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									            Spring Valley High
             October 12, 2009




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                   Richland Two Teacher Forum-Instructional Fair 2009
                                                  October 12, 2009
                                                Spring Valley High


                                           act I - elementary
7:30 - 8:10............................................Previews: School & Teacher Displays, Vendors
8:10 - 9:00..............................................................................................Scene I: Mini-Sessions
9:00 - 9:25...........................................................................Intermission: Vendors & Break
9:25 - 10:15...........................................................................................Scene II: Mini-Sessions
10:15 - 10:40.......................................................................Intermission: Vendors & Break
10:40 - 11:30........................................................................................Scene III: Mini-Sessions
11:30 - 1:00.....................................................................Lunch (Off Site/Teacher’s Choice)
1:00 - 4:00...................Individual Schools for Collaborative Planning & Sharing



                                     act I I- Middle and High
8:00 - 11:00.................Individual Schools for Collaborative Planning & Sharing
11:00 - 12:30...................................................................Lunch (off site/Teacher’s Choice)
12:30 - 1:10...........................................Previews: School & Teacher Displays, Vendors
1:10 - 2:00...............................................................................................Scene I: Mini-Sessions
2:00 - 2:25...........................................................................Intermission: Vendors & Break
2:25 - 3:15..............................................................................................Scene II: Mini-Sessions
3:15 - 3:40............................................................................Intermission: Vendors & Break
3:40 - 4:30..........................................................................................Scene III: Mini-Sessions
                   Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
             (click on link to jump to subject’s page)
                                  All
                                  Art
                                  ELA
                           Guidance/Gifted
                            Language Arts
                                 Math
                                science
                            social studies
elementary
                                Spanish
                          Special Education
                                Speech
                    Social/Emotional Development
                            Social Welfare
                              Technology


                   act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
             (click on link to jump to subject’s page)
                Academics, Behavioral, Organizational
                                  All
                                 Art
                                 ELA
                            Language Arts
                                Math
                        Physical education.
                               science
                            social studies
                         school counseling
                           social welfare


                 act i, Scene III: 10:40-11:30
             (click on link to jump to subject’s page)
                    Academics & Social/emotional
                                All
                                Art
                                ELA
                         Guidance/gifted
                         Keynote Speaker
                          Language Arts
                               Math
                        Physical education.
                        school counseling
                              science
                          social studies
                      act Ii, Scene I: 1:10-2:00
                (click on link to jump to subject’s page)
                                    All
                                    Art
                                Economics
                                    Ela
                             Keynote Speaker
                              Language Arts
                                   Math
Middle & high                   Psychology
                            Physical Education
                                  Science
                              Social Studies
                              Social Welfare
                                  speech
                              Teacher Cadet
                                Technology

                      act Ii, Scene iI: 2:25-3:15
                (click on link to jump to subject’s page)
                                     All
                                     Art
                                     ELA
                               Language Arts
                      Induction, Year Two & Year Three
                                    math
                            Physical Education
                                   Science
                               Social Studies
                             Special Education
                              Social Welfare
                                 Technology

                     act Ii, Scene iiI: 3:40-4:30
                (click on link to jump to subject’s page)
                                     All
                                     art
                                     ELA
                           Freshman Transition
                        Induction, Year two & three
                               Language Arts
                                    Math
                                    music
                                 Psychology
                            physical education
                                   Science
                            school Counseling
                               Social Studies
                              social welfare
                             special education
                                Technology
                              Weight Training
                                   Richland School District Two
                                     Teacher Forum 2007-10
           2007-2008                          2008-2009                     2009-2010
          * Alice Wofford                   Doretha Daniels                Beth Sanders
    Bethel Hanberry Elementary          Bethel Hanberry Elementary   Bethel Hanberry Elementary
         Chandra Sadler                      Rashad Adams                  Brenda Davis
     Bookman Road Elementary             Bookman Road Elementary      Bridge Creek Elementary
            Tara Smith                      Rebecca Carrion              * Rebecca English
        Conder Elementary                   Conder Elementary         Bookman Road Elementary
         * Denise Webster                    Marian Scullion            Veneshia Stribling
       Forest Lake Elementary             Forest Lake Elementary         Conder Elementary
          Sharon Adams                      Elizabeth Waters                 Lilla Todd
         Keels Elementary                    Keels Elementary          Forest Lake Elementary
         Shevawn Rivers                       Julie Sheehan               Deadra Bowden
         Killian Elementary                 Killian Elementary            Keels Elementary
          * Debbie Rowell                       * Jan Faile               Nicole Whitley
      Lake Carolina Elementary           Lake Carolina Elementary        Killian Elementary
           Janet Marks                        Kionna Keels                Shannan Bright
         Nelson Elementary                  Nelson Elementary         Lake Carolina Elementary
           Teresa Jones                       Patrina Smith               Courtney Long
     North Springs Elementary            North Springs Elementary        Nelson Elementary
          Shawnee Babb                         Maria Hood                   April Burns
       Polo Road Elementary                Polo Road Elementary       North Springs Elementary
          Molly Robbins                         Jeff King                   Lisa Leitner
        Pontiac Elementary                  Pontiac Elementary          Polo Road Elementary
     * Felicia Richburg Sellers                Tia Meekins              **Catherine Griggs
       Rice Creek Elementary              Rice Creek Elementary          Pontiac Elementary
            Will Moody                       Bradley Steedly            Manasses Campbell
       Round Top Elementary               Round Top Elementary         Rice Creek Elementary
         Catherine Austin                    *Nicole Mobley            * Mary Ellen Hedrick
       Sandlapper Elementary              Sandlapper Elementary        Round Top Elementary
           Cathy Stinson                      Camille Stack                Megan Allen
        Windsor Elementary                 Windsor Elementary          Sandlapper Elementary
        ** Sherri Whitlock                 * Alison Whisenant              Debbie Poston
         Blythewood Middle                  Blythewood Middle           Windsor Elementary
           Cathy Stinson                     * Amelie Cromer              Denise Webster
            Dent Middle                        Dent Middle               Blythewood Middle
          Demetrice King                   Mannietea Freeman               Delphia Giles
         E.L. Wright Middle                 E.L. Wright Middle              Dent Middle
           Tracy Melton                      Pamela Bruney                 Kim Thompson
          Kelly Mill Middle                  Kelly Mill Middle           E.L. Wright Middle
          Christy Pegues                   ** Courtney Randle              Levorn Miller
       Summit Parkway Middle                 Longleaf Middle              Kelly Mill Middle
         Scott Auspelmyer                     Cedric Jones                  Tarolyn Lee
          Blythewood High                 Summit Parkway Middle           Longleaf Middle
            Bob Stutts                       William Turner                Mary Brebner
      Richland Northeast High                Blythewood High           Summit Parkway Middle
         Kathleen O’Brien                    Joseph Eberlin                * Angela Hill
         Spring Valley High              Richland Northeast High          Blythewood High
         Austin Stevenson                   Kathleen O’Brien                * Linda Rayl
          Ridge View High                   Spring Valley High        Richland Northeast High
* Honor Roll Teacher of the year              Jimmy Crosby                  Josh Drews
**District Teacher of the Year                Ridge View High            Spring Valley High
                                                                          Zaria O’Bryant
                                                                           Ridge View High
                                          Committee Assignments
Logistics                                            Program Book
Kathleen O’Brien, Chair, Spring Valley High          Jan Zaccone , Chair, Lake Carolina Elementary
Joseph Eberlin, Co-chair, Richland Northeast High    Amelie Cromer, Co-Chair, Dent Middle
Kionna Keels, Co-chair, Nelson Elementary            Libby Collins, Dent Middle
Anne Richardson, Richland Northeast Elementary       Nicole Mobley, Sandlapper Elementary
Brian Butler, Windsor Elementary                     Cathy Stinson, Dent Middle
Demetrice King, E.L. Wright Middle                   Delphia Giles, Dent Middle
Sharon Adams Keels Elementary                        Ashley Bruton, D.O. Middle
Austin Stevenson, Ridge View High
Bradley Steedly, Round Top Elementary                Advertisting
Tonya Rhett, Windsor Elementary                      Octavia Hamilton, Chair, Lake Carolina Elementary
Camille Stack, Windsor Elementary                    Alison Whisenant, Co-chair, Blythewood Middle
Josh Drews, Spring Valley High                       Teresa Jones, Round Top Elementary
Kim Thompson, E.L. Wright Middle                     Chandra Sadler, Bookman Elementary
Angela Hill, Blythewood High                         Lisa Hunt, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary
Scott Auspelmyer, Advisor, Blythewood High           Bob Stutts, Richland Northeast High
Kim Stokes, Advisor, Blythewood High                 April Burns, North Springs Elementary
                                                     Rebecca English, Bookman Road Elementary
Teacher Displays                                     Jodi Thompson , Advisor, North Springs
Monica Faller, Chair, Sandlapper Elementary
Debbie Rowell, Co-chair, Lake Carolina Elementary    Vendors
Carol O’Connor, Killian Elementary                   Alice Wofford, Chair, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary
Catherine Austin, Sandlapper Elementary              Rashad Adams, Co-chair, Bookman Road Elementary
Tia Meekins, Rice Creek Elementary                   Jeff King, Co-chair Pontiac Elementary
Julie Sheehan, Killian Elementary                    Molly Robbins, Pontiac Elemetnary
Pam Bruney, Kelly Mill Middle                        Christy Bosserman, Summit Parkway Middle
Cedric Jones, Summit Parkway Middle                  Catherine Griggs, Pontiac Elementary
Patrina Smith, North Springs Elementary              Tarolyn Lee, Longleaf Middle
Shevawn Rivers, Killian Elementary                   Levorn Miller, Kelly Mill Middle
Deborah Poston, Windsor Elementary                   Lilla Todd, Forest Lake Elementary
Courtney Long, Nelson Elementary                     Bonnie Iseman, Advisor, Pontiac Elementary
Deadra Bowden, Keels Elementary
Lisa Dawkins, Advisor, Sandlapper Elementary         Hospitality
Carol Beis, Advisor, Sandlapper Elementary           Felicia Richburg Sellers, Chair, Rice Creek Elementary
                                                     Jan Faile, Co-Chair, Lake Carolina Elementary
Door Prizes                                          Janet Marks, Nelson Elementary
Denise Webster, Chair, Forest Lake Elementary        Quinne Evans, Nelson Elementary
Elizabeth Waters, Co-chair, Keels Elementary         Sharon Fleming, Keels Elementary
Tara Smith, Conder Elementary                        Doretha Daniels, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary
Leigh Falato, Conder Elementary                      Maria Hood, Polo Road Elementary
Tamala Ashford, Dent Middle                          Rebecca Carrion, Conder Elementary
Marian Scullion, Forest Lake Elementary              William Turner, Blythewood High
Zaria O’Bryant, Ridge View High                      Linda Rayl, Richland Northeast High
Manasses Campbell, Rice Creek Elemetnary             Nicole Whitley, Killian Elementary
Veneshia Stribling, Conder Elemetnary                Shannon Bright, Lake Carolina Elementary
Mary Brebner, Summit Parkway Middle                  Brenda Davis, Bridge Creek Elementary
Jody Batson, Advisor, Polo Road Elementary           Susan Robey, Advisor, Rice Creek Elementary
                                   Committee Assignments, Continued
Mini Sessions                                            Past State TOY
Tia Stewart, Elementary Chair, Rice Creek Elementary     Dodie Rogers, 93-94
Nicole Mobley, Elementary Chair, Sandlapper Elementary   Mary Lostetter, 99-00
Will Moody, Elementary Co-chair, Round Top Elementary    Christa Compton, 00-01
Robin Young, Middle Chair, Summit Parkway Middle         Christi McCollum, 02-03
Mannietea Freeman, Middle Co-chair, E.L. Wright Middle   Linda Winburn, 04-05
Sandra Balthis, High Chair, Ridge View High
Jimmy Crosby, High Co-chair, Ridge View High
                                                         Past District TOY
Lisa Hunt, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary
                                                         Craig Duensing, Richland Northeast High
Nan Lafitte, Forest Lake Elementary
                                                         Paula Wilson, Conder Elementary
Kendra Gadegbeku, Bookman Road Elementary
                                                         Elizabeth Padget, Forest Lake Elementary
Harmonica Hart, Kelly Mill Middle
                                                         Jo Day James, Keels Elementary
Beth Sanders, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary
Lisa Leitner, Polo Road Elementary                       Barbara Jackson, Rice Creek Elementary
Mary Ellen Hedrick, Round Top Elementary                 Lynn Washington, Richland Northeast High
Megan Allen, Sandlapper Elementary                       Jodi Thompson, North Springs Elementary
Denise Webster, Blythewood Middle                        Angela Powers, Forest Elementary
Tempie Bowers, Advisor, Spring Valley High               Christi McCollum, Bookman Road Elementary
                                                         Barbara Jenkins, Dent Middle
Leadership Council                                       Kathy O’Quinn, Round Top Elementary
Courtney Randle, Chair, Longleaf Middle                  Monica Faller, Sandlapper Elementary School
Catherine Griggs, Co-Chair, Pontiac Elementary           Linda “Cookie” Windburn, Spring Valley High
 Elaine Delk, District Representative                    Michele Taylor-Brown, Rice Creek Elementary
Jody Batson, Member-At-Large, Polo Road Elementary       Dawn Smith, Bookman Road Elementary
Tempie Bowers, Spring Valley
Libby Collins, Dent Middle                               Past Honor Roll TOY
Amelie Cromer, Dent Middle                               Sally Huguley, Pontiac Elementary
Rebecca English, Bookman Road Elementary                 Zina Hudson, Windsor Elementary
Jan Faile, Lake Carolina Elementary                      Lisa Dawkins, Sandlapper Elementary
Kendra Gadegbeku, Bookman Road Elementary                Jamie Gordon, Pontiac Elementary
Octavia Hamilton, Lake Carolina Elementary               Malinda Taylor, E. L. Wright Middle
Mary Ellen Hedrick, Round Top elementary                 Janet Bush, Richland Northeast
Angela Hill, Blythewood High                             Alice Shawen, Pontiac Elementary
Bonnie Iseman, Pontiac Elementary                        Susan Peeples, Summit Parkway Middle
Barbara Jenkins, Dent Middle                             Carol Beis, Sandlapper Elementary School
Nicole Mobley, Sandlapper Elementary                     Susan Hall, Summit Parkway Middle
Kathy O’Quinn, Round Top Elementary                      Kendra Gadegbeku, Bookman Road Elementary
Anne Richardson, Richland Northeast High                 Casey Ellisor, Blythewood Middle
Linda Rayl, Richland Northeast                           Wendy Lucas, Richland Northeast High
Felicia Richburg Sellers, Rice Creek Elementary          Sue Dillon, Spring Valley High
Debbie Rowell, Lake Carolina Elementary                  Tim Swick, Pontiac Elementary
Dawn Smith, Bookman Road Elementary                      Anne Richardson, Richland Northeast
Michele Taylor-Brown, Rice Creek Elementary              Cheryl Guy, Spring Valley High
Denise Webster, Forest Lake Elementary                   Robin Young, Summit Parkway Middle
Karen Wendel, Center for Knowledge                       Tempie Bowers, Spring Valley High
Alison Whisenant, Blythewood Middle                      Libby Collins, Dent Middle
Sherri Whitlock, Blythewood Middle                       Bonnie Iseman, Pontiac Elementary
Linda Winburn, Spring Valley High                        Octavia Hamilton, Lake Carolina Elementary
Alice Wofford, Bethel-Hanberry Elementary
Jan Zaccone, Lake Carolina Elementary                    Other Schools and Centers
                                                         Lyn Mueller, Center for Inquiry
                                                         Karen Wendel, Center for Knowledge
                                                         Bobbie Coward, Blythewood Academy
                                                         Stephanie Prince, Clemson Road Child Development Center
                                              Teacher Displays

                  Elementary                                                     High
Bethel-Hanberry Elementary                               Blythewood High
Related Arts Team: Related Arts Renaissance              Kim tiedemann: Blythewood Reads Summer reading

Forest Lake Elementary                                   Spring Valley High
Emily Peebles, Belinda Thomas, Ann Wertz: Making Class   Sharon Lewellen: Viking Threads
Books in Kindergarten
Sandra Weston: Second Graders Love Technology
                                                                       school displays
                                                         Clemson road child development center
Lake Carolina elementary
Amy Neal: Lake Carolina
                                                         spears creek road child development center
Third Grade Team: Navigating Science in Third Grade      center for accelerated preparation
                                                         center for achievement
Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary                              center for inquiry
Laura Goddard: Division in a Day                         center for knowledge
Roberta Friedland: Professional Learning Team            bethel-hanberry elementary
Tara Lewis, Kendra Middleton, Manda Hayward: Feedback    bookman road elementary
Courtney Long: Academy for Civic Engagement              bridge creek elementary
Dawn Smith: ACE
                                                         conder elementary
                                                         forest lake elementary
North Springs Elementary
Jodi Thompson: QUEST
                                                         keels elementary
                                                         killian elementary
Polo Road Elementary                                     lake carolina elementary
Kathy Mayer, Amanda Trower: Questioning through          l. b. nelson elementary
Explorations, Synthesis, Thinking and Teaching           north springs elementary
                                                         polo road elementary
Sandlapper Elementary                                    pontiac elementary
Monica Faller: Digin’ Those Digi’s                       rice creek elementary
Mary Rumsey: Single Gender at Sandlapper Elementary      round top elementary
                                                         sanlapper elementary
                       Middle                            windsor elementary
Dent Middle                                              blythewood middle
Catherine Cambell: FAME                                  dent middle
TLC Team: TLC Academic Magnet                            kelly mill middle
                                                         longleaf middle
E. L. Wright Middle                                      summit parkway middle
Mannietea Freeman: Factoring Using the Box Method        e. l. Wright middle
                                                         blythewood high
Kelly Mill Middle                                        richland northeast high
Pam Bruney: Literacy Scrapbooks of Exemplary Writing     ridge view high
The Wave of the Future                                   spring valley high
                               Vendors



              ALEKS                            Nina Adkins-Hieder
          Alicia’s Gifts                          New York Life
              Avon                        Palmetto Citizens Federal CU
       Baker and Baker                   Palmetto State Teachers Assoc
       Barnes and Noble                          Pampered Chef
        Baskin-Robbins                               PB&J Kidz
         Beads & Bows                       Premier Designs Jewelry
     Bellman Bear Books                       Quintex of Asheville
        Bethlehem Cntr.                                RCEA
        Books-a-Million                        Read It Once Again
       Cartridge World                           Reading Source
           Choose Joy                               Sam’s Club
           Cold Treats                        SC State Credit Union
         Edward Jones                           SC State Museum
      First Citizens Bank                         Snap Fitness
     First Natioanl Bank                              Sodexo
       Generation Press                         South University
GNLD Independent Distributor                  Spring Valley Baptist
   Grand Canyon University                     The College Board
          Hand Picked                              Tupperware
            Hart, Inc.                       University of Phoenix
        Haute Interiors                          Usborne Books
             Hologic                             Visiting Angels
               ING                           Wachovia Corporation
       Iron Brew Coffee                             Waistlines
     Katie Smith Jewelry                       Walden University
     Lakeshore Learning                          Worth the Wait
 Liberty Mutual & Prudential              Xerox Audio Visual Solutions
          Longaberger                              Zoo-phonics
             MetLife
           Molly-Pops!
             Monavie
                                                                     Hospitality Donors



5 Guys..............................................................................................................................................................................TBD

Firehouse Subs.......................................................................................................................Free chips and drink

Groucho’s............................................................................................................................................................20% Off

McAllister’s..................................................................................................................................................................TBD

Moes...............................................................................................................................$5 Burrito, chips and drink

O’Charley’s..........................................................................................................................................................10% off

Red Robin............................................................................................................................................................25% off

Schiano’s Pizza.....................................................................................................................10% off non-specials

Which Wich?..................................................................................................................................................................TBD

Wild Wings...........................................................................................................................................................10% off




                                  *Upon request, please provide your district I.D. to receive discount
                                   FACULTY LOT
                                                     PRACTICE
                                                     FOOTBALL
                                                      FIELD
                                                  BEN STERN
                                                 SOCCER FIELD




                                                 SOCCER/TENNIS
                        MAIN LOT




                                                      LOT
              GYM LOT
STADIUM LOT
                    SPARKLEBERRY LANE
  Elementary
Scene I: 8:10-9:00
                                  Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
Artistic Box Making
Room #D229
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Art
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to create boxes out of various materials
based on a theme or indiviaul ideas of their own. A variet of materials will be used.
Presenter(s): Brandi Floyd and Sam Compton

Interactive Agenda for smart board
Room #D120
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Art
Description: Teachers will learn about embedding video, PowerPoint, hyperlinks, and more into
an interactive agenda.
Presenter(s): Sean Lafaye

Animal Rescue
Room #D111
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn the process of animal rescue and Carolina
Wildlife’s mission.
Presenter(s): M. Weitzel

Building Community and Classroom Management
Room #C327
Grade Levels: K-3
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will...learn various strategies to help build community
and help with classroom management in the self-contained setting for newer teachers.
Presenter(s): Monica Faller

Get Interactive with SMARTBoards!
Room #C224
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to utilize their SMARTBoards to make
lessons interactive to motivate learning!
Presenter(s): Tia Meekins and Dawnn Turner
                                    Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
Get on the Bus! Creating Engaging and Enriching Standards Based Field Studies
Room #C324
Grade Levels: Grades 3-5
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to use content standards to plan field
studies that are academically focused while providing a stimulating and engaging experience
for all learners. Examples and suggestions of pre and post multi-disciplinary activities for
performance assessments will be provided for participants.
Presenter(s): Donna Washington and Emily Caskey

High-Yield Instructional Strategies
Room # C232
Grade Levels: 1st
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will be given An Overview of Five of Marzano’s High
Yield Strategies. The Five High Yield Overview is the starting point to exploring five of the
nine specific strategies. Throughout this training individual will identify ways to more explicitly
make them part of their practice and part of the way their students approach their work. This
training also puts the focus on instructional strategies in context by looking at the connection
between how teachers teach (the instructional strategies you use), what teachers teach (the
design of your curriculum), and the learning environment of teachers classroom (classroom
management). Teacher’s may find that many of these strategies are already part of their teaching
repertoire.
Presenter(s): Aba Daniels-Wallace

Integrated physical activity with classroom curriculum
Room #C339
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn strategies to enhance curriculum with
movement that will provide classroom standards integration with physical activity.
Presenter(s): Carrie Tucker

Mentoring for the next generation of Teachers
Room #C325
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will receive ideas for activities for entire staff to use
in assisting in the development of student teachers. Activities will include site specific, district
level and interviewing strategies.
Presenter(s): Dr. Sally Catoe & Pamela Powell
                                  Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
Selective Mutism: Crossing the Bridge Step by Step
Room #D329
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will review characteristics and identification of
selective mutism. Recommended Interventions will be discussed, followed by a case study and
description of a structured behavioral plan designed to increase student talking behavior in the
classroom.
Presenter(s): Delia Fabrizio & Jessica Skinner

“Setting the Stage for Success”
Room #D321
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn strategies to create and enhance a positive
classroom climate that fosters student success. Each participant will take home a toolbox of
strategies with hands- on tips and resources for immediate implementation. This interactive
presentation will set the stage for a productive and successful school year!
Presenter(s): Tracey Ratchford, Shevawn Rivers, Dyisha Taylor, Kendra Waring

Technology Tips in a Single Gender Classroom
Room #C219
Grade Levels: 5th Grade (Upper Elementary)
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to the use of technology to enhance
single gender strategies. Teachers will learn about classroom management, organizational, and
other ideas found useful using technology. These strategies will be tied to but not limited to a
single gender classroom.
Presenter(s): Shannon Holland and Mary Rumsey
                                    Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
The “Cut Above” Classroom -- Make and take learning!
Room # C205
Grade Levels: Pre K- 5th Induction and Year Two and Year Three Teachers Only
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will...have the opportunity to learn how to make
Foldables. Foldables™ are three-dimensional, interactive graphic organizers that provide
a sense of student ownership & investment in the curriculum and are easily individualized
for many different levels of students. Foldables provide teachers with an alternative way to
differentiate instruction for all levels and contents. Teachers can opt to attend the first session
only to get ideas and begin making Foldables for their classroom or they can remain with
us for the the second session and continue to make hands-on learning manipulative for their
classrooms. All materials will be provided. At the end of the session, teachers will leave with
examples of Foldables that they can use in their classrooms. This is a double session - please
sign up to attend during Scenes I and II.
Presenter(s): Christi McCollum and Belinda Flohr

The Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students
Room #D239
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Guidance / Gifted
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to address some of the social and
emotional needs of their gifted students. Research indicates that many gifted students struggle
with issues of perfectionism, stress management, underachievement, and a need to develop their
metacognition. Practical strategies will be discussed.
Presenter(s): Will Moody

Making Your Reading and Writing Workshops Work!
Room #C330
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): ELA
Description: During this session teachers will receive tons of tools, tips, lesson plans, ideas, and
resources necessary for setting up and successfully running reading and writing workshops!
What should the teacher and students be doing during this independent work time? Come
receive an answer to this question and more!
Presenter(s): Brittany Daniels
                                   Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
Cooking Up a Good Book
Room #C141
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Math
Description: During this session teachers will demonstrate the relationship between children’s
literature and cooking activities. Participants will learn ways to tie literature, math and cooking
activities in the classroom. Participants will take part in a read aloud and experience the yummy
treat which can be made using the text.
Presenter(s): Marsha Nelums, Julie Sheehan

DIBELS and BITS
Room #D225
Grade Levels: Kindergarten
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: Ideas for differentiated workshop activities for kindergartners through ELA,
Reading, and Writing Must Do’s and May Do’s.
Presenter(s): Kristin Hutchison, Tina Jackson, Melissa Kramer, Karen Mattox, Becky Anne
Struthers, Wanda Lewis and Sarah Boone

Guided Reading in Kindergarten during workshop
Room #C146
Grade Levels: Kindergarten
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Reading
Description: During this session teachers will learn reading strategies for all of their guided
reading groups. This session will be a fast paced and interactive. During the session, three
teachers will model guided reading mini lessons. This session will show teachers how to meet
the needs of all your students while teaching at the teacher station during workshop.
Presenter(s): Susie Verzyvelt, Lori Boyt, and Holly Marsh

“Inspiring young minds through communication in a creative classroom Environment”
Room #C147
Grade Levels: PreK-1st
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will learn about the importance of communication in
their classroom. They will learn fun and interactive ways to make learning interesting and fun.
They will also learn how to bring books to life and make exploring literature and reading fun
and interesting for all students.
Presenter(s): Della Johnson
                                   Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
Integrating Video into Your Classroom: Flip Video Makes it easy
Room #D230
Grade Levels: 5th
Content Area(s): Language Arts, Science & Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to use a Flip Video camera to capture
video that can be used to facilitate classroom discussions. Teacher will also see how Flip Video
can be used with Smart Lessons and Podcasting.
Presenter(s): Tim Swick

Make-It Take-It Literacy Centers
Room #C145
Grade Levels: K-2, Induction Teachers
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will make at least one activity that is designed to be
used in language arts centers. These hands-on, student-centered activities are engaging and
allow students to work on developmentally appropriate skills. Session is limited to 15 induction
K-2 teachers.
Presenter(s): Fleda Martin

Vocabulary Strategies
Room # C227
Grade Levels: 2nd-5th
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Reading
Description: During this session teachers will be presented with various vocabulary strategies to
use in all content areas.
Presenter(s): Deadra Bowden and Sonja Parnell

Differentiated Math Instruction
Room #D135
Grade Levels: 5th
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will learn strategies for differentiating math instruction
in a whole group setting. Teachers will be provided with many examples of anchor activities,
allowing the teacher to work with small groups. This session will include a variety of math
games and hands on strategies to help the math curriculum in the upper grades come to life!
Presenter(s): Courtney Long
                                  Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
Getting Down with Digi’s (Can you Digit?)
Room #C139
Grade Levels: 1st-3rd
Content Area(s): Math
Description: The Digi-Block Program provides a different way to understand numbers using
manipulative blocks. Place-value, addition and subtraction can “come to life” in students’
hands. They see first hand the relationship of ones, tens, and hundreds. An overview of Digi-
Block materials will start the session. Then creative lesson plans will be shared.
Presenter(s): Caroline Clarkson and Katie Sossamon

“Old McDonald...Make That - The New McDonald Has Some Standards-Based Lesson
Plans!”
Room #D330
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Math, Science, Language Arts & Social Studies
Description: Join us for a hands-on experience with new ways to integrate math, science,
language arts, and social studies with real workd experiences into your daily instruction!
Presenter(s): Vonne K. Baker

Do You Scream Ice Cream?!
Room #D201
Grade Levels: 3rd
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will learn how their heat unit standards can be
enhanced by showing students how heat applies to the Ice Cream Industry. Students will learn
the importance of the knowledge of conductors and insulators apply to the Baskin Robbins Ice
Cream company. YUM!!!
Presenter(s): Debbie Rowell and Shawn Cripe

Fossils!
Room #D108
Grade Levels: 3rd-5th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: This session is a primer on what you need to know about Fossils to teach standards
3-3.3, 3-3.4 and 8-2.2
Presenter(s): Ed Emmer
                                   Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
Mr. Potato Head: A “Spud-tacular” Scientist!
Room #D118
Grade Levels: K-3
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will see how they can use Mr. Potato Head to teach
students how to be “spud-tacular” scientists as they use their 5 senses to observe during science
lessons.
Presenter(s): Marian Scullion

You mean I have to get my hands dirty?
Room #D104
Grade Levels: 4th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will walk through a science lab experience using the
Delta organisms kit. Even if you don’t have the kit!
Presenter(s): Pat Earle

A Colorful World
Room #C226
Grade Levels: Kindergarten
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will present lessons on acceptance and teaching
tolerance in our diverse world. Activities will be geared for Kindergarten.
Presenter(s): Sharon Anderson, Stephanie Richardson

Mapping Skills and Activities with Children’s Literature
Room #D131
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Social Studies & Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will identify different genres of children’s literature
appropriate for teaching mapping skills. They will also participate in activities that effectively
use maps in the primary and elementary classroom.
Presenter(s): Monti Caughman

PACE YOURSELVES...Social Studies pacing, with standards, activities and resources.
(Oh, did I mention lesson plans, too?)
Room #D127
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to the NEW state Social Studies
pacing guide. An on-line, hands-on tool using standards, indicators, resources, activities and
lesson plans- FOR a whole year!
Presenter(s): Sally Dunbar
                                   Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
Teaching Spanish Through skilled and content Based Instruction
Room #C338
Grade Levels: 4th-5th
Content Area(s): Spanish
Description: During this session teachers will walk through lessons based on social studies
standards, using today’s strategies and approaches to language learning. The activities presented
in this session will follow the four language skills in sequence; listening, speaking, reading, and
writing. The presentation will be entirely in Spanish.
Presenter(s): Maria C. Hood

SMARTBoard Use for the Special Education Classroom
Room #C222
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Special Education
Description: During this session teachers will be exposed to a variety of instructional strategies
for effectively utilizing the SMARTBoard as an instructional tool in the special education
classroom.
Presenter(s): Heather Edwards-Bohn

ADOS...Myths, Roles, and Responsibilities
Room #C306
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Speech
Description: During this session teachers will learn about the administration of the ADOS and
the role of the speech pathologist.
Presenter(s): Kathy Myers/Susan Beck

Empowering Students with Augmentative Communication
Room #C234
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Speech, Special education & Regular Education
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to a system that develops a
communication system for a student that has no vocal communication. By the conclusion of the
session the participants will understand what “communication” is, how to form communication
teams, how to set communication goals for students, how records of the “communication”
journey are recorded, how device choices are made and how student instruction occurs. This
project came from a grant from Autism Speaks and was developed in the district. There are also
DVDs that present material to parents and other team members. Those will be shared with the
participants.
Presenter(s): Mary Drew, Missy Calcutt, and Heather Brown
                                    Act I, Scene I: 8:10-9:00
“Understanding - Reaching & Teaching Adopted Children”
Room #D339
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Social/Emotional Development
Description: Elementary/Middle School Educators will develop an understanding relevant
to sensitive issues that may impact/impede the educational/social development of adopted
children.
Presenter(s): Dr. Hilton Shaw Gilbert

“Yes Virginia, We have Homeless Students in Richland Two”
Room # C337
Grade Levels: Pre K-5
Content Area(s): Social Welfare and Student Assistance
Description: During this session teachers will learn facts about homeless students in Richland
Two, the legal definition of being homeless, the rights of homeless students, and services
available to them.
Presenter(s): Barbara Grossberg

“See You in the Funny Papers!”
Room #C220
Grade Levels: 4th-5th
Content Area(s): Technologys
Description: During this session teachers will learn how technology and comic strip design
can easily be integrated into almost any subject with almost any age group. Using a completed
Spanish assignment as a model, teachers will understand how online comic strip creators, MS
Paint and PhotoStory 3 can be used to motivate students and showcase their work. Completed
photostories may be converted and posted online as podcasts. Teachers will receive information
on comic strip creators, applications used, and handouts.
Presenter(s): Ruth Fisher and Gwen Rankin

The Solution Center-Implementing Student-Initiated Bully Prevention Strategies for Your
Classroom
Room # C325
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Social Welfare and Student Assistance
Description: During this session, teachers will be provided with tools for social skills learning
(ie, bully prevention skills) and the transfer of these skills to real-life student situations. These
will lead to a caring, classroom community.
Presenter(s): Linda Williams
        Elementary
act i, Scene II: 9:25-10:15
                                  act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
Origami Boxes
Room # D229
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Art
Description: During this session teachers will create an ornate 3D origami box from a 2D
surface.
Presenter(s): Sam Compton and Brandi Floyd

Assessment: Its Power and Its Point
Room # D330
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: Assessment is often viewed as that part of the instructional triangle that gets done
at the end of the unit, almost as an afterthought. But it can be so much more, if planned ahead
and with some key principles in mind. Come learn what a powerful assessment toolbox should
look like, and how to use it to increase validity of instructional
assumptions.
Presenter(s): Cori Jimenez

An Integrated Curriculum Approach to Google Earth
Room # C226
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session you will learn to download and use simple features from
Google Earth that replace a wall map and engage students at the same time. This application
is an easy way to differentiate instruction using technology. Teachers will also see how the
applications of Google Earth extend to all curriculum areas and can be adapted to various grade
levels. One activity/lesson from ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies will be presented.
Although the examples will be presented by a 5th grade team, the sessions will benefit teachers
(K-12) interested in gaining the basic knowledge of Google Earth.
Presenter(s): Elena Evangelista, Michael Loser, Stephanie Smith

Brain Compatibility and Learning
Room # C327
Grade Levels: 3rd
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn brain compatibility strategies to enhance
student learning.
Presenter(s): Emily Locke, Jessica Laval, Kelly Dingle
                                  act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
“Building Classroom Community While Making Curriculum Connections”
Room # D127
Grade Levels: K-3
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will
• Explore diverse populations that exist in RSD2 schools.
• Discover techniques to build class community while exploring diversity.
• Learn ways to connect curriculum standards to unique activities.
• Receive activity ideas and other strategies for classroom use to support the district’s mission to
meet diverse
student needs.
Presenter(s): Cathy Williams and Clarissa Bennett

Challenging the Advanced Child
Room # C219
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will gain a better knowledge of how to continuously
challenge their students who are considered “advanced”. They will leave with ideas on how to
identify these students, as well as work with them in order to continue their “advanced” status.
Teachers will leave with ideas for various activities in all subject areas and grades K-5.
Presenter(s): Chelsie Green, Kendra Wilson-Hollis, Stacy Johnson, Johnathan Abney, Lesley
Barfield, Amanda Nick, Katherine Plunkett

High-Yield Instructional Strategies
Room # C232
Grade Levels: 1st
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will be given An Overview of Five of Marzano’s High
Yield Strategies. The Five High Yield Overview is the starting point to exploring five of the
nine specific strategies. Throughout this training individual will identify ways to more explicitly
make them part of their practice and part of the way their students approach their work. This
training also puts the focus on instructional strategies in context by looking at the connection
between how teachers teach (the instructional strategies you use), what teachers teach (the
design of your curriculum), and the learning environment of teachers classroom (classroom
management).Teacher’s may find that many of these strategies are already part of their teaching
repertoire.
Presenter(s): Aba Daniels-Wallace
                                  act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
Lights, Camera, Action! Strategies to prepare your ESOL students ready for the spotlight
Room # C325
Grade Levels: 3rd-5th
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn practical strategies that can be implemented
immediately.
Drawing on their own experience, as well as research based strategies, a mainstream and ESOL
teacher team up to share sample activities in a variety of content areas.
Presenter(s): Rebecca Carrion and Teneshia Bridges

Mentoring Opportunities for Children: Making an Impact through One-to-One
Relationships
Room # D339
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn how one-to-one mentoring makes an impact
on children’s lives. BBBS offers community programs to help children reach their potential.
Teachers will learn how to refer their
students and how it works.
Presenter(s): Julie Tovey

Passports to New Worlds (PNW): An Interdisciplinary Unit of Study Provided by the
 Related Arts Team
Room # C222
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn about an additional way to incorporate
other content areas in mini-lessons leading to an International Day. Teachers transform their
classrooms into other countries of the world and play the roles of natives of those countries
through virtual traveling experiences.
Presenter(s): Marcy Stephens and Nicole Hogan
                                    act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
Teaching in the Third Dimension
Room # B142
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: Reach out to your spatial learners! During this session teachers will learn about
alternative 3-dimensional materials that can be used in classrooms to reinforce student learning
in all content areas. Two art specialists will demonstrate and then facilitate teachers as they
enjoy hands-on experiences with sand, clay, rocks, blocks, legos, etc., giving teachers the
confidence to boldly go forth and amaze spatial learners with their expertise. ITI Model
connections include possibilities for “Concept Days” and “Being There
Experiences”.
Presenter(s): Olivia Schoultz and Robb Lane

Team Leadership Made Easy
Room # D329
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to manage a team effectively. They will
understand how to find members’ strengths and work to build leaders on each team. Be more
effective and efficient in your role as a team leader.
Presenter(s): Michele Sumter

The “Cut Above” Classroom: Make and take learning!
Room # C205
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will...have the opportunity to learn how to make
Foldables. Foldables™ are three-dimensional, interactive graphic organizers that provide
a sense of student ownership & investment in the curriculum and are easily individualized
for many different levels of students. Foldables provide teachers with an alternative way to
differentiate instruction for all levels and contents. Teachers can opt to attend the first session
only to get ideas and begin making Foldables for their classroom or they can remain with us
for the the second session and continue to make hands-on learning manipulatives for their
classrooms. All materials will be provided. At the end of the session, teachers will leave with
examples of Foldables that they can use in their classrooms. This is a double session - please
sign up to attend during Scenes I and II.
Presenter(s): Christi McCollum and Belinda Flohr
                                  act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
Wake Up Your Brain!
Room # C338
Grade Levels: K-2
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn brain based learning strategies that work and
are fun for kids! Explore concept attainment, simultaneous response, and personal
 accountability for the classroom.
Presenter(s): Charlene Carroll

Weaving Web 2.0 Tools into your Repertoire
Room # C234
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to a variety of Web 2.0 tools that
can be used to enhance instruction.
Presenter(s): Beth Phillips

Social Studies Strategies
Room # D120
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): ELA & Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to utilize a variety of strategies to
integrate Social Studies content material into other subject areas, analyze a variety of primary
sources and implement formative assessment pieces for content areas. Participants will also
engage in a “foldable” make and take to conclude the session.
Presenter(s): Joann Woo

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Reading Instruction
Room # D135
Grade Levels: 5th
Content Area(s): ELA
Description: During this session teachers will learn strategies for integrating technology into
their reading
 instruction. Teachers will learn how to use Blackboard tools such as wikis, blogs, and on-line
assessments.
Presenter(s): Courtney Long & Martay Monroe
                                  act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
50 Minutes: The Special Services Edition
Room # D239
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Mathematics
Description: During this session, teachers will gain a different perspective from a one time
self-contained teacher on ways to integrate technology (e.g. Blackboard, SMART Board,
online sources) into the resource classroom to maximize instructional time, differentiate
instruction, and foster student success. This session will also include discussions on a variety of
instructional approaches that increase student interest, intrinsic motivation, and self-confidence.
Teachers will also have an opportunity to collaborate and share ideas on what types of
curriculum, progress monitoring material, and data collection formats are being used around the
district. All attendees will receive handouts with invaluable information as well as a wealth of
knowledge from other colleagues.
Presenter(s): Dana Siau

Empowering Writers: Getting Started
Room # Chorus Room
Grade Levels: K-2
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will learn techniques and strategies for engaging
beginning writers.
Presenter(s): Marsha Moseley

Guided Tour of Learning, Discovery, and Fun With Reading Groups
Room # C145
Grade Levels: K-2
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Reading
Description: During this session teachers will... Do you want to take your reading groups on a
tour of books, poems, and songs with engaging activities? Do you need some activities to
 enhance and review reading strategies? Do you want to help children become strategic readers?
Teachers will be given a “travel brochure” of activities and a “map” for guiding reading groups
through a tour of learning, discovery, and fun.
Presenter(s): Gayle Carrizales
                                  act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
Introduction to Fundations: An Early Literacy Intervention
Room # C339
Grade Levels: K-3
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Reading
Description: During this session teachers will explore basic skills and multi-sensory techniques
used by the
Fundations program. The workshop will provide a how-to overview of Fundations and focus on
knowledge and skills needed to implement the program in an intervention format and familarize
participants with Fundations vocabulary and materials.
Presenter(s): Michelle Molosso and Marjorie Rehlander

Literature Circles in Primary Grades
Room # C141
Grade Levels: 1st-2nd
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Reading
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to introduce and implement literature
circles.
Presenter(s): Antoinette Graham, Diane Ford, Leslie Daniel

Make and Take Workshop: Literacy Stations and Lesson Plans for Open Court Workshop
Room # C146
Grade Levels: 1st
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Reading
Description: During this session teachers will browse workshop stations and gain ideas for Must
Do’s and May Do’s. Teachers will have the opportunity to make literacy centers that correlate
with the standards and compliment the Open Court curriculum. These stations will focus on the
Units 1-5 in the Open Court curriculum. This workshop is hands on and interactive.
Presenter(s): Holly Marsh, Susie Verzwyvelt, Lori Boyt

Monitoring and Adjusting the Implementation of SRA Reading Mastery Plus
Room # C233
Grade Levels: K-5 EMD Self-Contained Teachers
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Reading
Description: During this session teachers will share their success and dilemmas of the
implementation of the SRA Reading Mastery Plus Program.
Presenter(s): Debbie Smith Jordan
                                 act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
Reading + Repetition = Language Development
Room # C147
Grade Levels: Pre-K
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Reading
Description: Literature and storybooks are used as supports for theme units in most preschool
classrooms. Stories are changed often and young children are not always given the time and
opportunity necessary that it takes to become familiar with key words and cognitive concepts
found within the stories. This presentation is designed to help early education professionals
understand how to effectively use literature combined with student objectives to provide a
learning environment that will stimulate growth in language skills, cognitive goals, social
interaction, adaptive behaviors and motor development.
Presenter(s): Rae Schaper

What You Read is What You Write: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Writing Instruction
Room # C139
Grade Levels: 1st-5th
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Reading
Description: During this session teachers will learn the importance of an inquiry-based approach
to writing instruction and how this allows their curriculum to go far beyond the limitations of
their own knowledge of writing and writing instruction. Participants will be engaged in a study
of their own to be used as a model for
 classroom practices.
Presenter(s): Chris Hass, Arleigh Bibb

Write On, SMART On
Room # C224
Grade Levels: 3rd
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Technology
Description: During this session teachers will learn ways to implement writing and the use of
SMARTboards in the classroom. Teachers will create their own SMARTboard lesson using their
curriculum.
Presenter(s): Kendra Middleton, Mandy Sharp, Kim Mudger
                                   act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
Developing G.E.M.S. (Girls Engaged in Math and Science... and Boys Too!)
Room # D136
Grade Levels: 2nd-5th
Content Area(s): Math, Science, and Technology
Description: During this session teachers will receive a toolkit of the best practices to enhance
instruction and engage students in single -gender and regular classroom settings. Through the
use of hands-on activities, technology integrated lessons and quality questioning strategies
teachers can develop G.E.M.S. and create a classroom environment where both boys and girls
excel. Teachers will receive lesson plans and activities utilizing the best tools to reach all of our
students!
Presenter(s): Patrice Caldwell, Dana Douglas, Dyisha Taylor

Math Mania: Motivating Mathematical Minds with Manipulatives
Room # C138
Grade Levels: K-2
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will explore the uses of everyday manipulatives for
the classroom. Teachers will be inspired to use manipulatives and strategies to generate student
excitement for Math within their own
classroom. This session is hands-on, active, and collaborative.
Presenter(s): Jessica Holley and Blair Utsey

Merry Measurement
Room # D131
Grade Levels: 3rd
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will engage in hands-on measurement activities that
meet 3rd grade measurement standards, with a holiday twist!! The activities presented could be
used as teacher led rotation stations in the classroom or to involve parents after school.
Presenter(s): Takenya Atkins, Page Garrett, Shaunna Hayes, Tanisha McIlwain, Amy Taylor

Activities for Sharing Space with Multiple Classes
Room # Gym
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Physical Education
Description: During this session teachers will share lesson ideas for activites that work well
with two classes in one space.
Presenter(s): Angela Hayhurst
                                 act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
Fossils!
Room # D108
Grade Levels: 3rd
Content Area(s): Science
Description: This session is a primer on what you need to know about fossils to teach standards
3-3.3, 3-3.4, and
8-2.2
Presenter(s): Ed Emmer

Do You Hear What I Hear?
Room # D201
Grade Levels: 3rd
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to immerse their students in Sound!!!
Teachers will learn how to cover the SC Sound Standards in 1-2 days in a fun, hand-on way that
truly CEMENTS the learning.
Presenter(s): Tara Morrison and Debbie Rowell

Hot Wheels in Science
Room # D101
Grade Levels: 5th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will find an engaging lab experience for students
studying friction in the force and motion unit.
Presenter(s): Kelly Dawson

Using Physical Movement and Games to Teach Science
Room # C127
Grade Levels: 1st-3rd
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to use physical movement to teach
science standards.
Presenter(s): Theresa Senterfeit and Ginger Humphries

Using Probeware in the Elementary Classroom
Room # D104
Grade Levels: 3rd-5th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will learn how probes can be used to enrich your
elementary science
classroom.
Presenter(s): Rose Marie Lankford
                                  act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
PACE YOURSELVES...Social Studies pacing, with standards, activities and resources.
(Oh, did I mention lesson plans, too?)
Room # D118
Grade Levels: K-2, 5th
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to the NEW state Social Studies
pacing guide. An
 on-line, hands-on tool using standards, indicators, resources, activities and lesson plans- FOR a
whole year!
Presenter(s): Sally Dunbar

Show It, Make It, Take It for Autism and Mental Disabilities
Room # C220
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Academics, Behavioral, Organizational
Description: During this session teachers will bring, demonstrate, and have the opportunity to
make instructional materials for use in their classrooms. Teachers are requested to bring with
them strategies and materials they use in their classrooms to address the needs of students
with autism spectrum disorders or mental disabilities. Participants will model the use of these
strategies in order to share them with the attendees
Presenter(s): Susan Beck

Doing the Data Dance
Room # D338
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): School Counseling
Description: During this session counselors will identify readily-available or easily gathered
data and explore simple ways to gather, tabulate, and act on the data, evaluating success using
follow-up data.
Presenter(s): Rosalyn Higgins, Gail Bienstock, and Pat Brandon
                                 act i Scene II: 9:25-10:15
“Yes Virginia, We have Homeless Students in Richland Two”
Room # C337
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Social Welfare and Student Assistance
Description: During this session teachers will learn facts about homeless students in Richland
Two, the legal
definition of being homeless, the rights of homeless students, and services available to them.
Presenter(s): Barbara Grossberg
        Elementary
act i, scene III: 10:40-11:30
                                act i, Scene III: 10:40-11:30
Keynote Speaker Ann Marie Taylor, 2008 SC State Teacher of the Year
Room # SVHS Auditorium
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: Join Ann Marie as she shares her story as a special education teacher and her
journey as our State Teacher of the Year. Ann Marie will inspire you as she shares her beliefs
on teacher leadership, student motivation, and the importance of celebration in the classroom
Presenter(s): Ann Marie Taylor

Proactive teacher strategies to manage anxieties of students to promote engagement and
achievement: Helping students manage their anxiety in the schools.
Room #C220
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Academics & Social/Emotional
Description: During this session teachers will learn more about characteristics of anxiety that
may be mistaken for other behavioral causes or academic issues. Discussion will be held about
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in order to provide the audience with a greater perception
of anixety and how educators can proactively reduce anxiety while increasing student
engagement and academic achievement among their students.
Presenter(s): Patty Ryan and Susan Beck

“A Framework for Understanding Poverty and its Impact on Teaching and Learning”
Room #D127
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will...
•Explore socioeconomic populations that exist in RSD2 schools.
•Develop an understanding of the meaning of poverty and what it ‘looks like’ in today’s society.
•Discuss discipline issues and strategies.
•Examine instructional challenges and interventions to meet diverse student needs.
Presenter(s): Clarissa Bennett and Martay Flanders

Becoming SENTEO SAVVY!!
Room #C234
Grade Levels: 5th
Content Area(s): All
Description: Are you new to Senteos? Perhaps you would like a refresher course? Maybe you’re
not quite sure what it is? Learn how easy it is to implement the SMART Technologies Senteos
into your classroom instruction. Today’s demonstration will include hands-on participation in a
model lesson, navigating through the assessment component, as well as, learning other tips and
tricks related to this product.
Presenter(s): Yolanda Fields
                                 act i, Scene III: 10:40-11:30
Integrating Technology: With emphasis on United Streaming, Powerpoint , and Smart
Board
Room #C226
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to insert power point presentations into
smart board presentations and link united streaming to presentations as well.
Presenter(s): Angela Black and Niki Jones

Mentoring for the next generation of Teachers
Room #C327
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will receive ideas for activities for entire staff to
use in assisting in the development of student teachers. Activities will include site specific,
district level and interviewing strategies.
Presenter(s): Dr. Sally Catoe & Pamela Powell

Oh, The Places to Go and Things to Do. Great resources to use for interactive learning.
Room #C233
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn about interactive websites and activities to
enhance their lessons.
Presenter(s): Mary Ellen Hedrick

“Smart Ideas” to Organize Your Day!
Room #C232
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to use the SMART Ideas program.
Teachers will learn how to create SMART Ideas templates and link SMART notebook activities,
websites, and other documents. This session will focus on how teachers can effectively utilize
this program. If you have access to a laptop with the SMART Ideas program, please bring it to
this session!
Presenter(s): Denise Duke, Lilla Todd, and Robin Loman
                                 act i, Scene III: 10:40-11:30
Strategies to Effectively Teach Boys and Girls
Room #C330
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will... learn specific strategies to cater to the needs
of boys and girls. Areas of focus include community building, specific strategies to use during
content instruction, grouping, and classroom managment.
Presenter(s): Shayla Hicks and Alexis Carwise

Student-Led Portfolio Conferences : Sharing and Reporting Student Progress
Room #C325
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: This program will give teachers an overview of how to create a Student Portfolio
of year-long.
Presenter(s): Kathy Mayer and Amanda Trower

Students with Behavioral Challenges: Tools and Strategies
Room #C219
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will analyze common student behaviors in order to
develop appropriate intervention strategies. The session will focus on observing behaviors and
developing hypotheses that lead to interventions.
Presenter(s): Shirley Vickery and Carla Cimino

The Behavior Education Program: A Tier II Evidence-Based Behavioral Intervention
Room #C339
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session school staff will be given an overview of the Behavior
Education Program (BEP) and materials to assist with planning and implementation. This
evidence-based, Tier II program is a modified check-in, check-out intervention designed for
students who are at-risk for severe problem behaviors. A time and cost-efficient program, BEP
can be used schoolwide with both regular and special education students at the elementary
through high school level. Data from published research and two Richland Two schools will be
shared.
Presenter(s): Dr. Ashley Jones Brewer, Mrs. Marjie Rehlander, Ms. Debra McQueen
                                act i, Scene III: 10:40-11:30
Ways to Make Workshop Work
Room #C147
Grade Levels: K-2
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will focus on the district model for teaching Open
Court workshop. We will review student procedures and expectations as we explain how
this model can be incorporated into your weekly schedule. During our session we will share
strategies, ideas for Must Do’s, and May Do activities and games.
Presenter(s): Stephanie Harrell and Corey Conrad

What CFA Is and Isn’t?
Room #C338
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will showcase what we do at CFA and define the
application process.
Presenter(s): CFA Teachers

From the Mountains to the Sea
Room #C224
Grade Levels: 3rd
Content Area(s): Art
Description: During this session teachers will discover how to integrate art with the third grade
curriculum
Presenter(s): Robin Rutledge

Google Lit-Trips
Room #C141
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): ELA
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to use Google Earth to make interactive
literature experiences that encompass geography, culture, and history.
Presenter(s): Ashley Paddock

Hosting an Immersion Program
Room #C222
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): ELA & Spanish
Description: During this session teachers will be given an overview of an immersion program
(Spanish) which offers an attractive way of knowing a specific Hispanic country through
language. Teachers will see multimedia, cultural guided tours to Hispanic places, cooking
lessons, sports, arts and more. A perfect combination for practicing Spanish!
Presenter(s): Alicia Lewis and Margie Roberts
                                act i, Scene III: 10:40-11:30
Interactive Read-Alouds
Room #C139
Grade Levels: Upper Elementary
Content Area(s): ELA & Reading
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to effectively teach the literary element
standards across the curriculum through the use of interactive read-alouds. We will share lists of
read-alouds we’ve compiled that will teach specific skills and provide an enthusiastic approach
to teaching language arts.
Presenter(s): Jean Dyson and Amanda Furr

“What do they teach my kids in 4th/5th grade ALERT anyway?”
Room #D229
Grade Levels: 4th and 5th
Content Area(s): Guidance & Gifted Students
Description:
Presenter(s): Brooke Ross

“Six Trait Writing Refresher”
Room # Chorus Room
Grade Levels: Elementary School
This session is for elementary writing coaches who will train new teachers and provide refresher
trainings for veteran teachers in their schools.
Presenter(s): Alice Shawen

Let’s Get Creative with Open Court Workshop!
Room #C145
Grade Levels: 1st
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will receive ideas for creating and managing
meaningful workshop activities that go beyond ordinary worksheets.
Presenter(s): Kim Johnson and Christina Richardson

Reading Strategies That Work(Designed for beginning teachers)
Room #C146
Grade Levels: 2nd
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will take a look at practical strategies that keep
students’ interest in learning and raises MAP scores. Out of my 17 students 15 of them met or
exceeded their MAP goals in reading. It’s time to share!!!
Presenter(s): Carol Lester
                                act i, Scene III: 10:40-11:30
Getting in “Touch” with Calculation
Room #C138
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will... learn how to use the Touchmath curriculum to
improve math calculation fluency.
Presenter(s): Judy Harrelson

See How Easy it is to “Fall” into Math Expressions
Room #D136
Grade Levels: 5th
Content Area(s): Math
Description: Looking for lessons to use with our new math series? Come see how easy lesson
planning can be and leave with a week’s worth of ideas!
Presenter(s): Leigh Falato, Elizabeth Waters and Rebecca Steurrys

Money, Money, Money!!!!!!! Money!
Room#D201
Grade Level: 4th - 5th
Content Area(s): Math
 In this session you will learn how to use our coins and currency to develop keep observation
skills with your students. As students study the money, they make connections to Social Studies
as well as the Science Process Skills! You will NEVER have bored observers again!!!!!
Presenter: Debbie Rowell

Progression of Throwing and Catching Games
Room #D238
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): Physical Education
Description: During this session teachers will learn a progression of games for improving the
throwing and catching technique of their students.
Presenter(s): Peter Wittig

Doing the Data Dance
Room # D338
Grade Levels: Elementary School
Content Area(s): School Counseling
Description: During this session counselors will identify readily-available or easily gathered
data and explore simple ways to gather, tabulate, and act on the data, evaluating success using
follow-up data.
Presenter(s): Rosalyn Higgins, Gail Bienstock, and Pat Brandon
                                act i, Scene III: 10:40-11:30
Astronomy!
Room #D108
Grade Levels: 4th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: This session is a primer on what you need to know about Astronomy to teach
standards 4-3.1, 4-3.4, 4-3.5, 4-3.7, 8-4.1, 8-4.4, and 8-4.5.
Presenter(s): Ed Emmer

Chromatography Matters!
Room #D101
Grade Levels: 5th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session, fifth grade teachers will participate in two inexpensive
activities using chromatography. Teachers will leave this session knowing how to teach students
about chromatography and how to implement the activities in their own classrooms.
Presenter(s): Susan Comisky, Kristen Eubanks, Gina Rodriguez

The Force and Motion Circus: Circus physics
Room #D104
Grade Levels: 5th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will discover ways to allow students to link concepts
of force and motion to a circus. The circus will give students the opportunity to link new
concepts to prior learning in an exploratory setting, with instruction that brings exposure to
many “real world applications” of force and motion.
Presenter(s): Glenda Butler

Using Science Notebooks to Increase Student Understanding
Room #D131
Grade Levels: 3rd - 5th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: Teachers will actively participate in a science investigation and document
observations, and experiences utilizing a science notebook. Teachers will learn ways to increase
writing in science and gain an understanding of how students use science notebooks for self-
assessment.
Presenter(s): Carol O’Connor
                                 act i, Scene III: 10:40-11:30
Closing the Achievement Gap: C.A.R.E. (Culture, Abilities, Resilience, Effort) Strategies
Room #D239
Grade Levels: 3-5
Content Area(s): Social Studies, Language Arts & Math
Description: During this session the participants will be introduced to and will discuss the four
themes of the C.A.R.E. model for closing the achievement gap that exists between minority
students receiving free and reduced lunch and their counterparts. The participants will learn
how C.A.R.E. impacts the success of failure of students.
Presenter(s): Ginetta V. Hamilton

Using Technology To Navigate The Past
Room #D135
Grade Levels: 4-5
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will discover simple ways to integrate technology into
the social studies curriculum. Teachers will walk away with 2-3 technology ideas to use with
every social studies unit.
Presenter(s): Nicole D. Whitley
   Middle and High
act Ii, scene i: 1:10-2:00
                                   act Ii, Scene I: 1:10-2:00
Keynote speaker Jenna Hallman, 2009 SC State Teacher of the Year
Room # SVHS Auditorium
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: Join Jenna as she shares her journey as our State Teacher of the Year. Jenna will
inspire you as she shares her beliefs on leadership and excellence, teacher motivation, and
academic success for all students
Presenter(s): Jenna Hallman-State Teacher of the Year 2009

Increasing Financial Literacy Within Your Curriculum Area
Room # C330
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will...learn about the legislature’s mandate to
incorporate financial literacy standards with subject specific content, examine free materials
provided by Jump$tart, receive supplemental web site information, and discuss activities
appropriate for each course. At the same time, teachers will improve their own financial literacy
with a discussion of credit reports and ratings.
Presenter(s): Lyn Olive

Assessment: Its Power and Its Point
Room # C226
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: Assessment is often viewed as that part of the instructional triangle that gets done
at the end of the unit, almost as an afterthought. But it can be so much more, if planned ahead
and with some key principles in mind. Come learn what a powerful assessment toolbox should
look like, and how to use it to increase validity of instructional assumptions.
Presenter(s): Cori Jimenez
                                   act Ii, Scene I: 1:10-2:00
Classroom Management and Best Practice Activities for the Computer Classroom
Room # C243
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn stratetegies for classroom management in
the ITEC clasroom as well as any computer lab environment. Furthermore, teachers will see
various activity/lesson ideas utilizing technology for any secondary subject area.
Presenter(s): Carrie Whitley, Link Graham, Zuleika Hernandez

Hip Hop in the Classroom
Room # C224
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will be able to incorporate the use of music in their
curriculum.
Presenter(s): Benjara Gilmore & Kyle Reeves

Blue Print Photograms: From 2-Dimensional Experiments to 3-Dimensional Sculpture
Room # B139
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Art
Description: During this session teachers will create photograms using light sensitive blueprint
paper, found objects, and common household ammonia. Teachers will create mixed media
productions with their photograms using colored pencils, printmaking techniques, and sculptural
techniques.
Presenter(s): Chris Nostrant

Understanding Supply and Demand Applying Theory to the REal World
Room # D229
Grade Levels: 11th-12th
Content Area(s): Economics
Description: During this session teachers will learn techniques to help students understand how
to apply the theories of supply and demand to real world situations.
Presenter(s): Rick Crumpler
                                   act Ii, Scene I: 1:10-2:00
Hook, Line, & Sink: A Captivating Novel Experience
Room # C145
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): ELA
Description: Join us as we explore exciting and innovative strategies to use with students during
a novel study. Along with being standard based, these strategies are sure to hook your readers
to the text, line them up for great analysis and discussion, and sink them into a world of great
literature. The featured text for this presentation is S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, but each
strategy can be applied to most novels.
Presenter(s): Rian Jenkins & Tameka Sumter

Keeping the Dream: Meeting the Needs of our Diverse Student Population in RSD2
Room # C220
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): ELA
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to a sociocultural vantage point
for teaching and learning in order to help all students succeed. Through this lens, teachers
will examine their practices as they relate to meeting the needs of diverse populations in their
classrooms as well as preparing all students for the multicultural, plural, and “flat” world
in which we live. Teachers will gain an understanding of the need for culturally responsive
curriculum and pedagogy. In addition, teachers will learn about the current research in the field
of multicultural education as well as gain an opportunity to extend their learning through a
professional learning team style study group after the Instructional Fair.
Presenter(s): Tempie Bowers

Using Community Resources to Enhance Writing in the Classroom
Room # C146
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): ELA & Creative Writing
Description: During this session teachers will learn about available resources in the Great
Columbia Community and how to utilize this outreach to improved writing instruction in their
classrooms.
Presenter(s): Barbara Thomson and Joe Eberlin

Writing rights: Editing and Revising Strategies that Work!
Room # C147
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will learn effective strategies for editing and revising
writing that puts the responsibility for those tasks on the students.
Presenter(s): Nicole Walker and Laura Smith
                                   act Ii, Scene I: 1:10-2:00
The Death of “Keep Change Change”: Multiple ways to present subtracting integers
Room # D135
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will learn multiple strategies to present the concept of
subtracting integers.
Presenter(s): Natalie Odom, Pamela Brice, Jill Lee

An Introduction to Springboard: Algebra I
Room # D136
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will work through the Algebra I instructional unit from
the Collegeboard Springboard materials. We will also demonstrate the online resources if time
allows.
Presenter(s): Barbara Gedmintas, Bob Long

Reducing Discipline Referrals: Strategies for Secondary Schools
Room # C222
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Psychology
Description: During this session, school staff will be introduced to strategies for reducing school
discipline referrals and given materials to assist with implementation. The presentation will
include an overview of discipline data from Richland Two schools, evidence-based programs
and processes for addressing behavior schoolwide, and strategies that have been successfully
implemented in the district’s middle and high schools. The session is designed for staff involved
with the prevention and intervention of discipline issues at the systems-level, including school
administrators, psychologists, guidance counselors, and department chairs.
Presenter(s): Dr. Ashley Jones Brewer, Ms. April Shell, Mr. Don Wilson, Dr. Shirley Vickery

GeoMotion Exercise Program
Room # C232
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Physical Education
Description: During this session teachers will participate in a new and exciting form of
cardiovascular endurance training. We will work on number sequencing, patterns, shapes,
directions, partner routines and more....
Presenter(s): Debbie Bernhagen
                                   act Ii, Scene I: 1:10-2:00
Lead up games to Basketball Lesson
Room # Gym
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Physical Education
Description: During this session teachers will...participate in a game calle Rotation Basketball
Presenter(s): Jason Powell

The New Physical Education
Room # D124
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Physical Education
Description: During this session teachers will... get to experience what PE is like these days.
Gone are the days of calisthenics and dodge ball. See how a push for life long activity has
changed PE into a fun and challenging experience. See how the Nintedo Wii, Pool Noodles and
clothes pins are used to keep student engaged and active. Come ready to participate!
Presenter(s): Rachel Lindman

Fossils!
Room # D108
Grade Levels: 8th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: This session is a primer on what you need to know about Fossils to teach standards
3-3.3, 3-3.4 and 8-2.2
Presenter(s): Ed Emmer

Senteo’s and Science
Room # D104
Grade Levels: 8th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: Have you ever wondered how the Senteo will work for your classroom? Are you
familiar with the technology available to you? In this session, you will be an active participant
using the Senteo application and how it can be applied to science. Come prepared with a SC
Standard you would like to develop a Senteo activity with.
Presenter(s): Jennifer LeGault

The Conceptual Change Model
Room # C339
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Science
Description: This session will demonstrate how to use the Conceptual Change Model to identify
and change student misconceptions of important concepts in the physical sciences.
Presenter(s): Rachel Tustin
                                  act Ii, Scene I: 1:10-2:00
“Hands-On” Biology Standards
Room # D111
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Science
Description: Come learn hands-on classroom activities to implement that support the SC
Biology Standards and help prepare students for the Biology End of Course Exam. Teachers
will leave with ready to use resources.
Presenter(s): Lisa McAlpine (with Jean Marie Buschur & Jessica Lewis)

Stakeholders in the implementation of Biology Instruction for Self Contained LD, ED, and
EMD teachers.
Room # C233
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will develop and revise implementation plans for
Biology instruction in self contained LD, ED, and EMD programs.
Presenter(s): Debbie Smith Jordan

SMET Science Math Engineering Technology engaging students through the FIRST
Robotics Competition
Room # C127
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): SMET
Description: Teachers will learn more about the FIRST Robotics competition and how it
engages students. We have a successful program at BHS and want to offer the opportunity for
other schools to join our team to compete in this international competition.
Presenter(s): Peter Kandis

Rules of Engagement
Room # D131
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will learn and practice teaching methods designed
to unlock student potential by developing ACTIVE learning strategies which encourage
participation and success for all students.
Presenter(s): Sandra Balthis and Courtnie Bagley
                                   act Ii, Scene I: 1:10-2:00
Integrating Literature and Geography to Teach African American Studies
Room # D127
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Social Studies/Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will discover how to integrate informational text,
historic and current maps, and other primary source documents. Strategies include making
connections with the language arts curriculum.
Presenter(s): Susan Wise

Blackboard and Beyond: Ways to enhance your teaching and student learning
Room # C244
Grade Levels: 6th
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will receive information on the different tools
available on Blackboard and other programs. Teachers will see how to use blogs, wikis, and
Photostory. These tools and software can enhance student work and present easy opportunities
for teachers in different content areas to integrate projects. A must see for enhancing learning
beyond the textbook.
Presenter(s): Tyler Abernathy; Danielle Elliott-Smith

Understanding the Iraq Conflict (3 hour session)
Room # D120
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will explore the modern history of Iraq, along with its
people, culture, religion, geography, language, and current political and military structure and
organization. This course will also focus on the events leading up to the invasion of Iraq and
the current military and political problems the United States is facing in Iraq. Special focus will
also be given to military tactics and strategy and weapon systems used in the Iraq conflict.
Presenter(s): Herbert Edwin Griffin

“Yes Virginia, There are Homeless Students in Richland Two”
Room # C337
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Social welfare and student assistance
Description: During this session teachers will...learn facts about homeless students in Richland
Two, the legal definition of being homeless, the rights of homeless students and services
available to them.
Presenter(s): Barbara Grossberg
                                  act Ii, Scene I: 1:10-2:00
Empowering Students with Augmentative Communication
Room # C234
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Speech, Regular and Special Education
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to a system that develops a
communication system for a student that has no vocal communication. By the conclusion of the
session the participants will understand what “communication” is, how to form communication
teams, how to set communication goals for students, how records of the “communication”
journey are recorded, how device choices are made and how student instruction occurs. This
project came from a grant from Autism Speaks and was developed in the district. There are also
DVDs that present material to parents and other team members. Those will be shared with the
participants.
Presenter(s): Mary Drew, Missy Calcutt, Heather Brown

Teacher Cadet Instructors
Room # C205
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Teacher Cadet
Description: During this session Teacher Cadet Instructors will meet to collaborate on plans
for the year. Instructors will discuss course requirements and make plans to support the work
of each member of the team to include recruiting students as future teachers and education
advocates and managing the work load.
Presenter(s): Cookie Winburn

What’s New in Web 2.0
Room # C227
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Technology
Description: During this session teachers will see what is new in Web 2.0 tools available and
have a chance to play around with them.
Presenter(s): Donna M. Petty
    Middle and High
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                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
Cornell Notes in the Classroom
Room # D321
Grade Levels: 8th - 12th
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to utilize Cornell Notes in their
classroom.
Presenter(s): Kristin Seay

Don’t Be Afraid To Take The Risk: Empowering Teachers To Work With At-Risk
Students.
Room # D229
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will be given strategies and tools designed to empower
them to work with student at risk of failure and or dropping out of high school.
Presenter(s): Vickey Finkley-Brown

Empowering African American Males
Room # D338
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: The most difficult task facing educators and parents in the United States is
expanding our focus beyond intervention and prevention programs to conceptualizing and
implementing empowerment processes for African American Males. Increasing reading and
math scores is not good enough. This session focuses on a systematic approach to addressing
the unique needs of African American Males and their families using strategies directed at
closing the achievement gap. Addressing the issue of closing the achievement gap in the United
States requires first, raising the questions “What is the Problem and What do we do about
it”? Black males suffer from a cultural disconnect in schools and classrooms. Increasing their
achievement will require a systemic and sustained collaboration between adults throughout
the school community-the village. This session will focus on the mission of the school district,
the school itself, departments within the school and the mission of the individuals involved i.e.
parents, teachers, coaches etc. In addition, I will provide a framework of understanding that will
help to engage educators in discussions that will help all the stakeholders to share a common
purpose for the growth, development and achievement of Black males.
Presenter(s): Eric L. Brown
                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
Motivating Students Who Don’t Care
Room # D330
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will rekindle the fire needed in them to motivate our
most reluctant learners. 5 key strategies will be addressed in detail including, 1. Emphasizing
Effort, 2. Creating Hope, 3. Respecting Power, 4. Building Relationships, and 5. Expressing
Enthusiasm. Plan to leave this session equipped and motivated to tackle the toughest learners
we face today from all ability levels.
Presenter(s): Jacob Smith

Nero 7 Ultra -Everyone has it? Do you use it?
Room # C243
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will get a hands on overview of this powerful tool
available to every computer in RSD2. Most folks know about its capabilities to view a DVD or
copy a disc, but it does so much more. Spend some time with us to get started and explore the
possibilities of photo, video and sound editing as well as making labels for your CD projects
and putting together a picture montage and lots more.
Presenter(s): Rosemary Nance and Sally Wilson

Quality Questioning
Room # D319
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn about research findings regarding
questioning. Teachers will also write questions for an upcoming lesson and practice strategies
that will engage all learners in answering questions.
Presenter(s): Cheryl Guy
                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
Architectural Relief
Room # B134
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Art
Description: During this session teachers will construct an architectural relief based on
individual drawings/designs of specific fragments or details of a structure using Styrofoam
insulation. Textures, details, embellishments and decorative effects will be added using a variety
of techniques and materials.
Presenter(s): Bill Hicks

Become a Woodburning Warrior!
Room # B139
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Art
Description: During this session teachers will experiment with different woodburning
techniques and tools to create an interesting composition. Woodburing tools provide a great
alternative to ordinary drawing materials. Teachers will have a chance to use paint, colored
pencil, and wood stains alongside their burned drawings. You will be surprised of its great mark
making capabilities and versatility!
Presenter(s): Kara Saxon

Dance, English, and Podcasting: A Perfect “Pod de Deux”!
Room # D230
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Fine Arts, Language Arts and Technology
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to use podcasts and Wikis for fine arts
and English activities, develop assessment rubrics, and create Interdisciplinary Lessons.
Presenter(s): Anne Richardson, Kim Johnston and Susan McCarthy

Figurative Language in Writing
Room # C145
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): ELA
Description: During this session teachers will be able to show students how to elaborate their
writing using figurative language.
Presenter(s): Keynote Speaker: Sally L. Kolb
                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
Hosting an Immersion Program
Room # C232
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): ELA and Spanish
Description: During this session teachers will be given an overview of an immersion program
(Spanish) which offers an attractive way of knowing a specific Hispanic country through
language. Teachers will see multimedia material, cultural guided tours to Hispanic places,
cooking lessons, sports, art, beach...) A perfect combination for practicing Spanish!
Presenter(s): Alicia Lewis and Margie Roberts

Image Grammar
Room # C146
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to link art and grammar based on
the book Image Grammar by Harry Noden. Teachers will learn how a studio approach that
addresses the rules of grammar outside the confinements of traditional teaching methods.
Grammar is usually one of the main areas needing improvement in varying grade level writing.
This approach helps students and teachers look a grammar from a new perspective-an artist’s.
The end result is writing that brings grammar into a meaningful relationship with stories,
novels, screenplays, poems, poems, and reports.
Presenter(s): Vicki Vanderhorst

Increasing Financial Literacy Within Your Curriculum Area
Room # C330
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Language Arts, Math and Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will learn about the legislature’s mandate to
incorporate financial literacy standards with subject specific content, examine free materials
provided by Jump$tart, receive supplemental web site information, and discuss activities
appropriate for each course. At the same time, teachers will improve their own financial literacy
with a discussion of credit reports and ratings.
Presenter(s): Lyn Olive

Use of British Music Vidoes in English IV
Room # C147
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: Learn how to implement music videos in the classroom through analyzing the
lyrics as poetry and/or developing writing assignments based on their content.
Presenter(s): Dr. Arthur Turfa
                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
YA novels--the link between a teenager’s mind and more advanced literature
Room # D239
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Reading
Description: During this session teachers will look at and discuss many YA books, in many
different genres, and be provided with a long list (which will be added to in the seminar) of how
each YA novel links to “literature”
Presenter(s): Deborah H. Robinson

Foldables
Room # C205
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn to create foldables that will help students
focus on key points and quickly organize, display and arrange information from note-taking
activities to student-directed projects. These three dimensional graphic organizers will help
learners retain key concepts due to the process of creation and manipulation. At the end of the
session, teachers will have created examples of foldables that can be used in the classroom with
any content. All materials will be supplied.
Presenter(s): Cookie Winburn, Tina McRae, Joy Heiser and Patty Drews

An Introduction to Springboard: Algebra 2
Room # C138
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will work through the Algebra II instructional unit
from the Collegeboard Springboard materials. We will also demonstrate the online resources if
time allows.
Presenter(s): Jean Masdonati, Becky Coulter

A Real Life Exploration and Adventures with Algebra
Room # D135
Grade Levels: 7th - 8th
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will explore Algebra
Presenter(s): Dara N. Hopson-Blocker
                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
Management 101: Improving Technical Skills in the Algebra I and Algebra II Classroom
Room # D136
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will evaluate instructional ideas, management in the
classroom, student portfolios, limited activities, and share ideas.
Presenter(s): Joanta Nick

Using TI-Nspire in your math class.
Room # C139
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to the great features of TI-Nspire.
Presenter(s): Cassandra Eckstorm

Fitness/Cooperative Games
Room # C227
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Physical Education
Description: During this session teachers will demonstrate and participate in new ideas for
fitness and cooperative games.
Presenter(s):Dew/Harris

Nutritional and Special Medical Concerns for Student Athletes
Room # C226
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Physical Education
Description: This session will focus on educating teachers/coaches/athletic trainers on the basic
nutritional needs of student athletes while also addressing pre and post event meal planning.
In this session we will also cover how to handle special medical situations/concerns (Diabetes,
Asthma, etc.).
Presenter(s): Paul T. Dobyns

Weight Lifting and Conditioning
Room # Weight Room/ Gym
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Physical Education
Description: During this session teachers will... see a demonstration of how students participate
in a weight lifting class
Presenter(s): Jay Frye, Rodney Summers
                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
Holiday Lights Circuits Lab: Inquiry-Based Determination of Ohm’s Law
Room # D111
Grade Levels: 9th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will participate in a lab where students uncover the
relationship between V, I and R in simple series and parallel circuits. Circuits will be built from
inexpensive holiday lights. V and I will be measured using common multi-meters.
Presenter(s): Robin Henderson and Lisette Johnson

Linking Science and History - Development of the Atomic Bomb
Room # D101
Grade Levels: 11th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will hear a PowerPoint presentation on the history
of the development of the atomic bomb, showcasing the interaction of nuclear chemistry and
world or U.S. history
Presenter(s): Gordon Maynes

Lunar phases, eclipses, and tides
Room # D104
Grade Levels: 8th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will observe a simple technique for helping students
see the relationship between the position of the Sun, Earth, and Moon and lunar phases, eclipses
and tides.
Presenter(s): James Westmoreland

Rocks and Minerals!
Room # D108
Grade Levels: 8th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: This sesssion is a primer on what you need to know about Rocks and Minerals to
teach standards 3-3.1, 3-3.2, 8-3.4, and 8-3.5
Presenter(s): Ed Emmer
                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
Stakeholders in the implementation of Biology Instruction for Self Contained LD, ED, and
EMD teachers.
Room # C233
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will develop and revise implementation plans for
Biology instruction in self contained LD, ED, and EMD programs.
Presenter(s): Debbie Smith Jordan

Using the Universal Design for Learning to Plan Curriculum in Middle School
Room # C339
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will learn about the Universal Design for Learning
(or UDL) which merges the best of backwards design and differentiated instruction. Teachers
have all experiences will benefit from this unique perspective of teaching from conceptual
perspective. Teachers will also have an opportunity to practice planning lessons using this
model.
Presenter(s): Rachel Tustin

Reflections: Who were the people of Holocaust and what were their roles?
Room # D127
Grade Levels: 7th - 12th
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will... be actively involved in a lesson on stereotyping
that they will be able to go back and implement in their classrooms. This activity deals with the
individuals who played different roles during the Holocaust. During this session we will look at
perpetrators during the Holocaust. They will define what a victim is and we will look at victims
of the Holocaust. We will also look at the many rescuers and resisters who risked there lives
during this time. The bystanders, who were they? Why didn’t they do something to stop these
atrocities? The lesson will show how stereotyping was used in Germany to create an atmosphere
of hatred. We will also connect it to our society today and how we are guilty of the same.
Presenter(s): Brenda Kirkland
                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
Roundtrip Tickets Anywhere: Using Google Earth in Social Studies
Room # D131
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to use Google Earth in the social
studies curriculum. Create exciting trips through history and to locations around the world.
Take your students on virtual field trips! Learn how to create placemarks which include videos,
images, and information. Participants will also learn how to use Google Earth Gallery kmz files
to show world data. Create projects that can be easily shared with your colleagues.
Presenter(s): Donna Teuber

Senteo/Smart Response, What a Way to Review!
Room # C219
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will demonstrate and involve the attendees in the use
of Senteo or Smart Response system.
Presenter(s): Sherry Cashwell

Understanding the Iraq Conflict- Part 2 (3 hour session)
Room # D120
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will explore the modern history of Iraq, along with its
people, culture, religion, geography, language, and current political and military structure and
organization. This course will also focus on the events leading up to the invasion of Iraq and
the current military and political problems the United States is facing in Iraq. Special focus will
also be given to military tactics and strategy and weapon systems used in the Iraq conflict.
Presenter(s): Herbert Edwin Griffin

Transition/ Self-Advocacy Strategies for Middle School
Room # C234
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Special Education
Description: During this session teachers will share ideas on how to engage students at a variety
of disability levels ( LD- TMD) in working on self-advocacy and transition skills.
Presenter(s): Denise Webster, Wendy Sherman, Lisa Smathers, Lori Stepp and Liz St. Onge
                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
“Yes Virginia, We have Homeless Students in Richland Two”
Room # C337
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Social Welfare & Student Assistance
Description: During this session teachers will learn facts about homeless students in Richland
Two, the legal definition of being homeless, the rights of homeless students and services
available to them.
Presenter(s): Barbara Grossberg

Assessments in Blackboard: Hands on approach
Room # E318
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area: Technology
Description(s): During this session teachers will import test questions from Examview in order
to create a Blackboard test & will create new test questions with imported graphics. (Bring your
Examview CD-Roms)
Presenter(s): Rodney Grantham, Gloria Ham, Zuleika Hernández, Wendy Stephens, Deanna
Futrell and Christian Hugro

Google is more than a search engine - Learn how Google can help you create a 21st
century digital class.
Room # C222
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Technology
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to use Google in more ways that
just searching for information or looking at cool pictures of earth. Learn how to use Google
calendar, sites, documents and presentations to help create a 21st century digital learning
environment. This is also a great way to “Go Green” - you can have a paperless class (if you
have access to desktops daily)
Presenter(s): Perry McLeod

Parents as Partners: Using Blogs and Wikis to get parents involved in the classroom.
Room # C224
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Technology
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to the Blog and Wiki tool in the
Blackboard Learning System. We will see how these tools can be used as vehicles to parent
involvement in any classroom. Easy-to-implement lesson plans and examples from an 8th
Grade ITEC Language Arts Classroom will be shared.
Presenter(s): Ashley Solesbee
                                  act Ii, Scene II: 2:25-3:15
To High School and Beyond! Career Explorations in a Middle School Classroom
Room # C220
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Technology
Description: Come and see what middle school technology education students are doing to
prepare for future career paths! Career research, integrated instructional technology units, self-
assessments and reflections all encompass what students will complete. Pictures and activities
will be shared.
Presenter(s): Vyce Moses-Johnson
     Middle and High
act ii, scene IiI: 3:40-4:30
                                   act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
50 Ways and Beyond: Integrating StreamlineSC into Your Classroom
Room # C233
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: SCETV provides all teachers in South Carolina with access to Discovery
Education’s streaming video content. During this session teachers will learn new ways to
integrate StreamlineSC digital media content into lessons and activities. Topics covered will
include embedding video in PowerPoints, embedding video in Blackboard assignments, using
MovieMaker to create your own movie, and using pictures from the image library.
Presenter(s): Donna Teuber

Blythewood Reads-a Fresh Approach to Summer Reading
Room # C141
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn about Blythewood High School’s fresh
approach to summer reading, using student choice, discussion groups, guest speakers, and most
recently, a NING for online discussions.
Presenter(s): Kim Tiedemann

CARE: Culture, Abilities, Resilience, Effort
Room # C222
Grade Levels: Middle and High
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to C.A.R.E.: Strategies for Closing
the Achievement Gaps. A program sponsored by the SCEA/NEA and the NBCT and Friends
Network, The C.A.R.E guide is a resource for the classroom that helps educators recognize the
cultures, abilities, resilience, and effort that different students bring to learning , and use them to
improve their students’ academic achievement.
Presenter(s): Robert Stutts

Engaging All Students Through Socratic Seminars
Room # D339
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will actively participate in a Socaratic Seminar and
receive handouts for easy planning! Samples will be given for all content areas.
Presenter(s): Susan Parker
                                 act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
Foldables as Study Aides
Room # C138
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): All
Description: Do your students groan when they have to take notes? This session is for you!
Teachers will make foldables for use in a variety of academic situations. They are especially
useful for hands-on learners who have trouble learning basic facts and/or key concepts of
instruction. Handouts provided.
Presenter(s): Carolyn Lomas and Deb Childs

Labels Are Only For Designer Jeans: Teaching the Special Education Student in Regular
Education Classes
Room # D131
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will become familiar with strategies useful when
serving students identified as special education. The session will also focus on frequently used
terms and approaches related to special education.
Presenter(s): Jennifer High and Catherine Faulkenburg

Mentoring Relationships for Youth: How to make an impact in young lives through one-
to-one relationships
Room # C220
Grade Levels: 8th
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers at Dent, Summit Parkway and Longleaf Middle
Schools will learn about the BBBS partnerships in Richland Two, how to refer students for
BBBS programs, how we make an impact, and how we can work together to brighten futures
and strengthen communities.
Presenter(s): Julie Tovey

Podcasting Basics
Room # E326
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn the basics of podcasting while creating a
podcast to publish on the R2 server.
Presenter(s): Jamie Brindel and Rob Dill
                                 act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
Sparking Creativity with Word Art and Excel
Room # C212
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will demonstrate how to create original artwork in
Paint and then create custom Word Art using the artwork. Teachers will also demonstrate how
to create “Excel Art” by using the Fill Color button and an Excel worksheet. Excel Art was
popluarized by Danielle Aubert, who created an entire book of her Excel Art drawings.
Presenter(s): Stacey Baker

Web 2.0: Meeting the Students where they are at and keeping them safe when we get
there.
Room # C243
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn about Web 2.0 tools (wikis, blogs, podcasts,
vodcasts, twittering, social networking, youtube, etc.) and how to effectively use them in and
out of the classroom. A focus on using these tools, while teaching the students about correct on-
line behavior will be covered (hidden curriculum) .
Presenter(s): Link Graham

Architectural Relief
Room # B134
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Art
Description: During this session teachers will construct an architectural relief based on
individual drawings/designs of specific fragments or details of a structure using Styrofoam
insulation. Textures, details, embellishments and decorative effects will be added using a variety
of techniques and materials.
Presenter(s): Bill Hicks

The Art Palette:Coloring the Learning Challenged Student’s World through Inclusion
Room # B142
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Art
Description: As an art educator, our umbrella is quite expansive in addressing the needs of all
children. This session takes a look at juggling the inclusion of learning challenged students on
the autism spectrum in the art classroom.
Presenter(s): O. Patricia McCormick
                                  act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
Beyond the Rocking Chair and Rug: Effectively Implementing Read Aloud in the
Secondary Classroom
Room # C146
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): ELA
Description: Throughout the session, participants will be engaged in various strategies designed
to engage secondary students in read aloud. First, various texts will be examined that serve
as effective read aloud selections. Next, participants will explore a variety of activities that
accompany read aloud selections. And finally, the art of reading aloud will be discussed, with
emphasis on performance techniques and structure. Participants will also explore the research-
based rationale that supports the implementation of read aloud in the secondary classroom.
Presenter(s): Caitlin Zimmerman and Emily Langdon

The Study Skills Toolbox
Room # C325
Grade Levels: 9th
Content Area(s): Freshman Transisiton
Description: During this presentation teachers will hear of and discuss elements in the Study
Skills Toolbox, which is a sub-curriculum of organizational routines, mental skills, and study
techniques designed for all ninth grade students. These elements are taught to all freshmen at
Spring Valley in order to assist in the transition to high school coursework. It is also intended
to lay a foundation for the student’s long-term academic success. The Study Skills Toolbox is
a vital component of THE VIKING WAY, Spring Valley’s freshman academy initiative. The
presentation is primarily geared to 8th and 9th grade teachers, but may be of interest to all
working in a middle or high school.
Presenter(s): Thomas Teuber

Collaboration with Wikis and Shared Docs
Room # C226
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will learn to use wikis and shared documents for
collaboration with students and fellow colleagues.
Presenter(s): Jason Paddock & Nancy Scott
                                 act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
Terrific Websites to Enhance the Language Arts Curriculum
Room # C145
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will view websites that align with the language arts
curriculum. We will go to some of the best websites found to teach regular, advanced, and
honors language arts. Websites will include reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and PASS
prep information.
Presenter(s): T Atkins, D Gilbert K. Alto

Using SMART Tools to Teach Grammar
Room # C147
Grade Levels: 9-10
Content Area(s): Language Arts
Description: During this session teachers will learn to integrate the SMART board and airliner
to teach parts of speech, sentence structure, grammar, and more
Presenter(s): Robin McCants

Foldables
Room # C205
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): All
Description: During this session teachers will learn to create foldables that will help students
focus on key points and quickly organize, display and arrange information from note-taking
activities to student-directed projects. These three dimensional graphic organizers will help
learners retain key concepts due to the process of creation and manipulation. At the end of the
session, teachers will have created examples of foldables that can be used in the classroom with
any content. All materials will be supplied.
Presenter(s): Cookie Winburn, Tina McRae, Joy Heiser and Patty Drews

An Introduction to Springboard: Geometry
Room # D136
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will...work through the Geometry instructional unit
from the Collegeboard Springboard materials. We will also demonstrate the online resources if
time allows.
Presenter(s): Denise Stiffler, Stephanie Strom
                                 act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
Using the TI-73 in the Middle School Classroom
Room # D135
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will use TI-73 calculators and learn how to incorporate
them into math lessons. (Many activities can be adapted for the TI-83 and TI-84).
Presenter(s): Natalie House

Using Literature and Writing to Teach Tolerance: Connecting Culture to the Curriculum
Room # C224
Grade Levels: 6-10
Content Area(s): Language Arts & Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will learn strategies on using history to promote
writing while also helping students appreciate the differences of others while overcoming their
own individual challenges.
Presenter(s): Robin R. Gary

Using TI-Navigator in your math class.
Room # C139
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Math
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to the Quick Poll, Activity Center,
and Learning Check.
Presenter(s): Cassandra Eckstorm

Instrument Construction in ANY music classroom
Room # D127
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Music
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to construct simple pitched and
nonpitched instruments that can be used in the classroom. Instrument construction ranges from
easy, for elementary students, to more advanced for high school groups. The instructor will
show participants how to make: didgeridoo, tubular glockenspiel, washtub bass, paper mache
maracas, and much more. Instrument construction is a fun and engaging activity for any musical
group! The construction of instruments is a great activity for your students to do after concerts,
at the end of the year, in relation with multi cultural festivities, and in conjunction with our
national standards! The hands on experience is sure to be something that your students will
never forget!
Presenter(s): Heidi Collar
                                 act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
Supporting Adjustment to Childhood Chronic Health Conditions
Room # C219
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Psychology
Description: During this session teachers will obtain an overview of family adjustment issues
related to chronic health conditions in children, risk and protective factors, and strategies
for supporting family adjustment. Examples of chronic health conditions include diabetes
and cystic fibrosis. Strategies for supporting family adjustment will be discussed, as well as
community resources that may provide further assistance. This session will benefit participants
by providing information for collaborating across settings to support family adjustment to
chronic health conditions in children.
Presenter(s): Dr. Sarah Bassin, Dr. Kellie Martin, Jennifer Yount, and Jessica C. Williams

How to create a class, sports or athletic website
Room # C234
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Physical Education & Technology
Description: During this session teachers will learn to create a basic website that can be used as
an additional resource to enhance our communication to the public and to showcase the positive
activities that go on in our classes and with our athletic programs.
Presenter(s): Wadesworth Brown

Sport Ed Model for High School Students in Physical Education
Room # D118
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Physical Education
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to teach using the Sport Ed Model.
Presenter(s): Ramona Gonzalez

The New Physical Education
Room # D124
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Physical Education
Description: During this session teachers will... get to experience what PE is like these days.
Gone are the days of calisthenics and dodge ball. See how a push for life long activity has
changed PE into a fun and challenging experience. See how the Nintedo Wii, Pool Noodles and
clothes pins are used to keep student engaged and active. Come ready to participate!
Presenter(s): Rachel Lindman
                                 act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
AP Science Roundtable Discussion
Room # E312
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Science
Description: This session provides an opportunity for AP science teachers to discuss curriculum
and ideas with fellow AP teachers. Teachers will divide into their content areas and have
roundtable discussions about various topics such as: curriculum, labs, summer assignments, the
AP exam, etc.
Presenter(s): Michelle Spigner

Astronomy!
Room # D108
Grade Levels: 8th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: This session is a primer on what you need to know about Astronomy to teach
standards 4-3.1, 4-3.4, 4-3.5, 4-3.7, 8-4.1, 8-4.4, and 8-4.5
Presenter(s): Ed Emmer

Electronic Portfolios: A Project-based Final Exam Design for High School Science
Room # D101
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to get students to create interactive
electronic porfolios as BRILLIANT displays of student course work. We will discuss
technology required, design, and assessment. The portfolios can also serve as evidence that
students have compeleted college-level lab work for an AP course. Bring a laptop!
Presenter(s): Angela Hill

Get them up and moving in science
Room # D104
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Science
Description: During this session teachers will learn how to organize and plan multiple stations
involving labs, technology, and other print resources. These rotations allow teachers to
differentiate student learning by doing multiple activities simultaneously allowing students to be
in charge of their own learning.
Presenter(s): Kristin Ziegler and Susan Cathou
                                  act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
How to modify assignments and test for ESOL students
Room # C227
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): ESOL & Science
Description: Get some ideas for how to work with your beginner ESOL students; how to
simplify instructions and assignments, how to keep engaged and interested and how to stay
challenged.
Presenter(s): Melody Whitworth

Successful Science Projects for the Middle School Teacher
Room # C339
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Science
Description: This session will focus on how to plan and structure science projects so they are
low stress, and successful for both regular and honors students.
Presenter(s): Rachel Tustin

Using Technology to Address 6th Grade Science Standards
Room # C244
Grade Levels: 6th
Content Area(s): Science
Description: The presenter will share with participants various interactive activities to address
6th grade science standards. Activities can be used with the SmartBoard while others are
designed for the computer lab. Bring a thumb drive
Presenter(s): Norm Ivey

Working Smarter, not Harder: Tools for the High School Counselor
Room # C232
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): School counseling
Description: During this session teachers will be introduced to a variety of tools that can help
them be more effective with parents and students. The session will primarily focus on the GPA
Wizard, a software application that can increase student achievement to attain a target GPA
goal. This application has been proven effective in helping students attain or maintain GPA’s
required for various scholarship programs, college admission or high school athletic eligibility.
Presenter(s): Dr. Jim Overton
                                  act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
Empower your students to become engaged, responsible citizens through curriculum
which teaches the fundamentals and practical application of government.
Room # C338
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Social Studies & Service Learning
Description: During this session teachers will learn of the opportunities available through the
South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division that, since the mid-1980s, has
provided teachers and school resource officers with resources, materials and technical assistance
to teach law and citizenship education. LRE serves as a central source for civic education in
South Carolina, providing free and low cost trainings. LRE programs include Elementary,
Middle, and High School Mock Trial; Project Citizen; We the People: The Citizen and the
Constitution; LawForKids.org; Street Law; Community Works; Foundations of Democracy; and
Law For Teachers. Additionally, free lesson plans and resources are available for both Law Day
and Constitution Day.
Presenter(s): Sara Wheeler/Donald Lanier

Understanding the Iraq Conflict- Part 3 (3 hour session)
Room # D120
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Social Studies
Description: During this session teachers will explore the modern history of Iraq, along with its
people, culture, religion, geography, language, and current political and military structure and
organization. This course will also focus on the events leading up to the invasion of Iraq and
the current military and political problems the United States is facing in Iraq. Special focus will
also be given to military tactics and strategy and weapon systems used in the Iraq conflict.
Presenter(s): Herbert Edwin Griffin

“Yes Virginia, There are Homeless Students in Richland Two”
Room # C337
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): Social Welfare & Student Assistance
Description: During this session teachers will learn facts about homeless students in Richland
Two, the legal definition of being homeless, the rights of homeless students and services
available to them.
Presenter(s): Barbara Grossberg
                                 act Ii Scene IIi: 3:40-4:30
Using school-based vocational work sites to meet the transition needs of HS self-contained
students.
Room # D325
Grade Levels: High School
Content Area(s): Special Education
Description: During this session each teacher will describe her specific vocational work site
and how the tasks, data collection, and desired outcomes can be designed to meet the transition
requirements of each student’s IEP.
Presenter(s): Michelle Holloman, Diana Rakes, Meredith Camacho, Jane Massey, Pam
Kohlhepp, Kathleen O’Brien and Sharon Lewellen

Dynamic Kettlebell Training
Room # Weight Room
Grade Levels: Middle School
Content Area(s): Weight Training
Description: this session will offer an insight into the use of kettlebell implementation into your
strength and conditioning program. Application into PE settings will be provided. Come dressed
for participation.
Presenter(s): Mike Armstrong
Recent Additions
Writing Rights: Editing and Revising Strategies
Room # C147
Time: 1:10 - 2:10
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Content Area(s): ELA
Description: During this session teachers will learn effective strategies for editing and revising
writing that puts the responsibility for those tasks on the students.
Presenter(s): Nicole Walker
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