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2017 Annual Conference: Imagining Possibilties

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Elementary & Secondary Track - Descriptions

Workshop Session 1 (9:30-10:30am)

Please register for one workshop in Session 1. If a workshop has two parts, be sure to sign up for both. Make note of any requests from facilitators to bring specific items. Thank you!

Several Workshops are now CLOSED due to space limitations.

  • What makes a presentation engaging/impactful? Learn about the Ignite! presentation style and start making your own Ignite! presentation
    Audience: All teachers, Grades 6-12, Administrators
    Format: Discussion-based, Interactive, Hands-On
    CTLE Area: Pedagogy

  • We all want to make learning as meaningful as possible for students, but sometimes we limit ourselves by the classroom's four walls. Join us to explore the possibilities and plan for an authentic experience in your classroom!
    Audience: Teachers, Grades PreK-12; Administrators
    Format: Discussion-based, Interactive
    CTLE Area: Curriculum

  • Denis will take teachers through the Instant Relevance message and help them build materials and activities they can apply to their classes based on their own experiences and those of their students. Teachers will leave with classroom materials they can use and share and even better, a mindset focused on seeing the possibilities for creating more.
    Audience: Teachers, Grades 6-12; Administrators
    Format: Discussion-based, Interactive, Tangible Take-Away
    CTLE Area: Pedagogy

  • With the right tools, your school will increase efficiency, raise awareness, enhance communications, improve fundraising and save valuable time and money. But choosing the right tools can be daunting. We often find ourselves managing multiple software platforms jumbled together and end up working harder to achieve less. That's why LSA developed a website program with Firespring exclusively for our members to provide website tools at significant savings with a team of experts to support you. Come to this workshop to learn how to master your online presence and leverage the power of your website. ...
    Audience: Administrators, Development Directors, Admissions Directors, Board Members
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Tangible Take-Away

  • In this workshop you will learn and discuss developing ChalkTalks for your classroom, where students take ownership and are responsible for their own learning in a group setting. I will model a Chalk Talk and discuss the variety of ways that you could implement ChalkTalks in your own classroom.
    Audience: Teachers, Grades 6-12
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based, Interactive, Hands-On, Tangible Take-Away
    CTLE Area: Pedagogy

  • Participants will learn how to plan all the elements of a mission trip, from the big picture (spiritual purpose, destination, focus, etc.) to the minutiae (logistics, forms and paperwork, etc.).
    Audience: Teachers, Grades 9-12; Administrators, Pastors, Board Members
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get)

Workshop Session 2 (10:45-11:45am)

Please register for one workshop in Session 2. If a workshop has two parts, be sure to sign up for both. Make note of any requests from facilitators to bring specific items. Thank you!

Several Workshops are now CLOSED due to space limitations.

  • This session will explore the scavenger hunt app Goosechase EDU. Participants will participate in a Goosechase and discuss ways to use it in the classroom.
    Audience: Teachers, Grades 3-12; Administrators
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based, Interactive
    CTLE Area: Pedagogy

  • Denis will take math teachers through the Instant Relevance message and help them build materials and activities that can apply to their classes based on their own experiences and those of their students.
    Audience: Teachers, Grades 6-12, Math Teachers
    Format: Discussion-based, Interactive, Tangible Take-Away
    CTLE Area: Pedagogy

  • Learning experiences during the summer, that reach out to the local community, can expand your school’s mission, boost enrollment, create revenue and increase your profile within the community. Join the conversation with experienced summer camp directors to learn about best practices for a summer program.
    Audience: Teachers, K-12; Administrators; Board Members
    Format: Discussion-based, Interactive, Tangible Take-Away

  • We will discuss creating Jigsaws and developing an independent studies technique called TicTacToe for your classroom, where students take ownership and are responsible for their own learning in and out of the class. ...
    Audience: Teachers Grades 6-12
    Format: Discussion-based, Interactive, Hands-On, Tangible Take-Away
    CTLE Area: Pedagogy

  • This workshop is designed to demonstrate how movement can be incorporated as an enhancement for interdisciplinary studies. The workshop will be a simulation of activities that we have found to be successful for this age level. Be prepared to get moving!
    Audience: Teachers, Grades 3-8
    Format: Discussion-based, Hands-On
    CTLE Area: Pedagogy

  • Come discover an effective way of integrating a form of co-teaching between two grade levels. The purpose of this course is to provide educators with a strong foundation for planning, implementing, and maintaining successful co-teaching programs. From project-based learning to research presentations, see how students with different educational needs interact. This course will show you a hands-on learning approach while brainstorming new ideas between colleagues.
    Audience: Teachers Grades K-12
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based, Interactive, Hands-On
    CTLE Area: Curriculum

  • An Interactive Student Notebook is organized in a specific way to help students keep track of all the content you explore in class. For older students, their ISN requires a table of contents, numbered pages, and space for teachers to add notes. For younger elementary students, it is a perfect way to keep students organized and engaged with the "need to know" information. ... In this session we will create an interactive notebook for your students keeping the NYS standards in mind, as well as important grade content. Bring a marble notebook and a touch of creativity!
    Audience: Teachers Grades 3-8
    Format: Interactive, Hands-On, Tangible Take-Away
    CTLE Area: Pedagogy

  • An administrator's plate is never empty. One of the items that often gets pushed to the back is teacher evaluations and formal observations. In Part I, we will show how we managed to create a feedback cycle that focuses on giving immediate and quick feedback that teachers find meaningful.
    Be sure to sign up for Part II.
    Audience: All Administrators
    Format: Discussion-based, Interactive, Hands-On, Tangible Take-Away
    OCFS Training Area: Area 5 (Business Record Maintenance and Management)
    CTLE Area: Leadership

Keynote - Creating a Culture of Equity and Inclusion (12:00-1:15pm)

Please select this Keynote.

  • This Keynote will be interactive, built around examination of stories and/or scenarios adapted from experiences people have encountered, based on bias and exclusion. ... Come and learn how YOU can be a part of change.
    Audience: All
    Format:
    OCFS Training Areas: Area 1 (Principles of Childhood Development)
    CTLE Area:Pedagogy

Workshop Session 3 (2:15-3:15pm)

Please register for one workshop in Session 3. If a workshop has two parts, be sure to sign up for both. Make note of any requests from facilitators to bring specific items. Note: Workshops ES3C through ES3L are also open to those in the Early Childhood Track.

Several Workshops are now CLOSED due to space limitations.

  • Are you looking for new ways to engage multiple intelligences in your humanities classroom? Introducing historic and modern art is a great way to create exciting lessons that reach across disciplines. ... Come to learn new techniques for introducing art analysis into your classroom!
    Audience: Teachers, Grades 6-12
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based, Interactive
    CTLE Area: Pedagogy

  • Denis will take teachers through the Instant Relevance message, connected to the SAMR Model for technology integration and help them build materials and activities that ... Teachers will leave with new technology tools and concrete steps to take to redefine their students' learning experiences.
    Audience: Teachers, Grades 3-12; Administrators
    Format: Lecture (Sit and Get), Discussion-based, Interactive, Tangible Take-Away
    CTLE Area: Curriculum

  • This interactive and powerful program helps participants identify their communication and behavior style. During the workshop participants learn how they respond to conflict, what motivates them and how they communicate with others. This awareness helps to minimize team conflict and improves work productivity, teamwork and communication.
    Audience: Administrators
    Format: Discussion-based, Interactive, Tangible Take-Away
    OCFS Training Areas: Area 5 (Business Record Maintenance and Management)
    CTLE Area: Leadership

  • Learn about protecting your estate from future health care needs and about Wills, Trusts, Living Wills/Health Care Proxies and Durable Power of Attorney.
    Audience: All Administrators
    Format: Discussion-based

  • This Workshop will focus on mindfulness and peace increasing practices. We will explore the way our thoughts, physical bodies, life's stressors and distractions impact our peace. Attendees will participate in a guided imagery, relaxation and meditation experience. Join us as we seek to develop these skills to experience more of God's peace.
    Audience: Administrators
    Format: Lecture, Interactive and experiential

  • An administrator's plate is never empty. One of the items that often gets pushed to the back is teacher evaluations and formal observations. In Part II, our conversation will continue on how to create a feedback cycle that focuses on giving immediate and quick feedback that teachers find meaningful.
    Be sure to sign up for Part I.
    Audience: All Administrators
    Format: Discussion-based, Interactive, Hands-On, Tangible Take-Away
    OCFS Training Area: Area 5 (Business Record Maintenance and Management)
    CTLE Area: Leadership

  • Come discuss strategies to Own Your Professional Development! No need to wait for your school to provide PD opportunities - you can take charge of your PD and personalize your learning. We will discuss books, social media, personal learning networks, and conferences. If you have an awesome resource to share with the group, bring that as well!
    Audience: All
    Format:

  • Participants will discuss strategies for creating an annual ministry plan in which each aspect (worship, service, prayer, scripture reading, etc.) is connected and cohesive, rather than discrete and disjointed.
    Audience: Administrators, Pastors, Board Members
    Format: Discussion-based

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