Nov 9, 2017


Edusmart Academy
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Presenter(s):
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com
Sandeep Kumar, Edusmart, sandeep.kumar@edusmart.com

Grade:
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
New and experienced Edusmart users are encouraged to come and learn about all the recent enhancements and additions to Edusmart. Take a tour of the wide variety of resources available, including our new online assessment test banks for Science, grades 3–8 and for Math, grades 3–5. The Edusmart team will be on-hand to answer questions and share tips on how you can get the most out of this popular resource. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




From Proficient to Distinguished: Provide Personalized Student-centered Learning for Higher T-TESS Ratings with Edusmart Science
11:30 AM to 12.30 PM

Presenter(s):
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com
Sandeep Kumar, Edusmart, sandeep.kumar@edusmart.com

Grade:
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
Edusmart Science provides excellent TEKS-aligned content featuring built-in multimedia interactivity, simulations, journaling, assessment, and more. Let us show you how Edusmart Science can help with the T-TESS requirement for student-centered learning, enabling you to focus on guiding each of your students to maximum achievement. See how you can customize and personalize lessons for maximum learning. Learn about our reporting features that provide relevant data for your T-TESS appraisal, and see how Edusmart can help you meet its instructional technology requirements.




What Do You Want to Know? Building Purposeful Science Assessments
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Presenter(s):
Jon Maxwell, Ph.D., Edusmart, jonathanmaxwelltx@yahoo.com
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com

Grade:
Applies to All Grade Levels

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
Join us for an engaging session on how to analyze and create specific assessment items to determine student understanding of various Science objectives.The session will also discuss how to create an assessment for specific reasons to enhance teaching and learning in every Science classroom. Participants will leave with a better understanding of why all assessments are not created equally and that not all assessments are evil. Come with questions and leave with more!




Growth Isn’t Just for Plants. Assessments and Data Analysis Tools to Determine Students Progress
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Presenter(s):
Jon Maxwell, Ph.D., Edusmart, jonathanmaxwelltx@yahoo.com
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com

Grade:
Applies to All Grade Levels

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
Student growth and progress is not just important because it is a part of accountability but because it can be a measure of how much students have learned. Join us in this collaborative session to determine how to plan assessments and use data analysis tools to allow students to progress further on their journey in understanding Science topics. Participants will leave this session with strategies to take back to their classrooms, schools, or districts to implement right away to help guide instruction for improving student progress.




Maximize Student-centered Learning by Leveraging Instruction Technology
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Presenter(s):
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com
Sandeep Kumar, Edusmart, sandeep.kumar@edusmart.com

Grade:
Applies to All Grade Levels

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
With Edusmart Science, we provide excellent TEKS-aligned content featuring built-in multimedia interactivity, simulations, journaling, assessment, and more. Let us show you how Edusmart Science can serve as the foundation for student-centered learning that enables you to focus on guiding each of your students to maximum achievement. See how you can customize and personalize lessons for maximum learning.


Nov 10, 2017


Edusmart Academy
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Presenter(s):
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com
Sandeep Kumar, Edusmart, sandeep.kumar@edusmart.com

Grade:
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
New and experienced Edusmart users are encouraged to come and learn about all the recent enhancements and additions to Edusmart. Take a tour of the wide variety of resources available, including our new online assessment test banks for Science, grades 3–8 and for Math, grades 3–5 (formerly called STAARSmart). The Edusmart team will be on-hand to answer questions and share tips on how you can get the most out of this popular resource. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




What Do You Want to Know? Building Purposeful Science Assessments
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Presenter(s):
Jon Maxwell, Ph.D., Edusmart, jonathanmaxwelltx@yahoo.com
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com

Grade:
Applies to All Grade Levels

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
Join us for an engaging session on how to analyze and create specific assessment items to determine student understanding of various Science objectives.The session will also discuss how to create an assessment for specific reasons to enhance teaching and learning in every Science classroom. Participants will leave with a better understanding of why all assessments are not created equally and that not all assessments are evil. Come with questions and leave with more!




Growth Isn’t Just for Plants. Assessments and Data Analysis Tools to Determine Students Progress
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Presenter(s):
Jon Maxwell, Ph.D., Edusmart, jonathanmaxwelltx@yahoo.com
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com

Grade:
Applies to All Grade Levels

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
Student growth and progress is not just important because it is a part of accountability but because it can be a measure of how much students have learned. Join us in this collaborative session to determine how to plan assessments and use data analysis tools to allow students to progress further on their journey in understanding Science topics. Participants will leave this session with strategies to take back to their classrooms, schools, or districts to implement right away to help guide instruction for improving student progress.




Connecting Science to Reading through Engaging Text
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Presenter(s):
Codi Fowler-Freeman, University of Houston – Clear Lake, codifreeman@gmail.com
Shannon Jackson, Sheldon ISD, ShannonJackson@sheldonisd.com

Grade:
Elementary & Middle School

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
Connecting Science to Reading is critical for building scientific literacy. It also helps students develop reading, writing, and speaking skills. High quality engaging texts aligned to both Science and ELA standards can help make the job of integrating Science and Reading less daunting. Attendees will explore examples of engaging texts and strategies that exploit their use in the classroom.




Thinking Like a Scientist
3:00 PM to 4:0 PM

Presenter(s):
Codi Fowler-Freeman, University of Houston — Clear Lake, codifreeman@gmail.com

Grade:
PreK-2 & Elementary

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
Eighty percent of the work of scientists revolves around reading and writing, making literacy a crucial skill set for those that want to pursue STEM careers. Incorporating reading and writing strategies in the Science classroom not only prepares students for the world of college and career in the Sciences, but also boost literacy skills across the curriculum to the benefit of all. In 'Thinking Like a Scientist', attendees will examine the current research on the relationship between literacy and Science and model reading, writing, and thinking to promote Science literacy. Participants will discuss ideas on incorporating Science literacy in the classroom every day.




Maximize Student-centered Learning by Leveraging Instruction Technology
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Presenter(s):
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com
Sandeep Kumar, Edusmart, sandeep.kumar@edusmart.com

Grade:
Applies to All Grade Levels

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
With Edusmart Science, we provide excellent TEKS-aligned content featuring built-in multimedia interactivity, simulations, journaling, assessment, and more. Let us show you how Edusmart Science can serve as the foundation for student-centered learning that enables you to focus on guiding each of your students to maximum achievement. See how you can customize and personalize lessons for maximum learning.


Nov 11, 2017


Edusmart Academy
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Presenter(s):
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com
Sandeep Kumar, Edusmart, sandeep.kumar@edusmart.com

Grade:
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
New and experienced Edusmart users are encouraged to come and learn about all the recent enhancements and additions to Edusmart. Take a tour of the wide variety of resources available, including our new online assessment test banks for Science, grades 3–8 and for Math, grades 3–5. The Edusmart team will be on-hand to answer questions and share tips on how you can get the most out of this popular resource. Session attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour of continuing education credit. Door Prizes!




Building Vocabulary in the Content Area
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Presenter(s):
Codi Fowler-Freeman, University of Houston – Clear Lake, codifreeman@gmail.com
Saleen Mitchell, Sheldon ISD, SaleenMitchell@sheldonisd.com

Grade:
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
Academic vocabulary is often harder for students to acquire than common vocabulary simply due to the lack of exposure. Yet content-specific vocabulary serves as a barrier for success in the classroom and in life, particularly in the scientific disciplines. In this session, attendees learn how to incorporate vocabulary acquisition strategies with their existing curricula to effectively and efficiently build a foundation for literacy in the Science classroom.




Deepening Science through Writing
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Presenter(s):
Saleen Mitchell, Sheldon ISD, SaleenMitchell@sheldonisd.com
Codi Fowler-Freeman, University of Houston – Clear Lake, codifreeman@gmail.com

Grade:
Middle School & High School

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
Science provides students with valuable opportunities to write in contexts that other subject areas may not provide. Generally, strategies can be grouped into two methodologies. When students write to learn, they are exercising critical thinking and analysis. When they write to demonstrate knowledge, they are synthesizing and explaining their learning. Attendees will explore these two methods that provide valuable higher-order thinking skills and are easy to integrate into the existing Science curriculum.




From Proficient to Distinguished: Provide Personalized Student-centered Learning for Higher T-TESS Ratings with Edusmart Science
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Presenter(s):
Mark Dunk, Edusmart, mark@edusmart.com
Sandeep Kumar, Edusmart, sandeep.kumar@edusmart.com

Grade:
Elementary, Middle School, High School

Location:
GRB, Level 3, #320B

Description:
Edusmart Science provides excellent TEKS-aligned content featuring built-in multimedia interactivity, simulations, journaling, assessment, and more. Let us show you how Edusmart Science can help with the T-TESS requirement for student-centered learning, enabling you to focus on guiding each of your students to maximum achievement. See how you can customize and personalize lessons for maximum learning. Learn about our reporting features that provide relevant data for your T-TESS appraisal, and see how Edusmart can help you meet its instructional technology requirements.