapp

Teacher, Greer Middle School
I am a special education teacher who usually co-teaches math in 7th and 8th grade.


Monday July 17, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
911

1:00pm EDT

MATHia in the Classroom
Learners will engage with the platform and how to use MATHia reports to guide classroom instruction. Learners will gain knowledge on how to track student progress carefully and plan small group instruction. Individual student conferencing conversation starters for struggling students will also be available. *This session is for 6-8 math teachers and Algebra I teachers.


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
816

1:00pm EDT

GATE: Foundations Self-Contained Teachers
**This session is for GATE Special Education SELF-CONTAINED CLASSROOM Teachers.** This initial session of Blueprint for all models focuses on key concepts to establish a strong classroom foundation including classroom organization, effective scheduling, managing staff supports, and IEP notebook development. Students will develop a classroom organization plan, draft schedule including student grouping, teacher planning, team planning, staff breaks, staff roles and procedures contract, a communication plan for classroom team and grade level teams, and IEP notebooks for each student in their class. Simple data collection systems will be provided for use for the first few weeks of school.

Speakers
AW

Aleta Woods

Position at Company ABC.


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
933

1:00pm EDT

IEP Development
Participants will learn effective strategies for developing strong IEPs using data to develop strong present levels and goals.


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
901

1:00pm EDT

Progress Monitoring - Secondary
Learn to use goalbook for progress monitoring

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
909

1:00pm EDT

IEP Meeting Stakeholders Facilitated by Key2Ed
This 3-hour training provides an overview of the facilitation process and prepares IEP team stakeholders to be collaborative team members in a facilitated IEP meeting. Participants work to learn how to clearly define their role in the IEP meeting, enabling them to prepare for active meeting participation. Additionally, participants develop skills to broker more effective and efficient communication resulting in a collaborative, non-adversarial, and compliant student-centered IEP meeting.


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
916

1:45pm EDT

Creating an ELA Assessment Schedule
There are so many great tools for informal assessments and progress monitoring, but how do you keep track of it all? When do these assessments need to be given? Join this session to help you create a simple assessment schedule that works for you and your students!

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Monday July 17, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
812/814

1:45pm EDT

Bringing Accountable Talk to Life in your IRA
This session will dive into ways to encourage and bring accountable talk to life within your Interactive Read Alouds. We will focus on accountable talk partners, sentence stems, and ways to encourage active engagement.


Monday July 17, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
508

1:45pm EDT

myView Literacy Reading Unit 1 Overview -Kindergarten
**This session is for Kindergarten teachers using the myView Literacy curriculum resource.** Find out the new updates to the grade level landing pages, such as learning targets, new standards, and expectations for student learning outcomes in unit 1.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hydrick

Stephanie Hydrick

Title I ELA Academic Specialist - Elementary, Greenville County Schools


Monday July 17, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
510

1:45pm EDT

Unlock the Power of Talk in the 3-5 Classroom
This session will explore the purpose and benefits of accountable talk. Participants will learn ways to encourage more student talk - more purposeful, more meaningful, and more collaborative.

Speakers
avatar for Whitnee Grant

Whitnee Grant

Instructional support, Alexander Elementary
I am an instructional coach who is passionate about empowering young learners to explore, express, and explain their thinking. I love sharing how we as educators can build community and social capital, teach social and critical thinking skills through literacy.


Monday July 17, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
513

1:45pm EDT

Using Dash Robots for the 2021 Science Standards
Teachers will learn how to use their school's Dash Robot for STEAM! Come learn how students can program Dash using block coding while also integrating cross-curricular standards.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Other, Central Office
K-5 Science/STEAM & Digital Literacy Academic SpecialistGreenville County SchoolsOffice Phone: (864)-355-3187Twitter: @Katie_DellosoGallup© Signature StrengthsAchiever | Discipline | Learner | Focus | Analytical


Monday July 17, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
808/810

1:45pm EDT

Using Proficiency Based Rubrics
Want to improve your students' language proficiency through actionable data and feedback? Join other world language teachers to investigate rubric-based tools and strategies to measure and improve proficiency across all curriculum modes.

Speakers
JB

Jason Bagley-Cooler

Lead Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Monday July 17, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
504

1:45pm EDT

Simplifying Secondary Classroom Management: A Strategic Approach
Using a secret sauce of trauma-informed practice, more than 20 years of classroom anecdotes, and well-documented best practice of some of the most influential voices in the business, we will explore effective classroom management techniques for adolescent learning environments. Attendees can expect to actively simulate strategies on more complicated people than our students and leave with specific, proactive techniques (beyond a directive to "build relationships") for immediate implementation in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Instructional support, Ralph Chandler Middle
I have just completed my 22nd year in education - 15 years as a middle school english teacher and 7 years as an Instructional Coach at Ralph Chandler Middle School.  I love this work and I am always looking for ways to make best practice "easier", "simpler", and more streamlined... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
519

1:45pm EDT

Planning for Inquiry in the Middle School Science Classroom
Map your way to success with the new middle level Science Standards! In this session, teachers will learn about multiple lesson planning frameworks developed for the middle school science classroom and effective strategies for incorporating inquiry into every lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin Wilbanks

Kaitlin Wilbanks

Science Department Chair, Ralph Chandler Middle
Middle School Science Teacher for 7+ Years. Science Department Chair for 5+ Years. GCS Curriculum Writer & Map Designer. I have presented previous PD Sessions on Tech Tools in the Science Classroom, One-Pagers, and the NGSS and Scientific Phenomena.


Monday July 17, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
515

1:45pm EDT

Best Practices in Differentiation Instruction and Assessment for MLs
**This session is for Middle and High School Teachers and ESOL/MLP Teachers.** This session will provide attendees with guidance in determining what their multilingual learners can do in the classroom and specific strategies for accommodating instruction to meet their needs.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Nieto

Anna Nieto

MLP teacher
I am a middle grade multilingual learner program teacher in Greenville County Schools. I love working with students, but I also enjoy collaborating with teachers to accommodate instruction and assessments to provide students opportunity at the highest levels.


Monday July 17, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
908

2:00pm EDT

Creating Accessible Documents for Websites
This session explores how to create documents which are accessible to all viewers for posting on websites and how to repair PDF documents with accessibility flags.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Webmaster for Greenville County Schools and certified secondary science teacher


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
817

2:00pm EDT

Secondary Tier 1 Supports
Participants will learn best practices and strategies on how to address diverse needs of SWD's within tier 1 instruction.

Speakers
AK

Amy Knapp

Teacher, Greer Middle School
I am a special education teacher who usually co-teaches math in 7th and 8th grade.


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
911

2:00pm EDT

Trauma- Informed Practices (TIPs)
Participants will learn how to incorporate activities for adult and student regulation and for building relationships.  These activities serve to prevent behavior and mental health issues and to enhance student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hampshire

Ellen Hampshire

MTSS Coordinator, GCS


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
902

2:00pm EDT

Creating Effective Learning Intentions with Success Criteria for Quality Instruction
Using the guiding techniques from The Teacher Clarity Playbook, participants will learn how to create quality learning intentions with success criteria. When students understand what they are learning, why they are learning it, and what success looks like, the ownership of learning is transferred and becomes visible to all.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Reid

Kathryn Reid

Literacy Specialist
avatar for Kayla Bradford

Kayla Bradford

Literacy Interventionist


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
517

2:00pm EDT

Facilitating Academic Achievement Through Physical Movement
Learn why and how to facilitate academic achievement through physical movement in the classroom. Teachers will learn how physical activity influences cognition and strategies to increase physical activity among students.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kylee Rucker

Dr. Kylee Rucker

First Grade Teacher


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
807

2:00pm EDT

Social Studies Grade 3: ELA and Social Studies Integration
Explore the new integrated Social Studies unit and participate in learning tasks and thinking that promotes the natural integration of literacy skills and Social Studies.  


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
511

2:00pm EDT

Gr 4 G2 Overview & Unit 1 Pacing
We will do a quick overview of the new G2 landing page and where to find all the resources. We will then unit plan the three goals of unit one reading for grade four.

Speakers
BE

Brianna Evans

Instructional Coach


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
509

2:00pm EDT

Tier 1 Supports and Co-Teaching
Participants will get an overview on co-teaching fundamentals. We will discuss the 6 models of co-teaching, planning with a co-teacher, and how to use variability & differentiatiation in an inclusive setting.


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
907

2:00pm EDT

Tools to Assess and Support Historical Thinking Skills (Grades 9 -12)
**This session is for high school teachers.** Imagine a student and teacher knowing exactly what success looks like, where they are in their learning, and what learning they still need in order to grow. Learning progressions can make this a reality! Participants will learn what progressions are, why they are important, and preview Historical Thinking progressions co-developed by the SCDE Office of Personalized Learning and Office of Assessment and Standards.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
514

2:00pm EDT

Reading Horizons Sustaining Success for Elevate: Using Data to Drive Your Instruction
**For teachers that use Reading Horizons Elevate.** This segment provides detailed information on how to use both informal and formal assessment data to drive instruction. Attendees will be guided through how to evaluate the data and create instruction plans based on the data to best meet their needs of their students.


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
913

3:00pm EDT

Data Wars: The Force in the Clipboard
Are you struggling with in-the-moment data tracking? Do you get stuck with your low-performing students during independent work time? Come learn how you can "work the room" by implementing in-the-moment data tracking and how it can revolutionize your practices - all with a CLIPBOARD!

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
512

3:00pm EDT

Mining Details & Initiating Discussions in Social Studies
A blueprint to encourage students to engage in meaningful informational text reading and rigorous classroom discussions. Highly suggested for teachers who are new to or struggle with student engagement through discussion and/or critical thinking skills.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
508

3:00pm EDT

Whowroteit: A Poetry Mystery
Five poems. No titles. No bylines. Who are the writers of these unidentified poems? Be a detective for the hour as you solve this literary mystery. Using clues of subject matter, structure, diction, and style, see how students can follow the footprints and learn about poetic voice in this engaging unit.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
506

3:00pm EDT

Yes We Can! Building Confidence in the English Classroom
This session will explore ways to increase engagement and participation in the high school English classroom as students undertake reading and writing assignments that matter to them. We will explore ways of creating a classroom culture where students are "involved in authentic application of their knowledge and skills" through thought-provoking and real-world lessons, text selections, and activities (Instructional Protocol). The presenter will reflect on his experiences as a teacher in the Early College Program.

Speakers

Monday July 17, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
513

3:00pm EDT

Exploring the 2023 6th Grade Science Standards
Dive into the new 6th Grade Science Standards and the NGSS Framework! This session will cover the new Units and their Standards, Important Topics, Key Terms, & Suggested Pacing. Teachers will also be introduced to activities and tools in the new textbook that were highly effective in other middle grade levels. *You will need to bring a computer for this session.*

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin Wilbanks

Kaitlin Wilbanks

Science Department Chair, Ralph Chandler Middle
Middle School Science Teacher for 7+ Years. Science Department Chair for 5+ Years. GCS Curriculum Writer & Map Designer. I have presented previous PD Sessions on Tech Tools in the Science Classroom, One-Pagers, and the NGSS and Scientific Phenomena.


Monday July 17, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
515

3:00pm EDT

Introduction to Gizmos
This session is designed for teachers new to using Gizmos. We will help you become familiar with the platform and discover how it can be used with new SC science standards.


Monday July 17, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
510

3:00pm EDT

Harnessing the Power of Disciplinary Literacy
Teachers will learn how to merge and connect reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking in lesson plans to expand rigor and understanding. This session is for all content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Huggins

Ingrid Huggins

Academic Specialist Disciplinary Literacy, Greenville County Schools
I've been in education for 25 years, and I'm certified in all core subjects. Most of my experience has been in the middle school. My passion is transforming classes through the use of disciplinary literacy. I believe that disciplinary literacy can help students develop deep conceptual... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
504

3:00pm EDT

Leading Students to Critical Literacy in a Digital Age
Using the text "What Students Need from Us to Fight Fake News" as our guide, we will look at specific strategies to build student competence and confidence in the ability to discern fact from "information pollution" in a digitally dependent world. Being a critical consumer of information, reader, and thinker is more complex than ever, and the stakes have never been higher for literacy educators to lead. Several copies of the text will be gifted to attendees at the close of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Sarah Evanson-Atkinson

Instructional support, Ralph Chandler Middle
I have just completed my 22nd year in education - 15 years as a middle school english teacher and 7 years as an Instructional Coach at Ralph Chandler Middle School.  I love this work and I am always looking for ways to make best practice "easier", "simpler", and more streamlined... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
519
 
Tuesday, July 18
 

8:15am EDT

Freedom Through Arts: Elevating Black Youth Voices through Literature
In this session, educators will explore how Black Literature can provide authentic instruction for Black students while also appreciating the experiences and perspectives of Black works in literacy instruction.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
512

8:15am EDT

Learning Targets: The breakdown
Participants will develop the skill to use learning targets as powerful learning tools. We will engage particpants in creating effective learning targets, and how to break down the learning target with the class to provide a road map for the day's learning. Elementary examples for both reading and math will be included across multiple grade levels. You will leave this session with real tools to use in your classroom!

Speakers
KC

Katherine Clarke

Elementary school teacher, Duncan Chapel Elementary


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
504

8:15am EDT

Exploring Supports for the 2021 Science Standards
Participants will learn about the 3 Dimensions of the 2021 Science Standards. Then teachers will have time to explore and discuss the many GCSD resources to support science instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Other, Central Office
K-5 Science/STEAM & Digital Literacy Academic SpecialistGreenville County SchoolsOffice Phone: (864)-355-3187Twitter: @Katie_DellosoGallup© Signature StrengthsAchiever | Discipline | Learner | Focus | Analytical
avatar for Amanda Harris

Amanda Harris

Elementary school teacher, Monarch Elementary
My name is Amanda Harris and I am currently starting my 18th year in education, 15 of which have been in the primary classroom.  I currently teach at Monarch Elementary in the Greenville County School District and will be in an interventionist position for the 2023-2024 school year... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
511

8:15am EDT

Exploring the 2023 6th Grade Science Standards
Dive into the new 6th Grade Science Standards and the NGSS Framework! This session will cover the new Units and their Standards, Important Topics, Key Terms, & Suggested Pacing. Teachers will also be introduced to activities and tools in the new textbook that were highly effective in other middle grade levels. *You will need to bring a computer for this session.*

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin Wilbanks

Kaitlin Wilbanks

Science Department Chair, Ralph Chandler Middle
Middle School Science Teacher for 7+ Years. Science Department Chair for 5+ Years. GCS Curriculum Writer & Map Designer. I have presented previous PD Sessions on Tech Tools in the Science Classroom, One-Pagers, and the NGSS and Scientific Phenomena.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
515

8:15am EDT

Brigance: Secondary (Blue Booklet)
**THIS SESSION IS FOR SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS.** Transition assessment training for Secondary Teachers using Brigance . Teachers will learn how to utilize this assessment tool in assisting students for a successful transition into adult life, assessing student’s mastery of skills within the key skill areas identified by the IDEA guidelines for Indicator 13.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
909

8:15am EDT

Newcomer Support
**This session is for ELEMENTARY ESOL/MLP Teachers.** This session will provide attendees with guidance on how to effectiviely use the Newcomer curriculum to develop language acquisition for their Newcomer Multilingual Learners.

Speakers
avatar for Celeste Transou

Celeste Transou

Newcomer Support, Monaview Elementary


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
Media Center

8:15am EDT

Pre-K & Elementary Blueprint Overview
**This session is for Preschool and Elementary Self Contained Special Education Teachers.** Participants that support students in preschool or elementary self-contained classrooms within the district will be provided an overview of best practices in these specialized settings. Topics will cover a range of items from how to set up a classroom for success to how to write a compliant IEP. For the second hour of the training, participants will participate a breakout one hour session that is specifically geared toward the particular specialized setting where they teach.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
Auditorium

8:30am EDT

Forks in the Road: How to make sure you're driving your bus in the right direction
You know best practices and you know your vision, but how do you lead a whole school to see it and be it? Especially when new forks keep interrupting your plans and make you wonder if you are even on the right route. Forks like culture problems, lack of teacher trust, discipline issues, and the day-to-day operations you have to do, while also trying to accomplish school and district goals. If you are eager to feel closer to your leadership mission and leave with an action plan for how you are going to engage, educate, and empower your staff to achieve it, then this workshop is for you. You will leave with your own road map to get your school to its next destination, through the practices that flipped League Academy upside down and to 100% teacher/principal trust.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
817

8:30am EDT

Autism Supports
Learning how to support and teach students with Autism and behaviors in the general education environment

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
933

8:30am EDT

Creating Effective Learning Intentions with Success Criteria for Quality Instruction
Using the guiding techniques from The Teacher Clarity Playbook, participants will learn how to create quality learning intentions with success criteria. When students understand what they are learning, why they are learning it, and what success looks like, the ownership of learning is transferred and becomes visible to all.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Reid

Kathryn Reid

Literacy Specialist
avatar for Kayla Bradford

Kayla Bradford

Literacy Interventionist


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
517

8:30am EDT

K5 Unit One Planning for New Reading Units of Study (UOS)
We will delve into and plan reading unit one for kindergarten. This is for schools that have the new Units of Study (UOS).

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
812/814

8:30am EDT

Skill Building with NoRedInk Modules: Teach, Practice, Write, Extend
**This session is open to schools with NoRedInk.** Learn to use NoRedInk Modules to provide meaningful opportunities to practice and assess progress. In this session we'll review a NoRedInk unit cycle, walk through a sample NoRedInk Module, and provide best practices for using Modules. You will also have time to explore Modules that you might want to use this school year.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
806

8:30am EDT

World Languages - Grade 6-8 Resource Planning
In this session, middle level world language teachers will work in collaborative groups to plan and build unit specific resource banks to correspond with GCS World Language curriculum.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
508

8:30am EDT

Elementary Math Intervention - Bridges Intervention Curriculum
This session is designed for new and returning elementary math interventionists who use the Bridges Intervention curriculum. This session will include the following topics: organization, communication, identifying intervention students, progress monitoring, data reports, and more! Participants will leave with practical resources and strategies to implement for a smooth start to the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Krawczyk

Susan Krawczyk

Math Interventionist


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
510

8:30am EDT

Reading Horizons Sustaining Success for Elevate: Effectively Using Connected Text
**For teachers that use Reading Horizons Elevate** This segment provides detailed information on how to use decodable text to build students' fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and confidence. Attendees will learn how to use activities before reading, during reading, and after reading to build both decoding and language comprehension skills using hte RH Elevate Decodable Passages, RH Elevate Reading Library, and authentic text. Attendees will also learn how to assess fluency and comprehension using decodable and leveled text and how to determine if students need additional practice. Finally, attendees will learn how to guide students through the last stage of transfer using grade-level, content area text to increase students' decoding and comprehension skills.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
913

9:00am EDT

Greenville Tech English Dual Enrollment Info Session
This information session for current and prospective dual enrollment English instructors at Greenville Technical College will review institutional and departmental policies and procedures, preview expected updated to Fall 2023 ENG 101 and ENG 102 courses, and offer hands-on help with Blackboard Ultra.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
513

9:00am EDT

Classroom Management- Secondary
Whether you are a brand new professional or an experienced veteran teacher, you'll benefit from this make it/ take it session. We've packed it full of strategies to prevent the management disasters you can predict. Bring an open mind, a joyful spirit, and a willingness to share and collaborate...we know that iron sharpens iron! This ain't your grandma's Harry Wong!

Speakers
AK

Amy Knapp

Teacher, Greer Middle School
I am a special education teacher who usually co-teaches math in 7th and 8th grade.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
901

9:00am EDT

ELLevation for MLP Teachers
**This session is for ESOL/MLP Teachers.** This session will cover training for ML Teachers on the use of the Ellevation platform to complete MLP documentation. ML Teachers will learn how to use the data in ELLevation to create documentation and use the platform to collaborate with other stakeholders.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
904

9:00am EDT

IEP Development
Participants will learn effective strategies for developing strong IEPs using data to develop strong present levels and goals.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
911

9:00am EDT

Secondary MLP Teachers Curriculum Training for NatGeo Levels A, B, & C
**This session is for ESOL/MLP Teachers.** Session will cover training on how to use NatGeo for ML students who have higher level ACCESS scores (NatGeo curriculums covered: Levels A, B, & C) as well as Rosetta Stone and other curriculum materials for Multilingual Learner Program teachers who are teaching MLP classes at the middle and/or high school level.

Speakers
KK

Katherine King

Teacher, Greenville County School District


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
902

9:00am EDT

IEP Meeting Stakeholders Facilitated by Key2Ed
This 3-hour training provides an overview of the facilitation process and prepares IEP team stakeholders to be collaborative team members in a facilitated IEP meeting. Participants work to learn how to clearly define their role in the IEP meeting, enabling them to prepare for active meeting participation. Additionally, participants develop skills to broker more effective and efficient communication resulting in a collaborative, non-adversarial, and compliant student-centered IEP meeting.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
916

9:00am EDT

Co-Teaching with MLs Full Training (Elementary)
**This session is for Co-teachers in Elementary.** Session is the prerequisite for coteaching in Greenville County in elementary schools; must be a designated co-teaching school for the 2023-2024 school year. Session will cover full coteaching course. Both teachers on a co-teaching team should attend. Must register ahead of time; book will be provided.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
908

9:00am EDT

Co-Teaching with MLs Full Training (Secondary)
**This session is for Co-teachers in Secondary.** Session is the prerequisite for coteaching in Greenville County in middle and high schools; must be a designated co-teaching school for the 2023-2024 school year. Session will cover full coteaching course. Both teachers on a co-teaching team should attend. Must register ahead of time; book will be provided.

Speakers
KK

Katherine King

Teacher, Greenville County School District


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
906

9:00am EDT

Building Momentum (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
**This session is intended for kindergarten and first grade teachers for initial training in Reading Horizons to teach as the Phonics/Word Study portion of the Literacy Framework and is for pre-approved schools.**

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
808/810

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
342

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
345

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
343

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
316

9:30am EDT

Learning Targets
WHAT IS A LEARNING TARGET? Learning targets are concrete goals written in student-friendly language that clearly describe what students will learn and be able to do by the end of a class, unit, project, or even a course. They begin with an “I can” statement and are posted in the classroom.
Learning targets are most effective when visible to students. Educators can post learning targets on bulletin boards and white boards, homework assignments, rubrics, test prep, and assessments.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
816

9:30am EDT

Go Big! Go strong with Student Academic Discourse to Support Learning
Plan big with a focus on student academic discourse. Learn new ideas and tips on implementing stronger instructional practices in the classroom to build a solid foundation of learning for all students. Be empowered in your instruction!

Speakers
avatar for Lesia Glick

Lesia Glick

2nd Grade Teacher, Cherrydale Elementary School


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
813

9:30am EDT

Science Authentic Assessment Exploration by Unit
Participants will learn about 3 Dimensional Authentic Assessments for the 2021 Science Standards. Then teachers will have time to explore the many GCSD resources to support formative assessments in science.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Other, Central Office
K-5 Science/STEAM & Digital Literacy Academic SpecialistGreenville County SchoolsOffice Phone: (864)-355-3187Twitter: @Katie_DellosoGallup© Signature StrengthsAchiever | Discipline | Learner | Focus | Analytical
avatar for Amanda Harris

Amanda Harris

Elementary school teacher, Monarch Elementary
My name is Amanda Harris and I am currently starting my 18th year in education, 15 of which have been in the primary classroom.  I currently teach at Monarch Elementary in the Greenville County School District and will be in an interventionist position for the 2023-2024 school year... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
511

9:30am EDT

Mathematicians: We Have a Problem!
Oftentimes students struggle in the area of problem solving during math instruction. We will look at some of the challenges students face, and what supports teachers can put into place to yield high student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas McAuliff

Thomas McAuliff

Title One Elementary Math Academic Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
504

9:30am EDT

Reading Nonfiction: A strategy to help students connect deeper to text
Reading Nonfiction uses the Nonfiction signposts and 3 big questions from Kylene Beers and Bob Probst's book Reading Nonfiction. This research based strategy allows students to connect with text using analysis to infer the author's perspective and identify bias. In addition, this strategy also helps students synthesize information so that they can express their ideas and thoughts in writing.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
519

9:30am EDT

Creating a Culture for Coaching in ILT
In this session, we will discuss the importance of creating a culture in the ILT for coaching through PLC Support, Coplanning, & Coaching Cycles. We will also discuss how collaboration and communication is valued in instructional leadership in the building.

Speakers
BE

Brianna Evans

Instructional Coach


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
509

9:30am EDT

Planning for Inquiry in the Middle School Science Classroom
Map your way to success with the new middle level Science Standards! In this session, teachers will learn about multiple lesson planning frameworks developed for the middle school science classroom and effective strategies for incorporating inquiry into every lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin Wilbanks

Kaitlin Wilbanks

Science Department Chair, Ralph Chandler Middle
Middle School Science Teacher for 7+ Years. Science Department Chair for 5+ Years. GCS Curriculum Writer & Map Designer. I have presented previous PD Sessions on Tech Tools in the Science Classroom, One-Pagers, and the NGSS and Scientific Phenomena.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
515

9:30am EDT

Using Games in Trauma Informed Small Group Counseling
Do you use board and card games in small group counseling sessions? Learn how to use children's games to create Trauma Informed small group counseling activities for elementary students.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
514

9:30am EDT

Blueprint Break-outs Pre-K
In this hour breakout Blueprint Session, participants will break out by area of focus for personalized content.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
910

9:30am EDT

Elementary Blueprint Break-outs ED
In this hour breakout Blueprint Session, participants will break out by area of focus for personalized content.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
909

9:30am EDT

Elementary Blueprint Break-outs Multi-Cat
In this hour breakout Blueprint Session, participants will break out by area of focus for personalized content.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
912

9:30am EDT

Elem. Blueprint Break-outs ID
In this hour breakout Blueprint Session, participants will be provided all the components necessary to successfully teach students in an ID Moderate elementary classroom. Topics will cover curriculum, behavior, compliance, classroom management, data collection, communication, visual supports, inclusion, and overall best practices for these specific classrooms.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
907

10:45am EDT

Freedom Through Arts: Elevating Black Youth Voices through Literature
In this session, educators will explore how Black Literature can provide authentic instruction for Black students while also appreciating the experiences and perspectives of Black works in literacy instruction.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
512

10:45am EDT

Learning Targets
WHAT IS A LEARNING TARGET? Learning targets are concrete goals written in student-friendly language that clearly describe what students will learn and be able to do by the end of a class, unit, project, or even a course. They begin with an “I can” statement and are posted in the classroom.
Learning targets are most effective when visible to students. Educators can post learning targets on bulletin boards and white boards, homework assignments, rubrics, test prep, and assessments.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
816

10:45am EDT

Go Big! Go strong with Student Academic Discourse to Support Learning
Plan big with a focus on student academic discourse. Learn new ideas and tips on implementing stronger instructional practices in the classroom to build a solid foundation of learning for all students. Be empowered in your instruction!

Speakers
avatar for Lesia Glick

Lesia Glick

2nd Grade Teacher, Cherrydale Elementary School


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
813

10:45am EDT

Mindfulness for Teachers
Participants will learn how to implement a mindfulness practice in their classroom and how to cultivate a personal mindfulness practice. A curriculum with lessons will be provided as a classroom resource.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
933

10:45am EDT

Unit Planning for 4th Grade Science Unit 3
Using the Backwards Design model, participants will unit plan for 4th Grade Science Unit 3. Participants will explore resources including Carolina Biological Online to support instruction for the 3 Dimensions of Science in the 2021 Science Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Other, Central Office
K-5 Science/STEAM & Digital Literacy Academic SpecialistGreenville County SchoolsOffice Phone: (864)-355-3187Twitter: @Katie_DellosoGallup© Signature StrengthsAchiever | Discipline | Learner | Focus | Analytical
BE

Brianna Evans

Instructional Coach


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
509

10:45am EDT

Reading Nonfiction: A strategy to help students connect deeper to text
Reading Nonfiction uses the Nonfiction signposts and 3 big questions from Kylene Beers and Bob Probst's book Reading Nonfiction. This research based strategy allows students to connect with text using analysis to infer the author's perspective and identify bias. In addition, this strategy also helps students synthesize information so that they can express their ideas and thoughts in writing.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
519

10:45am EDT

Economics Is Everywhere
You cannot pick up a newspaper or read through your twitter feed without seeing an article or post about economics. This session is for teachers who teach the stand alone Economics and Personal Finance course, as well as those who have economics integrated in in their curriculum, such as U.S. History. This session will explore fun and interactive ways for teachers to engage students in economics as we explore no cost resources that support teachers and meet the needs of our diverse student population.

Speakers
avatar for Chandler Jordan

Chandler Jordan

Program Director, SC Economics
Chandler Jordan is the Program Director for SC Economics, where she facilitates workshops and supports K-12 teachers in economics and personal finance. Chandler spent multiple years in the classroom as a Government, Economics, and AP Macroeconomics teacher before transitioning to... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
504

10:45am EDT

Orientation to GATE for Administrators
This session is for any building-level administrator who is hiring a GATE teacher for the first time for the 2023-2024 school year.  We will discuss how the GATE program is structured to support GATE teacher success, overall program trajectory, and building-level expectations for supporting the GATE teacher.  Any building-level administrator new to hiring a GATE teacher should plan to attend ONE of the Orientation to GATE for Administrators sessions offered during Summer Academy.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
517

10:45am EDT

Resilient Leadership: A New Approach to Leading Teachers and Students
Resilience in leadership is more important than ever. As school leaders, we have to be prepared to handle all types of needs and crises: the rise the in the need for SEL, supporting our staff so that they can support our students, creating safe spaces for students to learn. Building this type of school culture takes time and patience; however, there are a few important aspects that we all need to adopt in order to create leaders in each other, teachers, school staff, students and parents. This session will address all of these aspects focusing on personal reflection, connection with others, and empowerment of others, which leads to a thriving school culture where all voices are heard and everyone is supported.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
817

10:45am EDT

Brigance: Secondary (Blue Booklet)
**THIS SESSION IS FOR SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS.** Transition assessment training for Secondary Teachers using Brigance . Teachers will learn how to utilize this assessment tool in assisting students for a successful transition into adult life, assessing student’s mastery of skills within the key skill areas identified by the IDEA guidelines for Indicator 13.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
909

10:45am EDT

Verbal De-Escalation
This training emphasizes and teaches different levels of responding to crisis situations. Specifically, positive behavior interventions, de-escalation techniques and other strategies for early interventions are taught. Participants will be able to show competency in using strategies to de-escalate students who exhibit problem behaviors at different levels.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Tilson

Gerald Tilson

LD Inclusion Teacher


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
907

10:45am EDT

1st Grade Unit Planning for New Reading Units of Study (UOS)
We will delve into and plan reading unit one for first grade. This is for schools that have the new Units of Study (UOS).

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
812/814

10:45am EDT

Math unit planning for all grade levels
Learn how to unit plan with backwards design. We will walk through how to lay out the bones of a unit plan, analyze assessments, and create strong lessons to support your end goal for the unit. For K-5th teachers.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
514

10:45am EDT

Social Studies Grade 4: ELA and Social Studies Integration
Explore the new integrated Social Studies unit and participate in learning tasks and thinking that promotes the natural integration of literacy skills and Social Studies.  


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
511

10:45am EDT

Social Studies Grade 5: ELA and Social Studies Integration
Explore the new integrated Social Studies unit and participate in learning tasks and thinking that promotes the natural integration of literacy skills and Social Studies.  


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
510

10:45am EDT

G2 for Me and You!
Struggling with ways to make grade level teams unpack, understand, plan, and implement district resources on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis? Come learn from a team that was feeling that way but found processes that not only solved their problems but helped students along the way!

Speakers
JH

Janet Herrera-Gantt

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
My name is Janet Herrera-Gantt and I am excited to teach 5th Grade! I grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina and moved to Charleston, South Carolina for my bachelor’s degree in International Business. I continued to live in Charleston after graduation and married my husband, Troy... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT

10:45am EDT

Scaffolding Student Writing with Guided Drafts
**This session is open to schools with NoRedInk.** Learn how to create a Guided Draft to support students as they draft an essay. In this session we'll walk through the features of a Guided Draft, review sample results and discuss next steps, and explore how to use a Guided Draft in a unit cycle. You will also have the time to create your own Guided Draft.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
806

10:45am EDT

World Languages - High School Level 1-4 Resource Planning
In this session, high school world language teachers will work in collaborative groups to plan and build unit specific resource banks to correspond with GCS World Language curriculum.

Speakers
JB

Jason Bagley-Cooler

Lead Teacher, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
508

10:45am EDT

Middle School Genetics Support
Learners in this session will have the opportunity to grapple with standards relating to genetics and heredity based on the changes to the SC College & Career Readiness Science standards. The session will include content refreshers to connect middle school genetics/ heredity standards to high school biology standards to support end of course exam scores, time for teachers to ask questions, support in pacing, and ideas/ suggestions for lab experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey

Instructional Coach/ Science Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Education:Ed.D. Educational Practice & Innovation S.T.E.M. (in progress) // University of South Carolina - ColumbiaM.A.T. in Science // North Greenville UniversityB.S. in Biology // North Greenville UniversityA.S. (Biology/ Pre-Pharmacy major) // University of South Carolina - LancasterCurrent... Read More →



Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
515

10:45am EDT

Reading Horizons Sustaining Success for Kindergarten, Discovery, and Elevate: Most Common Words Instruction
**This session is for Kindergarten Teachers, Special Education Teachers of Discovery and Elevate, and Interventionists.** This segment provides instruction and practice on how to address Most Common Words that are decodable, Most Common Words that contain skills that have not ben taught, and Most Common Words that are irregular. Attendees will also participate in games and activities using Reading Horizons resources to help students map the sounds and letters for automatic recognition and accurate spelling of the Most Common Words that are irregular. Attendees will also participate in games and activities using Reading Horizons resources to help students map the sounds and letters for automatic recognition and accurate spelling of the Most Common Words.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
913

12:00pm EDT

Teaching Economics Through Children's Literature
This session will help elementary teachers introduce students to economics and history through popular children’s books. After the session, teachers will be able to identify economics concepts in the standards and integrate economic lessons into their classroom. Lesson plans will be provided at no cost to all attendees and some will have the opportunity to walk away with their very own copy of a featured book.

Speakers
avatar for Chandler Jordan

Chandler Jordan

Program Director, SC Economics
Chandler Jordan is the Program Director for SC Economics, where she facilitates workshops and supports K-12 teachers in economics and personal finance. Chandler spent multiple years in the classroom as a Government, Economics, and AP Macroeconomics teacher before transitioning to... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
504

12:00pm EDT

Unit Planning for 4th Grade Science Unit 4
Using the Backwards Design model, participants will unit plan for 4th Grade Science Unit 4. Participants will explore resources including Carolina Biological Online to support instruction for the 3 Dimensions of Science in the 2021 Science Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Other, Central Office
K-5 Science/STEAM & Digital Literacy Academic SpecialistGreenville County SchoolsOffice Phone: (864)-355-3187Twitter: @Katie_DellosoGallup© Signature StrengthsAchiever | Discipline | Learner | Focus | Analytical
BE

Brianna Evans

Instructional Coach


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
509

12:00pm EDT

Harnessing the Power of Disciplinary Literacy
Teachers will learn how to merge and connect reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking in lesson plans to expand rigor and understanding. This session is for all content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Huggins

Ingrid Huggins

Academic Specialist Disciplinary Literacy, Greenville County Schools
I've been in education for 25 years, and I'm certified in all core subjects. Most of my experience has been in the middle school. My passion is transforming classes through the use of disciplinary literacy. I believe that disciplinary literacy can help students develop deep conceptual... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
519

12:00pm EDT

High School Exit Options and the South Carolina Employability Credential
Participants will learn about each high school exit option for students with disabilities. This session will also provide in-depth information of the SC High School Employability Credential including required courses and curriculum, best practices for IEP development, procedural requirements, school-based businesses, and available resources.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
909

12:30pm EDT

Teaching Elementary Geography
This session will help teachers to understand geography as a discipline, to better understand it in the standards, and to explore specific resources and strategies for teaching young learners how to DO geography.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Mewborne

Michael Mewborne

Director, South Carolina Geographic Alliance
Geography has a place in every classroom. We all live in the world, so we all need to learn more about the world. We all exist in space, so we all need to learn how to think spatially.  Research interests include gaming in education, food geographies, and geography education.  Let... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
813

12:30pm EDT

Let's Give 'em Something to Talk About: Academic Discourse
Join us as we discuss how to encourage rich conversations in your classroom. We will share ideas on facilitating intentional, purposeful dialogue amongst your students, while accessing higher DOK levels. Our focus will be specifically on the math classroom, however these ideas can be transferred to all subject areas!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Henderson

Ashley Henderson

Early childhood teacher, Sue Cleveland Elementary


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
817

12:30pm EDT

Mindfulness for Teachers
Participants will learn how to implement a mindfulness practice in their classroom and how to cultivate a personal mindfulness practice. A curriculum with lessons will be provided as a classroom resource.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
933

12:30pm EDT

Facilitating Student Talk in Math
In this session, participants will learn tips and strategies to increase student academic discourse during math instruction. Attendees will leave this session with takeaways to move their students' math conversations beyond a simple turn and talk. We will explore ways to facilitate student conversations and provide feedback to students to support their learning.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
512

12:30pm EDT

myView Literacy Reading Unit 1 Overview -First Grade
**This session is for First Grade teachers using the myView Literacy curriculum resource.** Find out the new updates to the grade level landing pages, such as learning targets, new standards, and expectations for student learning outcomes in unit 1.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hydrick

Stephanie Hydrick

Title I ELA Academic Specialist - Elementary, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
513

12:30pm EDT

Mistakes, Feedback, and a Growth Mindset
How can we effectively use feedback to boost our students’ growth mindset? How can we foster an understanding of the benefit of making mistakes? We look at evidence based practices and research to find ways to incorporate effective feedback strategies into our practice.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Hunt

Sandra Hunt

Middle school teacher, Mauldin Middle School
I have just completed my 26th year with Greenville County Schools. Before serving as an instructional coach, I taught seventh grade science for 20 years. I received my bachelors degree in elementary education from USCS in 1996, my masters degree in science from Furman University... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
816

1:00pm EDT

Classroom Management - Elementary
This classroom management course will focus on structure of your classroom, expectation, schedules, and routines. We will dive in on creating a highly responsive classroom in order to increase appropriate behaviors. After creating structure, expectations, and routines, teachers setting up reinforcement schedules based on all needs of students. We will also provide specific tools and strategies for corrective response systems to decrease unwanted behavior.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
901

1:00pm EDT

Structured Teaching for Students with Autism
Help students with autism and other disabilities be successfull in the classroom with Structure Teaching. The WHAT and WHY of Structured Teaching. Structured Teaching is a system for organizing their environments, developing appropriate activities, and helping people with autism understand what is expected of them. Structured Teaching addresses challenging behaviors in a proactive manner by creating appropriate and meaningful environments that reduce the stress, anxiety and frustration which may be experienced by children with autism.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
801

1:00pm EDT

ELLevation for MLP Teachers
**This session is for ESOL/MLP Teachers.** This session will cover training for ML Teachers on the use of the Ellevation platform to complete MLP documentation. ML Teachers will learn how to use the data in ELLevation to create documentation and use the platform to collaborate with other stakeholders.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
904

1:00pm EDT

Sounds Sensible
**This session focuses on ELEMENTARY Special Education.** Participants will get an overview on curriculum that provides hands-on instruction in the most reliable indicators of reading success: phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, and understanding letter-sound relationship, as well as handwriting. Participants will be engaged in learning the 5-step lessons that follow a structured literacy approach, helping students quickly master 20 consonants and short a.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
911

1:00pm EDT

IEP Meeting Stakeholders Facilitated by Key2Ed
This 3-hour training provides an overview of the facilitation process and prepares IEP team stakeholders to be collaborative team members in a facilitated IEP meeting. Participants work to learn how to clearly define their role in the IEP meeting, enabling them to prepare for active meeting participation. Additionally, participants develop skills to broker more effective and efficient communication resulting in a collaborative, non-adversarial, and compliant student-centered IEP meeting.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
916

1:15pm EDT

Secondary Blueprint
In this hour breakout Blueprint Session, participants will break out by area of focus for personalized content.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Media Center

1:45pm EDT

Achievement and Engagement for Special Populations
How can educators increase engagement and progress towards individualized goals for special populations? During this session we will explore effective ways to meet the needs of a variety of learners including, gifted, special education, at risk, and ELL populations.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Moore

Jessica Moore

Elementary school teacher, Buena Vista Elementary


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
512

1:45pm EDT

Understanding and Teaching African American Students
This presentation will help you reflect upon your interactions with African American students. We will focus on how environment and culture impact student behavior and achievement and how targeted planning can proactively help teachers to build a supportive classroom environment.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Hopkins

Kathy Hopkins

Middle school teacher, Woodmont Middle Schoool
We will take a look at the behaviors and academics of SOME African American students with solutions. 



Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
515

1:45pm EDT

Teaching Geography in Middle and High School
This session will guide teachers through an understanding of geography as a discipline, a better understanding of what it looks like in the standards, and specific resources and strategies for teaching middle and high school students how to DO geography.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Mewborne

Michael Mewborne

Director, South Carolina Geographic Alliance
Geography has a place in every classroom. We all live in the world, so we all need to learn more about the world. We all exist in space, so we all need to learn how to think spatially.  Research interests include gaming in education, food geographies, and geography education.  Let... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
813

1:45pm EDT

myView Literacy Reading Unit 1 Overview - Second Grade
**This session is for Second Grade teachers using the myView Literacy curriculum resource.** Find out the new updates to the grade level landing pages, such as learning targets, new standards, and expectations for student learning outcomes in unit 1.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hydrick

Stephanie Hydrick

Title I ELA Academic Specialist - Elementary, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
513

1:45pm EDT

Text Dependent Analysis 101: Grades 3-5
During this session educators will explore the components of a text dependent analysis, levels of success and ways to support TDAs within the classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
510

1:45pm EDT

Differentiating Assessments for MLs
**This session is for Elementary and Middle School Teachers and ESOL/MLP Teachers.** This session will provide attendees with guidance on how to differentiate assessments for their Mulitlingual learners according to their language proficiency level.

Speakers


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
902

1:45pm EDT

Mathematicians: We Have a Problem!
Oftentimes students struggle in the area of problem solving during math instruction. We will look at some of the challenges students face, and what supports teachers can put into place to yield high student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas McAuliff

Thomas McAuliff

Title One Elementary Math Academic Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
504

1:45pm EDT

Mistakes, Feedback, and a Growth Mindset
How can we effectively use feedback to boost our students’ growth mindset? How can we foster an understanding of the benefit of making mistakes? We look at evidence based practices and research to find ways to incorporate effective feedback strategies into our practice.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Hunt

Sandra Hunt

Middle school teacher, Mauldin Middle School
I have just completed my 26th year with Greenville County Schools. Before serving as an instructional coach, I taught seventh grade science for 20 years. I received my bachelors degree in elementary education from USCS in 1996, my masters degree in science from Furman University... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
816

1:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Autism Supports
Learning how to support and teach students with Autism and behaviors in the general education environment

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
933

2:00pm EDT

2nd Grade Unit One Planning for New Reading Units of Study (UOS)
We will delve into and plan unit one of second grade reading. This is for schools that have the new Units of Study (UOS).

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Massey

Brandi Massey

Title 1 ELA Academic Specialist, Greenville County School District


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
812/814

2:00pm EDT

Bridging Grammar and Writing with NoRedInk
**This session is open to schools with NoRedInk.** Learn to create a unit that helps students bridge grammar and writing skills. In this session we'll explore high-impact NoRedInk activities, learn how to sequence activities to create units, and provide time for you to create your own unit.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
806

2:00pm EDT

From Surviving to Thriving: Implementing NGSS in your science classroom.
**Teachers will need to bring their GCS device and the teacher edition of the textbook.** Teachers will be able to walk through the new science standards using the kits, online textbook and additional resources. Teachers will leave with plans, activities and strategies to do in their first 2 units of study. Teachers will learn to work with inquiry and labs and support their craft with best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Mackenzie Graves

Mackenzie Graves

Secondary Science Teacher
An expert in science education, Mackenzie Graves is an emerging leader in the field of Dyslexia and multi-sensory education. She uses her combined 11 years of K- A.P. experience to motivate and empower students.  G&T, ML, and 2E students thrive in a rigorous, multi-sensory environment... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
514

2:00pm EDT

First-Class Conversations (in 15 minutes or less)
Academic conversations improve students’ confidence and competence. But with limited class time, how can teachers engage every student in meaningful discussions? This session will explore strategies that can be done in 15 minutes or less. Access to a laptop or iPad is required. Access to past or upcoming lesson plans are required.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
511

2:00pm EDT

Reading Horizons Sustaining Success for Kindergarten and Discovery: Effectively Using Connected Text
**For teachers that use Reading Horizons Kindergarten or Discovery.** This segment provides detailed information on how to use decodable text to build students' fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and confidence. Attendees will learn how to use activities before reading, during reading, and after reading to build both decoding and language comprehension skills. Attendees will also learn how to assess fluency and comprehension using decodable text and how to determine if students need additional practice. Finally, attendees will learn how to guide students through the last stage of transfer using grade-level, content area text to increase students' decoding and comprehension skills.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
913

2:00pm EDT

Manifestation Determination Reviews for Administrators
School administrators who work with students protected by IDEA and Section 504 will learn when to conduct a manifestation determination review, how to conduct a manifestation determination review, and the steps following a manifestation determination review.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
912

2:30pm EDT

Secondary Blueprint Break-outs: ED
In this hour breakout Blueprint Session, participants will break out by area of focus for personalized content.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
909

2:30pm EDT

Secondary Blueprint Break-outs: ID
In this hour breakout Blueprint Session, participants will break out by area of focus for personalized content.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
907

2:30pm EDT

Secondary Blueprint Break-outs: Multi-Cat
In this hour breakout Blueprint Session, participants will break out by area of focus for personalized content.

Speakers
AK

Amy Knapp

Teacher, Greer Middle School
I am a special education teacher who usually co-teaches math in 7th and 8th grade.
JE

Jessica Evans

Special Education Specialist
AW

Aleta Woods

Position at Company ABC.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
910

3:00pm EDT

Integrating Literacy & Science
Participants will learn how to effectively integrate literacy and science in a cross-curricular approach. Participants will also get to explore GCSD resources such as leveled texts on Carolina Science Online that support literacy and science integration.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delloso

Katie Delloso

Other, Central Office
K-5 Science/STEAM & Digital Literacy Academic SpecialistGreenville County SchoolsOffice Phone: (864)-355-3187Twitter: @Katie_DellosoGallup© Signature StrengthsAchiever | Discipline | Learner | Focus | Analytical


Tuesday July 18, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
510

3:00pm EDT

Decodable Text: Supporting Foundational Skills in K-2
This session is for K-2 teachers. Discover why, how, and when to use decodable text in whole and small-group settings. **Door prizes**

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hydrick

Stephanie Hydrick

Title I ELA Academic Specialist - Elementary, Greenville County Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
509

3:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

The Voice of the Black Boy
The "Voice of the Black Boy" addresses the needs of African-American male students through engaging texts, building their creative writing fluency, and providing a safe place to express their creativity within a community of mutual understanding.

Speakers

Tuesday July 18, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
512

3:00pm EDT

License to Coach: Implementing School Wide Coaching Cycles for Administrators and Instructional Coaches
Looking for a way to improve student achievement in your school? Are your teachers frustrated with their current observation feedback? Are you looking to develop a more positive coaching culture in your building? Traditionally, efforts within public schools to improve student outcomes have not materialized with the desired results. Oftentimes, these efforts are implemented as "one more thing." This session focuses on the best strategy to improve the academic outcomes–good Tier 1 instruction with student-centered feedback for teachers. It is highly important that school leaders take up the mantle to be instructional leaders rather than managerial ones. By attending this session, you will discover one school’s answer to these questions, as well as learn how the administrative team earned their license to coach. Through the collaborative efforts of the Instructional Coach and the Wade Hampton High School administrative team, a two year professional learning plan was developed that incorporates instructional coaching cycles and a school wide focus on rigor. The plan prioritizes developing the administrative team into instructional leaders who can confidently engage in coaching conversations with teachers. Participants in this session will discover how to create a vision for professional learning and coaching cycles that includes: a timeline of implementation, an observation schedule, an observation template, and training for administrators!


Tuesday July 18, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
508
 
Wednesday, July 19
 

8:15am EDT

Staff Backpack Notifications
We will review the Notification functions in Staff Backpack for communication between the School/District and Student/Parents. This is for anyone Teacher, Clerk or Admin who might need to know how to send out a Notification.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Bates-Willis

Shannon Bates-Willis

Applications Analyst, Greenville County School District


Wednesday July 19, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
513

8:15am EDT

Yoga in the Classroom
**This session is for Elementary Classroom Teachers and ED Primary and Intermediate Teachers.** Participants will learn how to implement yoga for their students in the classrooms to increase self-regulation through the mind-body connection and have an opportunity to particpate in a restorative yoga session for their own well-being. A yoga curriculum will be provided for classroom use. Yoga mats and props will be provided.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
Auditorium

8:30am EDT

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Participants will learn about the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences on learning,  behavior,  and physical and mental health. This session provides the foundation for why social emotional learning and trauma-informed practices in the classroom are critical for student success.

Speakers
avatar for TJ Rumler

TJ Rumler

Owner, TJ Rumler Consulting
No sane person chooses the field of social work—there’s always pain behind the passion for the profession. TJ Rumler grew up in West Greenville, SC, seeing first-hand the impacts of poverty, addiction, and racism in his community. Two weeks after 9/11, he enlisted in the US Army... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Hampshire

Ellen Hampshire

MTSS Coordinator, GCS


Wednesday July 19, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
902

8:30am EDT

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Participants will learn about the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences on learning,  behavior,  and physical and mental health. This session provides the foundation for why social emotional learning and trauma-informed practices in the classroom are critical for student success.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
904

8:30am EDT

Zones of Regulation- Initial Elementary and Secondary
Zones of Regulation is a curriculum that teaches a variety of social-emotional skills to children, starting with early emotional skills and advancing on to self-regulation and navigating social situations. This training will give access to curriculum and google drive of resources for all participants.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
933

8:30am EDT

MTSS: Systemic Data Analysis for Behavior
Participants will learn how to use EWRS to analyze their school behavior data and will engage in a problem-solving process with this data. Participants will need to bring computers and access GCSource.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hampshire

Ellen Hampshire

MTSS Coordinator, GCS


Wednesday July 19, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
511

8:30am EDT

8:30am EDT

Kronos - Building onto the Basics
Pre-registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=188428 is required. In this class, we will review the basics of Kronos and then dive into more advanced functions. We will discuss how to build and share reports, how to make mass edits and more. This class is intended for time editors and time managers. **Please bring a GCS Staff Laptop for this session.**

Speakers
avatar for John Peavy

John Peavy

Sr. Analyst for Payroll & Benefits, Greenville County School District
As the administrator for the UKG Ready (Kronos) system, I am the go to for questions on reports, user functionality, and all things Kronos.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
509

8:30am EDT

Using Task Boxes to Gain Work Skills
**This session is for ID Moderate Special Education Teachers.** In this two hour session, participants will be provided an overview on the use of task boxes in ID Moderate specialized classrooms. They will have time to ask questions and get feedback on the tasks analysis sheets for each task box. Lastly, participants will have the opportunity for hands on learning by creating a task box to use in thier classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
912

8:30am EDT

Deep Dive- Transfers & Amendments
Special education service providers will learn the transfer procedures, how to apply the procedures to in-state and out-of-state transfers, and how to complete the processes in Enrich. Participants will also learn the IEP amendment procedures, correct steps for completing an amendment in Enrich, and the next steps after an amendment is completed.

Speakers
JE

Jessica Evans

Special Education Specialist
AH

Alissa Herbert

Data Analyst/Technology Specialist


Wednesday July 19, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
910

9:00am EDT

Student Activity for Elementary Bookkeepers
Pre-registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=188432 is required. Elementary Bookkeeper Participants will learn what is new in SAF and have a refresher in Fixed Assets and MySchoolBucks.

Speakers
CN

Cynthia Niswonger

Business Services Coordinator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
508

9:00am EDT

Advanced Smartfind Training for Secretaries and Administrators
Pre-registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=188436 is required. This session will cover all aspects of entries for Smartfind for secretaries and administrators at the school level.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Castor

Renee Castor

Employment Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
510

9:00am EDT

Collecting and Analyzing Data
Teachers will make data collection more efficient, accessible, and meaningful in order to drive and inform further instructional decisions, interventions, and goals. Training includes behavior data as well as academic and functional data.

Speakers
AW

Aleta Woods

Position at Company ABC.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
901

9:00am EDT

IEP Meeting Stakeholders Facilitated by Key2Ed
This 3-hour training provides an overview of the facilitation process and prepares IEP team stakeholders to be collaborative team members in a facilitated IEP meeting. Participants work to learn how to clearly define their role in the IEP meeting, enabling them to prepare for active meeting participation. Additionally, participants develop skills to broker more effective and efficient communication resulting in a collaborative, non-adversarial, and compliant student-centered IEP meeting.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
916

9:00am EDT

ProTrainings ProFirstAid – Adult, Child and Infant, Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid
**This course has a maximum capacity of 24 participants per session. Each participant MUST pre-register with Jodie Murrell (email jmurrell@greenville.k12.sc.us). No walk-ins will be admitted.** The goal of the ProTrainings ProFirstAid: CPR/AED & First Aid for All Ages course is to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide First Aid and lay rescuer level CPR until more advanced help is available. The techniques will cover First Aid, conscious and unconscious choking, and one-person CPR/AED skills for adults, children, and infants. The course will combine short video segments, skill practice and demonstration on manikins, and teaching sessions followed by a written test. The course follows the latest AHA & ILCOR guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC). All participant training materials will be provided.

Each successful participant’s ProFirstAid: CPR/AED & First Aid for All Ages certification will be valid for a period of 2 years and meets the requirements for GCS First Responders and athletic coaches. This course is not intended and does not meet the requirements for GCS school nurses.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Murrell

Jodie Murrell

District First Aid, CPR, and AED Nurse Coordinator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
903

9:00am EDT

ProTrainings ProFirstAid – Adult, Child and Infant, Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid
**This course has a maximum capacity of 24 participants per session. Each participant MUST pre-register with Jodie Murrell (email jmurrell@greenville.k12.sc.us). No walk-ins will be admitted.** The goal of the ProTrainings ProFirstAid: CPR/AED & First Aid for All Ages course is to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide First Aid and lay rescuer level CPR until more advanced help is available. The techniques will cover First Aid, conscious and unconscious choking, and one-person CPR/AED skills for adults, children, and infants. The course will combine short video segments, skill practice and demonstration on manikins, and teaching sessions followed by a written test. The course follows the latest AHA & ILCOR guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC). All participant training materials will be provided.

Each successful participant’s ProFirstAid: CPR/AED & First Aid for All Ages certification will be valid for a period of 2 years and meets the requirements for GCS First Responders and athletic coaches. This course is not intended and does not meet the requirements for GCS school nurses.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Murrell

Jodie Murrell

District First Aid, CPR, and AED Nurse Coordinator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
315

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
343

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
316

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
342

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
345

9:00am EDT

Reading Horizons- Initial Building Momentum for Resource
**This session is for New Elementary Resource Teachers or teachers who started during the school year that have not yet received or need full Initial Training.** Participants will learn the rationale behind Reading Horizons’ research-based approach. Attendees will receive explicit instruction and a hands-on overview of the Reading Horizons method and learn key program instruction processes. Teachers will also receive practice in online resources and instructional materials.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
913

9:00am EDT

SPIRE
**This session focuses on Elementary Special Ed Multicat Teachers.** Participants will get an overview of the intensive reading intervention program to make every student a reader. Participants will be engaged in multisensory activities that meet different learning styles to engage all students, learn about explicit instruction that is data driven, and practice and review the material to help students make permanent gains.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
909

9:30am EDT

Social Media and Your School
I will be talking about internet safety and how social media is your affecting our schools. I will be covering Cell Phone Apps, Cyberbullying, Internet Predators and the dangers of posting too much information

Speakers
avatar for Rick Floyd

Rick Floyd

Information Security, MT Anderson
I have been with the Greenville County School district for almost 5 years. Prior to working for the school district I was in Law Enforcement, where I worked computer crimes, including child solicitation cases (yes, I was that cute little girl and boy online) and child pornography... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
504

9:30am EDT

ELLevation Strategies
This session will be an overview of ELLevation Strategies. If you would like to become familiar with ELLevation and how you can use it to differentiate lessons in your classroom and scaffold for your Mulitlingual learners please join us.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
906

9:30am EDT

Incidents in Staff Backpack
Incidents - this is a review of Incidents in Staff Backpack. The in's and out's on what you need to know to navigate the world of Incidents.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Bates-Willis

Shannon Bates-Willis

Applications Analyst, Greenville County School District


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
513

9:30am EDT

Brigance: Secondary (Blue Booklet)
**THIS SESSION IS FOR SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS.** Transition assessment training for Secondary Teachers using Brigance . Teachers will learn how to utilize this assessment tool in assisting students for a successful transition into adult life, assessing student’s mastery of skills within the key skill areas identified by the IDEA guidelines for Indicator 13.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
911

10:45am EDT

Orientation to EAP
This program educations employees about the wide range of services offered by the EAP and informs about the benefits of using the program to address personal problems.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
511

10:45am EDT

Orientation to GATE for Administrators
This session is for any building-level administrator who is hiring a GATE teacher for the first time for the 2023-2024 school year.  We will discuss how the GATE program is structured to support GATE teacher success, overall program trajectory, and building-level expectations for supporting the GATE teacher.  Any building-level administrator new to hiring a GATE teacher should plan to attend ONE of the Orientation to GATE for Administrators sessions offered during Summer Academy.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
902

10:45am EDT

Searchers, Filters, and Reports in Staff Backpack
This is a general review of Searches, Filtering, and Reports that are available for you in Staff Backpack. Any questions that you have are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Bates-Willis

Shannon Bates-Willis

Applications Analyst, Greenville County School District


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
513

10:45am EDT

Environmental Print
**THIS SESSION IS FOR SECONDARY SELF CONTAINED TEACHERS.** Participants will be provided an overview of the Environmental Print curriculum for verbal and nonverbal students. The curriculum is based on language arts standards while teaching students common signs and other forms of environmental print.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
912

10:45am EDT

GATE: A Day in the Life of an ED Teacher
**THIS SESSION IS FOR GATE ELEMENTARY SELF CONTAINED TEACHERS.** GATE teachers that will serve in Elementary ED self-contained settings will have the opportunity to work with experienced ED teachers in the district to learn best practices for classroom structure, working with paraprofessionals, and daily routines.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
907

10:45am EDT

How to Utilize Your Paraprofessional in the Self-Contained Classroom
**This session is for Special Education SELF-CONTAINED Classroom Teachers.** Participants will learn how to effectively use classroom paraprofessionals to provide increased instructional time. Learn how to establish clear and consistent communication and ensure paraprofessionals are an integral member of the instructional team.

Speakers
JE

Jessica Evans

Special Education Specialist


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
910

10:45am EDT

Visual Supports for ID Moderate Students
**This session is for ELEMENTARY ID Moderate Special Education Teachers.** During this hour long training, participants will be provided best practices and examples of visual supports to use in an elmentary ID Moderate setting to include visual schedules, first/then boards, low tech communication visuals, and basic environmental print. Participants will have time to share resources and collaborate with one another.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
911

10:45am EDT

GATE: Course of Study and High School Exit Outcomes
Participants will learn about each course of study and high school exit option for students with disabilities.

Speakers
AK

Amy Knapp

Teacher, Greer Middle School
I am a special education teacher who usually co-teaches math in 7th and 8th grade.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
908

10:45am EDT

Integrating Social Emotional Learning and Academics
This session is intended as a turnkey for counselors and Instructional Coaches to help their staff learn effective strategies that merge SEL into academic instruction and to generally boost students' learning potential.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
504

10:45am EDT

10:45am EDT

National Geographic
**For Secondary MLP Teachers.** This workshop is for MLP Teachers to explore the new platform for Nat Geo Curriculum, “SPARK.” In addition, teachers will create their own accounts and get started with using their NGL digital course materials.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
906

12:00pm EDT

Attendance Intervention for Administrators & Attendance Clerks
Pre-registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=188426 is required. This session will help personnel tasked with attendance intervention learn more about attendance intervention procedures, truancy laws, district attendance policies, and tips for tracking /managing student attendance. We will explore how to use the truancy components in Staff Backpack. This is an opportunity for anyone who conducts attendance intervention conferences to gain increased understanding on district expectations and state requirements regarding truancy intervention.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
509

12:30pm EDT

Mental Health in a Post Pandemic World
This training informs participants about identifying mental health issues, mental health triggers, and strategies to address issues.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
511

12:30pm EDT

Behavior Collection- Simplified
Learning how to develop, monitor, and graph behavioral progress over time.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
901

12:30pm EDT

Brigance:Preschool/Elementary (Yellow Booklet)
**This session is for ID Mod Special Education Elementary Teachers.** Brigance Training for Elementary ID Moderate and Preschool Special Education teachers will provide an overview of how to adminster the Brigance Assessment. Brigance supports exceptional students in our specialized settings and will aid educators with pinpointing students' strengths, interests, and needs to support writing compliant IEPs.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
912

1:00pm EDT

Advanced Smartfind Training for School Staff
Pre-registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=1884253 is required. **This session is for any school personnel that works with entering absences and working with sub entries.** This session will cover all aspects of Smarfind. The session will review entering absences/vacancies, attaching subs, splitting/separating jobs, and updates to Smartfind.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Castor

Renee Castor

Employment Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
506

1:00pm EDT

Student Activity for Elementary Bookkeepers
Elementary Bookkeeper Participants will learn what is new in SAF and have a refresher in Fixed Assets and MySchoolBucks.

Speakers
CN

Cynthia Niswonger

Business Services Coordinator, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
508

1:00pm EDT

IEP Meeting Stakeholders Facilitated by Key2Ed
This 3-hour training provides an overview of the facilitation process and prepares IEP team stakeholders to be collaborative team members in a facilitated IEP meeting. Participants work to learn how to clearly define their role in the IEP meeting, enabling them to prepare for active meeting participation. Additionally, participants develop skills to broker more effective and efficient communication resulting in a collaborative, non-adversarial, and compliant student-centered IEP meeting.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
916

1:45pm EDT

Social Media and Your School
I will be talking about internet safety and how social media is your affecting our schools. I will be covering Cell Phone Apps, Cyberbullying, Internet Predators and the dangers of posting too much information

Speakers
avatar for Rick Floyd

Rick Floyd

Information Security, MT Anderson
I have been with the Greenville County School district for almost 5 years. Prior to working for the school district I was in Law Enforcement, where I worked computer crimes, including child solicitation cases (yes, I was that cute little girl and boy online) and child pornography... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
504

1:45pm EDT

Exploring Unique Learning Systems (ULS)
**This session is for ID Moderate Special Education Teachers.** Participants will be provided an overview of the Unique Learning Systems products. Learning targets consist of topics covering monthly curriculum items using Unique, visual supports using Symbol Stix, and current news articles using News 2 You.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
912

1:45pm EDT

Self-Care for Special Education Teachers
Special education teachers will learn the importance of self-care and build a plan to include recognizing patterns in emotions, stress management, decompression activities, and a social support system.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
901

2:00pm EDT

Trauma- Informed Practices (TIPs)
Participants will learn how to incorporate activities for adult and student regulation and for building relationships.  These activities serve to prevent behavior and mental health issues and to enhance student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday July 19, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
902

2:00pm EDT

Verbal De-Escalation
This training emphasizes and teaches different levels of responding to crisis situations. Specifically, positive behavior interventions, de-escalation techniques and other strategies for early interventions are taught. Participants will be able to show competency in using strategies to de-escalate students who exhibit problem behaviors at different levels.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hampshire

Ellen Hampshire

MTSS Coordinator, GCS


Wednesday July 19, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
510

2:00pm EDT

Enrollments in Staff Backpack
Pre=registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=188421 is required. We will review all types of Enrollments in Staff Backpack. We will review Enrollments for all schools, along with Fine Arts, and Career Centers.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Bates-Willis

Shannon Bates-Willis

Applications Analyst, Greenville County School District


Wednesday July 19, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
513

2:00pm EDT

Kronos - Building onto the Basics
Pre-registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=188429 is required. In this class, we will review the basics of Kronos and then dive into more advanced functions. We will discuss how to build and share reports, how to make mass edits, and more. This class is intended for time editors and time managers. **Please bring a GCS Staff Laptop for this session.**

Speakers
avatar for John Peavy

John Peavy

Sr. Analyst for Payroll & Benefits, Greenville County School District
As the administrator for the UKG Ready (Kronos) system, I am the go to for questions on reports, user functionality, and all things Kronos.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
509

2:00pm EDT

BIP Development
Participants will learn how to utlize FBA data/results to create a meaninful and thorough behavior intervention plan (BIP) for students. Resources and supports will be discussed and shared regarding both common and unique BIP interventions and accommodations.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
933

2:00pm EDT

PWN Best Practices
The participants will be provided an overview of the Prior Written Notice and opportunites to practice creating an effective PWN.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
910

3:00pm EDT

Using Look-n-Cook in Specialized Settings
**This session is for ID Moderate Special Education Teachers.** In this one hour training, teachers will be active participants in a modeled lesson from the Look-n-Cook curriculum. Teachers will be able to ask questions realted to the material and also be provided with an overview of the curriculum tool.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
912

3:00pm EDT

Co-Teaching in Secondary
Participants will receive a basic overview of how to establish a co-teaching partenrship.

Speakers
AK

Amy Knapp

Teacher, Greer Middle School
I am a special education teacher who usually co-teaches math in 7th and 8th grade.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
901
 
Thursday, July 20
 

8:15am EDT

Staff Backpack Notifications
We will review the Notification functions in Staff Backpack for communication between the School/District and Student/Parents. This is for anyone Teacher, Clerk or Admin who might need to know how to send out a Notification.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Bates-Willis

Shannon Bates-Willis

Applications Analyst, Greenville County School District


Thursday July 20, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
513

8:15am EDT

High School Exit Options and the South Carolina Employability Credential
Participants will learn about each high school exit option for students with disabilities. This session will also provide in-depth information of the SC High School Employability Credential including required courses and curriculum, best practices for IEP development, procedural requirements, school-based businesses, and available resources.

Speakers

Thursday July 20, 2023 8:15am - 9:15am EDT
910

8:30am EDT

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Participants will learn about the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences on learning,  behavior,  and physical and mental health. This session provides the foundation for why social emotional learning and trauma-informed practices in the classroom are critical for student success.

Speakers

Thursday July 20, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
902

8:30am EDT

Verbal De-Escalation
This training emphasizes and teaches different levels of responding to crisis situations. Specifically, positive behavior interventions, de-escalation techniques and other strategies for early interventions are taught. Participants will be able to show competency in using strategies to de-escalate students who exhibit problem behaviors at different levels.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hampshire

Ellen Hampshire

MTSS Coordinator, GCS


Thursday July 20, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
514

8:30am EDT

8:30am EDT

Zones of Regulation- Initial Elementary and Secondary
Zones of Regulation is a curriculum that teaches a variety of social-emotional skills to children, starting with early emotional skills and advancing on to self-regulation and navigating social situations. This training will give access to curriculum and google drive of resources for all participants.


Thursday July 20, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
933

8:30am EDT

MLP Accountability and Data Driven Decisions for Administrators
This session will cover Data and Accountability information and reports regarding MLs for administrators.

Speakers

Thursday July 20, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
906

8:30am EDT

BTAM - Team Member Training and Raptor Implementation
BTAM - Behavior Threat Assessment & Management. Will introduce and cover School District procedures on threat assessments and proper documentation, as well as cover the migration of BTAM into Raptor systems.


Thursday July 20, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
515

8:30am EDT

Kronos - Building onto the Basics
Pre-registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=188430 is required. In this class, we will review the basics of Kronos and then dive into more advanced functions. We will discuss how to build and share reports, how to make mass edits, and more. This class is intended for time editors and time managers. **Please bring a GCS Staff Laptop for this session.**

Speakers
avatar for John Peavy

John Peavy

Sr. Analyst for Payroll & Benefits, Greenville County School District
As the administrator for the UKG Ready (Kronos) system, I am the go to for questions on reports, user functionality, and all things Kronos.


Thursday July 20, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
509

8:30am EDT

Identification and Coding of Multilingual Learners
This session will cover Identification and Coding in regards to Mulltilingual Learners in Greenville County Schools

Speakers

Thursday July 20, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
908

8:30am EDT

PWN Best Practices
The participants will be provided an overview of the Prior Written Notice and opportunites to practice creating an effective PWN.


Thursday July 20, 2023 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
909

9:00am EDT

GCSource: A Deeper Look
This training will provide an opportunity for school administrators, teachers, and other support staff to take a deeper look into some of the additional capabilities of GCSource, not covered in the overview training geared towards the Early Warning Response System and OnTrack programs. Attendees will learn how to utilize and navigate to Graduation Rate, School Performance, and other systematic data that will allow them to make data-based decisions for their school.

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Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
512

9:00am EDT

SAF for High School Bookkeepers
Pre-registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=188434 is required. High School Bookkeeper Participants will learn what is new in SAF and have a refresher in Fixed Assets and MySchoolBucks.

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Cynthia Niswonger

Business Services Coordinator, Greenville County Schools


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
508

9:00am EDT

Advanced Smartfind Training for Secretaries and Administrators
Pre-registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=188437 is required. This session will cover all aspects of entries for Smartfind for secretaries and administrators at the school level.

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avatar for Renee Castor

Renee Castor

Employment Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
511

9:00am EDT

Social Thinking
**THIS SESSION IS FOR PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS.** Special education teachers will learn the principles of the Social Thinking curriculum. Social Thinking is a language and cognitive-based methodology that focuses on the dynamic and synergistic nature of social observation, social interpretation, social problem solving, and social communication skills, all of which require self-regulation.

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Aleta Woods

Position at Company ABC.


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
907

9:00am EDT

STAR
**This session is for ELEMENTARY ID Moderate Special Education Teachers.** In this 3 hour long session, elementary ID Moderate teachers will be introduced to the STAR Program. STAR teaches children with various disabilities critical skills that they will need throughout their lives. Instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching functional routines form the instructional basis of this comprehensive program for children with disabilities.


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
911

9:00am EDT

IEP Meeting Stakeholders Facilitated by Key2Ed
This 3-hour training provides an overview of the facilitation process and prepares IEP team stakeholders to be collaborative team members in a facilitated IEP meeting. Participants work to learn how to clearly define their role in the IEP meeting, enabling them to prepare for active meeting participation. Additionally, participants develop skills to broker more effective and efficient communication resulting in a collaborative, non-adversarial, and compliant student-centered IEP meeting.


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
916

9:00am EDT

ProTrainings ProFirstAid – Adult, Child and Infant, Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid
**This course has a maximum capacity of 24 participants per session. Each participant MUST pre-register with Jodie Murrell (email jmurrell@greenville.k12.sc.us). No walk-ins will be admitted.** The goal of the ProTrainings ProFirstAid: CPR/AED & First Aid for All Ages course is to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide First Aid and lay rescuer level CPR until more advanced help is available. The techniques will cover First Aid, conscious and unconscious choking, and one-person CPR/AED skills for adults, children, and infants. The course will combine short video segments, skill practice and demonstration on manikins, and teaching sessions followed by a written test. The course follows the latest AHA & ILCOR guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC). All participant training materials will be provided.

Each successful participant’s ProFirstAid: CPR/AED & First Aid for All Ages certification will be valid for a period of 2 years and meets the requirements for GCS First Responders and athletic coaches. This course is not intended and does not meet the requirements for GCS school nurses.

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avatar for Jodie Murrell

Jodie Murrell

District First Aid, CPR, and AED Nurse Coordinator, Greenville County Schools


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
315

9:00am EDT

ProTrainings ProFirstAid – Adult, Child and Infant, Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid
**This course has a maximum capacity of 24 participants per session. Each participant MUST pre-register with Jodie Murrell (email jmurrell@greenville.k12.sc.us). No walk-ins will be admitted.** The goal of the ProTrainings ProFirstAid: CPR/AED & First Aid for All Ages course is to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide First Aid and lay rescuer level CPR until more advanced help is available. The techniques will cover First Aid, conscious and unconscious choking, and one-person CPR/AED skills for adults, children, and infants. The course will combine short video segments, skill practice and demonstration on manikins, and teaching sessions followed by a written test. The course follows the latest AHA & ILCOR guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC). All participant training materials will be provided.

Each successful participant’s ProFirstAid: CPR/AED & First Aid for All Ages certification will be valid for a period of 2 years and meets the requirements for GCS First Responders and athletic coaches. This course is not intended and does not meet the requirements for GCS school nurses.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Murrell

Jodie Murrell

District First Aid, CPR, and AED Nurse Coordinator, Greenville County Schools


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
903

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

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Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
316

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

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Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
342

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

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Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
343

9:00am EDT

GATE Summer Institute
This session is for first year GATE teachers.

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Thursday July 20, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
345

9:30am EDT

Social Media and Your School
I will be talking about internet safety and how social media is your affecting our schools. I will be covering Cell Phone Apps, Cyberbullying, Internet Predators and the dangers of posting too much information

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Rick Floyd

Information Security, MT Anderson
I have been with the Greenville County School district for almost 5 years. Prior to working for the school district I was in Law Enforcement, where I worked computer crimes, including child solicitation cases (yes, I was that cute little girl and boy online) and child pornography... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
504

9:30am EDT

Incidents in Staff Backpack
Incidents - this is a review of Incidents in Staff Backpack. The in's and out's on what you need to know to navigate the world of Incidents.

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avatar for Shannon Bates-Willis

Shannon Bates-Willis

Applications Analyst, Greenville County School District


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
513

9:30am EDT

School-Based Mentoring: Recruiting and Engaging Mentors through Community Partnerships
Join GCS community partners, Mentor Collaborative and Mentor Upstate, as they discuss how to increase the number of mentors for your school. During this session, you will learn about their new partnership aimed at increasing the number of mentors for Greenville County Schools students. In addition, you will learn best practices for school-based mentoring and how to manage a sustainable mentoring program with consistent support from these community partners.

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avatar for Anne Lee Buck

Anne Lee Buck

Coordinator of Community Collaboration, Greenville County Schools



Thursday July 20, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
510

9:30am EDT

Brigance: Secondary (Blue Booklet)
**THIS SESSION IS FOR SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS.** Transition assessment training for Secondary Teachers using Brigance . Teachers will learn how to utilize this assessment tool in assisting students for a successful transition into adult life, assessing student’s mastery of skills within the key skill areas identified by the IDEA guidelines for Indicator 13.

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avatar for Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Special Education Specialist, Greenville County Schools


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
910

9:30am EDT

Saxon Math Refresher
**This session is for ELEMENTARY Special Education Teachers." Participants will dive deeper into the Saxon Math Curriculum through review of instructional strategies to refine their skills and improve practice with implementation. This session is being offered for teachers who have participated in the initial training for Saxon Math.

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Aleta Woods

Position at Company ABC.


Thursday July 20, 2023 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
913

10:45am EDT

Stress Management
The goal of this workhop is to teach participants to better cope with stress and thereby improve their overall emotional health and wellbeing.


Thursday July 20, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
509

10:45am EDT

Developing and Leading an SEL Leadership Team
**Recommended for school SEL teams** During this workshop we will share our leadership team's 5 year SEL Schoolwide Implementation plan. You will have an opportunity to ask questions with a panel of community stakeholders. Your school will be given time to develop your own schoolwide SEL plan.

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Thursday July 20, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
504

10:45am EDT

School-Based Mentoring: Recruiting and Engaging Mentors through Community Partnerships
Join GCS community partners, Mentor Collaborative and Mentor Upstate, as they discuss how to increase the number of mentors for your school. During this session, you will learn about their new partnership aimed at increasing the number of mentors for Greenville County Schools students. In addition, you will learn best practices for school-based mentoring and how to manage a sustainable mentoring program with consistent support from these community partners.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Lee Buck

Anne Lee Buck

Coordinator of Community Collaboration, Greenville County Schools



Thursday July 20, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
510

10:45am EDT

Searchers, Filters, and Reports in Staff Backpack
This is a general review of Searches, Filtering, and Reports that are available for you in Staff Backpack. Any questions that you have are welcome!

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avatar for Shannon Bates-Willis

Shannon Bates-Willis

Applications Analyst, Greenville County School District


Thursday July 20, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
513

10:45am EDT

Behavior Collection- Simplified
Learning how to develop, monitor, and graph behavioral progress over time.


Thursday July 20, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
901

10:45am EDT

GATE: A Day in the Life of a Resource Teacher - Getting Started
**THIS SESSION FOR GATE ELEMENTARY RESOURCE TEACHERS.** Teachers that will serve in Elementary Resource / Inclusion settings will have the opportunity to learn best practices with resource and inclusion settings, structuring the day, using progress monitoring tools, and co-teaching methods.

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Thursday July 20, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
910

10:45am EDT

How to Utilize Your Paraprofessional in the Self-Contained Classroom
**This session is for Special Education SELF-CONTAINED Classroom Teachers.** Participants will learn how to effectively use classroom paraprofessionals to provide increased instructional time. Learn how to establish clear and consistent communication and ensure paraprofessionals are an integral member of the instructional team.

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Jessica Evans

Special Education Specialist


Thursday July 20, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
909

10:45am EDT

Saxon Math Refresher
**This session is for ELEMENTARY Special Education Teachers." Participants will dive deeper into the Saxon Math Curriculum through review of instructional strategies to refine their skills and improve practice with implementation. This session is being offered for teachers who have participated in the initial training for Saxon Math.

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Aleta Woods

Position at Company ABC.


Thursday July 20, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
913

10:45am EDT

Assessing English Proficiency for Multilingual Learners
This session will cover administering English Language Proficiency Assessments and disagregating the data gleaned from these assessments.

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Thursday July 20, 2023 10:45am - 12:45pm EDT
908

12:00pm EDT

Attendance Intervention for Administrators & Attendance Clerks
Pre-registration at https://pd.greenville.k12.sc.us/myPD.aspx?action=register&sessionid=188427 is required. This session will help personnel tasked with attendance intervention learn more about attendance intervention procedures, truancy laws, district attendance policies, and tips for tracking /managing student attendance. We will explore how to use the truancy components in Staff Backpack. This is an opportunity for anyone who conducts attendance intervention conferences to gain increased understanding on district expectations and state requirements regarding truancy intervention.


Thursday July 20, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
514

12:30pm EDT

Improving Workplace Communication
This training introduces the need for civility and collegiality in the workplace as not only ways of fostering effective working relationships, but as a workplace conflict management tool.


Thursday July 20, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
509

12:30pm EDT

Mindfulness for Teachers
Participants will learn how to implement a mindfulness practice in their classroom and how to cultivate a personal mindfulness practice. A curriculum with lessons will be provided as a classroom resource.


Thursday July 20, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
933

12:30pm EDT

Behavior Collection- Simplified
Learning how to develop, monitor, and graph behavioral progress over time.


Thursday July 20, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
901

12:30pm EDT

Exploring Unique Learning Systems (ULS)
**This session is for ID Moderate Special Education Teachers.** Participants will be provided an overview of the Unique Learning Systems products. Learning targets consist of topics covering monthly curriculum items using Unique, visual supports using Symbol Stix, and current news articles using News 2 You.

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