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Wednesday, September 11
 

6:00am

Internet- Upper Gallery, Redbud, Cypress, Birch, Maple, Cedar, Walnut, Osage, and Oak rooms
Internet Access for Upper Gallery, Redbud, Cypress, Birch, Maple, Cedar, Walnut, Osage, and Oak rooms
Username:
MTSS19
Password: 2019

How to Connect:
From device’s Wi-Fi settings connect to Century 2 Wireless
· Most devices will automatically display different internet options (this may take a few minutes)(If internet options do not display automatically, open a web browser and refresh the page)
· To enter user name and password, select Log In with Account
· Enter username: MTSS19
· Enter password: 2019
· You will be redirected to the internet at this time.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 6:00am - Thursday September 12, 2019 11:45am
Eagle rooms, Trails -Internet

6:30am

Internet-Eagle Rooms, Trail, and Lower Gallery
To connect to the Wi-Fi Network in the Eagle Ballrooms, Trails, and Lower Gallery  please follow the below instructions:
Wifi Network: Hyatt-MR
Password: 2019MTSS

Follow the instructions below to access the internet.
Access Code: 2019MTSS
Valid Until: 9/12/19 at 11:59 pm
How can I connect?
  1. Plug-in the Ethernet cable or turn on and enable your Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) adapter on your computer/device.
  2. If you are using a wired connection, verify you have a link light on your adapter.
  3. If you are using a wireless connection, search and select the wireless network (SSID) called “HYATT-MR”. Your wireless adapter should show “Connected”.
  4. Launch your Internet browser, go to a public Internet page (IE: www.google.com) and you should be redirected to the guest login page.
  5. Enter the “Access Code” provided above in the appropriate field on the login page.
  6. Accept the Terms (if applicable) and click the Sign up Now button to login.
  7. You should be redirected to the PSAV home page and are now connected to the Internet.
Where can I connect?
Search for the network/SSID that begins with “HYATT-MR” and check if you are in a covered area. Make sure that you have a “Good” or “Excellent” signal strength when you connect your computer to the wireless network.
Troubleshooting tips
Please check the following:
  1. Connection through a Proxy Server is unchecked.
  2. A static IP address is not used.
  3. The homepage is not an internal (company) intranet site.
  4. Pop-ups are temporarily enabled on the browser.
Need more help?
Contact PSAV staff or call (316) 262-4923 if you need personal assistance to connect to the Internet.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 6:30am - Thursday September 12, 2019 11:45am
Eagle rooms, Trails -Internet

7:00am

Registration and Full Hot Breakfast
Get Breakfast, and register to get your name badges

Wednesday September 11, 2019 7:00am - 8:30am
Expo Hall

8:30am

Better Leaders
This session introduces participants to several high-yield leadership strategies, including clearly seeing reality, identifying purpose, managing time, understanding and shaping culture, managing change, combining ambition with humility. In addition, we present tools people can use to apply those strategies in their daily lives.

Speakers

Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom ABC

8:30am

Instructional Coherence: Focus on What Matters Most
Years of empirical research and practical reflection indicates organizing schoolsaround evidence-based instructional practices is an essential component of improving student achievement, or as Mike Schmoker quips, "Focus on Less,Then Obsess!" This session will guide administrators, coaches, and teacherleaders, in a hands-on practical exploration of how to use best evidence resources(e.g. Hattie's Meta-analyses, IES Practice Guides, Best Evidence Encyclopedia) to identify a very limited number of essential instructional tools or "Big Dogs",and engage the entire faculty in an on-going process of implementing, adaptingand refining their use across the grades and content areas.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom FGH

8:30am

Catching Kids Before They Fall
Find out from the principal who was at the center of the "Paper Tigers" documentary what it means to be a trauma-informed school. Under Jim Sporleder’s leadership in collaboration with community partners, Lincoln High School became a “Trauma Informed” school, gaining national attention due to a dramatic drop in out of school suspensions, increased graduation rates and the number of students going on to post-secondary education. In this presentation, Jim will walk the participants through a brief overview of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how toxic stress impacts student learning and behavior. Participants will be introduced to what it means to be a Trauma-Informed School and how a trauma responsive approach is best practice for all students.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Cypress A

8:30am

Social Emotional Learning
This session is designed to guide participants through an interactive process to help them understand the why, what, and how of effective Social Emotional Learning (SEL) implementation. Specifically, participants will learn how to audit and align their current practices, structures, interventions, and resources with SEL best practices. They will also learn how to effectively integrate SEL through a data based decision making and continuous improvement lens. Participants will gain access to practical tips and tools that will guide and support their work in creating an infrastructure necessary to help ALL students in their schools.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Maple

8:30am

Understanding and Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior: School-wide
Supporting students with challenging behavior is complicated and requires a school-wide effort. Schools and students benefit when all staff are trained in the basics of understanding behavior and behavioral intervention. Training all staff creates a common language and skill set across administrators, teachers and staff for supporting students with challenging behavior. Schools also need personnel with more intensive training in behavioral intervention to support students with challenging behavior. This session will present a training model and free training resources (Basic FBA to BIP), including e-learning modules to help build the knowledge and skills of your staff to support students with challenging behavior.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Cedar

8:30am

Disciplinary Literacy in Grades 6-12
The texts and reading approaches used in different disciplines (literature, history, science, mathematics, etc.) become increasingly divergent as students progress up the grades. The purpose of this presentation is to explore these differences and to provide direction for teachers in how to teach these specialized aspects of literacy successfully.

Speakers

Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom D

8:30am

Understanding the Role of Phonemic Proficiency in Boosting Reading Skills in Struggling Readers
This presentation will focus on emerging research suggesting that proficiency in phoneme awareness skills is essential for building a large and continuously expanding sight vocabulary. This session will address the phonological skills needed to remember and instantly identify written words. Most assume that phoneme skills are limited to K-1 and are assumed to be associated with phonic development. Yet decades of research on orthographic learning clearly shows that phoneme-level skills are foundational for remembering the words we read. The skills needed for word-level reading and discuss techniques that promote that skill will be highlighted.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Birch

8:30am

Number Sense and Reasoning Routines (Grades K-5)
Do your students struggle with reasoning about numbers and quantity, addition and subtraction, decomposition or even counting principles? Are you looking for practical, high-quality tasks to engage students and ignite discussion? In this session, participants learn about dynamic, doable activities that engage students in meaningful ways. A collection of ready-for-use resources will be provided and explored so that pursuit of number sense becomes a daily routine. These resources naturally complement each and every lesson in any mathematics class. Classroom clips of colleagues leveraging these strategies will also be shared.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Redbud C

8:30am

Schema-Based Problem Solving Models with Elementary Mathematics
Many students with academic difficulties struggle with word problem solving. Word problem solving requires reading, analysis, and computation. While keywords are popular, they are minimally effective. An empirically-validated approach is schema-based instruction (SBI). The focus of this session is to share SBI techniques and model the process using basic operations.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Redbud A

8:30am

How Does Number Sense Begin?
Even the youngest children have some math capabilities. This session will focus on helping teachers understand how toddlers/preschoolers/kindergarteners build number sense. Work with colleagues to improve your own understanding of this developmental sequence and think about how to use it to help children learn.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Walnut

8:30am

Targeting Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development with Pyramid Model Practices
In this session participants will learn how targeted instruction in peer social skills and emotional literacy improves children’s social-emotional development, the development of friendships and can reduce challenging behaviors. Classroom implementation strategies that can be used across the day will be highlighted with examples, pictures and video clips.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Trails

8:30am

Windows and Mirrors: Building Deep Comprehension and Vocabulary Knowledge for All Children (preK-2)
This session will guide participants to use window and mirror texts to promote deep comprehension and vocabulary for all children (preK-2). First, a framework for indentifying window and mirror texts and how they are related to comprehension will be provided. Then, specific examples of discussion moves and graphic organizers that support vocabulary learning, making connections, inference, and critical thinking while using window or mirror texts will be presented. Finally, participants will practice selecting window and mirror texts to meet their classroom needs, and plan discussion moves and graphic organizers to use with them to promote comprehension and vocabulary learning. These selections and plans will be shared and discussed. Feedback will be provided.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Osage

8:30am

Designing a Framework that Cultivated Visible Learning
Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) frameworks are utilized across the nation. RTI is a component of MTSS and currently ranks near the top of influences in the Visible Learning research and can triple the speed of learning. Success in these models can vary between districts and schools dependent upon how the framework is designed and implemented. In this session, you learn about how about how the Visible Learning Research and mainframes are interwoven with an effective MTSS framework.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom E

8:30am

Reading is For Everyone: Reading Leaders, Coaches and Teachers Discuss the Essential Components of Building a Mult-Tiered Reading System
Most elementary and many secondary teachers are expected to teach their students reading skills; however, many feel unprepared or at a loss for what systems need to be in place to best meet the needs of their students. As a profession, we must consider how to support teachers and and create systems to best meet the needs of students. Coaches, Principals and teachers from Kansas schools will share their expertise as they have implemented a Multi-tiered Reading System and their suggestions for supporting teachers through the process. Bring questions and hear from these panelists that are making reading happen for everyone.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Redbud B

8:30am

The Skills that Matter: Embedding Assertiveness Instruction into Middle School Classrooms
This session will feature how one Kansas MTSS middle school provided assertiveness instruction schoolwide, including practice with feedback in numerous classrooms. Specific instructional practices and activities from various classrooms will be shared, as well as important take-aways for quality implementation. After embedding assertiveness instruction within course content for 3-6 weeks, Kansas teachers have seen student increases in classroom engagement, more productive collaborative learning, balanced participation of all students in class discussions, higher levels of empathy, ownership over academics, increased advocacy, and the ability to speak up in difficult situations. Students have been able to generalize this learning to improve relationships with peers, teachers, and family members. During this session, we will share free resources, discuss implementation challenges, and give away a book or two. Together, we can develop socially and emotionally engaged, career-equipped, lifelong learners.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Cypress B

10:00am

Break
Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
TBA

10:15am

7 Ways to Move from Manager to Instructional Leader
It takes time, effort, and energy to move away from the work of a manager and serve others as an effective instructional leader.  Seven methods and strategies will be explored, identifying and explaining how you can make instructional leadership a part of your everyday, effective routine!

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Cypress B

10:15am

The Impact Cycle
Based on the book The Impact Cycle by Jim Knight, this session describes the coaching cycle that leads to deeper impact for students.

Speakers

Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom ABC

10:15am

From Classroom Interactions to Disproportionate Outcomes: Addressing Equity through SW-PBIS
This presentation examines how implicit bias and teacher expectations influence classroom interactions that contribute to disproportionate outcomes and inequitable school experiences for students. SW-PBIS and Classroom Systems will be presented as a framework for supporting staff to address implicit bias, reduce disproportionate outcomes and improve school experiences for all students.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Cedar

10:15am

The Lincoln High School Story… A community’s collective response to trauma
Join Jim Sporleder to learn how a community’s collective trauma responsive approach benefits all students and develops positive adult-student relationships that can change the life path of students who have lost hope. Relevant for all participants, school or district leadership teams may especially appreciate this session's emphasis on how we can accomplish a lot as a team, and will do much less if we stay in our silos. Come hear the story of Lincoln High School firsthand from Jim, who lead the effort in collaboration with community partners to become a “Trauma Informed” school and gained national attention due to a dramatic drop in out of school suspensions, increased graduation rates and the number of students going on to post-secondary education.  With this work captured in the documentary "Paper Tigers," Jim Sporleder retired in 2014 as Principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA. and now shares his journey and lessons learned with educators across the country

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Cypress A

10:15am

How to Get Higher Reading Achievement
What does it take to accomplish higher reading achievement? Why is it so hard to do? This presentation will answer those questions, examining what needs to be taught, how it needs to be organized, and what really matters if we are to increase reading achievement on scale. Based on substantial reviews of reading research and the speakers' own experiences as director of reading of the Chicago Public Schools.

Speakers

Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom D

10:15am

Lose the Rules: Reading and Spelling Multi-Syllable Words Made Easy
Learn how to teach students to easily and accurately read and spell long words.  The secret is to focus on vowels, not on rules. Participants will learn to use multi-sensory techniques to teach students to break words into syllables for reading and spelling. This method is explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory. It is also easy!  This session is appropriate for students of all ages. The techniques can be used in kindergarten to help students read words such as batman, sunset, and picnic, and in upper grades to help students read citadel, tranquilize, and Madagascar.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Redbud B

10:15am

Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Implications for Instruction and Intervention
This session will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Understanding the nature of word-level reading development and word-level reading problems will guide both instruction and intervention. Studies consistently show that the most commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits for weak readers. However, other studies have shown that some approaches can yield very large reading gains for such students, and these will be the focus of the presentation.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Birch

10:15am

Building Computational Fluency in Elementary Settings
Developing proficiency with whole and rational numbers enables students to spend more energy learning complex math. The purpose of this session is to introduce specific empirically-validated strategies for developing conceptual understanding and computational fluency of whole and rational numbers.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Redbud A

10:15am

Harnessing the Power of the Purposeful Task (3-Act Tasks)
In this session, we’ll explore the power of problem-based lessons and how they can be used as a formative assessment tool. In specific, we’ll look at the structure of 3-Act Math Tasks and how they can be used to support conceptual understanding and application of mathematical ideas. By working through multiple tasks, we’ll identify some purposeful moves that can take place throughout a lesson and how you can implement these tasks in your classroom. (Grades K-6)

Speakers

Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom E

10:15am

Number Sense and Reasoning Routines (Grades 6-8)
Do your students struggle with reasoning about numbers and quantity, addition and subtraction, decomposition or even counting principles? Are you looking for practical, high-quality tasks to engage students and ignite discussion? In this session, participants learn about dynamic, doable activities that engage students in meaningful ways. A collection of ready-for-use resources will be provided and explored so that pursuit of number sense becomes a daily routine. These resources naturally complement each and every lesson in any mathematics class. Classroom clips of colleagues leveraging these strategies will also be shared.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Redbud C

10:15am

Classroom Routines and Embedding Instruction Across the Early Childhood Day
Using embedded instruction across the day can significantly increases the intensity of instruction on targeted objectives. This session will outline how teachers can organize their schedule to include the use of consistent routines within routines within routines and how instructional objectives can be embedded into routines to maximize instructional opportunities across the day in early childhood settings.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Trails

10:15am

How Does Number Sense Begin?
Even the youngest children have some math capabilities. This session will focus on helping teachers understand how toddlers/preschoolers/kindergarteners build number sense. Work with colleagues to improve your own understanding of this developmental sequence and think about how to use it to help children learn.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Walnut

10:15am

Measuring Social Emotional Growth: From Systems to Individuals
A wealth of social, emotional, behavioral and mental health information is now available to schools. It can be confusing to know how to begin looking at this data, let alone how to use it to show growth at the systems, school culture, and individual levels. Let the Kansas MTSS and Alignment trainers show you how we are using a novel and streamlined way of looking at climate data to guide and drive growth at the systems and program level. By using the freely available Kansas Communities That Care survey data in a streamlined report, districts can quickly pinpoint 'hot spots' that may need their focus and resources. This can create stronger coherence within your MTSS, efficiency throughout the tiers, and align with State board and KESA goals. This allows your Social Emotional Learning efforts to reach their full potential, and we'll touch on measuring core SEL skill growth. It also ensures you aren't overwhelmed by special intervention needs. We'll touch on progress monitoring to measure growth within interventions. You'll hear from districts who have used our new CTC report and walk away with clear ideas about how your district can most efficiently navigate and measure social emotional growth



Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Maple

10:15am

Secondary Math MTSS Panel
Join us for a panel of secondary Mathematics teachers from across Kansas that are at various stages within the Integrated Kansas MTSS and Alignment Framework. In this session, we will hear the triumphs and obstacles these buildings have encountered while implementing their MTSS Framework at a middle or high school. Receive advice on how to create and sustain momentum in your building.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom FGH

10:15am

Using the ASQ: 3 and the ASQ: SE-2 in Preschool and Kindergarten settings
What is the ASQ: 3 and ASQ: SE-2?  Why do we screen young children? Why is it important to share the results with families?  These questions and more will be discussed as KSDE and Kansas MTSS and Alignment partner to discuss the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Third Edition (ASQ: 3) and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional Second Edition (ASQ: SE-2) screening tool and how it is used in Kansas.



Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Osage

11:45am

Lunch
Wednesday September 11, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Expo Hall

1:00pm

8 Ways to Strengthen Any School
Successful school strengthening and transformation at all levels will be fully explored, outlining eight purposeful ways that today’s educational leaders can positively and significantly impact any school. The eight steps, which led to extremely high levels of various success, are both creative and realistic for any practitioner. Student achievement scores, teacher’s working condition survey results, and other quantitative and qualitative indicators defined the extraordinary stages of school-level achievement. One at-risk school identified as one of the lowest 5% in the entire state, came out of sanctions within 16 months.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cypress B

1:00pm

Collective Efficacy-Instructional Leadership:  How Schools Can Create a Collaborative, Feedback Rich Culture Necessary for Instructional Improvement
Human learning requires actionable feedback studies indicate most teachers receive very little in the normal course of events. This seminar will explore how administrators, coaches, and teachers leaders can create effective systems of Public Practice supporting allstaff in learning how to both give and receive effective feedback via peer observation, learning walks, video feedback, etc as well as fine-tuning PLCs to focus squarely on improved teaching/learning.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom FGH

1:00pm

SWITCH: Creating Successful Change
Changing behavior is hard.  Many times people look like they’re “resisting change” when actually they have no idea how to change.  Are we as leaders bringing clarity to what change is expected? Learn how to script a clear path to success. Is there an identity you can use that makes people feel strong and capable to face the challenge ahead?  Make the change a matter of identity rather than a matter of consequences. Based on her brothers' #1 New York Times bestseller, Switch: How to Change when Change is Hard, this session will present a framework for changing how people act, even in the toughest circumstances.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Trails

1:00pm

Social Emotional Learning
This session is designed to guide participants through an interactive process to help them understand the why, what, and how of effective Social Emotional Learning (SEL) implementation. Specifically, participants will learn how to audit and align their current practices, structures, interventions, and resources with SEL best practices. They will also learn how to effectively integrate SEL through a data based decision making and continuous improvement lens. Participants will gain access to practical tips and tools that will guide and support their work in creating an infrastructure necessary to help ALL students in their schools.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Maple

1:00pm

How and When To Use Decodable Readers for Maximum Effectiveness
Teachers often ask us how to include decodable readers during phonics instruction.  This session answers that question. Teachers will learn how decodable texts enhance phonics instruction, when to start using decodable text, when it is appropriate to move away from decodable text, and how to track students’ progress with decodable texts.  Teachers will also learn the importance of using decodable text to practice a new advanced phonics pattern is taught, even though students are capable of reading grade level text independently.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Redbud B

1:00pm

Understanding the Role of Phonemic Proficiency in Boosting Reading Skills in Struggling Readers
This presentation will focus on emerging research suggesting that proficiency in phoneme awareness skills is essential for building a large and continuously expanding sight vocabulary. This session will address the phonological skills needed to remember and instantly identify written words. Most assume that phoneme skills are limited to K-1 and are assumed to be associated with phonic development. Yet decades of research on orthographic learning clearly shows that phoneme-level skills are foundational for remembering the words we read. The skills needed for word-level reading and discuss techniques that promote that skill will be highlighted.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom ABC

1:00pm

Building Computational Fluency in Secondary Settings
Many students enter secondary mathematics classes without having established proficiency with whole and rational numbers. This lack of mastery increases students’ cognitive load when learning complex problems. The purpose of this session is to share methods for efficiently establishing computational fluency while teaching secondary math content.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Redbud A

1:00pm

Five Actions for Productive Struggle (Grades K-5)
The struggle is real. But productive struggle is more than a catchphrase. It is the result of five actions that teachers take so that students struggle, persevere, and succeed. In this session, participants learn about how struggle in mathematics is grounded in identity, environment, planning, support, and reflection. Participants will acquire strategies to support them before, during, and after the lesson and the struggle. Instructional strategies, classroom resources, and lesson seeds will be shared for use as soon as the first day of school.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Redbud C

1:00pm

Teaching on the Edge of Understanding and at the Speed of Learning
There are many things to consider when we engage students in mathematics. What makes our task extremely difficult is that we teach a specific age of students that function and think in multiple grade levels.  This makes differentiation seem impossible but it doesn’t need to always feel this way. Come explore how the purposeful use and sequence of the right tasks can unlock what students know and inform our next move in the progression of learning. (Grades 2-6)

Speakers

Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom E

1:00pm

And Justice for All: Using Social Justice Picture Books to Develop Children’s Critical Literacy (preK-2)
This session will guide participants to use social justice picture books to develop children’s critical literacy (preK-2). First, a framework to guide critical literacy instruction will be presented. Then, examples of how specific social justice picture books can be used to teach critical literacy will be provided. Finally, participants will practice selecting social justice books and topics to meet their classroom needs, and plan to for critical literacies instruction with these. These selections and plans will be shared and discussed. Feedback will be provided.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Osage

1:00pm

Connected Counting: Linking the Counting Process to Early Number Sense
There are many steps and separate ideas in learning how to count that all have to be coordinated. Come explore how young children build their counting skills and connect them to their growing number sense.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Walnut

1:00pm

Equity through Teacher Clarity - Define the Gap, then Close It!
“What a student brings to the classroom each year is very much related to achievement in previous years: brighter students tend to achieve more and not-as-bright students tend to achieve less. Our job as teachers is to mess this up" - John Hattie, 2012. So how do we "mess this up?" Do students believe you can? This presentation focuses on how research consistently points to the need for teacher clarity. Clearly defined success criteria makes learning visible for both the student and the teacher, shifting student self efficacy from a foundation of general past failures in the math classroom to timely and clearly defined success based on a thoughtfully established progression of learning.



Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Birch

1:00pm

More than Fluency: Intervening with the Struggling Adolescent Reader
Come join members of the MTSS reading team as we discuss revised recommendations for interventing with the adolescent reader in light of the ever-developing research around this group!   Learn where the greatest leverage is for this group, promising practices, and next directions for the research! Leave with tools to refine your fall groups for middle and high students that will encourage you and your students!



Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom D

1:00pm

The Kansas Family Engagement and Partnership Standards for Early Childhood; it's more than just a document.
What?!  There are Kansas Family Engagement and Partnership Standards for Early Childhood?  Join Stacey Mayberry and Emily Journot, Kansas MTSS and Alignment state trainers, as they discuss how to strengthen your family engagement practices using the five standards.  Examples will be given on how various districts and programs have successfully implemented family engagement.



Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cedar

1:00pm

The Ultimate balancing act: sharing power and evidence-based instruction
State data show an alarming trend toward decreased meaning and enjoyment of school as students age and progress through the school system.  How do we reverse this trend to prepare, at each age level, what will ultimately be a successful 24-year-old graduate? Come explore how to build student agency through the evidence-based principles aligned with the Kansans Can Integrated Learning Process.  Create your own plan to prepare students to engage in dynamic classroom environments that allow for rigorous learning, meaningful participation and a deeper sense of student agency.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cypress A

2:30pm

Break
Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
TBA

2:45pm

Building a Teacher Effectiveness Network, Improving New Teacher Development and Retention
We will explore methods and strategies which empower leaders to address the problems of beginning teacher development and beginning teacher retention. We will review and discuss schools which have successfully achieved a 100% beginning teacher retention rate. Two specific questions will guide the presentation and the discussion. #1: Within a successful school which retained 100% of their beginning teachers, what did the teachers report that the administrative team did to support them and make them want to stay at their respective site? #2: Other than administrative efforts, what other factors influenced teachers to stay at this particular school site? Specific ideas for implementation will be shared.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Cypress B

2:45pm

Improving Academic Literacy K-12: Practical Evidence-Based Instructional Tools for EVERY Classroom
Large-scale meta-analyses (Hattie, 2009; Marzano & DuFour 2011) have concluded the key to accelerating student achievement is figuring out how to significantly improve typical daily instruction across the school. RTI/MTSS can potentially be the vehicle for this improvement IF leaders grasp the imperative of focusing squarely on improving core or Tier 1 instruction. This seminar will unpack key research supported practices found to improve academioc literacy (reading/writing/speaking/ listening/thinking) across all content areas including electives. Participants will experience concrete example strategies, critique unscripted classroom videos, engage in learn- by-doing simulations and explore free on-line resources. Major focus areas will include how to increase student engagement, build academic language/ vocabulary, and develop critical thinking and comprehension skills. Participants are encouraged to attend in school-based teams to maximize effective implementation.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom FGH

2:45pm

SWITCH: Creating Successful Change
Changing behavior is hard.  Many times people look like they’re “resisting change” when actually they have no idea how to change.  Are we as leaders bringing clarity to what change is expected? Learn how to script a clear path to success. Is there an identity you can use that makes people feel strong and capable to face the challenge ahead?  Make the change a matter of identity rather than a matter of consequences. Based on her brothers' #1 New York Times bestseller, Switch: How to Change when Change is Hard, this session will present a framework for changing how people act, even in the toughest circumstances.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Trails

2:45pm

Beyond Check-In/Check-Out: Considerations for Tier 2 Behavioral Interventions and Systems
Many schools implement Check-In/Check-Out, a common next question is, what are other Tier 2 interventions for behavior? This session will examine critical features of Tier 2 interventions and systems as a framework for selecting, identifying and implementing Tier 2 interventions in addition to Check-In/Check-Out to develop a continuum of Tier 2 supports.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Cedar

2:45pm

Preventing Bad Behavior
This workshop is designed to provide an overview of how to create an effective Tier 1 foundation designed to prevent behavior challenges in schools. This workshop will provide practical definitions, markers, rubrics, and samples for educators on how to incorporate or refine existing Tier 1 practices. Educators will learn how to assess their current PBIS Tier 1 state and build the 10 essential PBIS Tier 1 markers necessary for effective implementation.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Maple

2:45pm

The Five Critical Steps to Becoming a Trauma Responsive School
This session will teach the participants the “how to” in becoming a Trauma Responsive School. Learn the basic concepts to implementing a trauma-responsive school culture that will foster the significant changes we want for every student… improved behavior, attendance, higher academic achievement and higher graduation rates. Participants will: • Look at what the current research is telling us about the impact our traditional disciplinary practices are having on our students. • Understand the difference between “doing trauma informed practices,” versus “embracing trauma responsive practices as who we are as a person, as a school, and how we interact with those we come into contact.”  • See how a trauma-responsive approach is the umbrella that becomes your school culture and strengthens everything under it. •Be introduced to the Student of Concerns Model: a powerful system for tracking our most struggling students with intentional positive adult interventions and action plans. •Walk away with an understanding of what it takes to become trauma responsive, and how to begin experiencing the significant outcomes that naturally come with this new mindset.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Cypress A

2:45pm

How to Get Higher Reading Achievement
What does it take to accomplish higher reading achievement? Why is it so hard to do? This presentation will answer those questions, examining what needs to be taught, how it needs to be organized, and what really matters if we are to increase reading achievement on scale. Based on substantial reviews of reading research and the speakers' own experiences as director of reading of the Chicago Public Schools.

Speakers

Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom D

2:45pm

Lose the Rules: Reading and Spelling Multi-Syllable Words Made Easy
Learn how to teach students to easily and accurately read and spell long words. The secret is to focus on vowels, not on rules. Participants will learn to use multi-sensory techniques to teach students to break words into syllables for reading and spelling. This method is explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory. It is also easy! This session is appropriate for students of all ages. The techniques can be used in kindergarten to help students read words such as batman, sunset, and picnic, and in upper grades to help students read citadel, tranquilize, and Madagascar.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Redbud B

2:45pm

Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Implications for Instruction and Intervention
This session will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Understanding the nature of word-level reading development and word-level reading problems will guide both instruction and intervention. Studies consistently show that the most commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits for weak readers. However, other studies have shown that some approaches can yield very large reading gains for such students, and these will be the focus of the presentation.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom ABC

2:45pm

Teaching Through Math Residue While Fishing for Misconceptions
Many times throughout the course of a year, we teach a lesson and the understanding goes out with the trash because student retention is minimal. What only makes things worse is that all the misconceptions we thought we addressed resurface towards the end of a unit.  Let’s explore how task selection can play a pivotal role in building math residue. Mathematical residue helps understanding stick and it reduces the number of times that misconceptions rear their ugly head. (Grades K-6)

Speakers

Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom E

2:45pm

Using Pyramid Model Practices to Prevent and Respond to Challenging Behaviors
Fidelity implementation of the Pyramid Model can greatly reduce the number of challenging behaviors in early childhood classrooms. This session will highlight five key classroom preventative practices that, when implemented with fidelity, can reduce the need for intensive interventions around the remediation of challenging behavior. This session will also describe key steps used in the development and implementation of an individualized positive behavior support plan including the development of a behavior hypothesis and identifying the functions of behavior, and components of a positive behavior support plan.

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Walnut

2:45pm

Windows and Mirrors: Building Deep Comprehension and Vocabulary Knowledge for All Children (preK-2)
This session will guide participants to use window and mirror texts to promote deep comprehension and vocabulary for all children (preK-2). First, a framework for identifying window and mirror texts and how they are related to comprehension will be provided. Then, specific examples of discussion moves and graphic organizers that support vocabulary learning, making connections, inference, and critical thinking while using window or mirror texts will be presented. Finally, participants will practice selecting window and mirror texts to meet their classroom needs, and plan discussion moves and graphic organizers to use with them to promote comprehension and vocabulary learning. These selections and plans will be shared and discussed. Feedback will be provided

Speakers


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Osage

2:45pm

Developing Phonological Awareness Skills in Preschool and Kindergarten Students
Every word you hear, say, red, or write goes through the phonological system. Developing and enhancing children’s phonological skills is a vital aspect of literacy learning. Based on the current research, participants will learn the developmental sequences of phonological awareness. Instructional strategies include embedded routines and intentional activities for helping young children develop these important skills. Come learn how to best facilitate the learning needs of your students. Leave with strategies and ideas to take back your classroom tomorrow



Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Redbud A

2:45pm

New District Level Training to Improve Alignment, Leadership, and Communication
Our experience has taught us that focused conversations and customized support at the district level around each district's unique needs leads to stronger district wide structures and more clear communication. This session will address the newest level of Kansas MTSS and Alignment Training that is intended to align all of the efforts within a school district to common goals, prepare district leaders to facilitate change in each building, and develop instructional leadership competencies necessary to impact student learning.



Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Redbud C

4:15pm

Day 1 Adjourn
Parking Garage will be open, no validation needed

Wednesday September 11, 2019 4:15pm - 4:15pm
TBA
 
Thursday, September 12
 

7:00am

8:30am

7 Ways to Move from Manager to Instructional Leader
It takes time, effort, and energy to move away from the work of a manager and serve others as an effective instructional leader. Seven methods and strategies will be explored, identifying and explaining how you can make instructional leadership a part of your everyday, effective routine!

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Cypress B

8:30am

Instructional Coherence: Focus on What Matters Most
Years of empirical research and practical reflection indicates organizing schoolsaround evidence-based instructional practices is an essential component of improving student achievement, or as Mike Schmoker quips, "Focus on Less,Then Obsess!" This session will guide administrators, coaches, and teacherleaders, in a hands-on practical exploration of how to use best evidence resources(e.g. Hattie's Meta-analyses, IES Practice Guides, Best Evidence Encyclopedia) to identify a very limited number of essential instructional tools or "Big Dogs",and engage the entire faculty in an on-going process of implementing, adaptingand refining their use across the grades and content areas.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom FGH

8:30am

The Power of Moments: How to Create Defining Moments
Great experiences hinge on peak moments. We'll call them "defining moments": short experiences that are both meaningful and memorable. How do small moments of elevation, pride, insight, and connection make large impacts on your staff and collaborative teams? How as leaders do we structure for such moments to motivate the identity of the educators in our system? Come learn how with Susan Hays the sister of the best selling authors of The Power of Moments.

Speakers

Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Maple

8:30am

Beyond Check-In/Check-Out: Considerations for Tier 2 Behavioral Interventions and Systems
Many schools implement Check-In/Check-Out, a common next question is, what are other Tier 2 interventions for behavior? This session will examine critical features of Tier 2 interventions and systems as a framework for selecting, identifying and implementing Tier 2 interventions in addition to Check-In/Check-Out to develop a continuum of Tier 2 supports.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Cedar

8:30am

Proactive Alternatives to Suspension
This workshop is designed to shine a light on the disproportionality in school discipline with students of color and special education students. The purpose of this workshop is to help educators understand the positive impact of creating effective behavior systems in schools that are equitable for ALL students and learn how to use alternatives to suspensions effectively. An alternative discipline overview will be provided using the Don’t Suspend Me! (DSM) framework for designing discipline using restorative, reflective, and instructional methods of supports.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Trails

8:30am

The Five Critical Steps to Becoming a Trauma Responsive School
This session will teach the participants the “how to” in becoming a Trauma Responsive School. Learn the basic concepts to implementing a trauma-responsive school culture that will foster the significant changes we want for every student… improved behavior, attendance, higher academic achievement and higher graduation rates. Participants will: • Look at what the current research is telling us about the impact our traditional disciplinary practices are having on our students. • Understand the difference between “doing trauma informed practices,” versus “embracing trauma responsive practices as who we are as a person, as a school, and how we interact with those we come into contact.” • See how a trauma-responsive approach is the umbrella that becomes your school culture and strengthens everything under it. •Be introduced to the Student of Concerns Model: a powerful system for tracking our most struggling students with intentional positive adult interventions and action plans. •Walk away with an understanding of what it takes to become trauma responsive, and how to begin experiencing the significant outcomes that naturally come with this new mindset.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Cypress A

8:30am

Accelerate Early Readers by Enhancing Your Core Reading Instruction
This session will describe how to use explicit and systematic instructional components to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your core reading instruction. By using these instructional components when delivering the critical content of literacy instruction, you can increase the quality of practice opportunities for all students leading to more favorable reading outcomes. Come see how you can enhance your current Core reading instruction by improving the delivery of foundational skills instruction which will lead to accelerated student learning!

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom ABC

8:30am

Preventing Struggling Readers in Kindergarten and Grade One
In our work with school districts around the country, we are finding that the curriculum in many Kindergarten classes is not preparing all students for success in learning to read. Some students arrive in Kindergarten with fewer skills in place than the curriculum expects. Other students are not able to move at the pace of the curriculum. And some students are simply overwhelmed by the presentation of too much information at one time. To keep these students from becoming struggling readers in Kindergarten and Grade One, teachers need to clearly understand pre-reading skills that are necessary to be prepared to read, know which skills are weak or missing for students getting ready to learn to read, and have effective teaching strategies. In this session, we will present a comprehensive map of pre-reading skills that must be mastered prior to phonics instruction. The map presents a logical sequence of instruction, and it guides teachers to break skills instruction into manageable pieces. The session will include practicing some key strategies for instruction of these skills. We will provide a complimentary informal diagnostic assessment that teachers can use to determine if a student has mastered the needed pre-reading skills to become a successful reader. The assessment also targets skills a student still needs to master to be ready to learn to read.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Redbud B

8:30am

Teaching Students to Read Complex Text
Traditionally, reading instruction has focused attention on developing reading comprehension skills within texts that students can already read reasonably well with little attention to teaching students to deal with complex text. This presentation will explain why it is important to teach students to negotiate the barriers in complex text in grades 2-12 and will demonstrate some of the scaffolds that can make a difference.

Speakers

Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom D

8:30am

Harnessing the Power of the Purposeful Task (3-Act Tasks)
In this session, we’ll explore the power of problem-based lessons and how they can be used as a formative assessment tool. In specific, we’ll look at the structure of 3-Act Math Tasks and how they can be used to support conceptual understanding and application of mathematical ideas. By working through multiple tasks, we’ll identify some purposeful moves that can take place throughout a lesson and how you can implement these tasks in your classroom. (Grades K-6)

Speakers

Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom E

8:30am

Number Sense and Reasoning Routines (Grades K-5)
Do your students struggle with reasoning about numbers and quantity, addition and subtraction, decomposition or even counting principles? Are you looking for practical, high-quality tasks to engage students and ignite discussion? In this session, participants learn about dynamic, doable activities that engage students in meaningful ways. A collection of ready-for-use resources will be provided and explored so that pursuit of number sense becomes a daily routine. These resources naturally complement each and every lesson in any mathematics class. Classroom clips of colleagues leveraging these strategies will also be shared.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Redbud C

8:30am

Schema-Based Problem Solving Models with Elementary Mathematics
Many students with academic difficulties struggle with word problem solving. Word problem solving requires reading, analysis, and computation. While keywords are popular, they are minimally effective. An empirically-validated approach is schema-based instruction (SBI). The focus of this session is to share SBI techniques and model the process using basic operations.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Redbud A

8:30am

DigiLit: Integrating Digital Texts and Tools in Literacy Instruction to Promote Children’s Comprehension and Vocabulary Learning (PreK-2)
This session will guide participants to integrate digital texts and tools in literacy instruction to promote children’s comprehension and vocabulary learning (preK-2). First, the DigiLit Framework, which guides digital text/tool selection and integration, will be presented. Then, examples of how specific digital texts and tools can be used to transform comprehension and vocabulary instruction will be provided. Finally, participants will practice selecting digital text/tools to meet their classroom needs, and plan to integrate those into their literacy instruction to promote comprehension and vocabulary learning. These selections and plans will be shared and discussed. Feedback will be provided.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Osage

8:30am

Playing to Learn: Games Help Young Children Develop Math Thinking
Too often, we associate math with "problems." As it turns out, there are many games that are terrific for helping young children think about number in new ways. In this session, you will get a chance to try out some of the most powerful games for early numbers sense and work with colleagues to plan for their use

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Walnut

8:30am

Targeting Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development With Pyramid Model Practices
In this session participants will learn how targeted instruction in peer social skills and emotional literacy improves children’s social-emotional development, the development of friendships and can reduce challenging behaviors. Classroom implementation strategies that can be used across the day will be highlighted with examples, pictures and video clips.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Oak

8:30am

Starting Off Right:  Updates for K-1 Intervention from Kansas MTSS Team
Recent developments in reading research are refocusing our efforts for Grades K and 1. Join Kansas MTSS State reading trainers for a practical session on recent changes in the sorting and grouping processes for our youngest readers. During this 90 minute session, we will explore the critical components of Tier 1 and focus on how that work should expand into our intervention work. Leave with problem-solving steps you can use next week with your primary grades!



Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Birch

10:00am

Break
Thursday September 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
TBA

10:15am

8 Ways to Strengthen Any School
Successful school strengthening and transformation at all levels will be fully explored, outlining eight purposeful ways that today’s educational leaders can positively and significantly impact any school.  The eight steps, which led to extremely high levels of various success, are both creative and realistic for any practitioner. Student achievement scores, teacher’s working condition survey results, and other quantitative and qualitative indicators defined the extraordinary stages of school-level achievement.  One at-risk school identified as one of the lowest 5% in the entire state, came out of sanctions within 16 months.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Cypress B

10:15am

Collective Efficacy-Instructional Leadership:  How Schools Can Create a Collaborative, Feedback Rich Culture Necessary for Instructional Improvement
Human learning requires actionable feedback studies indicate most teachers receive very little in the normal course of events. This seminar will explore how administrators, coaches, and teachers leaders can create effective systems of Public Practice supporting allstaff in learning how to both give and receive effective feedback via peer observation, learning walks, video feedback, etc as well as fine-tuning PLCs to focus squarely on improved teaching/learning.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom FGH

10:15am

Proactive Alternatives to Suspension
This workshop is designed to shine a light on the disproportionality in school discipline with students of color and special education students. The purpose of this workshop is to help educators understand the positive impact of creating effective behavior systems in schools that are equitable for ALL students and learn how to use alternatives to suspensions effectively. An alternative discipline overview will be provided using the Don’t Suspend Me! (DSM) framework for designing discipline using restorative, reflective, and instructional methods of supports.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Trails

10:15am

The Five Critical Steps to Becoming a Trauma Responsive School
This session will teach the participants the “how to” in becoming a Trauma Responsive School. Learn the basic concepts to implementing a trauma-responsive school culture that will foster the significant changes we want for every student… improved behavior, attendance, higher academic achievement and higher graduation rates. Participants will: • Look at what the current research is telling us about the impact our traditional disciplinary practices are having on our students. • Understand the difference between “doing trauma informed practices,” versus “embracing trauma responsive practices as who we are as a person, as a school, and how we interact with those we come into contact.”  • See how a trauma-responsive approach is the umbrella that becomes your school culture and strengthens everything under it. •Be introduced to the Student of Concerns Model: a powerful system for tracking our most struggling students with intentional positive adult interventions and action plans. •Walk away with an understanding of what it takes to become trauma responsive, and how to begin experiencing the significant outcomes that naturally come with this new mindset.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Cypress A

10:15am

Understanding and Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior: School-wide.
Supporting students with challenging behavior is complicated and requires a school-wide effort. Schools and students benefit when all staff are trained in the basics of understanding behavior and behavioral intervention. Training all staff creates a common language and skill set across administrators, teachers and staff for supporting students with challenging behavior. Schools also need personnel with more intensive training in behavioral intervention to support students with challenging behavior. This session will present a training model and free training resources (Basic FBA to BIP), including e-learning modules to help build the knowledge and skills of your staff to support students with challenging behavior.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Cedar

10:15am

Accelerate Early Readers by Enhancing Your Core Reading Instruction
This session will describe how to use explicit and systematic instructional components to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your core reading instruction. By using these instructional components when delivering the critical content of literacy instruction, you can increase the quality of practice opportunities for all students leading to more favorable reading outcomes. Come see how you can enhance your current Core reading instruction by improving the delivery of foundational skills instruction which will lead to accelerated student learning!

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom ABC

10:15am

Disciplinary Literacy in Grades K-5
State standards require schools to teach disciplinary literacy in Grades 6-12. But what about elementary school? What should elementary teachers do to set students up for success to learn the specialized knowledge and skills of disciplinary literacy? This presentation will explore the specific steps elementary schools can take towards promoting disciplinary literacy.

Speakers

Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom D

10:15am

Help! My Student Is Stuck at Sound-By-Sound Reading
A student has clearly developed phonological and phonemic awareness and demonstrates that he or she has learned letter names and letter sounds.  Yet the student does not move beyond reading by sounding each letter aloud then blending the sounds into a word. Many teachers describe their lowest students this way, and they don’t know how to help the student move to whole word reading.  We’ve helped a number of students who are stuck at the sound-by-sound reading stage. Most students we encounter don’t move easily beyond sound-by-sound reading are in first, second and third grades; but we have also worked with a few of these students in fourth and fifth grades who are in special education or Title I classes.  In this session, participants will learn the steps to take to help this student, receive some sample exercises to help students move beyond sound-by-sound reading, and practice some of the exercises.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Redbud B

10:15am

Five Actions for Productive Struggle (Grades K-5)
The struggle is real. But productive struggle is more than a catchphrase. It is the result of five actions that teachers take so that students struggle, persevere, and succeed. In this session, participants learn about how struggle in mathematics is grounded in identity, environment, planning, support, and reflection. Participants will acquire strategies to support them before, during, and after the lesson and the struggle. Instructional strategies, classroom resources, and lesson seeds will be shared for use as soon as the first day of school.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Redbud C

10:15am

Making Math Instruction Systematic: Applying Explicit Instruction Strategies
Multiple research meta-analyses find that students who struggle the most in math benefit from explicit and systematic instruction. In this session, participants will learn to apply critical features of systematic math instruction. Content examples will range from number sense to whole and rational number operations.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Redbud A

10:15am

Teaching on the Edge of Understanding and at the Speed of Learning
There are many things to consider when we engage students in mathematics. What makes our task extremely difficult is that we teach a specific age of students that function and think in multiple grade levels.  This makes differentiation seem impossible but it doesn’t need to always feel this way. Come explore how the purposeful use and sequence of the right tasks can unlock what students know and inform our next move in the progression of learning. (Grades 2-6)

Speakers

Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom E

10:15am

Classroom Routines and Embedding Instruction Across the Early Childhood Day
Using embedded instruction across the day can significantly increases the intensity of instruction on targeted objectives.  This session will outline how teachers can organize their schedule to include the use of consistent routines within routines within routines and how instructional objectives can be embedded into routines to maximize instructional opportunities across the day in early childhood settings.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Oak

10:15am

DigiLit: Integrating Digital Texts and Tools in Literacy Instruction to Promote Children’s Comprehension and Vocabulary Learning (PreK-2)
This session will guide participants to integrate digital texts and tools in literacy instruction to promote children’s comprehension and vocabulary learning (preK-2). First, the DigiLit Framework, which guides digital text/tool selection and integration, will be presented. Then, examples of how specific digital texts and tools can be used to transform comprehension and vocabulary instruction will be provided. Finally, participants will practice selecting digital text/tools to meet their classroom needs, and plan to integrate those into their literacy instruction to promote comprehension and vocabulary learning. These selections and plans will be shared and discussed. Feedback will be provided.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Osage

10:15am

Playing to Learn: Games Help Young Children Develop Math Thinking
Too often, we associate math with "problems." As it turns out, there are many games that are terrific for helping young children think about number in new ways. In this session, you will get a chance to try out some of the most powerful games for early numbers sense and work with colleagues to plan for their use.

Speakers


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Walnut

10:15am

Challenges and Strategies for Implementing Tier 1 Competency Instruction in High Schools
This session will feature a panel of school representatives relating their experience implementing competency instruction, including practice with feedback in numerous classrooms. During this session, administrators and teachers will share their lessons learned for quality implementation schoolwide, as well as in specific classrooms. The session will focus on addressing the “how”, describing clear implementation processes in a variety of contexts, in addition to observed outcomes.  Together, we can develop socially and emotionally engaged, career-equipped, lifelong learners.

Moderators
Speakers
DH

Dr. Hollie Becker

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning,, Lansing School District
DB

Dr. Ben Smith

Principal, Abilene High School
VC

Vicki Cooper

MTSS State Trainer (and former Language Arts Teacher at Abilene High School
JD

Jay Doornbos

Assistant Principal & Athletic Director, Council Grove Junior Senior High School
LS

Lisa Suhr

Technology Integration Specialist, Prairie Hills School District
EB

Elizabeth Badertscher

Math Teacher, Sabetha Middle and High Schools
JB

Januarie Bridges

Math/Science Teacher, Quinter Junior Senior High School


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Maple

10:15am

Thinking Differently About Behavior
Linda Wilkerson, Co-Director of Kansas MTSS and Alignment, will illustrate how behavior is addressed within a Multi-Tier System of Supports.  During this session, participants will learn proactive and supportive strategies that can be used to increase positive student behavior.



Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Birch

11:45am

Conference Adjourn
Parking Garage will be open, no validation needed

Thursday September 12, 2019 11:45am - 11:45am
TBA