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									             ELEMENTARY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
                         July 10-28, 2006
                      Deerpark Middle School

      Registration on eCampus: May 1st – June 2nd, 2006

      All registrants should regularly check their RRISD email by remote access
       during the summer to check for updates (e.g. room assignments,
       cancellations etc.). A minimum of 10 registrants is required for a
       workshop to be offered.

      Workshops are full days (8:30 – 4:30) unless otherwise indicated.

      This document will be regularly updated and can be accessed via the
       Professional Development website:
          http://www.roundrockisd.org/home/index.asp?page=1217


CROSS CURRICULAR

ARRC/CMT Team Planning – July 17
Presenters: LCIS & CIS
Audience: K - 5 teachers, + SpEd., TAG, Fine Arts, PE/Wellness teachers
Teacher teams will have the opportunity to collaborate with educators across the district in creating unit plans and revising
current curriculum maps for the upcoming school year. LCIS & CIS will be on hand to provide support.

Technology Integration in Elementary Science and Math
Presenters: Cindy Looze & Sue Counce
Audience: 3-5 Teachers
Learn how to transform your teaching of science and math, using technology to more seamlessly tie all fields together (including
language arts and social studies). This session will focus on helping you write a lesson, including supporting materials, to
maximize the resources that are available to you at your school.




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Power of Two (Inclusion Co-Teaching) – July 24 & 25
Presenters: Kay Kirby & Becky Kephart & classroom teachers
Audience: Elementary General and Special Educators (co-teachers), Administrators
Two professionals, a general educator and a special educator, with different instructional expertise, can enrich the educational
experience for all students in a classroom to maximize student achievement. Participants will gain information regarding
research and rationale supporting “Power of Two”, essential components of effective “Power of Two” implementation, and have
the opportunity to apply these components in planning for the 2006-07 school year. A panel of teachers currently implementing
“Power of Two” will share the impact on student performance. Many ideas for creating an engaging, structured, and caring
environment where students follow multiple pathways to accomplish learning outcomes will be presented.

Procedures & Practices for the Special Needs Student – July 18
Presenters: Jim Gonzales & Becky Kephart
Audience: Elementary general ed. and special educators, administrators
Participants will gain knowledge in the areas of alternative student assessment, IEP/BIP implementation, data collection and
progress monitoring along with ARD etiquette and procedures.

CHAMPS – July 18
Presenter: Marcie Godbee
Audience: K-12 teachers and SpEd. and administrators
CHAMPs is a modular series of materials designed to help classroom teachers develop (or fine tune) an effective classroom
management plan that is proactive and positive. The techniques included in this program have been derived from a large and
varied body of research literature that has identified consistent and reliable findings concerning how effective teachers manage
student behavior and enhance student motivation.

TxBESS Training for Mentors – July 18
Presenters: Debi Price & Debbie Hester
Audience: Elementary teachers and administrators
Adopted by RRISD, TxBESS is an initiative of the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to implement a beginning
teacher support system in order to increase beginning teacher retention and effectiveness, thus increasing student achievement
and learning. Participants will learn techniques for high-quality mentoring supported by research-based performance standards.

Using “Creative Dramatics” Techniques as a Tool for Teaching Science, Math, ELA
and Social Studies – July 11 (8:30 – 12:00)
Presenter: Charles Hobby
Audience: K-2ND generalist teachers

Building Process Drama into Lessons You Already Teach – July 11 (1:00 - 4:30)
Presenter: Charles Hobby
Audience: 3RD -5TH generalist teachers

Continuous Improvement – July 25
Presenter: Debbie Hester
Audience:



MATH

Best Practices in Teaching Mathematics – July 17
Presenters: Elaine Mechler & Karen Rhynard
Audience: K - 2 teachers, Special Education teachers


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The focus for this training is to make the classroom shift from passive to active learning and to teach conceptually by allowing
students to develop their own models, ideas, and strategies. This training supports the philosophy of CGI and teaching through
problem solving. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that model these best practices. The workshop will include ESL
strategies.

Best Practices in Teaching Mathematics – July 18
Presenters: Elaine Mechler & Karen Rhynard
Audience: 3rd - 5th grade teachers, Special Education teachers
The focus for this training is to make the classroom shift from passive to active learning and to teach conceptually by allowing
students to develop their own models, ideas, and strategies. This training supports the philosophy of CGI and teaching through
problem solving. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that model these best practices. The workshop will include
ESL strategies.

5th Sense Training – July 26 – 27
Presenters: Elaine Mechler & Karen Rhynard
Audience: 5th grade teachers, Special Education teachers
Materials Needed: 5th Sense Manual published by Region 13 ($95 - purchased by the campus)
This two day training will focus on the 5th grade Math TEKS and include intervention strategies, lessons, and assessments.
Participants will engage in the activities that promote deeper conceptual knowledge of mathematics.


Elementary TEXTEAMS – July 25
Presenters: Elaine Mechler & Karen Rhynard
Audience: 3rd - 5th grade teachers, Special Education teachers
The focus for this training will be on developing students' number sense of fractions and algebraic thinking. Emphasis will be
placed on conceptual understanding, higher level problem solving, and questioning techniques. Participants will engage in
hands-on activities to model these concepts. (6 hrs. TAG credit) The workshop will include ESL strategies.



SCIENCE

FOSS – July 24
Presenters: FOSS trainer
Audience: K-2 teachers
In this full day training, participants will use hands-on learning with FOSS materials to experience the instructional pedagogies
that are central to maximize student learning. These include: inquiry, hands-on active learning, multisensory methods, student to
student interactions, discourse, and reflective thinking. Both formative and summative assessment are part of each series of
investigations.


FOSS – July 25
Presenters: FOSS trainer
Audience: 3-5 Teachers
In this full day training, participants will use hands-on learning with FOSS materials to experience the instructional pedagogies
that are central to maximize student learning. These include: inquiry, hands-on active learning, multisensory methods, student to
student interactions, discourse, and reflective thinking. Both formative and summative assessment are part of each series of
investigations.


Strategies for Earth Science – July 18
Presenters: Anita Gordon, Lynette Thomas, Patty McLelland
Audience: 5th Grade Teachers

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A full day will be packed with strategies for teaching, reteaching, and reviewing concepts for mastery of earth science concepts
and science TEKS tested on TAKS. Teachers will leave with experiences and resources to use in the classroom.


Strategies for Earth Science – July 19
Presenters: Anita Gordon, Lynette Thomas, Patty McLelland
Audience: 4th Grade Teachers
A full day will be packed with strategies for teaching, reteaching, and reviewing concepts for mastery of earth science concepts
and science TEKS tested on TAKS. Teachers will understand the importance of 4 th grade learning on success on the elementary
science TAKS and leave with experiences and resources to use in the classroom.


Journals and Notebooks: Writing About Inquiry – July 20 (8:30 – 12:00)
Presenter: Patty McLelland
Audience: 3-5 Teachers
This half day session focuses on the use of journals/notebooks to write about inquiry. Participants will create a professional
journal while learning how to use journals/notebooks in their classrooms as effective tools to make science (and all subjects)
more meaningful and authentic for students as they observe, record, and reflect on what they’ve learned.


Strategies for Success on TAKS: Reading, Math, and Science – July 20 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenters: Lynette Thomas
Audience: 3-5 Teachers
This half day session will cover various strategies for TAKS success in reading, math, and science. Strategies will include
vocabulary development in math and science, reading in content areas, ESL strategies that work for all students, and test
preparation.


Understanding Elementary Science Assessment – July 25 (8:30 -12:00)
Presenters: Anita Gordon, Patty McLelland, Lynette Thomas
Audience: K-5 Teachers
This half day session will explore multiple ways for children to show what they know and can do. Participants will develop
assessments and rubrics to use with their students.


Laying the Foundation in Earth Science – July 25 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenters: Anita Gordon, Patty McLelland, Lynette Thomas
Audience: K-2 Teachers
Participants in this half day session will learn how foundational earth science concept development in the primary grades is for
student success on science TAKS. Strategies and resources will be shared.


Bridging II TAKS Module 1 Light and Optics – July 26 (8:30 – 12:00)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: K Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing vertical alignment of Science TEKS K.5(A, B, C) and K.6(D) and their
direct impact on TAKS preparation. It provides interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons
spiraling the complexity of the concepts, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences.

Bridging II TAKS Module 1 Light and Optics – July 26 (8:30 – 12:00)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Grade 1Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing vertical alignment of Science TEKS 1.5(A) and 1.7(A) and their direct
impact on TAKS preparation. It provides interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons spiraling the
complexity of the concepts, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences .


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Bridging II TAKS Module 1 Light and Optics – July 26 (8:30 – 12:00)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Grade 2 Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing vertical alignment of Science TEKS 2.5(A) and 2.7(A) and their direct
impact on TAKS preparation. It provides interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons spiraling the
complexity of the concepts, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences.

Bridging II TAKS Module 1 Light and Optics – July 26 (8:30 – 12:00)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Grade 3 Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing vertical alignment of Science TEKS 3.11(D) and its direct impact on
TAKS preparation. It provides interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons spiraling the
complexity of the concepts, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences.

Bridging II TAKS Module 1 Light and Optics – July 26 (8:30 – 12:00)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Grade 4 Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing vertical alignment of Science TEKS 4.6(A, B, C) and their direct
impact on TAKS preparation. It provides interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons spiraling the
complexity of the concepts, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences.

Bridging II TAKS Module 1 Light and Optics – July 26 (8:30 – 12:00)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Grade 5 Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing vertical alignment of Science TEKS 5.8(B) and its direct impact on
TAKS preparation. It provides interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons spiraling the
complexity of the concepts, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences.

Bridging II TAKS Module 2 Using Tools to Explore Matter – July 26 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: K Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing the vertical alignment of the science TEKS K.5(A, B, C) and K.6(D)
and their direct impact on TAKS preparation. It provides Interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the
lessons spiraling the complexity of the content, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences.

Bridging II TAKS Module 2 Using Tools to Explore Matter – July 26 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Grade 1 Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing the vertical alignment of the science TEKS 1.5(A) and 1.7(A) and
their direct impact on TAKS preparation. It provides Interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons
spiraling the complexity of the content, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences

Bridging II TAKS Module 2 Using Tools to Explore Matter – July 26 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Grade 2 Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing the vertical alignment of the science TEKS 2.5(A) and 2.7(A) and
their direct impact on TAKS preparation. It provides Interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons
spiraling the complexity of the content, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences

Bridging II TAKS Module 2 Using Tools to Explore Matter – July 26 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenters: TBA

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Audience: Grade 3 Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing the vertical alignment of the science TEKS 3.11(D) and its direct
impact on TAKS preparation. It provides Interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons spiraling the
complexity of the content, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences.

Bridging II TAKS Module 2 Using Tools to Explore Matter – July 26 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Grade 4 Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing the vertical alignment of the science TEKS 4.6(A, B, C) and their
direct impact on TAKS preparation. It provides Interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons
spiraling the complexity of the content, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences.



Bridging II TAKS Module 2 Using Tools to Explore Matter – July 26 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Grade 5 Teachers
This Module examines Light and Optical Systems providing the vertical alignment of the science TEKS 5.8(B) and its direct
impact on TAKS preparation. It provides Interdisciplinary lessons using the 5E Model of instruction with the lessons spiraling the
complexity of the content, while offering multiple learning opportunities and inquiry experiences

Making Connections with Earth Cycles – July 24 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenters: Anita Gordon, Lynette Thomas, Patty McLelland
Audience: 3 – 8 Teachers
Participants will learn how to connect the life, earth, and physical strands of science for themselves and their students by
focusing on the interactions of matter, energy, and organisms in the carbon, nitrogen, and water cycles. All levels have these
concepts in their TEKS, even when the cycles are not specifically named.

Using Learning Logs in Science & Social Studies – July 20
Presenter: Heidi Herold & Kimberly McKenzie
Audience: K-5 teachers, SpEd. teachers, administrators
This session will demonstrate the value of learning logs used primarily in science and social studies instruction. We will
demonstrate how these logs can be used to assess student learning through students' reflections, responses, and illustrations.
We will also discuss how learning logs integrate reading and writing into the content areas. We will also model how to implement
the learning logs in the classroom and how they can be used as a tool to bring parents, students, and teachers together in the
learning process. REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS OPEN THROUGH JUNE 12TH.



SOCIAL STUDIES

Reading and Writing Tools for Social Studies – July 12
Presenters: Kim Grubb & Jenny Baker
Audience: Elementary Teachers
Reading and writing tools are essential for learning in the social studies. This session provides strategies to engage students in
thinking about the content at higher levels and to experience content in more meaningful and challenging ways. It also
addresses way social studies and language arts instruction can be integrated.


ESL/SIOP/BILINGUAL

Accelerated ESL Strategies PK-2 – July 11

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Presenter: Jenna Tintera
Audience: PK-2 Bilingual and ESL teachers
This workshop will help participants plan rigorous activities to accelerate English language learning. Techniques for teaching
reading, writing, speaking and listening will be incorporated with the Hampton Brown adoption materials. The text Balancing
Reading & Language Learning: A Resource for Teaching English Language Learners, K-5: by Mary Cappellini will be given to
participants.


Accelerated ESL Strategies 3-5 – July 12
Presenter: Jenna Tintera
Audience: 3-5 Bilingual and ESL teachers
This workshop will help participants plan rigorous activities to accelerate English language learning. Techniques for teaching
reading, writing, speaking and listening will be incorporated with the Hampton Brown adoption materials. The text Balancing
Reading & Language Learning: A Resource for Teaching English Language Learners, K-5: by Mary Cappellini will be given to
participants.


6 + 1 Trait Spanish Writing – July 12 & 13
Presenter: Noelia Cortez Benson
Audience: Elementary bilingual teachers
In this two-day institute participants will learn how to use the 6+1 Trait® approach to develop the writing skills of their students in
English and Spanish and how this approach links instruction and assessment and children’s literature with writing. This institute
gives teachers concrete ways to present the writing process and to clarify revision by providing instructional tools and the
vocabulary needed to describe, teach, and assess the six identified criterios: ideas, organización, voz, vocabulario, fluidez, and
uso de la lengua that are the foundations of good writing. The session will be conducted mainly in Spanish to give teachers a
common language for educational purposes. HCDE is recognized as a Regional Training Site by Northwest Regional
Educational Laboratory.

ESL Strategies & Certification – July 18 & 19
Presenters: Michele Collins & Jenna Tintera
Audience: PK – 12 teachers, bilingual teachers, administrators, counselors, librarians, CIS
Participants will come away from this training with an understanding of research-based, effective instructional methods and
techniques for ESL classrooms as well as preparation for the TExES ESL certification test. Participants can register for the
August 5, 2006 TExES test #154 (English as a Second Language supplemental test) on the State Board of Educator Certification
website, http://www.texes.nesinc.com/, by the appropriate deadline.

Ready-to-Go Activities for the ESL Classroom – July 20
Presenters: Michele Collins & Jenna Tintera
Audience: K-12 teachers, bilingual teachers, including teachers who are already ESL certified and administrators
This workshop is packed full of strategies to support English language acquisition in all content areas. Techniques will include
ideas for classroom management, vocabulary development, and the integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening
objectives. Each participant will receive a copy of Zero Prep: Ready-to-Go Activities for the Language Classroom by Laurel
Pollard and Natalie Hess.


Sheltered Instruction Training for Elementary Teachers – July 25
Presenters: Julianne Gula and Miriam Melian
Audience: Elementary Teachers, Administrators, Counselors
Teams of core content teachers, ESL teachers, counselors and administrators will learn about 1st and 2nd language acquisition
and how they are related. Participants will also become familiar with sheltered instruction and some of the basic strategies for
working with English Language Learners. Participants will be expected to produce sheltered instruction strategies and activities
that they can use in their classrooms.




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Sheltered Instruction Refresher – July 26
Presenters: Julianne Gula and Miriam Melian
Audience: K – 12 Teachers, who have already attended the Sheltered Instruction Training
Participants will apply sheltered instruction strategies to their specific core content area for their classrooms. They will review
concepts about language acquisition and general strategies for working with English Language Learners. In addition,
participants will be expected to produce sheltered instructional strategies and activities that they can use in their classrooms.


4th and 5th Grade Science – July 27
Presenters: Julianne Gula and Miriam Melian
Audience: 4th and 5th Grade Science Teachers
Participants will apply sheltered instruction strategies to their core content area – 4th and 5th grade Science. These general
strategies will assist in working with English Language Learners in the Bilingual and Model 2 classrooms. In addition,
participants will be expected to produce strategies and activities that they can use in their classrooms.




ELA

Heart of Texas Writing Project & 6 Traits – July 10 & 11
Presenters: Karon Henderson, Christy Evans, Carrie Strmiska & Stephanie Rodriguez
Audience: K-5 teachers
This training will support teachers in implementation of writing workshop and will provide detailed information on the use of the 6
+ 1 Traits rubrics and incorporating the traits into the writing process. This 2-day workshop will include ESL strategies.


Technology Integration in Elementary Language Arts – July 13 (8:30 – 12:00)
Presenters: Heidi Jenkins & MaryJo Humphreys
Audience: grades 3-5
Learn how to transform your teaching of language arts, using technology to more seamlessly tie all fields together (including
math, science, and social studies). This session will focus on helping you write a lesson, including supporting materials, to
maximize the resources that are available to you at your school.


Literacy Work Stations – July 20
Presenter: Robbin Gesch
Audience: K-2 teachers
This training will provide an overview of the management of literacy work stations and a make and take session of Grades K-2.
The workshop will include ESL strategies.

Primary Reading/Writing Workshop – July 26
Presenters: Sheryl Whited & Melissa McCarroll
Audience: K-2 teachers
This training will provide a detailed understanding of the Reading/Writing Workshop and implementation procedures for K-2. The
workshop will include ESL strategies.

Guided Reading Grades 3-5 – July 26
Presenter: Anne Mitchell
Audience: 3-5 teachers
This training will provide an overview of best practices in Guided Reading for grades 3 – 5. The workshop will include ESL
strategies.




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Writing Workshop and Writing Conferences – July 27
Presenter: Natalie Meek
Audience: K-5 teachers
This training will provide teachers with an overview of the writing workshop process and how to use conferences effectively. The
workshop will include ESL strategies.

Dyslexia Strategies for Reading, Writing and Spelling -- July 10
Presenter: Jana Graves & various Itinerant Dyslexia Teachers
Audience: K – 12 teachers, SpEd. teachers
The morning will let the participants experience a dyslexia simulation to better understand the struggles dyslexia students
experience. The afternoon will include various topics about dyslexia and give the participants helpful information and strategies
to assist students with reading, writing and spelling



GIFTED & TALENTED

GT Update: Tiered Lessons – July 17
Presenter: Nicole Shannon
Audience: Elementary and middle school teachers
Every classroom has students of varying ability levels, especially those which contain clusters of gifted students. This session
focuses on creating tiered assignments and activities, a strategy which allows the teacher to focus on the same TEKs with all
students at the same time, but at levels which match student readiness, interest, and learning profile.

GT Update: Got Questions? – July 11
Presenters: Sheila Mulbry and Susan Tjon
Audience: Elementary teachers
Learn how to extend your differentiation to include higher level questioning and thinking. Participants will learn practical
applications for several topics, including types of questions and questioning strategies, convergent and divergent questioning,
SCAMPER technique, Tony Ryan's Thinkers' Keys, mindmapping, and questioning using Bloom's. Assessment and
accountability issues with differentiation or tiered assignments will also be addressed. Teachers are encouraged to bring unit
ideas for developing differentiation activities.

GT Update: Gifted Students - One Size Doesn't Fit All – July 19
Presenter: Carroll Taggart
Audience: K-12 Teachers and administrators
We will look deeply at the attributes and characteristics of gifted children from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Several ways to identify the under identified bilingual or minority gifted child will be discussed. Participants will be provided
information to help them find the gifted traits in exceptional children. The afternoon will be an adventure in bringing out creativity
and quality in products. Participants will go home with a packet of creative activities to use in their classroom.

GT Update: Advanced Primary Readers – July 18
Presenter: Beth Moore and Staci Kirchner
Audience: K-2 Primary teachers
In this session, we will look at the characteristics of primary students who are advanced in the area of reading and explore a
variety of strategies to meet their needs and provide challenge for them in the classroom. Materials from the Texas Reading
Initiative Task Force for the Education of Primary Gifted Children will be utilized.

GT Update: Critical and Logical Thinking – July 13
Presenter: Carrie Williams
Audience: Elementary and middle school teachers


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Research has shown that these skills are teachable and learnable! This training will help teachers accelerate the learning gains
of their students by gaining a better understanding of our thinking process. Various instructional approaches will be discussed.
Participants will engage in "what if" scenarios.

GT Update: Making Math Challenging! – July 25
Presenter: Raine Maggio
Audience: Elementary teachers
This session will focus on math centers, games, and projects that will stimulate higher level thinking and reinforce math skills.


GT Update: Get Inside Their Head: How the Gifted Brain Works – July 13
Presenters: Sheila Mulbry
Audience: K-12 teachers
How are the brains of gifted students different? What kinds of strategies are particularly effective for students with particular
gifts? What can we do to help gifted students who are underachievers? How can we identify and help students who are both
gifted and learning disabled? Come see what the research says about these questions and more!

GT Update: Fundamentals of Differentiation – TBA
Presenters: Laurel New
Audience: K-12 teachers



SERVICE LEARNING

Service-Learning – S*T*A*R*S Workshop – July 11
Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Read & Cathy Stone
Audience: K-12 teachers, administrators
This training will give teachers the ability to start up and implement service-learning opportunities in their classroom or school.
This instructional strategy offers students a chance to plan their own solutions to authentic, community problems while they learn
the TEKS. The morning will focus on how to involve students in the decision-making and implementation processes.
Participants will also learn to use needs assessments to determine what project would be most helpful to the community, while
maximizing instructional time in addressing specific TEKS. The afternoon will focus on building substantial partnerships between
school and community and reflection activities that integrate service and academics.

Service-Learning – S*T*A*R*S Workshop – July 19
Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Read & Cathy Stone
Audience: K-12 teachers, administrators
This training will give teachers the ability to start up and implement service-learning opportunities in their classroom or school.
This instructional strategy offers students a chance to plan their own solutions to authentic, community problems while they learn
the TEKS. The morning will focus on how to involve students in the decision-making and implementation processes.
Participants will also learn to use needs assessments to determine what project would be most helpful to the community, while
maximizing instructional time in addressing specific TEKS. The afternoon will focus on building substantial partnerships between
school and community and reflection activities that integrate service and academics


PE/WELLNESS
Asthma & Activity – July 20 (8:30 – noon)
Presenters: Laura Chapman, Dr. Steve Conte
Audience: K-12 PE or Athletic Staff Members
American Lung Association presentation about asthma and other related respiratory problems


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Children’s Health Workshop – July 20 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenter: American Diabetes Association
Audience: K-12 PE and HS Health teachers
Presentation to encompass information on the changing landscape of children’s health

Mind & Body Connections – Part I & Part II: Learning Lab – July 24 & July 26
Presenter: Cheryl Alexander
Audience: Physical Ed. or Health teachers K-12
A learning lab for teachers to learn about body systems and postures that would benefit students and/or staff members.


ARRC Unit Planning for PE/Wellness – July 24 - 25
Presenters: Traci Neely & Dennis DiCarlo
Audience: Elementary PE Teachers
Writing and planning units for your campus

CPR-AED-1st Aid Certification – July 25 (1:00 – 4:30)
Presenters: RRISD Athletic Trainers
Audience: Elementary PE Teachers
Certification for CPT, AED & 1st Aid


LIBRARIANS

New Librarians’ Workshop – July 24
Presenter: Carlyn Gray
Audience: New Librarians

MARCMagician Workshop – July 26
Presenter: Carlyn Gray
Audience: Librarians


FINE ARTS

Elementary Music Best Practices in Orff Instrument Technique & Elementary Music
Selecting Age Appropriate Repertoire for the Music Festival (Orff & Choir) – July 17
Presenter: Neil Tipton & Lisa Roebuck
Audience: Elementary Music Teachers

Elementary Music Selecting Age Appropriate Repertoire for the Music Festival (Orff &
Choir) – July 17 (1:00 – 4:30) (Combined with session above)
Presenter: Neil Tipton & Lisa Roebuck
Audience: Elementary Music Teachers

Elementary Music ARRC/CMT (Team Planning) – July 18
Presenter: Lisa Roebuck
Audience: Elementary Music Teachers



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Elementary Music Best Practices in Teaching Syncopation and ¾ Meter & Elementary
Music Technology – Music Time with the MacMillian Book – July 19
Presenter: Cynthia Hayes
Audience: Elementary Music Teachers

Elementary Music Technology – Music Time with the MacMillian Book – July 19 (1:00
– 4:30) (Combined with session listed above)
Presenter: MacMillian/McGraw Hill Textbook Representatives
Audience: Elementary Music Teachers

Elementary Art – Wild and Wonderful Weaving – July 17
Presenter: Amy Hutto
Audience: Elementary Art Teachers

Elementary Art – ARRC/CMT – July 18
Presenter: Tim Lowke
Audience: Elementary Art Teachers




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