•  Plano Inspire Conference Flyer

    Learn in a cool, new way - from the comfort of your home! Teacher Inspire is Plano's very own virtual conference. Join other PISD educators in sessions targeting student engagement, literacy skills development, EL support, and new ways to make learning stick!

    Registration is now open. More sessions will be added this week! Be sure to come back for additional offerings.  

  • Monday, June 15, 2020

    Morning Sessions

    All Levels

    Digital Learning Workflow - FULL!

    • Chromebooks, Webdesk, Google Classroom, and GoGuardian are the four essential tools to develop an effective digital learning workflow. We will review Chromebook tips and tricks and learn the best ways to use Webdesk for accessing PISD resources such as textbooks and apps. Additionally, we will connect all of it to Google Classroom which serves as a lesson management tool and communication tool. This class will be delivered digitally via Zoom.
      • Presented by PISD Digital Learning and Teaching
      • 8:00am - 9:30am
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants 
      • Register in PowerSchool

    User-Friendly Google Classroom - FULL!

    • Jumpstart next school year with everything Google Classroom has to offer! Google Classroom is a tool that organizes classroom resources and communication. Students can enroll in a teacher's Google Classroom and access class announcements, calendars, syllabus, assignments, and other class information. Additionally, students can sharpen their digital literacy and digital citizenship skills and parents can stay in the loop with Google's Guardian Summaries. This class will be delivered digitally via Zoom. 
      • Presented by PISD Digital Learning and Teaching
      • 10:00am - 11:30am 
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Elementary Sessions

    Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Elementary FULL!

    • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
      • Presented by s3strategies
      • 8:30am - 11:30am
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Secondary Sessions

    Enhancing School Improvement through a Professional Learning Community - Secondary

    • A key element to school improvement and success is an established professional learning community culture. This session will help us understand the why of PLC and school culture. We will reflect on our current reality, culture, and collaborative practices. Teachers will walk away with a strong understanding of what it takes to be a part of a highly effective team.
      • Presented by Dennis King
      • 8:30am - 11:30am
      • The links to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Texas StudySync 101: Introduction to Your New ELAR Resource - 9th Grade ELAR Teachers

    • The Texas StudySync 101 Training is an interactive session to introduce you to your new ELAR resource. Please note that sessions are presented by grade level. To maximize learning, there are some pre-work assignments to help get you acquainted with the platform of Texas StudySync and set you up for great training. The training will be a mix of demonstrations and hands-on access to the fully-loaded training site of Texas StudySync, exploring the many resources you will have at your fingertips.  If you teach more than one grade level, you will only need to attend one session total.

    Afternoon Sessions

    All Levels

    WeVideo FULL!

    • Lights! Camera! Action! WeVideo is a user-friendly online tool used to create engaging, informative videos. Greenscreen, screencasting, text overlay, musical backgrounds, smooth transitions, and online editing tools are just a few of the features available in WeVideo. It is now very easy to make a polished video product on digital devices such as Chromebooks. This class will be delivered digitally via Zoom.
      • Presented by PISD Digital Learning and Teaching
      • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • The links to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Elementary Sessions

    Enhancing School Improvement through a Professional Learning Community - Elementary

    • A key element to school improvement and success is an established professional learning community culture. This session will help us understand the why of PLC and school culture. We will reflect on our current reality, culture, and collaborative practices. Teachers will walk away with a strong understanding of what it takes to be a part of a highly effective team.
      • Presented by Dennis King
      • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • The links to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Secondary Sessions

    Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Secondary FULL!

    • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
      • Presented by s3strategies
      • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Texas StudySync 101: Introduction to Your New ELAR Resource - 10th Grade ELAR Teachers

    • The Texas StudySync 101 Training is an interactive session to introduce you to your new ELAR resource. Please note that sessions are presented by grade level. To maximize learning, there are some pre-work assignments to help get you acquainted with the platform of Texas StudySync and set you up for great training. The training will be a mix of demonstrations and hands-on access to the fully-loaded training site of Texas StudySync, exploring the many resources you will have at your fingertips.  If you teach more than one grade level, you will only need to attend one session total.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020

    Morning Sessions

    All Levels

    Creating Positive Classroom Culture for Students with Significant Behavior Support Needs FULL!

    • Teachers serving students with the most significant behavior support needs will explore a set of strategies for building appropriate rapport, maintaining boundaries, and establishing positive classroom norms. Participants will review the importance of classroom structure, avoiding power struggles, maintaining consistency, setting limits, reinforcing appropriate choices, and motivating behavioral change.
      • Presented by Catapult Learning
      • 8:30am -11:30am
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Cultural Competence FULL!

    • Educators can more appropriately meet the needs of the students and families they serve when they possess the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. In this workshop, participants will compare and contrast diversity and inclusivity, as well as examine how implicit biases inform cultural views, attitudes, and beliefs, impacting the way educators interact with and respond to their students. Participants will also learn ways to apply strategies and approaches to become a more culturally competent educator.
      • Presented by Catapult Learning
      • 8:30am - 11:30am
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Effective Classroom Management FULL!

    • Proactively and explicitly building a culture of high expectations, respect, and shared values sets the tone for a collaborative classroom and protect both teachers’ and students’ rights. This workshop will help teachers create an effective plan for classroom management that will set the stage for a successful year for all stakeholders.
      • Presented by Catapult Learning
      • 8:30am -11:30am
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Modeling and Teaching Social-Emotional Skill Building FULL!

    • Effective social-emotional learning requires teachers to model the five core competencies and deliberately teach skills within those competencies throughout the day, every day. During this session, participants will reflect on how to model self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management, and responsible decision making for students.
      • Presented by Catapult Learning
      • 8:30am -11:30am
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Elementary Sessions

    Enhancing School Improvement through a Professional Learning Community - Elementary

    • A key element to school improvement and success is an established professional learning community culture. This session will help us understand the why of PLC and school culture. We will reflect on our current reality, culture, and collaborative practices. Teachers will walk away with a strong understanding of what it takes to be a part of a highly effective team.
      • Presented by Dennis King
      • 8:30am - 11:30am
      • The links to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Elementary FULL!

    • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
      • Presented by s3strategies
      • 8:30am - 11:30am
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Secondary Sessions

    Common Formative Assessments - Secondary 

    • An explosion of information has proven the power of and the need for more formative assessments and fewer summative assessments. It seems odd, then, to add the idea of teams using common assessments to an already test-heavy culture. However, when managed properly, the development and use of collaborative common assessments can support a culture of learning for both students and teachers. Participants in this session collectively step back and examine assessment practices from the lenses of where we are now, where we are going, and what we can begin to do to address the gap.
      • Presented by Cassie Erkens
      • 8:30am - 11:30am
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Secondary

    • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
      • Presented by s3strategies
      • 8:30am - 11:30am
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Texas StudySync 101: Introduction to Your New ELAR Resource - 11th Grade ELAR Teachers

    • The Texas StudySync 101 Training is an interactive session to introduce you to your new ELAR resource. Please note that sessions are presented by grade level. To maximize learning, there are some pre-work assignments to help get you acquainted with the platform of Texas StudySync and set you up for great training. The training will be a mix of demonstrations and hands-on access to the fully-loaded training site of Texas StudySync, exploring the many resources you will have at your fingertips.  If you teach more than one grade level, you will only need to attend one session total.

    Afternoon Sessions

    All Levels

    Creating Positive Classroom Culture for Students with Significant Behavior Support Needs FULL!

    • Teachers serving students with the most significant behavior support needs will explore a set of strategies for building appropriate rapport, maintaining boundaries, and establishing positive classroom norms. Participants will review the importance of classroom structure, avoiding power struggles, maintaining consistency, setting limits, reinforcing appropriate choices, and motivating behavioral change.
      • Presented by Catapult Learning
      • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Cultural Competence FULL!

    • Educators can more appropriately meet the needs of the students and families they serve when they possess the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. In this workshop, participants will compare and contrast diversity and inclusivity, as well as examine how implicit biases inform cultural views, attitudes, and beliefs, impacting the way educators interact with and respond to their students. Participants will also learn ways to apply strategies and approaches to become a more culturally competent educator.
      • Presented by Catapult Learning
      • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Effective Classroom Management FULL!

    • Proactively and explicitly building a culture of high expectations, respect, and shared values sets the tone for a collaborative classroom and protect both teachers’ and students’ rights. This workshop will help teachers create an effective plan for classroom management that will set the stage for a successful year for all stakeholders.
      • Presented by Catapult Learning
      • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Modeling and Teaching Social-Emotional Skill Building FULL!

    • Effective social-emotional learning requires teachers to model the five core competencies and deliberately teach skills within those competencies throughout the day, every day. During this session, participants will reflect on how to model self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management, and responsible decision making for students.
      • Presented by Catapult Learning
      • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Texas StudySync 101: Introduction to Your New ELAR Resource - 12th Grade ELAR Teachers

    • The Texas StudySync 101 Training is an interactive session to introduce you to your new ELAR resource. Please note that sessions are presented by grade level. To maximize learning, there are some pre-work assignments to help get you acquainted with the platform of Texas StudySync and set you up for great training. The training will be a mix of demonstrations and hands-on access to the fully-loaded training site of Texas StudySync, exploring the many resources you will have at your fingertips.  If you teach more than one grade level, you will only need to attend one session total.

     

    Elementary Sessions

    Common Formative Assessments - Elementary 

    • An explosion of information has proven the power of and the need for more formative assessments and fewer summative assessments. It seems odd, then, to add the idea of teams using common assessments to an already test-heavy culture. However, when managed properly, the development and use of collaborative common assessments can support a culture of learning for both students and teachers. Participants in this session collectively step back and examine assessment practices from the lenses of where we are now, where we are going, and what we can begin to do to address the gap.
      • Presented by Cassie Erkens
      • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
      • Register in PowerSchool

    Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Elementary FULL!

      • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by s3strategies
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Secondary Sessions

      Enhancing School Improvement through a Professional Learning Community - Secondary

      • A key element to school improvement and success is an established professional learning community culture. This session will help us understand the why of PLC and school culture. We will reflect on our current reality, culture, and collaborative practices. Teachers will walk away with a strong understanding of what it takes to be a part of a highly effective team.
        • Presented by Dennis King
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The links to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Secondary

      • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by s3strategies
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

    • Wednesday, June 17, 2020

      Morning Sessions

      All Levels

      Creating Positive Classroom Culture for Students with Significant Behavior Support Needs -FULL!

      • Teachers serving students with the most significant behavior support needs will explore a set of strategies for building appropriate rapport, maintaining boundaries, and establishing positive classroom norms. Participants will review the importance of classroom structure, avoiding power struggles, maintaining consistency, setting limits, reinforcing appropriate choices, and motivating behavioral change.
        • Presented by Catapult Learning
        • 8:30am -11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Cultural Competence

      • Educators can more appropriately meet the needs of the students and families they serve when they possess the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. In this workshop, participants will compare and contrast diversity and inclusivity, as well as examine how implicit biases inform cultural views, attitudes, and beliefs, impacting the way educators interact with and respond to their students. Participants will also learn ways to apply strategies and approaches to become a more culturally competent educator.
        • Presented by Catapult Learning
        • 8:30am - 11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Effective Classroom Management

      • Proactively and explicitly building a culture of high expectations, respect, and shared values sets the tone for a collaborative classroom and protect both teachers’ and students’ rights. This workshop will help teachers create an effective plan for classroom management that will set the stage for a successful year for all stakeholders.
        • Presented by Catapult Learning
        • 8:30am -11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Modeling and Teaching Social-Emotional Skill Building -FULL!

      • Effective social-emotional learning requires teachers to model the five core competencies and deliberately teach skills within those competencies throughout the day, every day. During this session, participants will reflect on how to model self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management, and responsible decision making for students.
        • Presented by Catapult Learning
        • 8:30am -11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Elementary Sessions

      Common Formative Assessments - Elementary 

      • An explosion of information has proven the power of and the need for more formative assessments and fewer summative assessments. It seems odd, then, to add the idea of teams using common assessments to an already test-heavy culture. However, when managed properly, the development and use of collaborative common assessments can support a culture of learning for both students and teachers. Participants in this session collectively step back and examine assessment practices from the lenses of where we are now, where we are going, and what we can begin to do to address the gap.
        • Presented by Cassie Erkens
        • 8:30am - 11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Create an Anywhere, Anytime Classroom! - Elementary

      • Discover how to enhance student learning in online and blended classrooms. Author, Casey Reason, will offer direct guidance on the steps K–12 educators must take to facilitate online learning and maximize student growth using digital tools. The session includes suggestions, tips, and examples tied to pedagogical practices associated with learning online, so you can confidently engage in the best practices with your students.
        • Presented by Casey Reason
        • 8:30am - 11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Elementary -FULL!

      • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by s3strategies
        • 8:30am - 11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Secondary Sessions

      Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Secondary

      • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by s3strategies
        • 8:30 am - 11:30 am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      4 Steps to Make Learning Stick

      • Merging educational neuroscience with a formative assessment process and differentiated instruction, LeAnn Nickelsen will explore a four-step cycle of instruction—(1) chunk, (2) chew, (3) check, and (4) change—that has the power to double the speed of student learning. Compatible with any subject area, this session's brain-friendly teaching strategies and plentiful tools are designed to help transform students into active learners and independent thinkers. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by LeAnn Nickelson
        • 8:30am - 11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Texas StudySync 101: Introduction to Your New ELAR Resource - 10th Grade ELAR Teachers

      • The Texas StudySync 101 Training is an interactive session to introduce you to your new ELAR resource. Please note that sessions are presented by grade level. To maximize learning, there are some pre-work assignments to help get you acquainted with the platform of Texas StudySync and set you up for great training. The training will be a mix of demonstrations and hands-on access to the fully-loaded training site of Texas StudySync, exploring the many resources you will have at your fingertips.  If you teach more than one grade level, you will only need to attend one session total.

      Afternoon Sessions:

      All Levels

      Creating Positive Classroom Culture for Students with Significant Behavior Support Needs -FULL!

      • Teachers serving students with the most significant behavior support needs will explore a set of strategies for building appropriate rapport, maintaining boundaries, and establishing positive classroom norms. Participants will review the importance of classroom structure, avoiding power struggles, maintaining consistency, setting limits, reinforcing appropriate choices, and motivating behavioral change.
        • Presented by Catapult Learning
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Cultural Competence

      • Educators can more appropriately meet the needs of the students and families they serve when they possess the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. In this workshop, participants will compare and contrast diversity and inclusivity, as well as examine how implicit biases inform cultural views, attitudes, and beliefs, impacting the way educators interact with and respond to their students. Participants will also learn ways to apply strategies and approaches to become a more culturally competent educator.
        • Presented by Catapult Learning
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Effective Classroom Management

      • Proactively and explicitly building a culture of high expectations, respect, and shared values sets the tone for a collaborative classroom and protect both teachers’ and students’ rights. This workshop will help teachers create an effective plan for classroom management that will set the stage for a successful year for all stakeholders.
        • Presented by Catapult Learning
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Modeling and Teaching Social-Emotional Skill Building -FULL!

      • Effective social-emotional learning requires teachers to model the five core competencies and deliberately teach skills within those competencies throughout the day, every day. During this session, participants will reflect on how to model self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management, and responsible decision making for students.
        • Presented by Catapult Learning
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool 

      Elementary Sessions

      Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Elementary -FULL!

      • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by s3strategies
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      4 Steps to Make Learning Stick

      • Merging educational neuroscience with a formative assessment process and differentiated instruction, LeAnn Nickelsen will explore a four-step cycle of instruction—(1) chunk, (2) chew, (3) check, and (4) change—that has the power to double the speed of student learning. Compatible with any subject area, this session's brain-friendly teaching strategies and plentiful tools are designed to help transform students into active learners and independent thinkers. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by LeAnn Nickelson
        • 1:00pm-4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Secondary Sessions

      Common Formative Assessments - Secondary 

      • An explosion of information has proven the power of and the need for more formative assessments and fewer summative assessments. It seems odd, then, to add the idea of teams using common assessments to an already test-heavy culture. However, when managed properly, the development and use of collaborative common assessments can support a culture of learning for both students and teachers. Participants in this session collectively step back and examine assessment practices from the lenses of where we are now, where we are going, and what we can begin to do to address the gap.
        • Presented by Cassie Erkens
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Create an Anywhere, Anytime Classroom! - Secondary

      • Discover how to enhance student learning in online and blended classrooms. Author, Casey Reason, will offer direct guidance on the steps K–12 educators must take to facilitate online learning and maximize student growth using digital tools. The session includes suggestions, tips, and examples tied to pedagogical practices associated with learning online, so you can confidently engage in the best practices with your students.
        • Presented by Casey Reason
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Secondary

      • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by s3strategies
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Texas StudySync 101: Introduction to Your New ELAR Resource - 9th Grade ELAR Teachers

      • The Texas StudySync 101 Training is an interactive session to introduce you to your new ELAR resource. Please note that sessions are presented by grade level. To maximize learning, there are some pre-work assignments to help get you acquainted with the platform of Texas StudySync and set you up for great training. The training will be a mix of demonstrations and hands-on access to the fully-loaded training site of Texas StudySync, exploring the many resources you will have at your fingertips.  If you teach more than one grade level, you will only need to attend one session total.

    • Thursday, June 18, 2020

      Morning Sessions

      All Levels

      Digital Learning Workflow -FULL!

      • Chromebooks, Webdesk, Google Classroom, and GoGuardian are the four essential tools to develop an effective digital learning workflow. We will review Chromebook tips and tricks and learn the best ways to use Webdesk for accessing PISD resources such as textbooks and apps. Additionally, we will connect all of it to Google Classroom which serves as a lesson management tool and communication tool. This class will be delivered digitally via Zoom.
        • Presented by PISD Digital Learning and Teaching
        • 8:00am - 9:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      User-Friendly Google Classroom -FULL!

      • Jumpstart next school year with everything Google Classroom has to offer! Google Classroom is a tool that organizes classroom resources and communication. Students can enroll in a teacher's Google Classroom and access class announcements, calendars, syllabus, assignments, and other class information. Additionally, students can sharpen their digital literacy and digital citizenship skills and parents can stay in the loop with Google's Guardian Summaries. This class will be delivered digitally via Zoom. 
        • Presented by PISD Digital Learning and Teaching
        • 10:00am - 11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Elementary Sessions

      4 Steps to Make Learning Stick

      • Merging educational neuroscience with a formative assessment process and differentiated instruction, LeAnn Nickelsen will explore a four-step cycle of instruction—(1) chunk, (2) chew, (3) check, and (4) change—that has the power to double the speed of student learning. Compatible with any subject area, this session's brain-friendly teaching strategies and plentiful tools are designed to help transform students into active learners and independent thinkers. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by LeAnn Nickelson
        • 8:30am - 11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Secondary Sessions

      Create an Anywhere, Anytime Classroom! - Secondary

      • Discover how to enhance student learning in online and blended classrooms. Author, Casey Reason, will offer direct guidance on the steps K–12 educators must take to facilitate online learning and maximize student growth using digital tools. The session includes suggestions, tips, and examples tied to pedagogical practices associated with learning online, so you can confidently engage in the best practices with your students.
        • Presented by Casey Reason
        • 8:30am - 11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Secondary

      • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by s3strategies
        • 8:30am - 11:30am
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Texas StudySync 101: Introduction to Your New ELAR Resource - 12th Grade ELAR Teachers

      • The Texas StudySync 101 Training is an interactive session to introduce you to your new ELAR resource. Please note that sessions are presented by grade level. To maximize learning, there are some pre-work assignments to help get you acquainted with the platform of Texas StudySync and set you up for great training. The training will be a mix of demonstrations and hands-on access to the fully-loaded training site of Texas StudySync, exploring the many resources you will have at your fingertips.  If you teach more than one grade level, you will only need to attend one session total.

      Afternoon Sessions

      All Levels

      NearPod FULL!

      • Nearpod is an interactive learning delivery tool that brings lessons to life! Through interactive slides, students can engage digitally with classroom content. Importing existing PowerPoints, PDFs, and other files is a snap and it makes lessons more engaging by integrating student activities and responses. This class will be delivered digitally via Zoom.
        • Presented by PISD Digital Learning and Teaching
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Elementary Sessions

      Create an Anywhere, Anytime Classroom! - Elementary

      • Discover how to enhance student learning in online and blended classrooms. Author, Casey Reason, will offer direct guidance on the steps K–12 educators must take to facilitate online learning and maximize student growth using digital tools. The session includes suggestions, tips, and examples tied to pedagogical practices associated with learning online, so you can confidently engage in the best practices with your students.
        • Presented by Casey Reason
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Know Your Learner: Creating an I can culture - Elementary - FULL!

      • Classroom culture is critical to student success. Know your students and how to best meet their needs to help them achieve their full potential. Experience techniques to cultivate and value classroom relationships for both online learning and face to face instruction. Leave with a variety of engaging ways to better know your learners to create an “I can!” culture that invites and encourages all to join the learning experience. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by s3strategies
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Secondary Sessions

      4 Steps to Make Learning Stick

      • Merging educational neuroscience with a formative assessment process and differentiated instruction, LeAnn Nickelsen will explore a four-step cycle of instruction—(1) chunk, (2) chew, (3) check, and (4) change—that has the power to double the speed of student learning. Compatible with any subject area, this session's brain-friendly teaching strategies and plentiful tools are designed to help transform students into active learners and independent thinkers. Eligible for GT Credit.
        • Presented by LeAnn Nickelson
        • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
        • The link to the virtual meeting will be emailed to registrants
        • Register in PowerSchool

      Texas StudySync 101: Introduction to Your New ELAR Resource - 11th Grade ELAR Teachers

      • The Texas StudySync 101 Training is an interactive session to introduce you to your new ELAR resource. Please note that sessions are presented by grade level. To maximize learning, there are some pre-work assignments to help get you acquainted with the platform of Texas StudySync and set you up for great training. The training will be a mix of demonstrations and hands-on access to the fully-loaded training site of Texas StudySync, exploring the many resources you will have at your fingertips.  If you teach more than one grade level, you will only need to attend one session total.