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Empowered Learning Conference

Join us for a day of strategies and activities designed to light up learning in your classrooms. The Empowered Learning conference will help you find the missing piece to empowering your learners.



Session I
(Monday, April 19, 2021 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM)
Session ID: 271355
Low Floor/High Ceiling Tasks: What Does That Look Like in Math?
Seats Filled: 5 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 314 - Wright Patman Lake Science Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Differentiating often feels like an overwhelming task for a classroom full of students. Wouldn’t it be nice to differentiate for every student by using a single task? Join me as we look at this task type to address every student’s need regardless of how low or high.
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Session ID: 271357
The Cooperative Learning Classroom
Seats Filled: 2 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 304 - Cooper Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Students have a natural inclination to want to talk to one another which can sometimes be perceived as disruptive to classroom environments. In this session, we will discuss how implementing Kagan Cooperative Learning structures can encourage academic conversations and positively change classroom environments.
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Session ID: 271364
Small Group Skill Instruction in K-2
Seats Filled: 2 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, K-2 teachers will use interactive manipulatives to build letter/sound knowledge and phonemic awareness skills during small group instruction. Automaticity with these skills leads to rock-solid decoding, the cornerstone of proficient reading.
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Session ID: 271366
Building Mathematicians through Games - Grades K- 2
Seats Filled: 1 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Come explore ways to build mathematical process skills through game play! Game play has the capacity to explore formal mathematical vocabulary, communicate ideas, reason through new learning, spiral previous learning, make connections between math concepts, and build math fluency. This session will show fun ways to build students’ mathematical understandings.
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Session II
(Monday, April 19, 2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM)
Session ID: 271359
Getting Students to Think about Math: Questions to raise Metacognition
Seats Filled: 2 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 314 - Wright Patman Lake Science Lab

Important Breakout Information:
Often we find students who believe that finding an answer is the epitome of being able to “do math”. In reality, how a student thinks about the math takes them farther than being able to replicate procedure. This session will focus on a few well placed questions that raise students’ metacognition and, by default, their performance in mathematics.
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Session ID: 271361
Inquiry-Based Instruction
Seats Filled: 6 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 304 - Cooper Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Often, we ask a question to assess student learning at the end of a lesson cycle. In this session, we will discuss how questioning throughout the lesson and variation in question types can enhance and deepen student learning experiences.
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Session ID: 271362
Annotating for Understanding in Middle School ELAR
Seats Filled: 1 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 308 - Lake Bob Sandlin

Important Breakout Information:
Annotating is a critical strategy students can use to interact with a text. They promote a deeper understanding of passages and encourage students to read with a purpose. This workshop highlights simple technology tools that can provide engaging annotation opportunities for 6-8 grade students.
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Session ID: 271363
Building Mathematicians through Games - Grades 3-5
Seats Filled: 2 / 15
Location:Region 08 ESC, 306 - Lone Star Lake

Important Breakout Information:
Come explore ways to build mathematical process skills through game play! Game play has the capacity to explore formal mathematical vocabulary, communicate ideas, reason through new learning, spiral previous learning, make connections between math concepts, and build math fluency. This session will show fun ways to build students’ mathematical understandings.
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Conference Session (Required)
(Monday, April 19, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Session ID: 271354
John Spencer Plenary Session
Seats Filled: 10 / 40
Fee: $300.00
Location:Region 08 ESC, 300 - 3rd Floor Conference Center

Important Breakout Information:
The Blueprint for Empowering Learners: Student choice is about more than just a menu option. It’s about student ownership. This includes ownership of the processes, the assessment, the strategies, and the metacognition. But how do we make this happen? How do we fit this into our standards and our curriculum map? What does it look like? How do you even get started? In this hands-on workshop, we will practice specific strategies that ultimately lead to student ownership. In the end, you will do a student ownership inventory and leave with action items you can implement in your classroom. All participants will have access to the Empower Blueprint as well as the Wonder Day and Genius Hour resources.
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