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Welcome to the BL Summit!

The Greeley Blended Learning Summit is back on October 29th!

This is an opportunity for us to learn together in order to deepen our understanding of personalized learning through blended models of instruction. We will be joined by other educators from around the District and Rocky Mountain region.

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Meet Our Speakers

Deirdre Pilch

Superintendent of Greeley - Evans Schools

Twana Young

Mind Research Institute



Deagan Andrews

Director of Curriculum and Personalized Learning

About Our Featured Speaker

Twana Young is the Director of Professional Development for MIND Research Institute, a nonprofit educational impact organization focused on deeper learning research and blended learning. The institute equips learners to solve the world’s greatest problems.



Twana is a former classroom teacher, district curriculum specialist, and district curriculum director for Math, Science and Instructional Technology with over 20 years of experience in education. She’s led school improvement efforts; developed and implemented curriculum, assessments, coaching programs, STEM learning pathways and professional development for teachers. Twana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Nicholls State University and a Masters in Education Administration from Ashland University.


Throughout her career, Twana has been a leader at the local, state and national levels focused on developing innovative resources to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. She is passionate about community outreach, developing and delivering leadership workshops for youth and women’s groups. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Ashland University in Columbus, Ohio.

Registration begins at 7am

Event Schedule

Check out our amazing list of sessions below. Please note that all Breakout session occur before lunch and that workshops are after lunch
EXCEPT for Using Data to Customize



Please take careful note of the location of our session as some sessions are located at the Greeley Rec Center, D6 Administration Building, or the D6 Family Center

8:00 - 8:30am

Welcoming

Location: Centennial
Presenter(s): Dr. Deirdre Pilch & Deagan Andrews
Audience: All

8:40 - 9:40 am

Collaboration: Getting to Teamwork to Make the Dream Work

Location: UNC Bears Room
Presenter(s): Sharon Wright, Blended Learning Coach
Audience: K-12 Educators

Looking for specific strategies and routines that support students working collaboratively? Participate in this fast-paced hour while learning how to incorporate new ideas - and maybe build on some old ones - leading to effective and efficient collaborative models.

8:40 - 9:40 am

Introduction to Proficiency Based Systems and Process for Joining Cohort 2

Location: Board Room
Presenter(s): Deagan Andrews
Audience: K-12 Building Administrators

This session is for school leaders who want to learn more about the why of Proficiency-Based Systems and are interested in implementation for the 2019-2020 school year.

8:40 - 9:40 am

Lexia - Where do We Start?

Location: South Platte
Presenter(s): Shanna Murphy (D6 Teacher - Heiman) & Tammy Hermance (Blended Learning Coach)
Audience: K-5 Literacy

This is an introduction to Lexia - reading digital content. We will also look at various models for your literacy block.

8:40 - 9:40 am

Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs)

Location: Cache La Poudre
Presenter(s): Kaitlen Farruggia, Bridget Yohon, Katie Belt (D6 Teachers - Monfort)
Audience: K-12 Educators

Personalized learning plans allow students to keep track of their needs and enables teachers to use them to truly personalize learning. In this session we will be collaborating around personalized learning plans, leaving you with the tools to help students identify academic needs, social-emotional needs, and goals.

8:40 - 9:40 pm

Autonomous, Project, and Blended Learning in High School English

Location: Big Thompson A
Presenter(s): Josh Seematter (D6 Teacher - Northridge High School)
Audience: Secondary Language Arts

Attendees of this session will be guided through a couple of different lessons/units that have been used in a high school English classroom including the activities and pacing used. There will be a discussion of the complications and benefits experienced. Then with the remaining time, participants will be given the chance to plan and ask questions of the presenter as well as receive feedback on incorporating a similar or portions of this method into their classroom.

8:40 - 12 pm

*This is a 3 hour workshop*

Using Data to Customize

Location: Big Thompson B
Presenter(s): Katie Chambers (Summit Learning Mentor) & Ryan Fitzpatrick (Blended Learning Coach)
Audience: Franklin & Prairie Heights - Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts Teachers

In Summit Learning classrooms, teachers customize learning experiences by providing supports that match the needs of individual students. This session shows how a Platform feature called the Learners Tab can facilitate the process of assigning the right learning experiences to the right students. By using this feature, teachers effectively manage data from Checkpoints, Focus Areas, and Final Products over the course of a Project.

9:50 - 10:50 am

A Flexible Classroom

Location: UNC Bears Room
Presenter(s): Jennifer Orona (D6 Teacher - Heiman)
Audience: K-12 Educators

This breakout will share the various considerations of flexible seating, and collaboratively we will discuss other opportunities to implement student choice in the classroom.

9:50 - 10:50 am

Puzzle Talks using ST Math

Location: South Platte
Presenter(s): Twana Young (Mind Research Institute)
Audience: K-5 Math

Are you looking for ways to engage your students in productive math talk? This session focuses on using the visual in ST Math puzzles to engage students in mathematically rich conversations. The puzzles help students “see” the math and bridge connections between ST Math and classroom instruction. Similar to number talks or math talks, the goal of puzzle talks is to get students to think about and communicate their understanding of mathematics.

9:50 - 10:50 am

Tracking through the Standards toward Competency

Location: Cache La Poudre
Presenter(s): Ryan McDougal (D6 Principal - Scott) & Tammy Hermance (D6 BL Coach)
Audience: K-12 Educators

This session will show how we have lead teachers through unpacking the standards to create Learning Targets that make learning transparent for our teachers and students. We have used these to create Personal Tracking Matrices which enable our students to take ownership of their learning by putting learning targets and aligned instructional resources in the hands of students.

9:50 - 10:50 am

World Language in a new World

Location: Big Thompson A
Presenter(s): Jo Pranke
Audience: 6-12 World Language Educators

Exploring different ideas and technologies in a World Language classroom. How District 6 WL teachers are using EMC text and video technology to contribute to instruction and learning, as well as using Duolingo to enhance vocabulary and grammar knowledge.

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Managing a Meaningful MakerSpace

Location: UNC Bears Room
Presenter(s): Terry Highfield (D6 McAuliffe)
Audience: K-12 Educators

Makerspaces are all the rage in education right now, but how do you make the space organized, purposeful, and manageable? Witness one school's makerspace journey and join the conversation about optimizing makerspaces.

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Discovery Ed

Location: Board Room
Presenter(s): Misty Gavina (D6 Teacher - Heath)
Audience: K-5

Come join us for an one-hour session to explore & learn some useful features of Discovery Ed. If you are new to the district or new to using Discovery Ed., you'll have an opportunity to get more familiar with the program and be able to have some hands-on experience with someone to help guide you and show you some helpful aspects of DE.

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Meaningful Problem Solving

Location: South Platte
Presenter(s): Twana Young (Mind Research Institute)
Audience: K-12 Math

Are you looking for strategies to help students become capable and creative problem solvers? This session focuses on strategies that promote problem solving, growth mindset and productive struggle.

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Personal Tracking Matrix - The Key to Student Ownership

Location: Cache La Poudre
Presenter(s): Alice Pendlebury, Chelsey Magallanes, Taylor Eschliman, Ashlee Longwell (D6 Teachers - Scott)
Audience: K-12 Educators

This session will show how we as 5th-grade teachers use Personal Tracking Matrices in our classroom to make the learning targets transparent for students. We will share how we manage these and how they have engaged our students in the learning process.

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Transforming the Learning Experience with CPM and IXL

Location: Big Thompson A
Presenter(s): Lorayn Lang (D6 Teacher - Northridge)
Audience: 6-12 Math

The integration of educational technology in our curriculum has enhanced learning for all students. See how an educational program, such as IXL for mathematics in conjunction with CPM, has allowed us to fill gaps in conceptual thinking.

1:10 - 4:00 pm

Math Standards and the Shifts

Location: Centennial Room
Presenter(s): Jinny Jensen (D6 Coordinator)
Audience: Audience: K-5 Math Teachers & Building Leaders

We will explore the three shifts in mathematics: Focus, Coherence, and Rigor, as well as instruction, supports to ensure that all students have access to high-quality grade-level content.

1:10 - 2:40 pm

Illustrative Math Demo and Launch-Work-Wrap

Location: UNC Bears Room
Presenter(s): Deagan Andrews
Audience: 6-12 Math Educators

This is the first of two sessions summarizing the key content and skills from math teacher Summer Training.

Concept lessons are the core of Summit Learning’s math curriculum and instruction. This session models part of a concept lesson to show how many successful math tasks are facilitated "in thirds." By alternating between the student and teacher experience, math teachers explore and discuss high-impact teacher moves within a problem-based environment.



2:40 - 4:00 pm

Incorporating the Five Practices

Location: UNC Bears Room
Presenter(s): Deagan Andrews
Audience: 6-12 Math Educators

The 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussion -- anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting -- allow teachers to use students' responses to advance the mathematical understanding of the class as a whole. This session models how to implement the 5 Practices in a Summit Learning math classroom.

1:10 - 4:00 pm

Everything Google - Classroom, Docs, Draw, Calendar, Slides, Forms, Sheets and more

Location: Board Room
Presenter(s): Gerrek Zwickle (D6 Library and Educational Technology Specialist)
Audience: K-12 Educators

Come prepared with questions, needs, and lesson ideas you'd like to Google-ize. Through participant request and need, we will work through various and alternative uses of the Google Suite at a pace to meet the needs of all learners in the session.

1:10 - 4:00 pm

Vision for Proficiency Based Systems - Monfort

Location: South Platte
Presenter(s): Tammy Hermance (Blended Learning Coach)
Audience: Monfort Elementary School

Closed session for Monfort teachers.

1:10 - 4:00 pm

PCBE - Scott

Location: Cache La Poudre
Presenter(s): Ryan McDougal
Audience: Scott Elementary School

Closed session for Scott teachers.

1:10 - 4:00 pm

PCBE - Heiman

Location: Big Thompson A
Presenter(s): Anne Ramirez
Audience: Heiman Elementary School

Closed session for Heiman teachers

1:10 - 4:00 pm

SCORING AS A TOOL FOR EQUITY

Location: Big Thompson B
Presenter(s): Ryan Fitzpatrick (Blended Learning Coach) & Katie Chambers (Summit Learning Mentor)
Audience: Franklin & Prairie Heights Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts Teachers

Explore the Cognitive Skills Rubric and how educators use Cognitive Skill data to note student progress and needs. Accurate scoring on the Cognitive Skills Rubric ensures that students receive equitable support. In this session, participants examine high priority Cognitive Skills in their disciplines and walk away with a clear vision of how those skills manifest in student work.

1:10 - 4:00 pm

StudySync

Location: D6 Admininistration Building Lower Level
Presenter(s): Brooke Frarck (D6 Coordinator)
Audience: Secondary ELA

This session will continue the implementation work of the new ELA StudySync curriculum for 6th-8th grade. This session will be led by a StudySync facilitator who will serve as ongoing support of StudySync’s digital platform and classroom integration. A large portion of this session will be dedicated to assessments and using the data to drive instruction.

1:10 - 4:00 pm

Springboard

Location: D6 Admininistration Building Lower Level
Presenter(s): Brooke Frarck (D6 Coordinator)
Audience: Secondary ELA

This session will continue the implementation work of the new ELA SpringBoard curriculum for 9th-11th grade. This session will be in the form of a station rotation, with participants selecting four of the offered six stations to visit. Stations will focus on a variety of topics including: Scaffolding within SpringBoard, AVID & SpringBoard, CanDo descriptors (CLD) and SpringBoard, Co-Teaching with SpringBoard, SpringBoard digital, as well as guided plan time.

1:10 - 4:00 pm

Dreambox

Location: D6 Admininistration Building Kochia
Presenter(s): Jennifer Lomas (Dreambox)
Audience: K-8 Math Teachers

Impementation of Dreambox to support CoreX Math

1:10 - 4:00 pm

Secondary Math With CPM

Location: Greeley Rec Center
Presenter(s): Bob Williams (District 6 Coordinator)
Audience: 6-12 Math

This CPM follow up session will address implementation challenges experienced during the first quarter. Typical pacing during the first year implementation and suggested processes to use during team meetings to map the scope of the year will lead our discussions. A review of the organization and learning structures built into chapters will be reviewed to determine processes to identify appropriate uses of digital content that address gaps in learning.

1:10 - 4:00 pm

World Languages

Location: D6 Family Center
Presenter(s): EMC Trainer
Audience: 6-12 World Language Teachers

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29 October, 2018

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