MS ELA August Professional Learning Courses

All sessions at Brandeis High School

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

TExES Speech 7-12 (129) Certification Preparation (Audience: MS Comm Apps Teachers)
This one-day session is a certification preparation training for middle school teachers who will teach the 8th grade Communication Applications course in the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers will learn about the three domains assessed: communication processes, speaking and listening in different contexts, and speech education.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 555871901 Ana Macias & Frances Patterson CPE & TC: 6.0

 

MS ELA - Student Choice Writing That Pops
Strengthen your practice around facilitating student choice writing in your classroom. You will leave this session with instructional strategies to help students grow a topic of their choice into multiple modes of writing.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 am 556231901 Eddie Wagner CPE & TC: 1.5
9:45 am - 11:15 am 556231902 Eddie Wagner CPE & TC: 1.5

 

Secondary ELA - Digital Student Portfolios
This session will highlight the purpose digital portfolios can serve in your classroom, offer examples of digital portfolios, and spark ideas for creation and implementation.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 am 556251903 Travis Leech &
Barbra Bloomingdale
CPE, TC, Tech: 1.5
9:45 am - 11:15 am 556251901 Travis Leech &
Barbra Bloomingdale
CPE, TC, Tech: 1.5
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm 556251902 Travis Leech &
Barbra Bloomingdale
CPE, TC, Tech: 1.5
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 556251904 Travis Leech &
Barbra Bloomingdale
CPE, TC, Tech: 1.5

 

MS ELA - Moving from 90 to 45 Minutes in 8th Grade
Half the time, but same amount of curriculum to cover? Come strategize ways to get down to the nitty gritty and thoroughly cover all TEKS.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
9:45 am - 11:15 am 556201901 Cathy Callihan & Jeanette Navarro CPE & TC: 1.5

 

Embrace Student Choice: Work Smarter Not Harder
With ten authentic writing activities, ease into the world of our new TEKS with “Self-selected Texts.”
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 am 556291901 Suzi Lockamy CPE & TC: 1.5
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm 556291902 Suzi Lockamy CPE & TC: 1.5

 

MS ELA - New TEKS: Grade 6
This session will focus on expanding and deepening the teacher knowledge base of the new MS ELA TEKS. Teachers will explore how to reconceptualize our current genre-based focus of instruction of content and skills to the teaching of real literacy.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 556171901 Travis Leech CPE & TC: 1.5

 

MS ELA - New TEKS: Grade 7
This session will focus on expanding and deepening the teacher knowledge base of the new MS ELA TEKS. Teachers will explore how to reconceptualize our current genre-based focus of instruction of content and skills to the teaching of real literacy.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 556181901 Cathy Callihan CPE & TC: 1.5

 

MS ELA - New TEKS: Grade 8
This session will focus on expanding and deepening the teacher knowledge base of the new MS ELA TEKS. Teachers will explore how to reconceptualize our current genre-based focus of instruction of content and skills to the teaching of real literacy.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 556191901 Jeanette Navarro CPE & TC: 1.5

Thursday, August 8, 2019

8th Grade Communication Applications Curriculum & Pedagogy
Excited about teaching this new 8th grade high school credit course for the first time in middle school? Come dive into the new curriculum, and learn how to engage learners in the communication process in professional and social contexts in innovative ways.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 556261901 Travis Leech CPE & TC: 6.0
Tech: 6.0

 

MS ELA - LLI Assessment
Want to make the most of your Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System? Join us as we explore the F & P online resources. You will leave knowing where to begin in the assessment process, how to determine individual student reading levels, and how to monitor progress.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 11:15 am 556211901 Frances Patterson CPE & TC: 3.00

 

MS ELA - Textbook & Resources: Pearson’s my Perspectives
Come participate in a guided exploration of the print and digital content found in NISD’s newly- adopted MS ELA textbook, my Perspectives.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 11:15 am 556241901 Pearson CPE & TC: 3.00
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 556241902 Pearson CPE & TC: 3.00

 

MS ELA - New TEKS: Grade 6
This session will focus on expanding and deepening the teacher knowledge base of the new MS ELA TEKS. Teachers will explore how to reconceptualize our current genre-based focus of instruction of content and skills to the teaching of real literacy.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
9:45 am - 11:15 am 556171902 Ana Macias CPE & TC: 1.5

 

MS ELA - New TEKS: Grade 7
This session will focus on expanding and deepening the teacher knowledge base of the new MS ELA TEKS. Teachers will explore how to reconceptualize our current genre-based focus of instruction of content and skills to the teaching of real literacy.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
9:45 am - 11:15 am 556181902 Cathy Callihan CPE & TC: 1.5

 

MS ELA - New TEKS: Grade 8
This session will focus on expanding and deepening the teacher knowledge base of the new MS ELA TEKS. Teachers will explore how to reconceptualize our current genre-based focus of instruction of content and skills to the teaching of real literacy.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
9:45 am - 11:15 am 556191902 Jeannette Navarro CPE & TC: 1.5

 

MS ELA - 15 Minutes a Day Keeps the Red Pen at Bay
Discover how to authentically teach grammar in 15 minutes a day with nods to Jeff Anderson and Gretchen Bernabei. You will experience daily lessons that will increase student engagement and turn your students’ writing from “not to hot.”
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 am 556271901 Jodi Ramos CPE & TC: 1.5
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm 556271902 Jodi Ramos CPE & TC: 1.5

 

MS SCE Reading Resource - Lexia PowerUp Literacy
Middle school SCE Reading teachers will learn all about the new instructional resource, Lexia PowerUp Literacy, that will be implemented in the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers will leave with ideas for differentiating for students in order to increase student achievement.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 556281901 Lexia Learning CPE & TC: 3.00

 

MS ELA - Toolbox for the Striving Learner
Every striving student needs tools to foster independence, facilitate learning, and increase self-efficacy. Join us for a hands-on experience and leave with a variety of options to equip students with resources to strengthen literacy and organizational skills.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 556221901 Ana Macias
Frances Patterson
CPE & TC: 3.00

 

MS ELA - Moving from 90 to 45 Minutes in 8th Grade
Half the time, but same amount of curriculum to cover? Come strategize ways to get down to the nitty gritty and thoroughly cover all TEKS.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 556201902 Cathy Callihan
Jeanette Navarro
CPE & TC: 1.5

Friday, August 9

MS ELA - Textbook & Resources: Pearson’s my Perspectives
Come participate in a guided exploration of the the print and digital content found in NISD’s newly-adopted MS ELA textbook, my Perspectives.
 
Time SRN Presenter(s) Total Credit Hours
8:00 am - 11:15 am 556241903 Pearson CPE & TC: 3.00
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 556241904 Pearson CPE & TC: 3.00