Session B – Monday, July 9, 2018

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

Josh Edgin

Russellville School District

Cycling And Reading Comprehension

Monday, July 9, 2018
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Grand IX

This presentation will go into details about the characteristics of a cycled lesson, and the positive effects it has on reading comprehension.

Reading; Instructional Strategies

Kristy Shaw & Virginia Hickenbottom

Russellville School District

Student Approved, Co-Teaching Strategies

Monday, July 9, 2018
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Ambassador A/B

Proven co-teach strategies, planning lessons, tips and examples, videos clips, and Q & A session from Russellville's Secondary Learning Center ALE. The English teacher and Special Education teacher will review co-teach models and applications that make them work as well as planning sessions. This session would be beneficial for any subject area.

Assessment, Collaboration, Content, Curriculum Alignment, Education Technology, Instructional Strategies, Learning/Development, Mentoring/Coaching, Supervision

Secondary; Special Education

Charles Jones

N. Little Rock Academy

Shift Happens-Changing The Perceptions Of The Alternative Learning Environment

Monday, July 9, 2018
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Ambassador D/E

Presenters will show how by starting with a shared, living vision: one that the staff truly believes in, is committed to executing that an ALE school can become the epitome of how to truly bridge the gap between behavior and academics. The session will explain how to create a shared vision, how to motivate students and staff, how to successfully graduate students through alternative learning paths , how to create restorative justice practices and utilize them in an effective manner, and how to celebrate students in a way that encourages the continuation of positive behaviors.
Throughout this session, the participants will engage in role play, simulations, and discussions to help them better understand the importance of a supportive and functioning Alternative Learning Environment. The participants will be asked to participate in a discussion on their experiences and perceptions of the ALE program/behavior programs. The session will walk you through the planning and implementation of an IEOP- Individual Education Outcome Plan. The session presenters will also address problematic behaviors, in and out of school suspensions, and how to creativity solve them, by using resources that the school already has available.

Advocacy/Leadership, Collaboration, Mentoring/Coaching, Supervision
Secondary; Support Personnel

Christopher King

Russellville School District

Building A Community In The Elementary ALE Classroom

Monday, July 9, 2018
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Grand III

Join a workshop based on how to create a community atmosphere within the Elementary ALE classroom. We will focus on strategies and ideas for sharing the load of the teacher and paraprofessional. This starts with building relationships where students believe that all people in the room have equal responsibility, authority, and students have choice. We will also go into classroom setup, procedures, monitoring, and reward systems, including details about multiple options and procedures to help promote student success and responsibility. Finally, we facilitate a discussion and brainstorming session to allow others to collaborate and share successful strategies and ideas.

Advocacy/Leadership, Collaboration, Supervision

Dr. D. Chris Rink and Mrs. Savanna Robison

University of Arkansas Fort Smith

High School Graduation; Check...Now What?

Monday, July 9, 2018
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Grand I

As we all have heard over and over the last few years, college is not for everyone. As high school students enter their junior and senior years of high school and begin thinking about "Life after high school," what opportunities do we have for them to make a livable wage? Attendees will learn how Career and Technical education can help any type of student to learn and use a skill to get a high demand, high skill, and high wage position. Understanding how the student applies this knowledge is a first step in advising them how to plan their future.

Academic Planning and Scholarship, Collaboration, Education Technology, Learning/Development, Mentoring/Coaching
Secondary; Admin

David Ward

Cedar Ridge Public Schools

The Power of One

Monday, July 9, 2018
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Grand VIII

So many times, in today’s classrooms, teachers become bogged down by issues that they have no control over. If we are not careful as educators, we can begin to question the impact of our career choice. This workshop will be focused on the impact that each teacher has in their classroom, either positive or negative. Participants will hear true inspirational stories that involve individual teachers making a positive impact in children’s lives. There will also be a share time, in which participants can share stories of how great teachers impacted their lives.

Content, Instructional Strategies, Learning/Development
Elementary; Secondary

Guy White

Main St. Academy, Siloam Springs

Using Electromagnetism To Jump-Start Excitement and Open Minds To the World of Scientific Inquiry

Monday, July 9, 2018
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Grand X

Join us as we explore the world of electromagnetism by using everyday items to create speakers, motors, generators and ultimately a cell phone charger. The presentation will start off by explaining why it is so important that our students can clearly picture the core components of an atom in their minds. We will then discuss student-friendly terminology for defining current, resistance, voltage, and show demonstrations that help anchor these concepts. The remaining part of the presentation will contain hands-on activities building technological devices that motivate scientific interest in the mind of the student.

Science; Instructional Strategies