• North Texas Teen Book Festival 

    Friday, March 5 & Saturday, March 6

     

    The North Texas Teen Book Festival is virtual this year, and Region 10 allows teachers to receive credit for sessions attended asynchronously. 

    Educator Day on March 6 is loaded with fabulous sessions for teachers hosted by Sam Houston. Staff members can complete sessions outside of contract hours to earn Required PD credit. 

    All information can be found here

     

      

    Focused Notetaking Schoolwide

    Saturday, March 6

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This module is designed for teachers (grades 5–12) to experience AVID concepts and methodologies, specifically the focused note-taking (FNT) process. Participants will engage in activities to demonstrate how to effectively integrate appropriate note-taking formats according to the content objectives in individual classrooms and ultimately schoolwide. Participants will engage with the five phases of focused note-taking to understand the critical connection between the standard/objective, the proposed Essential Question, and the content being delivered. Additionally, digital notetaking formats will be shared.
     
     
     
     

    Best Practices: Similarities and Differences Between Initial Spanish Literacy and English Literacy Instruction

    Saturday, March 6

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This workshop will compare the features of Spanish and English Literacy Instruction. Dr. Barbara Kennedy will focus on decoding/encoding skills, transferable/non-transferable skills, and sequencing of instruction.
     

     

      

    Mental Health First Aid 

    Saturday, March 27

    8:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. 

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    Socratic Seminars and Interschool Dialogues

    Saturday, March 27

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This module will train participants (grades 5-12) in the principles and practices of Socratic Seminar. Participants will understand what a Socratic Seminar is and what it is not. Participants will have practical tools and resources to bring back to their classrooms and conduct Socratic Seminars with students. Additionally, participants will be trained on how to conduct Socratic Seminars via Zoom.
     

     

     

    Digital Learning Day

    Saturday, March 27

     8:00 am - 2:00 pm 

     

    Digital Learning Day is a virtual conference that will deliver a variety of content, pedagogy, and tech-infused professional learning that can be viewed from the comfort of your own home. 

     

    Topics will include checking for understanding, Google Jamboard, eBooks and movement, Canvas 2.0, IISD edCamp, increasing parent support and engagement, empowering students with SEL digital resources, virtual whiteboards, Google Slides, Seesaw 3.0, and more!

     

    Sessions will be 55 minutes in length and participants will have multiple session options throughout the day. Join us for 1 session, or stay for all 6! 

     

    ***Additional details, including the final schedule of sessions and Zoom links will be sent to registered participants.***

     

    Register Here

     

     

     

    Best Practices: Differentiating for Bilingual Newcomers

    Saturday, March 27

     9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

     

    Come engage in a lesson delivered in German and discover for yourself the behaviors and metacognitive skills needed to become active and intentional language learners. This session will focus on comprehensible input, transfer and metalinguistic awareness, differentiating instruction, grouping and learning tasks.

     

    Register Here

  • Pulling the Plug on Power Struggles

    Saturday, April 17

    8:00 - 9:30 am 

     

    Tired of arguing with kids? Tired of repeating yourself over and over? Tired of getting “attitude” when you say no? Join guest presenter Kelly Smith to explore 1) how to tell if you are about to get into a power struggle, 2) how to disengage if you are already in a power struggle, 3) how to set limits that will help you avoid a power struggle

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    Bringing Out The Best in Boys

    Saturday, April 17

    9:45 - 11:15 am 

     

    Join guest presenter Kelly Smith to learn more about “boy world” and how to reach and teach your male students. This session will explore the “boy code” and how to help decrease the impact that this code has on boys in the classroom. Participants will learn “connection through action” and how that will increase communication with their male students.

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    Queen Bees & Wanna Bees

    Saturday, April 17

    12:00 - 1:30 pm 

     

    This session will dive into the world of girls by exploring the “girl code” and how that impacts learning, social interactions and behavior in the classroom. Join guest presenter Kelly Smith to learn how to identify some of the “code words” in girl world and the different roles that girls play within their groups. This class will pull back the curtains on relational aggression and explore what can be done to help girls navigate “girl world”.

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    ABCs of ADHD

    Saturday, April 17

    1:45 - 3:15 pm 

     

    Come explore the ABC’s of ADHD with guest presenter Kelly Smith. Awareness, behavior and consequences of having this disability.
    ADHD is an often misunderstood diagnosis. This session will raise your awareness and your empathy for individuals with this disability.
    After understanding what ADHD is and isn’t, participants will be given some ideas to help these students in the classroom.

    Register Here