Session C – Monday, July 9, 2018

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Amy House

Ft Smith School District

Tips for a Successful Transition Back to the Regular Classroom Setting

Monday, July 9, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Grand IX

In this session we will discuss the process Sutton Elementary takes in determining whether a student is ready to transition back to the regular general education classroom. Steps include a transition calendar, observations and weekly surveys.

Assessment, Collaboration, Supervision
Elementary; Secondary; Administrators; Counselors

 

ahouse1@fortsmithschools.org

Chrystal Becker, Kim Brown & Steven McWilliams

Archer Learning Center, Springdale Public Schools

Best Practices In Alternative Education

Monday, July 9, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Grand I

Three different teachers will demonstrate the practices they used in their classrooms (cooperative learning courses, hands on activities and launch, explore, summarize) that have made a difference in their students both socially and academically.

Instructional Strategies
Secondary

cbecker@sdale.org

Joshua Harrison & Leann Pinkerton

Bauxite School DIstrict

Innovative Schools For Students 

Monday, July 9, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Grand III

Learning & Innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. The days of 1 flavor of education for all is over. It is vital that schools & educators understand that we have many types of learners & learning styles. I will share how at Bauxite's Miner Academy, we are taking the idea of alternative education in the traditional school & giving it a collegiate feel. Creativity & Learning are messy, it is time that we embrace the discomfort.

Instructional Strategies
Secondary; Administration

harrisonj@bauxiteminers.org

Clint Henslee

Van Buren, AR

Growth Mindset

So many times we chase the ABC's and 123's of education and fail to meet the needs of the heart and mind relationship. I have been guilty myself. The growth mindset is able to produce grit. Grit can exceed personality, Intelligence and prosperity. As teachers we need to help students understand their core values and how this affects the choices they make. If we could teach the growth mindset as daily bell ringers we could close the gap on student achievement. Students that by all rights that we wouldn't see as successful become a shining star. -GROWTH MINDSET.

chenslee@mpvschool.com

Clint Hensley

Mulberry/Pleasant View Schools

Growth Mindset

Monday, July 9, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ambassador A/B

So many times we chase the ABC's and 123's of education and fail to meet the needs of the heart and mind relationship. I have been guilty myself. The growth mindset is able to produce grit. Grit can exceed personality, Intelligence and prosperity. As teachers we need to help students understand their core values and how this affects the choices they make. If we could teach the growth mindset as daily bell ringers we could close the gap on student achievement. Students that by all rights that we wouldn't see as successful become a shining star. -GROWTH MINDSET.

Cognitive Research, Learning/Development
Elementary; Secondary

hclinton@mpvschools.com

Joshua Killian

Main Street Academy, Siloam Springs

Building A Culture For The Hurt, The Open-Minded, And The Diamond In The Rough

Monday, July 9, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Grand X

“Success doesn’t come to you; you’ve got to go to it.” Join Joshua Killian, Assistant Principal of Main Street Academy, as he explores how MSA has created a culture of growing one’s self, academically and emotionally. With each day designed for a certain purpose, we will explore how a simple idea has changed the culture of a small high school in Siloam Springs. We will dive into the activities that have been shaped for each day, including “Mindful Mondays”, “Tuesdays with Mr. Josh”, “Wildcard Wednesday”, “Recovery Thursday”, and “Fast Fridays.” All educators desire to enrich the lives of their students both academically and emotionally, but just maybe we can help them to be better human beings along the way. Please join Josh as he provides some tips, ideas, and insight as to how MSA tries to meet this challenge head on.

Advocacy/Leadership, Collaboration, Learning/Development, Mentoring/Coaching
Elementary; Secondary; Admin; Counselors; Special Education

killianj@sssd.k12.ar.us

Julie Lewis

Main Street Academy, Siloam Springs

Free Lemons: A Guide To More Than Lemonade

Monday, July 9, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ambassador D/E

How do you get the disinterested student to participate and be an active learner? How do you teach multiple subjects and physical activity classes with very limited resources? This session will discuss strategies used to develop lessons from teachable moments that arose throughout the year. See how the use of some old sports equipment, a video game system, straw bales, newspaper and lots of ENTHUSIASM provided some great lessons across the curriculum. When life gives you lemons, you can make more than lemonade!

Academic Planning and Scholarship, Content, Curriculum Alignment, Health and Wellness, Instructional Strategies, Learning/Development
Secondary

julie.lewis@siloamschools.com

Holly Shotzman

County Line School

Staying Afloat Your First Year

Monday, July 9, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Grand VIII

It's your first year in an alternative room. Where do you start? What do you do with all these kids? How do you get everyone to like each other and get along? What form do I need here or there? In this presentation I will explain to others how to avoid "sinking" in the first year of teaching an ALE class. I will share how to organize folders, build relationships, create a room design, collaborate with others, and simply survive it all!

Collaboration, Instructional Strategies, Mentoring/Coaching
Elementary; Secondary; Administration

hshotzman@countylineindians.org