Breakout Sessions April 14, 2022

8:20-9:20 Choose 1 session:

Spicing Up Your UDL Implementation

After understanding there is no average student, participants in this session will learn how to spice up their UDL implementation. Participants will also review key components in the recipe of UDL, as well as how to add unique and individual flavor to their learning environment.

Facilitators: Kate Edgren & Nikki Ruble

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Conjunction Junction, What's your "Executive Function"

Gain an understanding of the three main brain functions associated with executive function (EF) & develop and appreciate the role of EF in teaching and learning.

Facilitator: Rhonda Laswell

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Elementary: Reigniting a Joy in Learning with Math and Science

Use process standards to deepen conceptual understanding in Math and Science.

Facilitators: Liz Stroh, Davida Harden, Lisa Haines

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Secondary: ELL + UDL Tickets to Success

Understand the basics of language acquisition and implement 2-3 new strategies in their learning environments. Please bring a sheet of paper and writing utensil. Optional: bring scissors and your device.

Facilitators: Corie Williams, Laura Ousley

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How to Avoid Herding Cats

(Designed for support staff but open to all)

Participants will become aware of how challenging behavior may develop, how to prevent problem behavior, presenting the expectations and the importance of reinforcing expected behavior.

Facilitator: Tina Greene

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9:35-10:35 Choose 1 session:

Solving the Mystery of Task Avoidance

1. Develop an understanding of task avoidance as a function of behavior

2. Identify characteristics and why this behavior occurs

3. Learn about strategies to help correct this unwanted behavior

Facilitators: Corie Williams, Laura Ousley

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Reflect and Refresh your PBIS Implementation in the Classroom

PBIS has been implemented school-wide for many years. Learn what the components of PBIS in the classroom are, why they are important and how they may look. Take some time to reflect on if those components are in place, partially in place or possibly not yet and consider ways you may be able to implement them over time.

Facilitator: Tina Greene

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Who we are Affects How we Do What we Do



In this session, participants will explore how what we believe and who we are manifests itself in the things we do, how we do them, and ultimately how we extend relationships.

Facilitator: Charles Edwards

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We are all "Essential" Workers

(Designed for support staff but open to all)

This session is designed to help attendees recognize and remember their value and how essential they are to the overall education of each student. Thought, energetic planning, and laughter will be important aspects of this meeting as each person will leave with a personal plan for how to keep motivated in helping students every day.

Presenter: Rick Weinheimer

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