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                                                   STUDENT TEACHER
     CONFERENCE
      PLANNING                                       CONFERENCE
     COMMITTEE:                   INTER-INSTITUTIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION COUNCIL OF WEST MICHIGAN
    Liz Storey, GVSU
    Pam Page, GVSU                                     Aquinas College
     Conference Chairs                              Monday, October 19. 2009
      Dan Diedrich
      Aquinas College
                                     WELCOME TO THE STUDENT TEACHER
                                          FIRE UP CONFERENCE!
    Rondy L. Brown
    Darla England            The purpose of this event is for you to participate in a professional conference.
   Cornerstone University    We hope that during the day you will meet and interact with colleagues from
  Dr. Amy Kavanaugh          other universities and colleges as well as learn new information from our
    Debra Warwick            presentations. All presenters at this conference volunteer their time and
   Ferris State University   expertise. Please take a minute to thank them as you leave each session.
      Cindy Todd             Attached is the conference schedule. There are five sessions during the day.
      Kendall College        You have the opportunity to select four or five sessions and either A (10:30-
   Ferris State University   11:30), or B (11:45-12:45) lunch. You may
       Phil Helzer           choose to eat in the cafeteria or take your
      Grand Valley           lunch along with you to the session of your       Expanding Your
     State University        choice.                                               Horizons!
        Lynn Lee          As you talk with colleagues and make                     Out of State
    Western Michigan      selections, try to have different colleagues         Teacher Job Fair
       University
                          attend different sessions so you can gather                coming
  The committee wishes    information about topics you are not able to           March 8, 2010
    to express special    attend. Also, please have an alternative                    GVSU
         thanks to        choice in case the session you choose is
     Aquinas College                                                          All teacher candidates
                          overcrowded. Due to fire regulations, we                   welcome!
  for their assistance in must abide by room capacity sizes. A map
     sponsoring this                                                        Details will be available at
                          of the buildings where sessions are held is         www.gvsu.edu/careers
       conference.        on the reverse side. The program will help
                          you locate the sessions you wish to attend.
Note: Lost & Found is located in the Academic Building, Room 151. Please remember to submit your
overall conference evaluation at the close of Session 5. Visit us at www.itecwm.org!
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                                       Conference Map

   AB: Academic Building: Presenter parking only behind AB: Lots F and G
          Rooms 101 – 158 on main floor
          Rooms 227 – 259 on second floor        Exits: at either end of N / S wing
          Rooms 303 – 322 on third floor         Restrooms: N / S end of main floor

   Wege Student Center: Cafeteria located on lower level, restrooms are located on first floor
          Loutit Room – second floor             Wege Ballroom – second floor
   Performing Arts Center: Registration, Keynote Session
                                       Available Parking
          B – Fulton Lot                         C – Bukowski Chapel Lot
          E – Lower St Joseph Lot                M – East Science Lot
          L – Performing Arts Center Lot
                                                      FIRE UP!
                           STUDENT TEACHER CONFERENCE
                                                   October 19, 2009
                                                 —Program Key—
                                            AB: Academic Building
                       Wege Ballroom and Loutit Wege Student Center, Second Floor
                                         AB 151: Hospitality Room (for presenters only)
                                           LGP: Large Group Presentations
                                               * denotes multiple presentations
               EE: Early Elementary, E: Elementary, M: Middle/Junior High, H: Senior High, G: General


8:00—8:20         Registration in the Performing Arts Center; Coffee and Pastry

8:20              WELCOME!
                  Nanette Clatterbuck M.Ed., Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Aquinas College
                  Dr. Elizabeth Knepper-Muller, President, Inter-Institutional Teacher Education Council of West Michigan
                  An introduction to the campus, and to the Inter-Institutional Teacher Education Council of West
                  Michigan; an explanation of facilities and program logistics.

8:30—8:50         Keynote Address: Bill Cecil, Fifth Grade Teacher, Waverly Community Schools,
                  Former Michigan Teacher Of The Year


9:15 – 10:15                        MINI SESSION #1 – CHOOSE ONE TO ATTEND                                                9:15 – 10:15

G                 Arabs and Arab Americans
AB 105            Dr. Majd Al-Mallah and Dr. Jim Goode
                  This session presents an introduction to the Arab World (in three parts): Arab World, Islam, Arab-American Community.

G                 * Resources You Can Use Free!
AB 158            Dr.Mary Barry-Cybulski
Sessions 1,2      Learn how to access Michigan LearnPort’s classroom resources free of charge. Looking for ideas and lessons for
                  your classroom? LearnPort gives you free access to NetTrekker and hundreds of free courses and resources.

G                 Winning the “War of Discipline” Before the “Battles of Behavior” Begin
AB 117            Dr. Rondy LaVell Brown, Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Cornerstone University
                  Key strategies of success will be shared with participants on how to build positive relationships with students,
                  parents, co-workers and principals. In addition, a discussion on some of the pitfalls that can lead to a long
                  frustrating year for beginning teachers will be presented.

G                 * Can I Take My Christian Faith To A Public School?
AB 101            Dave Campbell, Superintendent, Olivet Community Schools
Sessions 1,2      In this session, we will discuss legal, social, and theological aspects of having a strong faith while teaching in a
                  public school.


                                                                    2
                                          9:15-10:15      MINI SESSION #1 CONTINUED


EE/E/M/H/G       * Setting The Table For Success: Four Strategies To Build Your “Winning Team” of Students
AB 152           Bill Cecil, Fire Up Keynote Speaker, Fifth Grade Teacher, Waverly Community Schools
Sessions 1,3     Bill will share four strategies he uses each year in his classroom to build a “winning team” where individuals work
                 together to achieve team goals while striving for their personal best. These powerful strategies will help you in the
                 classroom and when you are interning for your first teaching position.

E/M/H         * The Various Faces of Bullies
Wege Ballroom Nanette Clatterbuck, M.Ed., Dean, School of Education, Aquinas College
Sessions 1,2  This session will examine bullying that takes place in K-12 classsrooms. Female as well as male bullying well be
              discussed as well as practical suggestions for teacher intervention. This interactive presentation is a must for all.

EE/E             * Managing Effective Learning Centers
AB 112           Laura De Vries, Kindergarten Teacher
Sessions 1,2     Teaching in a learning center: how to set up and manage learning centers, and how to help children use them effectively.

M/H              * Effective Strategies For Managing Difficult Educational Situations
AB 119           Dave Feenstra, Principal, Hudsonville High School
Sessions 1,2     We will discuss proven strategies for effectively handling difficult situations that occur in education. The goal is to
                 provide teachers with some tools for defusing students and parents during a crisis or conflict. Ultimately, you will
                 learn how to resolve difficult conversations without being the villain or victim.

G                * Communicating Difficult Information to Parents
AB 102           Dr. Linda Haveman, Director of Education Programs, Professional & Graduate Studies, Cornerstone University
Sessions 1,2     Finding ways to address difficult subjects with parents is never easy. This workshop will give a few simple tools
                 that you can use to better understand a parent’s perspective and communicate appropriately; it will also provide
                 ways to diffuse an angry parent.

E                * Poetry, Puppetry, Music, and More
AB 103           Kevin Kammeraad, Author, Artist
Sessions 1,2     Come see how children’s author Kevin Kammeraad excites kids to write and be creative using poetry, puppetry,
                 music, and more, and how you can do it too! Taking excerpts from his school presentations, Kevin will be reading
                 poems, singing songs, and sharing classroom activities and student examples.

H                * Curriculum Mapping: What Every New Teacher Needs To Know
AB 155           Gary Karazinski, Director, SSS, Adjunct Faculty, Aquinas College
Sessions 1,3     New teachers entering the profession are thrown into the classroom with a textbook and a prayer. If we are to
                 survive the initial classroom experience we must understand how to manage the Michigan Merit Curriculum. In this
                 session an overview of the importance of curriculum mapping, both horizontal and vertical, will be explored.

EE/E             * Controlled Chaos or Flying Mud: Managing Your Elementary Science Class
AB 257           Rob Keys, Associate Professor of Science, Cornerstone University
Sessions 1,2     What was supposed to be a fun lesson in weathering turns into a mud-slinging free-for-all! How did it end up this
                 way? Listen to some stories of classroom management gone crazy and then discover how you can create exciting
                 science inquiry without becoming another story for a professor to tell!

G                * Interview With Confidence
Loutit           Mrs. Judi Koepnick, School Administrator/Consultant
Sessions 1,2     What you say and do at your interview are “key” to your success! Prepare! Be ready! Be confident!




                                                                     3
                                       9:15-10:15     MINI SESSION #1 CONTINUED


E/M/H/G        Culture In The Foreign Language Classroom
AB 157         Irene Konyndyk, Assistant Professor of French, Calvin College
               This workshop will focus on the importance of incorporating culture into the Foreign Language classroom and give
               some practical suggestions for doing so.

G              * Public Relations And The Classroom Teacher
AB 156         Kristen Morrison, Student Teacher Placement Officer, Art Education Program, Kendall College of Art and Design
Sessions 1,3   Beginning with Parents’ Night, learn ways to foster positive connections with your teaching and learning
               community. Build alliances with parents, administration, and the neighborhood through effective communication
               techniques and classroom projects that also develop a sense of civic responsibility in your students.

G              * The Five Love Languages For Teachers and Administrators
AB 259         Bill Mousel, Teacher, Hamilton Community Schools
Sessions 1,2   Energize your classroom and motivate your students by learning to speak their individual love languages. Effective
               expressions of love between students and teachers can result in a more motivating work environment, more effective
               discipline, and maximized learning. This applies to all relationships as well! Bill Mousel will explain the Five Love
               Languages and their application in the classroom.

G              * Special Education And The General Education Teacher
AB 258         Lisa René Norris, Adjunct Professor, Cornerstone University
Sessions 1,2   An introduction into the general aspects of interacting with students who have special needs, this seminar provides
               terminology pertinent to teachers who are unfamiliar with this population of students. Learn how students are
               placed into Special Education and how to effectively serve students in need of intervention.

G              * MIREAP: The Fast And Easy Way To Find A Job
AB 154         Thomas Pridgeon, President, Michigan REAP
Sessions 1,2   This session will explain how teachers can use the online system MIREAP.net to apply for jobs in Michigan and
               throughout the nation with one simple application. Tips will be shared for resumé preparation and interviewing.

M/H            * Do’s and Don’ts of Classroom Management
AB 256         Randy Remenap, Instructor, College of Education, Grand Valley State University
Sessions 1,2   Pick up some inside do’s and don’ts of managing a classroom from a principal who led two separate high schools
               to the Exemplary School award.

H              * Thriving, Not Just Surviving Teaching
AB 231         Mr. Paul Terpstra, Retired English/Psychology Instructor
Sessions 1,2   Strategies that work, techniques that succeed, words that motivate, and quotes that inspire. Tips from a teacher
               chosen many times as the most influential educator by Cum Laude graduates.

EE/E           * Classroom Management For Elementary Teachers
AB 104         Dan VandenBerg, Student Teacher Field Coordinator, Grand Valley State University
Sessions 1,2   Strategies for establishing and maintaining a joyful and effective elementary classroom will be the focus of this
               seminar. Procedures for establishing a pleasant and appropriate physical environment, curriculum development,
               discipline plan, daily schedule and other strategies will be presented and discussed.

EE/E           * Square Pears and Tongue Twisters—Fun and Learning With Words
AB 153         Kenn Vidro, Art Teacher, Rockford Public Schools
Sessions 1,2   With such a quirky title you know this is going to be fun!! Kenn’s session will help you assist your students in
               practicing phonemic awareness, increasing vocabulary, using critical thinking and better understanding alliteration.
               Through the use of Kenn’s books a totally entertaining and educational time will be had by all. Books will be sold
               and a prize or two rewarded.



                                                                4
10:30 – 11:30                   Lunch A & MINI SESSION 2 – CHOOSE ONE TO ATTEND                                            10:30 – 11:30

                                                     Lunch Options:
                               Pick up lunch in the cafeteria in the Wege Student Center.
                                  Eat in or take it with you to this or the next session.
  Check out the abcteach Information Table and the Presenters’ Book Table in the foyer of the Academic Building.


G                 * Resources You Can Use Free!
AB 158            Dr.Mary Barry-Cybulski
Sessions 1,2      Learn how to access Michigan LearnPort’s classroom resources free of charge. Looking for ideas and lessons for
                  your classroom? LearnPort gives you free access to NetTrekker and hundreds of free courses and resources.

EE/E/M            * How To Have A Kinder, Gentler Class
AB 155            Tim Bennett, Associate Professor of Education
Sessions 2,4      Learn how to use the class meeting format to deal with tattletales, cut-downs, emotional time bombs, recess run-off,
                  and relieve the pressure cooker of daily student interactions while developing important social skills.

G                 * Can I Take My Christian Faith To A Public School?
AB 101            Dave Campbell, Superintendent, Olivet Community Schools
Sessions 1,2      In this session, we will discuss legal, social, and theological aspects of having a strong faith while teaching in a
                  public school.

E/M/H         * The Various Faces of Bullies
Wege Ballroom Nanette Clatterbuck, M.Ed., Dean, School of Education, Aquinas College
Sessions 1,2  This session will examine bullying that takes place in K-12 classrooms. Female as well as male bullying well be
              discussed as well as practical suggestions for teacher intervention. This interactive presentation is a must for all.

EE/E              * Managing Effective Learning Centers
AB 112            Laura De Vries, Kindergarten Teacher
Sessions 1,2      Teaching in a learning center: how to set up and
                  manage learning centers, and how to help children
                  use them effectively

G                 * How To Be a Great Teacher!
AB 105            Get Ready For The New State Standards and
Sessions 2,3      Benchmarks For Teachers
                  Dan Diedrich, Dir., Field Placement, Aquinas College        The abcteach University Partnership Program will
                  Get a handle on the New Standards and                       allow you, an education student or professor, the
                  Benchmarks for Teachers in Michigan. Play a                 opportunity to use our educator website at no cost.
                  game with your colleagues to master the new                 For information, visit us at our booth in the Academic
                  rubric for success. Take the mystery out of how             Building to sign up today! Or see directions for
                  you will be measured by your principal. Master              information by e-mail on the last page of this program.
                  strategies to prove you have the right
                  “dispositions” to be a teacher.

G                 The ABC’s To Preparing a Professional Resumé Package
AB 152            Judy Elsey, Manager of Career Services, Ferris State University
                  It is not too soon to begin the process of preparing for your job in teaching. Most of you have a current resumé and
                  this workshop will provide you with some ways to add appealing enhancements. We will talk about the reference
                  list, writing the objective statement for specific positions, and what to include in your cover letter. A Q&A forum
                  will be held at the end of the session to address your specific questions.




                                                                    5
                                       10:30-11:30      MINI SESSION #2 CONTINUED


G              * Teaching In A Faith-based School: The Mission and Privilege
AB 157         David Faber, Principal, Saint Thomas the Apostle School, Grand Rapids
Sessions 2,3   Come share the personal reflections and responses to several research studies that have profound impact on
               Christian Education with an educator who has experience in both Public and Catholic schools. Mr. Faber, currently
               the principal of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic School, recognized as a “School of Distinction” by the Michigan
               Association of Non-public schools, will share his passion for the mission of faith-based schools.

M/H            * Effective Strategies For Managing Difficult Educational Situations
AB 119         Dave Feenstra, Principal, Hudsonville High School
Sessions 1,2   We will discuss proven strategies for effectively handling difficult situations that occur in education. The goal is to
               provide teachers with some tools for defusing students and parents during a crisis or conflict. Ultimately, you will
               learn how to resolve difficult conversations without being the villain or victim.

M/H            * Strategies For Solving Adolescent Behavior Problems and Improving Student Achievement
AB 114         Dave Foley, Retired Junior High School Teacher
Sessions 2,4   This session provides quick, easy-to-administer solutions for adolescent misbehavior problems, so teachers can
               spend their time teaching instead of dealing with discipline issues. Realizing that teachers need specifics, the focus
               is on what is actually said and done when dealing with student misbehavior. The presenter, who taught twenty-nine
               years in junior high, will show you how to eliminate inefficiencies in teaching styles and improve performance in
               the classroom without sacrificing the respect and friendship of the students.

E/M/H          The Mathematics of the Mayans
AB 251         Marge Friar, Instructor, Mathematics, Grand Valley State University
               Come and learn the Mayan base 20 numeration system. It will increase your historical awareness, help you
               appreciate our base 10 system more fully, be a source of pride for all students with a Central America heritage, and
               provide an opportunity to learn and practice mental math strategies. We will use manipulatives.

G              * Communicating Difficult Information to Parents
AB 102         Dr. Linda Haveman, Director of Education Programs, Professional & Graduate Studies, Cornerstone University
Sessions 1,2   Finding ways to address difficult subjects with parents is never easy. This workshop will give a few simple tools
               that you can use to better understand a parent’s perspective and communicate appropriately; it will also provide
               ways to diffuse an angry parent.

E              * Poetry, Puppetry, Music, and More
AB 103         Kevin Kammeraad, Author, Artist
Sessions 1,2   Come see how children’s author Kevin Kammeraad excites kids to write and be creative using poetry, puppetry,
               music, and more, and how you can do it too! Taking excerpts from his school presentations, Kevin will be reading
               poems, singing songs, and sharing classroom activities and student examples.

EE/E           * Controlled Chaos or Flying Mud: Managing Your Elementary Science Class
AB 257         Rob Keys, Associate Professor of Science, Cornerstone University
Sessions 1,2   What was supposed to be a fun lesson in weathering turns into a mud-slinging free-for-all! How did it end up this
               way? Listen to some stories of classroom management gone crazy and then discover how you can create exciting
               science inquiry without becoming another story for a professor to tell!

G              * Interview With Confidence
Loutit         Mrs. Judi Koepnick, School Administrator/Consultant
Sessions 1,2   What you say and do at your interview are “key” to your success! Prepare! Be ready! Be confident!




                                                                 6
                                        10:30-11:30      MINI SESSION #2 CONTINUED


G              * The Five Love Languages For Teachers and Administrators
AB 259         Bill Mousel, Teacher, Hamilton Community Schools
Sessions 1,2   Energize your classroom and motivate your students by learning to speak their individual love languages. Effective
               expressions of love between students and teachers can result in a more motivating work environment, more effective
               discipline, and maximized learning. This applies to all relationships as well! Bill Mousel will explain the Five Love
               Languages and their application in the classroom.

G              * Special Education And The General Education Teacher
AB 258         Lisa René Norris, Adjunct Professor, Cornerstone University
Sessions 1,2   An introduction into the general aspects of interacting with students who have special needs, this seminar provides
               terminology pertinent to teachers who are unfamiliar with this population of students. Learn how students are
               placed into Special Education and how to effectively serve students in need of intervention.

M/H            Learn History By Doing History: The Michigan History Day Contest
AB 261         Sean O’Neill, Professor of History, Grand Valley State University
               Learn how to have your students exercise historical thinking by entering the National History Day contest in Michigan.
               Excite your students about studying history, while applying authentic assessments. Contest materials will be available.

G              * MIREAP: The Fast And Easy Way To Find A Job
AB 154         Thomas Pridgeon, President, Michigan REAP
Sessions 1,2   This session will explain how teachers can use the online system MIREAP.net to apply for jobs in Michigan and
               throughout the nation with one simple application. Tips will be shared for resumé preparation and interviewing.

M/H            * Do’s and Don’ts of Classroom Management
AB 256         Randy Remenap, Instructor, College of Education, Grand Valley State University
Sessions 1,2   Pick up some inside do’s and don’ts of managing a classroom from a principal who led two separate high schools to
               the Exemplary School award.

G              How To Conduct An A+ Interview
AB 117         Michael Stearns, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, GVSU, former Superintendent, Northview Schools
               I will cover ten “tips” for a successful interview. This session is based on my personal experience as a
               superintendent, having hired hundreds of teachers during my career.

H              * Thriving, Not Just Surviving Teaching
AB 231         Mr. Paul Terpstra, Retired English/Psychology Instructor
Sessions 1,2   Strategies that work, techniques that succeed, words that motivate, and quotes that inspire. Tips from a teacher
               chosen many times as the most influential educator by Cum Laude graduates.

G              Classroom Dynamics: Get Those Key Points To Stick
AB 229         Cindy Todd, Art Education Program Chair, Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University
               How do you help students remember the key points in your curriculum? Look at what the current research says
               about the brain, education, the arts and memory. Understand why it is essential to provide an enriched and
               challenging environment in today’s educational setting.

EE/E           * Classroom Management For Elementary Teachers
AB 104         Dan VandenBerg, Student Teacher Field Coordinator, Grand Valley State University
Sessions 1,2   Strategies for establishing and maintaining a joyful and effective elementary classroom will be the focus of this
               seminar. Procedures for establishing a pleasant and appropriate physical environment, curriculum development,
               discipline plan, daily schedule and other strategies will be presented and discussed.




                                                                   7
                                        10:30-11:30      MINI SESSION #2 CONTINUED


EE/E            * Square Pears and Tongue Twisters—Fun and Learning With Words
AB 153          Kenn Vidro, Art Teacher, Rockford Public Schools
Sessions 1,2    With such a quirky title you know this is going to be fun!! Kenn’s session will help you assist your students in
                practicing phonemic awareness, increasing vocabulary, using critical thinking and better understanding alliteration.
                Through the use of Kenn’s books a totally entertaining and educational time will be had by all. Books will be sold
                and a prize or two rewarded.

G               * Creative Uses of PowerPoint in the Classroom
AB 156          Sarah Wood, Technology and Media Integration Specialist
Sessions 2,4    Learn fun and unique ways Microsoft PowerPoint can be used in the classroom to engage students in fun
                learning activities.


11:45 – 12:45                 Lunch A & MINI SESSION 3 – CHOOSE ONE TO ATTEND                                           11:45 – 12:45

                                                   Lunch Options:
                             Pick up lunch in the cafeteria in the Wege Student Center.
                                Eat in or take it with you to this or the next session.
  Check out the abcteach Information Table and the Presenters’ Book Table in the foyer of the Academic Building.


EE/E/M/H/G      * Setting The Table For Success: Four Strategies To Build Your “Winning Team” of Students
AB 152          Bill Cecil, Fire Up Keynote Speaker, Fifth Grade Teacher, Waverly Community Schools
Sessions 1,3    Bill will share four strategies he uses each year in his classroom to build a “winning team” where individuals work
                together to achieve team goals while striving for their personal best. These powerful strategies will help you in the
                classroom and when you are interning for your first teaching position.

G               * Understanding Group Work With The Use Of The DISC Analysis
AB 117          Cindy Covell, University Instructor, University Student Teacher Supervision, MDE Math Coach
Sessions 3,4    This session will allow participants to take the DISC inventory, understand their main learning/working strength, the
                strengths of others, and how to effectively group students according to the learning/working strength. Participants
                will also analyze their group data for a data driven decision of working with student groups.

G               * How To Be A Great Teacher! Get Ready For The New State Standards and Benchmarks For Teachers
AB 105          Dan Diedrich, Director, Field Placement, Aquinas College
Sessions 2,3    Get a handle on the New Standards and Benchmarks for Teachers in Michigan. Play a game with your colleagues to
                master the new rubric for success. Take the mystery out of how you will be measured by your principal. Master
                strategies to prove you have the right “dispositions” to be a teacher.

E               * Reducing Teacher Talk
Loutit          David Eppelheimer, Kindergarten Teacher, Coopersville Public Schools
Sessions 3,5    How does a good teacher get students to tune back in when they have tuned you out? Learn a variety of ways to talk
                less, get “others” to do the talking, and grab students’ attention, hold it, and use it, all while having a splendid time.

G               * Teaching In A Faith-based School: The Mission and Privilege
AB 157          David Faber, Principal, Saint Thomas the Apostle School, Grand Rapids
Sessions 2,3    Come share the personal reflections and responses to several research studies that have profound impact on
                Christian Education with an educator who has experience in both Public and Catholic schools. Mr. Faber, currently
                the principal of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic School, recognized as a “School of Distinction” by the Michigan
                Association of Non-public schools, will share his passion for the mission of faith-based schools.



                                                                   8
                                        11:45 – 12:45     MINI SESSION #3 CONTINUED


G                Mind Over Gray Matters
AB 102           Dr. Linda Haveman, LLPC, President, Springbrook Counseling Center;
                 Monica Michael, LLPC, Professional Counselor in Private Practice
                 Participants will learn ways to harness the power of the brain in order to activate the minds of their students for
                 learning. This session will provide teachers with a new perspective on classroom management as it relates to the
                 physiology of the brain. Those attending will find this session loaded with practical applications for the classroom
                 for all grade levels.

M/H              * Teaching To Gender Differences
AB 104           Phil Helzer and Dennis Schultz, Affiliate Faculty, Grand Valley State University
Sessions 3,4     Though boys and girls can learn the same material, they shouldn’t always be taught in the same ways. This
                 interactive workshop will present strategies that have been focused for boys, for girls, and for both sexes.

H                * Curriculum Mapping: What Every New Teacher Needs To Know
AB 155           Gary Karazinski, Director, SSS, Adjunct Faculty, Aquinas College
Sessions 1,3     New teachers entering the profession are thrown into the classroom with a textbook and a prayer. If we are to
                 survive the initial classroom experience we must understand how to manage the Michigan Merit Curriculum. In this
                 session an overview of the importance of curriculum mapping, both horizontal and vertical, will be explored.

G                * Guerilla Tactics in Job Interviewing
AB 103           Ginger Lange, Associate Director, Career Services, Grand Valley State University
Sessions 3,4     Explore verbal and nonverbal strategies to impact the direction of an interview and enhance your effectiveness.

EE/E             * Writer’s Workshop In A Balanced Literary Classroom
AB 158           Cheri Millisor, Teacher, Muskegon Public Schools, Teaching Consultant, Lake Michigan Writing Project
Sessions 3,4,5   Experience Writer’s Workshop as a participant and from “backstage”. A session from Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study
                 will be modeled in detail. You will receive information and handouts on how to make the Units of Study sessions
                 your own, recordkeeping for conferring and assessment, and tips for progress monitoring.

G                * Public Relations And The Classroom Teacher
AB 156           Kristen Morrison, Student Teacher Placement Officer, Art Education Program, Kendall College of Art and Design
Sessions 1,3     Beginning with Parents’ Night, learn ways to foster positive connections with your teaching and learning
                 community. Build alliances with parents, administration, and the neighborhood through effective communication
                 techniques and classroom projects that also develop a sense of civic responsibility in your students.

G                Making Your Portfolio Work For You
AB 153           Annmarie Post, Associate Director, Career and Counseling Services, Aquinas College
                 An experiential workshop focusing on how to use your portfolio in an interview. This will be part lecture,
                 demonstrations, and audience role playing.

E/M              * Teaching Non-Fiction For Success In Middle School
AB 119           Annie Whitlock, Social Studies Curriculum Associate, National Heritage Academies
Sessions 3,4     This session will discuss the benefits of teaching parts of a non-fiction textbook to middle school students in order to
                 better prepare them for learning in a content-area classroom. During the presentation, activities on teaching
                 captions, headings, and how to use the index and glossary (and much more!) will be shared. These activities can be
                 taken right back to the classroom to use immediately!

G                Substitute Teaching In Michigan
AB 256           Deb Wilson, West Michigan Servicing Manager, Profession Educational Services Group, LLC (PESG)
                 This session will cover what is required of a student teacher to become a PESG substitute teacher for public schools.




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1:00 – 2:00                       MINI SESSION 4 – CHOOSE ONE TO ATTEND                                                  1:00 – 2:00


EE/E/M         * How To Have A Kinder, Gentler Class
AB 155         Tim Bennett, Associate Professor of Education
Sessions 2,4   Learn how to use the class meeting format to deal with tattletales, cut-downs, emotional time bombs, recess run-off,
               and relieve the pressure cooker of daily student interactions while developing important social skills.

G              The Cooperating Teacher/Student Teacher Relationship
AB 231         Doug Busman, Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University
               Learn about the relationship that exists between the Cooperating Teacher and the Student Teacher. What can be learned from
               recent research and literature and how can you use this information to improve your student teaching experience.

G              * Understanding Group Work With The Use Of The DISC Analysis
AB 117         Cindy Covell, University Instructor, University Student Teacher Supervision / MDE Math Coach
Sessions 3,4   This session will allow participants to take the DISC inventory, understand their main learning/working strength.
               Participants will also analyze their group data for a data driven decision of working with student groups.

G              Tips For Job Interviewing
AB 152         Judy Elsey, Manager of Career Services, Ferris State University
               Getting the call to participate in an interview at the school district where you have submitted your resumé is a
               progressive step toward getting hired for that position. Let’s talk about the reality side of interviewing and some
               strategies that will help you make the most effective presentation of yourself. We will talk about what you should
               wear, questions you will be asked, questions you may ask, what NOT to say, and much more. A Q&A forum will be
               held at the end of the session to address your specific questions.

E              Your First Five Years
Loutit         Dave Eppelheimer, Kindergarten Teacher
               So you have begun your career. You have all this curriculum, a mentor, and new colleagues to help you get started
               and keep up. However, there are a lot of little things that can make big differences in your new teaching position. A
               variety of “how to” tips will help you in managing the two or three most challenging students in your class, building
               a classroom library, getting things you need that your school doesn’t supply, setting up your classroom and packing
               it up for the summer, managing students’ health issues, getting to know parents and keeping their support, how to
               streamline, enhance and enjoy parent/teacher conferences, and many more tried and proven strategies.

E/Sp Ed        RTI Toolkit For Teachers
AB 105         Dr. Kelli Esteves, Assistant Professor of Education, Aquinas College
               Response to Intervention (RTI) has the potential to dramatically improve how we meet the needs of all students.
               when implementing RTI, beginning teachers must have access to resources in order to effectively assess students
               and they must know how to use the information to differentiate instruction. The tools presented in this session will
               help teachers understand students as unique learners and implement flexible grouping across the tiers.

M/H            * Strategies For Solving Adolescent Behavior Problems and Improving Student Achievement
AB 114         Dave Foley, Retired Junior High School Teacher
Sessions 2,4   This session provides quick, easy-to-administer solutions for adolescent misbehavior problems, so teachers can
               spend their time teaching instead of dealing with discipline issues. Realizing that teachers need specifics, the focus
               is on what is actually said and done when dealing with student misbehavior. The presenter, who taught twenty-nine
               years in junior high, will show you how to eliminate inefficiencies in teaching styles and improve performance in
               the classroom without sacrificing the respect and friendship of the students.




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                                          1:00-2:00     MINI SESSION #4 CONTINUED


G                * English Language Learners: What You Need To Know
AB 259           Casey Gordon, English Language Learners Coordinator, Kent ISD
Sessions 4,5     Welcome to the world of teaching English Language Learners (ELL)! How are you going to effectively instruct
                 students who are learning the language? This session will provide an overview of ELL information and give you
                 tips and tricks you can use in your classroom.

M/H              * Teaching To Gender Differences
AB 104           Phil Helzer and Dennis Schultz, Affiliate Faculty, Grand Valley State University
Sessions 3,4     Though boys and girls can learn the same material, they shouldn’t always be taught in the same ways. This
                 interactive workshop will present strategies that have been focused for boys, for girls, and for both sexes.

G                * Guerilla Tactics in Job Interviewing
AB 103           Ginger Lange, Associate Director, Career Services, Grand Valley State University
Sessions 3,4     Explore verbal and nonverbal strategies to impact the direction of an interview and enhance your effectiveness.

E                * Informal Literacy Assessment
AB 112           Christina McElwee, Literacy Coach; Pat Johnson, Self-Contained Learning Disabilities Classroom Teacher K-1
Sessions 4,5     This session will focus on the importance of informal assessment in monitoring student growth and achievement in
                 literacy. Participants will receive several informal assessments that can be used to inform instruction and support
                 student learning in literacy development.

G                * ADHD: A Dynamic Perspective and Emerging Treatments
AB 102           Monica Michael, Professional Counselor in Private Practice
Sessions 4,5     This presentation will provide an overview of ADHD symptoms, an historical summary of the changing scope of the
                 diagnosis, and a special focus on three treatment plans that claim to cure/heal or otherwise stop the disorder.
                 Teachers attending this session should feel better equipped to help and understand students diagnosed ADHD.

EE/E             * Writer’s Workshop In A Balanced Literary Classroom
AB 158           Cheri Millisor, Teacher, Muskegon Public Schools, Teaching Consultant, Lake Michigan Writing Project
Sessions 3,4,5   Experience Writer’s Workshop as a participant and from “backstage”. A session from Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study
                 will be modeled in detail. You will receive information and handouts on how to make the Units of Study sessions
                 your own, recordkeeping for conferring and assessment, and tips for progress monitoring.

G                * Inner City Schools: What You Need To Know
AB 258           Lisa René Norris, Adjunct Professor, Cornerstone University
Sessions 4,5     Get some practical suggestions on successful teaching in the urban settings of an inner city school district. Learn
                 how to make connections with staff, students and parents as you find out what administrators are looking for from
                 teachers who want to make a positive difference in the lives of students who often present themselves as challenging
                 and somewhat difficult.

M/H              * Teaching Controversial Issues In The Social Studies Classroom
AB 257           Dr. Scott Stabler, Assistant Professor of History, Grand Valley State University
Sessions 4,5     I think teaching controversial issues is a great way to engage students in history and social studies. Issues of race
                 and gender are too often ignored and yet they have a major impact on our society. All issues can be brought up and
                 debated in a mature manner at a lot more age levels than many believe.

G                * What Every Educator Should Know About The Brain
AB 256           Donna St. John, Assistant Professor, Ferris State University
Sessions 4,5     The most awesome entity in the universe is the human brain. How is the human brain like…a piece of newspaper,
                 an orange peel, a cup of yogurt or a cantaloupe? This presentation will discuss some interesting facts about the
                 human brain and how to help keep it healthy and vibrant throughout all the stages of life.



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                                          1:00-2:00     MINI SESSION #4 CONTINUED


M                Preparing Students For Learning: Building and Activating Background Knowledge
AB 154           Elizabeth Petroelje Stolle, Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University
                 Come and learn practical ways to prepare students for learning. This interactive session will teach you how to use
                 engaging learning strategies with students that build and activate background knowledge.

G                Michigan Rock and Mineral Resources
AB 101           Steve Tchozeski, Consultant, Great Lakes GeoScience
                 An in-depth look at Michigan’s resources with a classroom-ready activity provided to every participant.

G                How Is It That You Raised Such A Spoiled Brat?
AB 229           Cindy Todd, Art Education Program Chair, Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University
                 How do you tell mom that Johnny is the meanest boy in class? The way to approach a parent will make the defining
                 difference between whether they hear your concerns or shut you out and begin defending themselves. In this
                 session you will learn how to talk to parents without ticking them off and will be prepared for the hard questions
                 before the parent/teacher conferences begin.

E/M              * Teaching Non-Fiction For Success In Middle School
AB 119           Annie Whitlock, Social Studies Curriculum Associate, National Heritage Academies
Sessions 3,4     This session will discuss the benefits of teaching parts of a non-fiction textbook to middle school students in order to
                 better prepare them for learning in a content-area classroom. During the presentation, activities on teaching
                 captions, headings, and how to use the index and glossary (and much more!) will be shared. These activities can be
                 taken right back to the classroom to use immediately!

G                * Creative Uses of PowerPoint in the Classroom
AB 156           Sarah Wood, Technology and Media Integration Specialist
Sessions 2,4     Learn fun and unique ways Microsoft PowerPoint can be used in the classroom to engage students in fun learning
activities.

G                * Dyslexia and Severe Reading Problems
AB 153           Kathleen Zwyghuizen, Adjunct Faculty, Cornerstone University
Sessions 4,5     All of us will at some time have a student who just can’t seem to learn to read. Is he/she dyslexic? What is
                 dyslexia? Can this student be helped?



2:15 – 3:15                         MINI SESSION 5 – CHOOSE ONE TO ATTEND                                                2:15 – 3:15

                                 In this session please fill out the sing-in sheet provided and
                                  Remember to submit your overall conference evaluation.

G             LGP—Views on Interviewing
Wege Ballroom Panel Presentation
              Particularly in interviewing, the first impression REALLY counts. You want to show off your abilities, personality,
              experiences, and uniqueness in a brief span of time. This session will give you tips on how to do just that and much
              more! Enjoy as experienced interviewers share their expertise.

G                School Counselors: What Do They Do All Day?
AB 152           Sue Clay, MA, LPC, School Counseling Program Faculty, Grand Valley State University
                 How can the school counselor help you as a new teaching professional? Learn about how the profession of school
                 counseling is changing and how to make use of the skills of the school counselor to help you be a successful teacher.



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                                          2:15 – 3:15     MINI SESSION #5 CONTINUED


G                True Colors Personality Testing, Key to Understanding Your Students
AB 231           Judy Elsey, Manager of Career Services, Ferris State University
                 Now that you know your personality colors and the characteristics of each color, you are ready to transfer this
                 information to better understanding students’ differences, behaviors and responses in the classroom. You can also
                 use this criteria to create effective learning groups. It will be a short journey well worth your time and effort and
                 will impact many segments of your role in the classroom. You will see the diverse world more clearly after this
                 True Colors experience.

E                * Reducing Teacher Talk
Loutit           David Eppelheimer, Kindergarten Teacher, Coopersville Public Schools
Sessions 3,5     How does a good teacher get students to tune back in when they have tuned you out? Learn a variety of ways to talk
                 less, get “others” to do the talking, and grab students’ attention, hold it, and use it, all while having a splendid time.

G                * English Language Learners: What You Need To Know
AB 259           Casey Gordon, English Language Learners Coordinator, Kent ISD
Sessions 4,5     Welcome to the world of teaching English Language Learners (ELL)! How are you going to effectively instruct
                 students who are learning the language? This session will provide an overview of ELL information and give you
                 tips and tricks you can use in your classroom.

E                * Informal Literacy Assessment
AB 112           Christina McElwee, Literacy Coach; Pat Johnson, Self-Contained Learning Disabilities Classroom Teacher K-1
Sessions 4,5     This session will focus on the importance of informal assessment in monitoring student growth and achievement in
                 literacy. Participants will receive several informal assessments that can be used to inform instruction and support
                 student learning in literacy development.

G                * ADHD: A Dynamic Perspective and Emerging Treatments
AB 102           Monica Michael, Professional Counselor in Private Practice
Sessions 4,5     This presentation will provide an overview of ADHD symptoms, an historical summary of the changing scope of the
                 diagnosis, and a special focus on three treatment plans that claim to cure/heal or otherwise stop the disorder.
                 Teachers attending this session should feel better equipped to help and understand students diagnosed ADHD.

EE/E             * Writer’s Workshop In A Balanced Literary Classroom
AB 158           Cheri Millisor, Teacher, Muskegon Public Schools, Teaching Consultant, Lake Michigan Writing Project
Sessions 3,4,5   Experience Writer’s Workshop as a participant and from “backstage”. A session from Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study
                 will be modeled in detail. You will receive information and handouts on how to make the Units of Study sessions
                 your own, recordkeeping for conferring and assessment, and tips for progress monitoring.

G                Grants and Grant Writing
AB 156           Kristen Morrison, Art Education Placement Officer, Kendall College of Art and Design
                 Millions of dollars in grant money are available to teachers! Learn about independent funding sources for
                 equipment, classroom activities, research, and overseas study. In this session major funding sources will be
                 discussed as well as tips to complete the application process and how to impress the interview committee.

G                * Inner City Schools: What You Need To Know
AB 258           Lisa René Norris, Adjunct Professor, Cornerstone University
Sessions 4,5     Get some practical suggestions on successful teaching in the urban settings of an inner city school district. Learn
                 how to make connections with staff, students and parents as you find out what administrators are looking for from
                 teachers who want to make a positive difference in the lives of students who often present themselves as challenging
                 and somewhat difficult.




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                                       2:15 – 3:15    MINI SESSION #5 CONTINUED


M/H            * Teaching Controversial Issues In The Social Studies Classroom
AB 257         Dr. Scott Stabler, Assistant Professor of History, Grand Valley State University
Sessions 4,5   I think teaching controversial issues is a great way to engage students in history and social studies. Issues of race
               and gender are too often ignored and yet they have a major impact on our society. All issues can be brought up and
               debated in a mature manner at a lot more age levels than many believe.

G              * What Every Educator Should Know About The Brain
AB 256         Donna St. John, Assistant Professor, Ferris State University
Sessions 4,5   The most awesome entity in the universe is the human brain. How is the human brain like…a piece of newspaper,
               an orange peel, a cup of yogurt or a cantaloupe? This presentation will discuss some interesting facts about the
               human brain and how to help keep it healthy and vibrant throughout all the stages of life.

G              Teaching, Reaching, and Respecting
AB 105         Carol Steele, Field Instructor, Michigan State University
               What should we know? How can we grow? This session investigates how we go from novice teacher to inspired
               expert.

G              How To Set Up A Mineral Dig In Your Classroom
AB 101         Steve Tchozeski, Consultant, Great Lakes GeoScience
               Don’t have time to take your students to Arkansas? Then bring Arkansas to them! A great hands-on activity for the
               classroom. Participants will dig, find, clean, sort and keep quartz crystals.

G              * Dyslexia and Severe Reading Problems
AB 153         Kathleen Zwyghuizen, Adjunct Faculty, Cornerstone University
Sessions 4,5   All of us will at some time have a student who just can’t seem to learn to read. Is he/she dyslexic? What is
               dyslexia? Can this student be helped?




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                                                            Day Planner
                             Session Title                                  1       2A       3B        4         5
ABC’s To Preparing a Professional Resumé Package                                   AB 152
ADHD: A Dynamic Perspective and Emerging Treatments                                                  AB 102   AB 102
Arabs and Arab Americans                                                  AB 105
Can I Take My Christian Faith To A Public School?                         AB 101   AB 101
Classroom Dynamics: Get Those Key Points To Stick                                  AB 229
Classroom Management For Elementary Teachers                              AB 104   AB 104
Communicating Difficult Information To Parents                            AB 102   AB 102
Controlled Chaos or Flying Mud: Managing Your Elementary Science Class    AB 257   AB 257
Creative Uses of PowerPoint In The Classroom                                       AB 156            AB 156
Culture In The Foreign Language Classroom                                 AB 157
Curriculum Mapping: What Every New Teacher Needs To Know                  AB 155            AB 155
Do’s and Don’ts of Classroom Management                                   AB 256   AB 256
Dyslexia and Severe Reading Problems                                                                 AB 153   AB 153
Effective Strategies For Managing Difficult Educational Situations        AB 119   AB 119
English Language Learner: What You Need To Know                                                      AB 259   AB 259
Grants and Grant Writing                                                                                      AB 156
Guerilla Tactics in Job Interviewing                                                        AB 103   AB 103
How Is It That You Raised Such A Spoiled Brat?                                                       AB 229
How To Be A Great Teacher! …New State Standards and Benchmarks…                    AB 105   AB 105
How To Conduct An A+ Interview                                                     AB 117
How To Have A Kinder, Gentler Class                                                AB 155            AB 155
How To Set Up A Mineral Dig In Your Classroom                                                                 AB 101
Informal Literacy Assessment                                                                         AB 112   AB 112
Inner City Schools: What You Need To Know                                                            AB 258   AB 258
Interview With Confidence                                                 Loutit   Loutit
LGP: Views On Interviewing                                                                                    Ballroom
Learn History By Doing History: The Michigan History Day Contest                   AB 261
Making Your Portfolio Work For You                                                          AB 153
Managing Effective Learning Centers                                       AB 112   AB 112
Michigan Rock and Mineral Resources                                                                  AB 101




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                                                       Day Planner Continued
                              Session Title                                    1         2A        3B         4         5
Mind Over Gray Matters                                                                            AB 102
MIREAP: The Fast and Easy Way To Find A Job                                 AB 154     AB 154
Poetry, Puppetry, Music, and More                                           AB 103     AB 103
Preparing Students For Learning: Building & Activating Bkground Knowledge                                   AB 154
Public Relations and the Classroom Teacher                                                        AB 156
Reducing Teacher Talk                                                                              Loutit             Loutit
Resources You Can Use Free!                                                 AB 158     AB 158
RTI Toolkit For Teachers                                                                                    AB 105
School Counselors: What Do They Do All Day?                                                                           AB 152
Setting The Table For Success: 4 Strategies to Build Your Winning Team…     AB 152                AB 152
Special Education And The General Education Teacher                         AB 258     AB 258
Square Pears and Tongue Twisters—Fun And Learning With Words                AB 153     AB 153
Strategies For Solving Adolescent Behavior Problems…                                   AB 114               AB 114
Substitute Teaching In Michigan                                                                   AB 256
Teaching Controversial Issues In Social Studies                                                             AB 257    AB 257
Teaching In A Faith-Based School: The Mission and Privilege                            AB 157     AB 157
Teaching Non-Fiction For Success In Middle School                                                 AB 119    AB 119
Teaching, Reaching, and Respecting                                                                                    AB 105
Teaching To Gender Differences                                                                    AB 104    AB 104
The Cooperating Teacher/Student Teacher Relationship                                                        AB 231
The Five Love Languages For Teachers and Administrators                     AB 259      AB 259
The Mathematics Of The Mayans                                                           AB 251
The Various Faces of Bullies                                                Ballroom   Ballroom
Thriving, Not Just Surviving Teaching                                       AB 231     AB 231
Tips For Job Interviewing                                                                                   AB 152
True Colors Personality Testing, Key To Understanding Your Student                                                    AB 231
Understanding Group Work With The Use Of The DISC Analysis                                        AB 117    AB 117
What Every Educator Should Know About The Brain                                                   AB 256    AB 256
Winning the “War of Discipline” Before the “Battles of Behavior” Begin      AB 117
Writer’s Workshop In A Balanced Literacy Classroom                                                AB 158    AB 158    AB 158
Your First Five Years                                                                                        Loutit




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                        Mark Your Calendar Today--

                         Expanding Your Horizons!
                          Out of State Teacher Job Fair
                                    coming—
                                  March 8, 2010
                                      GVSU
                            All teacher candidates welcome!
                   Details will be available at www.gvsu.edu/careers
                          And at your university career center




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or professor, the opportunity to use our educator website at no cost. E-mail the required
information and any questions to sheryl@abcteach.com to get your log in name and
password. You may also stop by our booth in the Academic Building to sign up today.

            You must provide:
         Your first and last name
         University e-mail address
         Phone number
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                                            for resources from our presenters!




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                List your first, second, and third choices for each hour



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