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Monday, June 4
 

8:00am

What's on the Horizon? (Grades K - 12) MB-S18200
Exciting technology inspired innovations are entering the market at rapid rates. Mountain Brook Schools review these innovations and do long-range planning to incorporate those that are a good fit and/or that are requested by our staff and students. Join us in a discussion of the trends for the future. MB-S18200

Speakers
DW

Donna Williamson

edcamp Mountain Brook Team Member


Monday June 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
MBHS Library

9:00am

13 Reasons Why to Teach Digital Citizenship (Grades K - 12) MB-S18201 *Includes Student Panel*
Technology devices are fully integrated into the lives of our students. Come join a discussion about ways we can have conversations with our students to promote healthy digital lifestyles.
Hear from, TEDxYouth@MBJH speaker, Bay Matthews about what inspired her TEDx talk on the subject and her recommendations to help students become positive creators of content. Educator skill: Leader, Citizen. MB-S18201

Speakers
avatar for Suzan Brandt

Suzan Brandt

Technology Coordinator, Mountain Brook Jr High School
Suzan Brandt is the Technology Coordinator for Mountain Brook Junior High School. She began her career with Hoover City Schools in 1994 and served as an Instructional Technology Specialist from 2000-2009. Suzan has a B.A in Elementary Education from Auburn University and a M.A. in Special Education from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she also completed coursework for her Educational Leadership certificate. She earned an Ed.S in Educational Technology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Suzan has worked in the area of special education and has taught Language Arts, Math, and Computer Applications. Suzan is actively involved in professional development and learning. She has presented at The Gulf Coast Writing Project, The Samford University Writing Project, ACTE Conference, EduCon, AETA, Tech & Learning Live, and the Alabama Educational Technology Conference. She is an organizer for... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 101

9:00am

Learn to do More with Google Hangout and Microsoft Skype (Grades K - 12) MB-S18204
Learn to video conference, share your screen, record your sessions, and collaborate using Google Hangout and Microsoft Skype. Quickly add links to your appointment calendars and more. MBS has both available to all teachers and students. Educator skill: Collaborator. Products featured: Google Hangouts, Skype MB-S18204

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 104

9:00am

Owning Your Learning by Building Your Personal Learning Network (Grades K - 12) MB-S18203
Teachers now, more than ever, have the ability to learn what they want to learn, when they want to learn, and how they want to learn. A personal learning network is a group of experts and colleagues that you exchange professional information with on a regular basis. Learn how to create your own Personal Learning Network focused on online collaborative and communication tools. Educator skill: Learner, Collaborator. Product featured: Google+,Twitter, Pinterest, Voxer. MB-S18203

Speakers
avatar for Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Staff Development, Mountain Brook Junior High
avatar for Sharon Mumm

Sharon Mumm

Tech Coordinator, Mountain Brook Schools
Sharon Mumm is the Technology Coordinator at Brookwood Forest Elementary School in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Sharon has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Samford University and a bachelors degree from University of Alabama Birmingham. She has been recognized as an Outs... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 103

9:00am

Your Face to the World (Grades K - 12) MB-S18207
Teacher, school, and district webpages are our "faces to the world." Join us to learn what's new with Schoolwires webpages, how to make sure your web page is ADA compliant, and how to create and post "closed caption" video. Time will be provided for staff to update webpages. Webpages are one of the primary ways we communicate with our parents and students as well as impact other educators across the state, nation, and world. MB-S18207

Speakers
DW

Donna Williamson

edcamp Mountain Brook Team Member


Monday June 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 400

9:00am

Coding Stations in the K-5 Classroom (Grades K -6) MB-S18206
This session will instruct teachers on how to develop and manage computer science centers in the classroom using robots, microcomputers, physical games, and more. MB-S18206

Speakers
avatar for Faith Plunkett

Faith Plunkett

Teacher, Huntsville Schools
Faith Plunkett, an Entertainment Technology Academy instructor at Monte Sano Elementary, has been named one of 30 teachers nationwide as a 2015 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. Plunkett, was recognized for her teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology i... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 113

9:00am

Collaborate with Educators Around the World (Grades K - 12) MB-S18205
Have you ever wanted to teach alongside a teacher in another country? Do you struggle to make students see their place in the world? This session will help you write plans, tied to your standards, to build students' global perspective. Educator skill: Citizen. Product featured: Level Up Village, Skype MB-S18205

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Andrews

Suzanne Andrews

5th Grade teacher
avatar for Thea Patrick

Thea Patrick

Technology Coordinator, Mountain Brook Elementary School
Ask me about Twitter to aid your PLC!


Monday June 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 112

9:00am

I Can't Draw! Yes, You Can with Google Drawings! (Grades K - 12) MB-S18202
Google Drawings is web-based platform or a Chrome app that allows users to collaborate and create charts, concept maps and other types of diagrams. Users can add them to documents or embed them in a website. Users can also add a comment on a shape or a text box. Your drawings are auto saved in Google drive. Dress up your documents and presentations with Google Drawings. Educator Skill: Designer. Product featured: Google Drawings. MB-S18202

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Camp

Kenneth Camp

Tech Coordinator, Cherokee Bend Elementary


Monday June 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 102

10:00am

Assessment Features Found in Canvas (Grades 5 - 12) MB-S18211
The assessment features in Canvas are more than you may think. Learn about the assessment features, how to use a rubric, provide feedback, and the benefits of SpeedGrader. Tie everything back to state standards which are already included for you in Canvas and learn how to review reports on student progress. Teachers will learn to incorporate assessment tools with Canvas. MB-S18211


Monday June 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 104

10:00am

Digital Storytelling (Grades K - 12) MB-S18212
Participants will use a variety of GAFE (Google Apps for Education) tools to support students use of the digital storytelling process. GAFE tools (Drawings, Documents, Presentations, talk to text, etc.) will be integrated into the writing process for the purpose of telling stories digitally. Digital Storytelling guidelines including best practices and guidelines for students will be shared. Educator Skill: Designer. Tool Featured: Google Apps for Education. MB-S18212

Speakers
avatar for Thea Patrick

Thea Patrick

Technology Coordinator, Mountain Brook Elementary School
Ask me about Twitter to aid your PLC!


Monday June 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 112

10:00am

Flexible Teaching Resources (Grades K - 12) MB-S18208
Do you feel tied to your desk with technology? Break those chains! This session will improve your productivity and allow you to move around your room with technological ease. Often teachers feel trapped by their technology that is in one corner of the room, and this session will help free you to move around and to engage your students. Educator skills: Designer, Facilitator. Products featured: Splashtop, Mirroring360, iPad Classroom, Nearpod MB-S18208

Speakers
PS

Paula Stanbridge

Technology Coordinator, Crestline Elementary School
Paula Stanbridge is the Technology Coordinator at Crestline Elementary. She is the building level technical expert, and as the technology leader in her school, she is an integral part of technology planning, implementation and support. Prior to CES, she served for 12 years as the... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 101

10:00am

Maximize Your Digital Learning with Chromebooks (Grades K - 12) MB-S18210
Participants will learn how to maximize the use of the Chromebook in the classroom. Learn keyboard shortcuts, tips and tricks, and new Chromebook tools for student and teacher use. Educator Skills: Designer. Products featured: Chromebooks. MB-S18210

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Mumm

Sharon Mumm

Tech Coordinator, Mountain Brook Schools
Sharon Mumm is the Technology Coordinator at Brookwood Forest Elementary School in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Sharon has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Samford University and a bachelors degree from University of Alabama Birmingham. She has been recognized as an Outs... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 103

10:00am

Microcomputing in the Elementary Classroom (Grades K - 6) MB-S18213
This session will inspire teachers to jump beyond teaching coding on simple websites, and teaching students how to write physical code using Microbits, Raspberry Pi's, Circuit Playgrounds, and more. MB-S18213

Speakers
avatar for Faith Plunkett

Faith Plunkett

Teacher, Huntsville Schools
Faith Plunkett, an Entertainment Technology Academy instructor at Monte Sano Elementary, has been named one of 30 teachers nationwide as a 2015 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. Plunkett, was recognized for her teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology i... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 113

10:00am

Multimedia Creation & Design Using Chromebooks (Grades K - 12) MB-S18209
Move beyond word processing and explore the creative potential of the Chromebook to give your students the ability to craft amazing multimedia creations! Multimedia creations will include the use of various apps, web tools and extensions available for Chromebooks. In addition, learning strategies and thoughtful approaches to Chromebook utilization will be shared. Educator Skills: Learner, Designer. Products featured: Chromebooks, Various Apps, Google Sites MB-S18209

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Camp

Kenneth Camp

Tech Coordinator, Cherokee Bend Elementary


Monday June 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 102

10:00am

OneNote: A Tool to Organize all Your Digital Clutter (Grades K - 12) MB-S18214
Participants will learn how to use Microsoft OneNote to enhance their ability to organize their professional lives. Email, meeting notes, to-do lists, OneNote can be your one stop shop to catalog, search, and declutter. MB-S18214

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 400

12:00pm

Strengthening the School to Home Parent Connection (Grades K - 12) MB-S18219
The Chalkable Portal, the MBS App, ClassLink, texting, social media, and more; parents are often confused as to how these technologies work and reach out to teachers for help.With just a few key resources in hand and brief discussions or notifications to parents at the beginning of the school year, we can strengthen the school to home parent connection! The stronger the connection between the school and ultimately the teacher and their students' parents the more likely that everyone will be on the same page and working toward the same goals...student success! MB-S18219

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Loggins

Cynthia Loggins

Project/Data Manager, Mountain Brook City Schools


Monday June 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 107

12:00pm

Dark Web (Grades K - 12) MB-S18216
MB-S18216

Speakers
avatar for Suzan Brandt

Suzan Brandt

Technology Coordinator, Mountain Brook Jr High School
Suzan Brandt is the Technology Coordinator for Mountain Brook Junior High School. She began her career with Hoover City Schools in 1994 and served as an Instructional Technology Specialist from 2000-2009. Suzan has a B.A in Elementary Education from Auburn University and a M.A. in Special Education from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she also completed coursework for her Educational Leadership certificate. She earned an Ed.S in Educational Technology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Suzan has worked in the area of special education and has taught Language Arts, Math, and Computer Applications. Suzan is actively involved in professional development and learning. She has presented at The Gulf Coast Writing Project, The Samford University Writing Project, ACTE Conference, EduCon, AETA, Tech & Learning Live, and the Alabama Educational Technology Conference. She is an organizer for... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 102

12:00pm

Finding Your Way with GeoTools (Grades K - 12) MB-S18217
This session explores the exciting world of Google's Geo Tools. Using images and maps from all over the world we can bring a place, nearly any place, to your classroom! This session will focus on the use of Google Earth, Google Tour builder, My Maps and Google maps as instructional, building tools. These tools also allow users to share places visited and relate course-specific content. Educator skill: Learner. Product featured: Google Earth, Google Tour builder, Google Maps, Google Engine MB-S18217

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Mumm

Sharon Mumm

Tech Coordinator, Mountain Brook Schools
Sharon Mumm is the Technology Coordinator at Brookwood Forest Elementary School in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Sharon has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Samford University and a bachelors degree from University of Alabama Birmingham. She has been recognized as an Outs... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 103

12:00pm

Game Based Learning in the Classroom (Grades K - 12) MB-S18215
Game-based learning (GBL) engages students, appeals to diverse learning styles, and helps students store and recall information. Teachers can incorporate GBL for intervention, enrichment, or reinforcement. There are also some great online resources for formative assessment that can help engage students and guide teaching and learning. Come explore some online tools and how you can use them in your classroom. Educator Skill: Learner, Leader, Designer, Facilitator, Analyst. Products Featured: Kahoot, Quizzes, BrainPOP, Padlet, Fipgrid, EdPuzzle, etc. MB-S18215

Speakers
PS

Paula Stanbridge

Technology Coordinator, Crestline Elementary School
Paula Stanbridge is the Technology Coordinator at Crestline Elementary. She is the building level technical expert, and as the technology leader in her school, she is an integral part of technology planning, implementation and support. Prior to CES, she served for 12 years as the... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 101

12:00pm

Next Steps for Blended Learning Course Content in Canvas (Grades 5 - 12) MB-S18218
This session will include best practice in blended learning course design including the use of pages, embedded information, and linking to third party tools like Google Docs. Educator skills: Learning, Designer.  Product featured: Canvas. MB-S18218


Monday June 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 104

12:00pm

Reflecting and Assessing Through Digital Portfolios (Grades K - 6) MB-S18220
What if there was one place that students could collect, analyze, and reflect on the work they are producing in class? A digital portfolio allows students to do this and much more. Portfolio work can helps students reflect on thinking and learning while providing an area for sharing work and building on knowledge. Educator skill: Designer. Product featured: Seesaw MB-S18220


Monday June 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 112

12:00pm

Filmmaking in the Classroom (Grades K - 12) MB-S18221
Filmmaking offers an arena where the fuel of students' passions combine to create rich and significant experiences for all. Regardless of age, no matter the challenge, an engagement and eagerness for mastery are unleashed when students become filmmakers. Participants will learn to foster the development of a large number of critical and creative skills at every step of the process as they implement filmmaking into their curriculum in an easy and fun way. MB-S18221

Speakers
HP

Heather Phillips

edcamp Mountain Brook Team Member


Monday June 4, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 113

1:00pm

Digital Learning for the K-2 Classroom (Grades K - 2) MB-S18222
Customize your K-2 classroom with online learning environments. This session will feature tools to make your K-2 classroom thrive online, and not just on edays. Learn tips on helping your students utilize the chromebooks in your class. Impact student learning by allowing students access to resources, collaborate with others, document learning, and engage with curriculum. Educator skill: Collaborator, Designer, Learner, Leader. Products Featured: Google Classroom, Brainpop, Seesaw, Chromebooks MB-S18222

Speakers
PS

Paula Stanbridge

Technology Coordinator, Crestline Elementary School
Paula Stanbridge is the Technology Coordinator at Crestline Elementary. She is the building level technical expert, and as the technology leader in her school, she is an integral part of technology planning, implementation and support. Prior to CES, she served for 12 years as the... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 101

1:00pm

Digital Learning in the 3-6 Classroom (Grades 3-6) MB-S18227
Customize your grade 3-6 classroom with online learning environments. This session will feature tools to make your grade 3-6 classroom thrive online, and not just on edays. Impact student learning by allowing students access to resources, collaborate with others, document learning, and engage with curriculum. Educator skill: Designer, Collaborator. Products featured: Google Classroom, Brainpop. MB-S18227

Speakers
avatar for Thea Patrick

Thea Patrick

Technology Coordinator, Mountain Brook Elementary School
Ask me about Twitter to aid your PLC!


Monday June 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 112

1:00pm

Learn to Use the Communication Tools in Canvas (Grades 5 - 12) MB-S18225
With so many communication tools available, come and learn how to make the best use of the tools available in our learning management system. Canvas provides Announcements, Assignments, Calendars, Discussions, and Collaboration tools. Notifications sends updates to course participants including parents. The Dashboard even provides icons so students are aware to check the information. MB-S18225

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 104

1:00pm

Show Me Your Badge: Badging in the Classroom (Grades K - 12) MB-S18224
Badging is a visual way to demonstrate learning. Join us as we discuss and explore the use of badges or micro-credentials in the classroom. The New York Times describes digital badges as "portals that lead to large amounts of information about what their bearers know and can do. They are also being used to improve education itself, by borrowing techniques from video games that keep users playing, until they advance to the next level." We will explore different ways that teachers around the world are implementing badging in the classroom. Educator skill: Learner & Collaborator. Product featured: GAFE, various badging platforms. MB-S18224

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Mumm

Sharon Mumm

Tech Coordinator, Mountain Brook Schools
Sharon Mumm is the Technology Coordinator at Brookwood Forest Elementary School in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Sharon has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Samford University and a bachelors degree from University of Alabama Birmingham. She has been recognized as an Outs... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 103

1:00pm

Teaching Computational Thinking through Coding and STEAM (Grades K - 6) MB-S18226
Teachers are always struggling to help students solve word problems or think as problem solvers. Computational thinking is about having students think through a process like a computer. Teaching coding is a perfect solution to this. The use of coding in the classroom allows students to make their thinking visual and receive immediate feedback on their thinking. Come learn about the use of robotic devices as well as coding programs that will bring computational thinking to your classroom. MB-S18226

Speakers
avatar for Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson

Crestline Elementary
avatar for Amanda McClung

Amanda McClung

Mountain Brook


Monday June 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 107

1:00pm

Design Thinking (Grades K - 12) MB-S18223
This session will guide educators through Design Thinking with hands-on activities, while also introducing them to creative mindsets and being innovative in the classroom. Innovation is not a buzz word. In education, true innovation is not fearing change and being open to experimentation. One tool to being innovative in the classroom is Design Thinking. It is a process to problem-solving that involves five stages: Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. As creative leaders, educators can be effective innovators by teaching students to have learner-centered mindsets that involve being Empathetic, Collaborative, Equitable, Optimistic, Experimental, and Storytelling. As one of ten national IDEO Teachers Guild Fellows, Theresa Shadrix received hands-on training in Design Thinking, Human-Centered Design, and Creative Leadership. MB-S18223

Speakers
TS

Theresa Shadrix

Graphic Arts, Yearbook Teacher, Oxford High School


Monday June 4, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 102

1:00pm

Engaging Students with 3-D Printing (Grades 4 - 9) MB-S18228
Teachers will learn about using Tinkercad and 3-D printers for engaging design projects. After viewing a presentation, participants will hear from teachers who have done these projects with students. Teachers will set up a Tinkercad account and try it to see what can be accomplished using the design program. MB-S18228

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Millhouse

Shannon Millhouse

Mountain Brook Elementary


Monday June 4, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 213

2:00pm

Assessment Features Found in Canvas (Grades 5 - 12) MB-S18211
The assessment features in Canvas are more than you may think. Learn about the assessment features, how to use a rubric, provide feedback, and the benefits of SpeedGrader. Tie everything back to state standards which are already included for you in Canvas and learn how to review reports on student progress. Teachers will learn to incorporate assessment tools with Canvas. MB-S18211


Monday June 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 104

2:00pm

Coding Stations in the K-5 Classroom (Grades K -6) MB-S18206
This session will instruct teachers on how to develop and manage computer science centers in the classroom using robots, microcomputers, physical games, and more. MB-S18206

Speakers
avatar for Faith Plunkett

Faith Plunkett

Teacher, Huntsville Schools
Faith Plunkett, an Entertainment Technology Academy instructor at Monte Sano Elementary, has been named one of 30 teachers nationwide as a 2015 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. Plunkett, was recognized for her teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology i... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 113

2:00pm

Flexible Teaching Resources (Grades K - 12) MB-S18208
Do you feel tied to your desk with technology? Break those chains! This session will improve your productivity and allow you to move around your room with technological ease. Often teachers feel trapped by their technology that is in one corner of the room, and this session will help free you to move around and to engage your students. Educator skills: Designer, Facilitator. Products featured: Splashtop, Mirroring360, iPad Classroom, Nearpod MB-S18208

Speakers
PS

Paula Stanbridge

Technology Coordinator, Crestline Elementary School
Paula Stanbridge is the Technology Coordinator at Crestline Elementary. She is the building level technical expert, and as the technology leader in her school, she is an integral part of technology planning, implementation and support. Prior to CES, she served for 12 years as the... Read More →


Monday June 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 101

2:00pm

Multimedia Creation & Design Using Chromebooks (Grades K - 12) MB-S18209
Move beyond word processing and explore the creative potential of the Chromebook to give your students the ability to craft amazing multimedia creations! Multimedia creations will include the use of various apps, web tools and extensions available for Chromebooks. In addition, learning strategies and thoughtful approaches to Chromebook utilization will be shared. Educator Skills: Learner, Designer. Products featured: Chromebooks, Various Apps, Google Sites MB-S18209

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Camp

Kenneth Camp

Tech Coordinator, Cherokee Bend Elementary


Monday June 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 103

2:00pm

OneNote: A Tool to Organize all Your Digital Clutter (Grades K - 12) MB-S18214
Participants will learn how to use Microsoft OneNote to enhance their ability to organize their professional lives. Email, meeting notes, to-do lists, OneNote can be your one stop shop to catalog, search, and declutter. MB-S18214

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 400
 
Tuesday, June 5
 

8:00am

Keynote Address: Teacher Talk: What We Say (and How We Say It) Influences Student Learning MB-S18229
Have you ever said to a student, "I love the way you're working so hard!"? How about, "Here are the three things I'll be looking for in this next piece of work."? Or perhaps you've said, "If you all work really hard for the next 30 minutes, we'll finish class with something fun!" You probably have—we all have. Even though these statements (among many others) are used with the best of intentions, they might actually lead students to disengage and learn less! In this session, you'll learn about several common language habits and patterns that many educators find themselves in and have a chance to explore better alternatives. You'll also learn about a process for changing language habits and gain an online bank of resources to help you continue to explore language that can help boost student learning. MB-S18229

Speakers

Tuesday June 5, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
MBHS Fine Arts Center

12:00pm

Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Strategies for Elementary Students (Grades K - 6) MB-S18233
Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Strategies (CERs) have proven to be challenging for younger students. These strategies can be taught in fun, engaging, non-threatening ways. Using Mystery Pictures and "Would You Rather?" Cards, participants will learn how to relate this process to scientific and mathematical concepts. MB-S18233

Speakers
avatar for Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson

Crestline Elementary
avatar for Amanda McClung

Amanda McClung

Mountain Brook


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 112

12:00pm

Engage and Challenge K-2 Students with Counting Collections (Grades K - 2) MB-S18232
This session will introduce K-2 teachers to customized counting activities. Teachers will learn how to get started with counting collections, develop counting collections routines, and scaffold activities for deeper understandings of number and place value. MB-S18232

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Millhouse

Shannon Millhouse

Mountain Brook Elementary


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 103

12:00pm

Executive Functioning in the Classroom (Grades K - 6) MB-S18235
In this session, participants will share and collaborate ideas and strategies that have worked in the resource room and in the general education classrooms for students who struggle with organization, planning, study skills, etc. Resource materials will be provided to look through and discuss effectiveness of certain programs. MB-S18235


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 212

12:00pm

Growth Mindset (Grades K - 9) MB-S18230
Have you ever wondered if peoples' abilities and talents can be grown? In this session, we will explore Carol Dweck's work on mindsets. Dweck defines mindset as, "self perception or self theory that people hold about themselves believing they are intelligent or unintelligent." These mindsets can "have profound effect on learning achievement, skill acquisition, personal relationships, professional success and many other dimensions of life." MB-S18230

Speakers
BG

Bill Garner

Teacher, Crestline Elementary


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 101

12:00pm

Is National Board Certification for YOU? (Grades K - 12) MB-S18231
Do you want your students to learn more? Do you desire to improve your practice? Do you aspire to demonstrate your commitment to excellence? ALL of these are reasons to pursue National Board Certification!! This session will give participants an overview of the process and steps to begin a journey that will revolutionize you as an educator. MB-S18231


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 102

12:00pm

Reimagining Math Instruction with a Growth Mindset (Grades K - 12) MB-S18236
This session will focus on valuable math strategies for the classroom, including using number talks, utilizing mathematical representations, and facilitating meaningful discourse, while synthesizing a variety of resources such as Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler, (as well as her youcubed.org site that has activities to promote and establish a Growth Mindset Culture); Principles to Action: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (an NCTM publication); 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Smith and Stein; in addition to multiple articles on best math practices. MB-S18236

Speakers
BB

Beth Bruno

Assistant Superintendent, TRUSSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 213

12:00pm

Show Me Your Badge: Badging in the Classroom (Grades K - 12) MB-S18224
Badging is a visual way to demonstrate learning. Join us as we discuss and explore the use of badges or micro-credentials in the classroom. The New York Times describes digital badges as "portals that lead to large amounts of information about what their bearers know and can do. They are also being used to improve education itself, by borrowing techniques from video games that keep users playing, until they advance to the next level." We will explore different ways that teachers around the world are implementing badging in the classroom. Educator skill: Learner & Collaborator. Product featured: GAFE, various badging platforms. MB-S18224

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Mumm

Sharon Mumm

Tech Coordinator, Mountain Brook Schools
Sharon Mumm is the Technology Coordinator at Brookwood Forest Elementary School in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Sharon has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Samford University and a bachelors degree from University of Alabama Birmingham. She has been recognized as an Outs... Read More →


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 211

12:00pm

Using Student Questioning to Deepen Learning in the Classroom (Grades 5 - 12) MB-S18234
Learn how to implement the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) which allows students to create, re-think, and prioritize questions. The process promotes class discussion, narrowing research topics, and overall critical thinking skills. Attendees will participate in a sample QFT and walk away with ideas of how to use QFT in any type of classroom. MB-S18234


Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 113

1:00pm

Ideas for Alternative Assessments in the Classroom (Grades 4 - 12) MB-S18241
Want to assess your students' ability to think and make connections at higher levels? Come learn how alternative assessments encompasss CCRS and allow students to apply learning in authentic situations. We will look at how to use Socratic Circles, graffiti storyboards, political cartoon analysis, class simulation, and public deliberation to assess student mastery. MB-S18241

Speakers

Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 113

1:00pm

Classrooms that Click (Grades K - 12) MB-S18244
What is the secret ingredient to developing lifelong learners? This session will explore the importance of developing strong, meaningful, relationships to create a classroom community where everyone belongs. It doesn't matter if you are with your students an hour a day or seven hours a day, building community is the tool that inspires an environment where students want to achieve! Learn strategies and tips as well as gather ideas to engage students through their classroom community. MB-S18244

Speakers
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Heather Brown

edcamp Mountain Brook Team Member


Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 213

1:00pm

Horizontal and Vertical Planning and Collaboration for Special Education (Grades K - 12) MB-S18240
Participants will discuss strategies and techniques for working with the special education population across schools. These strategies will help to vertically align plans/goals in order to ease the transition among grade levels, case manager to case manager, and from school to school. MB-S18240


Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 112

1:00pm

Goal Setting with Students (Grades K - 12) MB-S18238 *Includes Student Panel*
During this hour long session, participants will learn about the steps taken by classroom teachers to set individual goals with students. Presenters will share goal tracking documents as well as advice on how to prompt students and guide students on monitoring goals. The second half of the presentation will include a panel discussion with students about goal setting and a time for students to share some of their previously set goals. MB-S18238

Speakers
avatar for Allyson Martin

Allyson Martin

Mountain Brook Elementary
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Tammy Tolleson

Mountain Brook


Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 102

1:00pm

Music, Movement, and Magic in the Classroom (Grades 4 - 9) MB-S18237
This session will focus on strategies and tools that can bring life to a language arts classroom. No student should ever be allowed to be invisible in the classroom, so this session will be an opportunity for teachers to learn and share strategies that they use that increase student engagement. MB-S18237

Speakers
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Bill Garner

Teacher, Crestline Elementary


Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 101

1:00pm

Everything You Know about Teenagers is Wrong: Myths & Truths about ‘These Kids Today’ (Grades K-12) MB-S18248
This presentation by child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Dale Wisely will include a review of teenage brain development, including how our misunderstandings about that research has caused difficulties for teenagers. Dr. Wisely will review some of the serious risks that our teenagers face, and how to put those in a better context. Finally, we will discuss some ideas about how to maintain a positive relationship with our teenagers as they work their way through those challenging years. (MB-S18248)

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dale Wisely

Dr. Dale Wisely

Director of Student Services, Mountain Brook Schools


Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 303

1:00pm

Breakout Edu (Grades K - 12) MB-S18239
In the Breakout Edu session, participants will go over what Breakout is, how it can be used in the classroom, how teachers can create their own games, and much more. This will be different from last year's session as Breakout Edu has launched a new platform and a different style of Breakout Edu Digital games. Breakout Edu can be used as hands on or by using technology in order to engage and challenge student thinking about different content areas. MB-S18239

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Mumm

Sharon Mumm

Tech Coordinator, Mountain Brook Schools
Sharon Mumm is the Technology Coordinator at Brookwood Forest Elementary School in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Sharon has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Samford University and a bachelors degree from University of Alabama Birmingham. She has been recognized as an Outs... Read More →


Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 103

1:00pm

Introduction to Executive Functioning Skills (Grades K - 12) MB-S18243
Executive Functioning Skills play central role in cuing and directing a student's perceptions, thoughts and actions. Executive Functions are considered a component, if not THE component responsible for intelligent thought and behavior. Participants will learn what executive functioning skills are, how they work, and the influence and control they have over a student's academic performance. MB-S18243

Speakers
avatar for Casey Lancaster

Casey Lancaster

Counselor, Mountain Brook Junior High School


Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 212

2:00pm

Using Clubs (and Mini-courses) to Build Relationships and Increase Community Involvement (Grades 6 - 12) MB-S18246
Students who are connected to adults at school become more invested, have higher attendance rates, and fewer discipline problems. Clubs provides an opportunity for student with like interests to meet each other AND to get to know a teacher with the same interest. Learn the research, rationale and excitement about using clubs during teacher advisory time. Participants will discuss student, teacher, and parent impact and how to create your own program and organize clubs. MB-S18246


Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 113

2:00pm

Living and Learning in an Autonomous World (Grades K - 12) MB-S18245
Our world is changing. Cars are driving themselves while students are living in a new world creating their own jobs in a global economy. This presentation led by TESLA, will highlight some of the latest technology which will impact the world our students will soon lead. Participants will learn what is on the horizon and get a first hand look at the latest technology on the market. Hear how TESLA is changing the traditional auto market and how they are creating new trends in jobs. This session will provide insight which will allow educators to be knowledgeable about current and upcoming technology. Just because we have always done things one way does not mean that they will always be that way. Students will see how "Moonshot" thinking can change the world. MB-S18245

Speakers
avatar for Suzan Brandt

Suzan Brandt

Technology Coordinator, Mountain Brook Jr High School
Suzan Brandt is the Technology Coordinator for Mountain Brook Junior High School. She began her career with Hoover City Schools in 1994 and served as an Instructional Technology Specialist from 2000-2009. Suzan has a B.A in Elementary Education from Auburn University and a M.A. in Special Education from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she also completed coursework for her Educational Leadership certificate. She earned an Ed.S in Educational Technology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Suzan has worked in the area of special education and has taught Language Arts, Math, and Computer Applications. Suzan is actively involved in professional development and learning. She has presented at The Gulf Coast Writing Project, The Samford University Writing Project, ACTE Conference, EduCon, AETA, Tech & Learning Live, and the Alabama Educational Technology Conference. She is an organizer for... Read More →


Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 101

2:00pm

Children & Young Adult Literature Swap (Grades K - 12) MB-S18247
As teachers of reading, it is so important to stay up-to-date on the newest (or rediscovered) literature for the sake of keeping the spark of interest kindled in our students. In this informal session, participants will be able to share and receive ideas for great literature for/from your classroom-from picture books to novels to publications! Come prepared to share with others! MB-S18247

Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Walker

Eleanor Walker

Teacher, edcamp Mountain Brook Team Member


Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 211

2:00pm

Executive Functioning in the Classroom (Grades K - 6) MB-S18235
In this session, participants will share and collaborate ideas and strategies that have worked in the resource room and in the general education classrooms for students who struggle with organization, planning, study skills, etc. Resource materials will be provided to look through and discuss effectiveness of certain programs. MB-S18235


Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 112

2:00pm

OneNote: A Tool to Organize all Your Digital Clutter (Grades K - 12) MB-S18214
Participants will learn how to use Microsoft OneNote to enhance their ability to organize their professional lives. Email, meeting notes, to-do lists, OneNote can be your one stop shop to catalog, search, and declutter. MB-S18214

Speakers

Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 400

2:00pm

Using Visually Random Groups (VRG) and Vertical, Non-permanent Surfaces (VNPS) to Increase Student Learning (Grades 7 - 12) MB-S18249
Participants will learn how implementing Visually Random Groups (VRG) and Vertical, Non-Permanent Surfaces (VNPS) in the classroom will increase student collaboration, conversation and learning. Teachers will see the newly set-up classroom as well as examples of how the use of VRG and VNPS, along with the whiteboards, has generated greater student involvement, content comprehension and raised grades over the course of the year. MB-S18249

Speakers
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Morgan Chatham

Mountain Brook


Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 109
 
Wednesday, June 6
 

8:00am

Balanced Assessment: Providing Enough Grading Variation to Detect Good to Excellent in Learning Mathematics (Grades 6 - 12) MB-S18255
Too often, 6wks or 9wks grades are the only measure students/parents consider for how much has been learned. Moreover, students with straight A's compared to a student with A's and B's may vary in college entrance exams by an entire quartile. The ideas presented in this session should help align assessment practices and grades to reflect the quality of retained learning rather than short term learning only. This session will focus on issues with assessment in middle and high grades mathematics classes by focusing on the question, "What balance in types and frequency of assessment provides students feedback and measures learning effectively over longer periods of time?" Performance-based assessments will be discussed. MB-S18255

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 303

8:00am

Think Outside the Box with Grading (Grades K - 6) MB-S18250
Do you want to help students, parents, and teachers understand learning targets and how the students have progressed toward meeting the targets? Participants will explore a grading system that more accurately represents a child's progress. MB-S18250


Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 101

8:00am

Presenting Growth Mindset to Parents (Grades K - 6) MB-S18253
Many parents are unaware of what Growth Mindset is and how they can support their child at home with this concept. This session will share an easy-to-follow parent presentation that can easily be replicated. Strategies will help parents to be able to provide students with support at home regarding Growth Mindset and learn about changing the language they use with students to instill more perseverance and grit with their children. MB-S18253

Speakers
avatar for Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson

Crestline Elementary
avatar for Amanda McClung

Amanda McClung

Mountain Brook


Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 112

8:00am

3-6 Word Study within a Balanced Literacy Framework (Grades 3 - 6) MB-S18252
Mountain Brook Collaborative Learning Team members will share instructional strategies for word study within a balanced literacy framework. MB-S18252

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Crossno

Ashley Crossno

Reading Coach, Cherokee Bend Elementary
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Kathy Snyder

Brookwood Forest Elementary


Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 103

8:00am

K-2 Word Study within a Balanced Literacy Framework (Grades K - 2) MB-S18251
Mountain Brook Collaborative Learning Team members will share instructional strategies for word study within a balanced literacy framework. MB-S18251

Speakers
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Rachel Anderson

Crestline Elementary
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Lindsey Ehsan

Mountain Brook Elementary
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Julie Tuck

Mountain Brook


Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 102

8:00am

Using Design Thinking to Enhance Student Ownership (Grades 4 - 12) MB-S18254 *Includes Student Panel*
Participants will experience the elements of design thinking by walking through the process to redesign lessons to enhance student ownership. Participants will develop empathy, define issues or problems, ideate solutions, design and develop a prototype, and have the opportunity to test the prototype by receiving feedback. At the end of the session, participants will have the ability to use design thinking with their students and they will walk away with a lesson that fosters student ownership. MB-S18254

Speakers
avatar for Suzan Brandt

Suzan Brandt

Technology Coordinator, Mountain Brook Jr High School
Suzan Brandt is the Technology Coordinator for Mountain Brook Junior High School. She began her career with Hoover City Schools in 1994 and served as an Instructional Technology Specialist from 2000-2009. Suzan has a B.A in Elementary Education from Auburn University and a M.A. in Special Education from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she also completed coursework for her Educational Leadership certificate. She earned an Ed.S in Educational Technology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Suzan has worked in the area of special education and has taught Language Arts, Math, and Computer Applications. Suzan is actively involved in professional development and learning. She has presented at The Gulf Coast Writing Project, The Samford University Writing Project, ACTE Conference, EduCon, AETA, Tech & Learning Live, and the Alabama Educational Technology Conference. She is an organizer for... Read More →
avatar for Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Staff Development, Mountain Brook Junior High


Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 302

8:00am

Above and Beyond the Basics: Early American History (US History) MB-S18256
Participants will take a look at how various teachers have brought depth and engagement by going beyond the basics.  We all know then someone is skimming the surface, so do the students.  We want to share techniques, lessons, and ideas that have enabled teachers to take their students to a deeper understanding.  Rigor doesn't always mean more; sometimes, it means less because the less can encompass depth and engagement. MB-S18256

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Room 312

8:00am

Advanced Content for Secondary Art Teachers (Grades 7-12 Art) MB-S18258
This session will provide secondary art teachers, both at the high school and junior high level, with projects and ideas that can be implemented within the curriculum framework of an advanced level class. The types of project ideas presented will be suitable for a whole range of grade and aptitude levels, from middle school to high school, and would benefit students transitioning between these two areas. In these collaborative sessions, teachers will share projects which have been successful at this level. Teachers will engage in three workshop style sessions where they will learn about a certain project, specific to each medium from painting/ drawing, photography (2D), and three dimensional media. Please come prepared with examples or outlines that showcase one of your successful project types, and be ready to walk away with something new as well. MB-S18258


Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Room 602

8:00am

Conceptual Learning in Modern Language (Spanish III/ IV/V and French III/ IV/V ) MB-S18257
The curriculum for advanced-level modern languages revolves around 6 themes as expressed through Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.  Teachers are always looking for ways to incorporate these themes into reading, writing, listening and speaking activities.  We propose having a day for modern-language teachers to discuss these six themes and activities, and also to brainstorm and to develop new standards-based activities to use in class.  The themes are useful at any level, thus facilitating vertical alignment. Teachers of all levels are invited to attend this session. MB-S18257

Speakers
avatar for Jessie Creech

Jessie Creech

Mountain Brook High School


Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Room 313

8:00am

Teaching CALCULUS Conceptually (Calculus) MB-S18259
This session will discuss how to conceptually teach the big ideas in a high school calculus course – limits, derivatives, integrals, and their applications.  Some applications will involve technology, but the emphasis of the session is to focus on the concepts and content behind some of the processes students use and on how to build student conceptual understanding both visually and analytically.  This session is designed to support both new and experienced calculus teachers in some aspects of curriculum and methodology, and hopefully build a network of calculus teachers that will continue connections throughout the subsequent teaching year. One focal point for this session is to provide the opportunity for you to exchange ideas and information with other teaching colleagues and to become a member of an engaged learning community.  Plan to bring materials that you are willing to discuss and share with others. MB-S18259

Speakers
avatar for Wanda Burns

Wanda Burns

AP Calculus AB & BC Teacher, Mountain Brook High School
1. CALCULUS! | 2. Teaching conceptually | 3. Teaching students how to organize concepts | 4. Teaching students how to think about concepts


Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Room 111

9:00am

Building Community with Morning Meeting (Grades 4-12) MB-S18262 *Includes Student Panel*
Sixth grade teachers will share their experience over the years with using a Morning Meeting format. Participants will hear from former students to understand why this concept is truly worth the time devoted to it. Teachers will share how they have made this process their own to fit student population. Strategies, suggestions, and resources will be shared to help with successful implementation. MB-S18262


Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 103

9:00am

Argumentation in the Math Classroom (Grades 5 - 12) MB-S18265
Participants will learn the newest research on argumentation in the math classroom. The mathematical practice "construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others" has been largely neglected. After hearing research findings on argumentation in the classroom, teachers will do several tasks that encourage argumentation. The session will be student-centered and model how teachers might implement an effective lesson in their own classroom. MB-S18265

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 303

9:00am

Diving Deeper into Science Practice Standards (Grades K - 6) MB-S18263
What do scientists and engineers do? Explore this question and help teachers get comfortable with the Science and Engineering Practices. This dimension of the NGSS engages students in actively doing science and thinking like a scientist. These introductory activities help teachers build familiarity with the eight practices, consider what they might look like in the classroom, and see how engineering is fun. MB-S18263

Speakers
avatar for Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson

Crestline Elementary
avatar for Amanda McClung

Amanda McClung

Mountain Brook


Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 112

9:00am

Growing Young Writers through Shared and Interactive Writing (Grades K - 3) MB-S18261
Shared and Interactive Writing engages students in the writing process as well as to continue thinking about what it means to think and read as a writer. In this session, the presenters will offer specific strategies used in shared and interactive writing that have provided a powerful scaffold for student growth as writers. These strategies have significantly influenced student learning, by first allowing students to practice with teacher support, and then apply their learning independently in writing workshop. A continuum of K-1 writing skills, and how these skills are woven into shared and interactive writing, will also be shared. MB-S18261

Speakers
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Kathy Snyder

Brookwood Forest Elementary


Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 102

9:00am

The Ultimate Guide to an Effective Inclusive Classroom (Grades K - 6) MB-S18260
Remember that one special ed class you took in college? Neither do we. Whether you've been teaching for 1 year or 30, inclusion can be tough! Session leaders are here to give you the ultimate guide to providing an effective, challenging, and engaging education in the inclusive classroom. MB-S18260


Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 101

9:00am

Demystifying Digital Portfolios: Everything You Need to Get Started for Free (Grades K - 12) MB-S18264
Digital portfolios serve to inspire a habit of reflection, while also creating opportunities for students to curate their best work for others to see. Long term, digital portfolios can help transition the world of education to emphasize real-world accomplishments over "quantitative" achievements (i.e. test scores). Digital portfolios are a challenging area of advancement in the world of education, and a team of dedicated educators from Madison have produced a documentary and a freely accessible public folder containing all resources needed will be shared to help demystify this worthwhile endeavor for all students and teachers. MB-S18264


Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 212

10:00am

Interpreting and Using AMC Data with DNC Lessons for Early Mathematical Conceptual Understanding (Grades K - 2) MB-S18268
Teachers will learn how to interpret AMC reports and how to link them to the DNC lessons and activities. Teachers will try some of the DNC lessons and activities and learn how to write learning goals, plan intervention, and customized lessons for students based on AMC data. MB-S18268

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Millhouse

Shannon Millhouse

Mountain Brook Elementary


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 213

10:00am

Learn to do More with Google Hangout and Microsoft Skype (Grades K - 12) MB-S18204
Learn to video conference, share your screen, record your sessions, and collaborate using Google Hangout and Microsoft Skype. Quickly add links to your appointment calendars and more. MBS has both available to all teachers and students. Educator skill: Collaborator. Products featured: Google Hangouts, Skype. MB-S18204

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 103

10:00am

How to Promote. Integrate, and Maximize Student Voice: What We Learned in our own Classrooms (K-12) MB-S18269
Student/teacher partnerships create meaningful learning experiences, authentic assessment opportunities, and positive classroom environments. In this session, two teachers share personal experiences and tips for acquiring student feedback and strategies for responding to student voice in meaningful and doable ways. MB-S18269


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 303

10:00am

Prewriting: Is It a Prerequisite, Part of the Process, or a Plan with Potential? (Grades K - 6) MB-S18267
This session will explore issues that have surfaced dealing with prewriting in the classroom over the years. Should we plan or not plan? We will discuss the need of prewriting as a prerequisite, a part of the process-not just in the beginning, and how it can be a plan with potential for guiding growing writers. Participants will leave with a better understanding of prewriting, how writers use prewriting strategies, and several ideas to use in the classroom. MB-S18267

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 102

10:00am

Stop! COLLABORATE and Listen (Grades K - 12) MB-S18266
This upbeat session will begin with unique descriptions of the six different co-teaching models. Teachers will learn to implement the various models of co-teaching. It is important for teachers to stop working independently and begin collaborating to work smarter with co-workers. We will also discuss developing trust and truly listening to each other as professionals to meet student's needs. The session will address the partnership between General and Special Education staff. The second half of the session, teachers will break into groups to experience and practice "real-world" co-teaching situations. Teachers will be able to walk away with various models to attempt and implement within a Collaborative/Inclusion setting. MB-S18266

Speakers
AD

Amanda Dillard

Special Education Teacher, MBJH
ER

Erin Reaves

Special Education Teacher, MBJH


Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 101

12:00pm

Helping Students Cope with Grief (Grades K - 12) MB-S18272
Losing a loved one is never easy. For children-as for adults-grieving is an important part of accepting that a loved one has died, dealing with difficult feelings, and saying goodbye. For our students having caring adults who will accompany them through this process can create an opportunity for growth and healing. In this program, Matt Bunt of the Amelia Center will lead a discussion of the role teachers and school personnel can play in helping children heal though the grieving process. MB-S18272

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 112

12:00pm

Student Led Conferences Give Students a Voice (Grades K - 12) MB-S18271
The administrative team from Crestline Elementary will share their experiences and professional development used in guiding students, teachers, and parents to implement and continually improve a student led conference model. In addition, teacher created templates, scripts, parent communication, and other student led conference tools will be shared and explained. MB-S18271


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 103

12:00pm

Learning from the Company We Keep: Using Mentor Text in the Writing Classroom (Grades K - 6) MB-S18270
This session will explore the power of using mentor texts in a writing classroom. Participants will leave with a better understanding of supporting research, the importance of mentor texts from experience and student voices, and numerous ideas to implement. MB-S18270

Speakers

Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 102

12:00pm

Engaging Students with 3-D Printing (Grades 4 - 9) MB-S18228
Teachers will learn about using Tinkercad and 3-D printers for engaging design projects. After viewing a presentation, participants will hear from teachers who have done these projects with students. Teachers will set up a Tinkercad account and try it to see what can be accomplished using the design program. MB-S18228

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Millhouse

Shannon Millhouse

Mountain Brook Elementary


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 213

12:00pm

Listen Up! Why Listening to Our Students Matters (Grades K - 12) MB-S18274
Come take a deep dive into the powerful impact listening to student voice can have on student ownership and achievement. In this session participants will engage in discussions and examine strategies to solicit student voice in an effort to develop educational partnerships between teachers and students. MB-S18274

Speakers
avatar for Missy Brooks

Missy Brooks

Director of Instruction, Mountain Brook Schools
Dr. Missy Brooks is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Mountain Brook Schools, a suburban district of 4300 students. Dr. Brooks also serves as the Director of Federal Programs, Career Tech, Professional Development, Accountability, Response to Instruction (RTI), and G... Read More →
avatar for Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Staff Development, Mountain Brook Junior High


Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 212

1:00pm

Exercise Is Miracle Gro For The Brain (quote from John J. Raty MD) (Grades K - 12) MB-S18280
Participants will learn how to use classroom energizers, brain breaks, cross curricular fitness activities and information from the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention to help students activate the brain, improve on-task behavior and leave students more focused and ready to learn. MB-S18280

Speakers
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Sally White

Mountain Brook


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MBHS

1:00pm

Born to be WILD: An Educator's Creative Breakthrough (Grades K - 12) MB-S18275
Are you ready to maximize engagement in your students and push yourself as a creative educator to the max? Little, creative changes can make a BIG impact on student learning. Our session is inspired by The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough by Hope and Wade King, teachers at Ron Clark Academy. MB-S18275

Speakers
HB

Heather Brown

edcamp Mountain Brook Team Member


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 302

1:00pm

Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn, Closely Reading Our Students in Reading Conferences (Grades K - 6) MB-S18276
The session will push teachers to think about questions asked in reading conferences. Are we researching the book or the reader? Participants will explore strategies to understand how our readers understand and not just what they are reading. MB-S18276

Speakers
KS

Kathy Snyder

Brookwood Forest Elementary


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 102

1:00pm

Fostering Resiliency in Students: How to Support Students During Difficult Times (Grades 5 - 12) MB-S18277
When students lives are in crisis, the learning process can be halted. Learning practical strategies on how to help students successfully cope can help them re-engage in their learning. Participants will discuss the difference between embarrassment, guilt, humiliation and shame and identify supportive factors that increase the likelihood of recovery. MB-S18277

Speakers
avatar for Casey Lancaster

Casey Lancaster

Counselor, Mountain Brook Junior High School


Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 103

2:00pm

Empowered Teachers = Engaged Learners (Grades K - 3) MB-S18278
Using Ron Berger's Leaders of their Own Learning and teacher-developed materials, participants will explore the following building blocks of student ownership: Learning Targets, Checking for Understanding, and Models/Critique/Descriptive Feedback. The goal of this session is for teachers to walk away ready to implement the student ownership practices successfully. MB-S18278


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 112

2:00pm

AED Training (Grades K-12) MB-S18279
Automated External Defibrillators (AED):   Lifesaving Technology on Every Campus: AED’s are available throughout the schools and community. This class will provide the participant an understanding of the purpose and use of the AED and their role in the Cardiac Chain of Survival. MB-S18279


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 113

2:00pm

How to Promote. Integrate, and Maximize Student Voice: What We Learned in our own Classrooms (K-12) MB-S18269
Student/teacher partnerships create meaningful learning experiences, authentic assessment opportunities, and positive classroom environments. In this session, two teachers share personal experiences and tips for acquiring student feedback and strategies for responding to student voice in meaningful and doable ways. MB-S18269


Wednesday June 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 212
 
Thursday, June 7
 

8:00am

Edcamp Mountain Brook (Grades K-12) MB-S18285
Want to be part of a growing grassroots PD movement known as edCamp? Want to experience some really fun, meaningful PD while connecting and networking with some of the brightest, most passionate educators from Alabama and beyond? Then sign up for edCamp Mountain Brook and join the ranks of thousands of educators from across the GLOBE who are embracing the edCamp movement. EdCamp is a participant-led PD that will leave you feeling refreshed and excited to be in one of the greatest professions on Earth! It’s free, fun, challenging and YOU get to choose what YOU want to learn. We will be providing a free lunch, snacks and you will get STI-PD credit for attending. Anyone with a passion for kids and learning is welcome. MB-S18285

Thursday June 7, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
TBA