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Monday, July 17
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:30am 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12:30pm 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

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

1:45pm 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

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

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
 


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