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We look forward to having you at Trade Learning Saturday on January 29! Please take a look at our offerings below and create your personal schedule. Sessions will qualify for trade hours and CPE credit. Subs and Paras can earn CPE credit, but do not need to earn trade hours. Sessions that qualify for GT hours are tagged as such.

All sessions are online through Zoom or Microsoft Teams. The links to access your sessions will appear in the session descriptions 10 minutes before the session’s scheduled start time.

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Saturday, January 29
 

9:00am CST

Classroom Management in ECS
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will focus on classroom management in the Pre-K classroom. We will look at routines and procedures that can be implemented immediately to create an effective and efficient classroom environment. In addition to strategies, we will discuss visuals and supports that help the learners be successful!

Speakers

Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

Creating a Culture of Curiosity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Inquiry is the process of being open to wonder and curiosity in order to make learning meaningful. In this session, you'll explore what an inquiry classroom looks and feels like, how to build a classroom community empowered by agency, and use strategies to enhance your learning experiences to develop student questioning in order to make authentic connections for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Coordinator for Advanced Academics, Plano ISD
27 years as a PISD educator, I have spent most of my career as a gifted specialist and the last 4 years as the IB Primary Years Coordinator at Huffman Elementary.  I am excited to join the Advanced Academics team in Plano ISD, coming back to my GT roots.  My passions in education... Read More →



Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

Intro to Depth & Complexity
Limited Capacity seats available

Depth and Complexity is a framework for differentiating instruction for advanced learners in all content areas. This session will provide secondary teachers with an overview of the framework with ideas and resources for easily incorporating Depth and Complexity icons into existing curriculum to enhance the learning experiences of advanced learners.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore

Director for Advanced Academics, Plano ISD
Proud Plano native who returned to the motherland 19 years ago. I believe lifelong learning is the key to quality teaching. I have a passion for books, art, theater, live music, trashy television, naps, my cats, and my dog.


Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

Kami 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn all the ins and outs of using Kami for yourself and for your students. Explore the new dashboard and have your questions answered directly from Kami.

Here is the link to the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Samia

Alex Samia

Southwest Account Executive, Kami
Alex Samia, Southwest Teacher Success Champion, is new to Kami family but not new to Kami. In prior years, Alex has been in the classroom, teaching middle school students in the English Language Arts and Social Studies classrooms. More recently, Alex Samia worked as a special education... Read More →


Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Google Meet

9:00am CST

Leadership- The 5 Ws
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will help you expand your understanding of how to facilitate, lead, and maintain a strong team. We will discuss strategies, encourage conversation, and brainstorm ideas to effectively change your team dynamics for the better. The session will include guided conversations along with evidence-based ideas on collaboration, team building, and dealing with conflict.



Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

Math Games to Engage and Review
Limited Capacity filling up

All students love games so why not incorporate them in your review? Whether you're reviewing before a unit test or reviewing in small groups, incorporating a game will engage all students to the rigorous content. Items found in your class can be used for the games at little to no cost.

Speakers

Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

Number Talks and Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

We will look at the components of a number talk and how they relate to fractions. How teachers can use these to promote student discourse and engage in a review of math learning for fractions. We will look at some fraction number talk examples in grades 3-5 to help teachers use their knowledge with their students in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Scarbrough

Scott Scarbrough

Instructional Specialist, Plano ISD
I am an Instructional specialist with Elementary Academic Services. Having taught 5th Grade at both Hightower and Andrews Elementary.



Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

Peer to Peer! Facilitating Student Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to enhance collaboration and student engagement to improve learning outcomes? Join us to take away practical tools that can be used to train students to give, receive and apply actionable feedback.


Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

Tips and Tricks for Talking with Parents
Limited Capacity filling up

Does the idea of calling parents make you sweat? Would you prefer to send an email?
Do you fear saying the "wrong" thing?
In this session you will get tips and tricks on how to approach parent calls and sending emails with clear communication, express goals for student success, and have your parents thankful for your support by the end of the conversation.
Fear no more of making that phone call!

Speakers
avatar for Aromi Knox

Aromi Knox

First Grade, Gulledge Elementary
This is my ninth year in the classroom. I have taught second and third grade and currently I teach first. I have been at Gulledge Elementary and I love being a Gator! It is a great joy to see my students excited about their progress and understanding new concepts. I also enjoy speaking... Read More →


Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

Coffee with Elementary Math Coordinator
Limited Capacity seats available

Open forum visit with Ginger to come get clarity, ask questions, or visit around best practices in mathematics.

Speakers
GT

Ginger Teaff

District Administrator, Plano ISD


Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 10:20am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

Digging Deeper with Discovery Education Science Techbook
Limited Capacity seats available

Completing this product-based professional learning will allow
teachers to create learning experiences and implement
instructional moves that build lasting proficiency through the use
of the Science Techbook Model Lesson and Dashboard.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Taylor

Paula Taylor

Partner Success Manager-Texas, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million... Read More →


Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 10:20am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

How to Use Microsoft TEAMS for Fluency & Progress Monitoring
Limited Capacity seats available

Running record...reading record...QRI... All of these assessments are vital but time consuming. Allow Microsoft TEAMS to Score.It.For.You. Participants will learn how to upload text in Microsoft Teams, assign passages, and sit back and watch the magic happen. This can be utilized for any grade or content area!

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Conatser

Vanessa Conatser

Coordinator for Dyslexia Services, Plano Independent School District
Vanessa is currently the Coordinator for Dyslexia Services for Plano ISD. As a previous ESL Instructional Specialist for Plano ISD, she now has the pleasure of merging these two worlds to help identify bilingual students with dyslexia. Vanessa is a certified Reading Specialist and... Read More →


Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 10:20am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

Organized Google Drive & Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn some basic tips and tricks for organizing your Google drive and Google classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ranneh Kayfan

Ranneh Kayfan

Technology Teacher, Frankford Middle School
Teacher, wife, mother, yorkie owner, lover of knowledge and wisdom, promoter of unity of mankind, student of technology, etc.


Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 10:20am CST
Google Meet

9:00am CST

Overview of MTSS ( Multi Tiered System of Supports)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is the first pathway in the TIER(Tiered Intervention using Evidence-Based Research) Network series. The learning is an overview of MTSS as the framework for aligning system supports to meet student needs.



Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 10:20am CST
Microsoft Teams

9:00am CST

The Domino Effect: The Power of Effective Rubrics
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will discuss the key parts of an effective rubric, as well as the power that a well designed rubric can have on student success. Participants will learn a variety of ways to use rubrics to inspire students to take ownership of their own learning.

Speakers

Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 10:20am CST
Zoom

9:00am CST

What Does Your Profile Say About You? Learning from a student's CogAT Profile
Limited Capacity seats available

Your students have a CogAT Profile. What does it mean? How do you use this information? In this presentation, participants will learn everything they need to interpret and apply CogAT data. All of us have had a student who was a mystery that we just couldn’t figure out. CogAT will give you another tool to help you discover the keys to a student’s academic achievement.

Speakers

Saturday January 29, 2022 9:00am - 10:20am CST
Microsoft Teams

10:00am CST

Classroom Management in ECS
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will focus on classroom management in the Pre-K classroom. We will look at routines and procedures that can be implemented immediately to create an effective and efficient classroom environment. In addition to strategies, we will discuss visuals and supports that help the learners be successful!

Speakers

Saturday January 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Zoom

10:00am CST

Creating a Culture of Curiosity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Inquiry is the process of being open to wonder and curiosity in order to make learning meaningful. In this session, you'll explore what an inquiry classroom looks and feels like, how to build a classroom community empowered by agency, and use strategies to enhance your learning experiences to develop student questioning in order to make authentic connections for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Coordinator for Advanced Academics, Plano ISD
27 years as a PISD educator, I have spent most of my career as a gifted specialist and the last 4 years as the IB Primary Years Coordinator at Huffman Elementary.  I am excited to join the Advanced Academics team in Plano ISD, coming back to my GT roots.  My passions in education... Read More →



Saturday January 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Zoom

10:00am CST

Intro to Depth & Complexity
Limited Capacity seats available

Depth and Complexity is a framework for differentiating instruction for advanced learners in all content areas. This session will provide secondary teachers with an overview of the framework with ideas and resources for easily incorporating Depth and Complexity icons into existing curriculum to enhance the learning experiences of advanced learners.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore

Director for Advanced Academics, Plano ISD
Proud Plano native who returned to the motherland 19 years ago. I believe lifelong learning is the key to quality teaching. I have a passion for books, art, theater, live music, trashy television, naps, my cats, and my dog.


Saturday January 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Zoom

10:00am CST

Kami 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn all the ins and outs of using Kami for yourself and for your students. Explore the new dashboard and have your questions answered directly from Kami.


Here is the link to the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Samia

Alex Samia

Southwest Account Executive, Kami
Alex Samia, Southwest Teacher Success Champion, is new to Kami family but not new to Kami. In prior years, Alex has been in the classroom, teaching middle school students in the English Language Arts and Social Studies classrooms. More recently, Alex Samia worked as a special education... Read More →


Saturday January 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Google Meet

10:00am CST

Leadership- The 5 Ws
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will help you expand your understanding of how to facilitate, lead, and maintain a strong team. We will discuss strategies, encourage conversation, and brainstorm ideas to effectively change your team dynamics for the better. The session will include guided conversations along with evidence-based ideas on collaboration, team building, and dealing with conflict.



Saturday January 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Zoom

10:00am CST

Number Talks and Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

We will look at the components of a number talk and how they relate to fractions. How teachers can use these to promote student discourse and engage in a review of math learning for fractions. We will look at some fraction number talk examples in grades 3-5 to help teachers use their knowledge with their students in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Scarbrough

Scott Scarbrough

Instructional Specialist, Plano ISD
I am an Instructional specialist with Elementary Academic Services. Having taught 5th Grade at both Hightower and Andrews Elementary.



Saturday January 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Zoom

10:00am CST

Peer to Peer! Facilitating Student Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to enhance collaboration and student engagement to improve learning outcomes? Join us to take away practical tools that can be used to train students to give, receive and apply actionable feedback.


Saturday January 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Zoom

10:00am CST

Tips and Tricks for Talking with Parents
Limited Capacity filling up

Does the idea of calling parents make you sweat? Would you prefer to send an email?
Do you fear saying the "wrong" thing?
In this session you will get tips and tricks on how to approach parent calls and sending emails with clear communication, express goals for student success, and have your parents thankful for your support by the end of the conversation.
Fear no more of making that phone call!

Speakers
avatar for Aromi Knox

Aromi Knox

First Grade, Gulledge Elementary
This is my ninth year in the classroom. I have taught second and third grade and currently I teach first. I have been at Gulledge Elementary and I love being a Gator! It is a great joy to see my students excited about their progress and understanding new concepts. I also enjoy speaking... Read More →


Saturday January 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Zoom

10:00am CST

Who is Asking the Questions?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Who's leading the learning? You or them? Come learn strategies to create a classroom filled with dialogue and inquiry. These questioning strategies will cultivate curiosity, help students go more in depth in their learning, and extend their understanding.

Speakers
AE

Aimee Estep

Instructional Specialist EAS



Saturday January 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Microsoft Teams

10:00am CST

Writing with Emergent Bilinguals (ELs)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn a simplified way of teaching Emergent bilinguals the art of writing, revising, and editing. You will receive a strategy that can be modeled and implemented the next day without extra materials.

Speakers
TM

Tita Matamoros

Multilingual


Saturday January 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CST
Zoom

10:30am CST

Building Language and Literacy in SS: Reading with a Shared Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will share strategies and ideas which give students a shared purpose to their reading. Even as students may individually struggle with reading, their cooperative learning goals promote the development of academic language.

Speakers

Saturday January 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:50am CST
Zoom

10:30am CST

Coffee with Elementary Literacy Coordinator
Limited Capacity seats available

Open forum visit with Rachel to gain clarity, ask questions, or visit around best practices in literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Beachy

Rachel Beachy

EAS, Plano ISD


Saturday January 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:50am CST
Zoom

10:30am CST

Coffee with Elementary Science and Social Studies Coordinator
Limited Capacity seats available

Open forum visit with Mary and Lali to gain clarity, ask questions, or visit around best practices in science, engineering, and social studies.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Swinton

Mary Swinton

EAS, Plano ISD


Saturday January 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:50am CST
Zoom

10:30am CST

How to Use Microsoft TEAMS for Fluency & Progress Monitoring
Limited Capacity seats available

Running record...reading record...QRI... All of these assessments are vital but time consuming. Allow Microsoft TEAMS to Score.It.For.You. Participants will learn how to upload text in Microsoft Teams, assign passages, and sit back and watch the magic happen. This can be utilized for any grade or content area!

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Conatser

Vanessa Conatser

Coordinator for Dyslexia Services, Plano Independent School District
Vanessa is currently the Coordinator for Dyslexia Services for Plano ISD. As a previous ESL Instructional Specialist for Plano ISD, she now has the pleasure of merging these two worlds to help identify bilingual students with dyslexia. Vanessa is a certified Reading Specialist and... Read More →


Saturday January 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:50am CST
Zoom

10:30am CST

Teaching from the Inside Out
Limited Capacity seats available

Fill up your cup and pick up the tools to not just survive, but to begin to thrive in your daily teaching practice. In this session, participants will explore foundational approaches to self-care and learn practical ways to work joyfully with students in multiple learning environments including dual-language-learners. Participants will walk away with turn-key strategies and lesson ideas to kick off the next school year by engaging the power of mindset and inspiring creativity through movement. Your bucket will be re-filled and you’ll be on your way to the best version of yourself so that you may better serve those whom you love, teach and lead. Examples for elementary music will be provided with tips, tools and strategies that are adaptable to all levels of students.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Roemer

Kristen Roemer

Elementary Music, Plano ISD
I am passionate about Professional Development through the lens of Personal Development. I spend my free time reading, listening and learning from Personal Development experts in hopes to share what I learn and re-shape the field of Professional Development in Education.



Saturday January 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:50am CST
Zoom

10:30am CST

Utilize DreamBox Reports to Maximize Student Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how navigate the DreamBox platform to access reports to support student achievement. Together we will locate, read, and interpret different reports that DreamBox has to offer and use the data to create TEKS specific assignments to meet individual needs.

Speakers
GH

Geralyn Hendrick

District Specialist, Plano ISD


Saturday January 29, 2022 10:30am - 11:50am CST
Microsoft Teams

11:00am CST

Classroom Management in ECS
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will focus on classroom management in the Pre-K classroom. We will look at routines and procedures that can be implemented immediately to create an effective and efficient classroom environment. In addition to strategies, we will discuss visuals and supports that help the learners be successful!

Speakers

Saturday January 29, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Zoom

11:00am CST

Creating a Culture of Curiosity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Inquiry is the process of being open to wonder and curiosity in order to make learning meaningful. In this session, you'll explore what an inquiry classroom looks and feels like, how to build a classroom community empowered by agency, and use strategies to enhance your learning experiences to develop student questioning in order to make authentic connections for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Coordinator for Advanced Academics, Plano ISD
27 years as a PISD educator, I have spent most of my career as a gifted specialist and the last 4 years as the IB Primary Years Coordinator at Huffman Elementary.  I am excited to join the Advanced Academics team in Plano ISD, coming back to my GT roots.  My passions in education... Read More →



Saturday January 29, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Zoom

11:00am CST

Digital Besties: Discovery Education Experience & Science Techbook
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for more instructional tools? We've got you covered! Come learn how Discovery Education can be your one-stop-shop for all things science. Our daily learning platform, Discovery Education Experience, offers high quality videos with interactive quiz functionality, ready-to-use activities, and interactives that will pair perfectly with your Science Techbook lessons. And guess what? It's just one log in for both!

Speakers
avatar for Paula Taylor

Paula Taylor

Partner Success Manager-Texas, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million... Read More →


Saturday January 29, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Zoom

11:00am CST

Kami 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn all the ins and outs of using Kami for yourself and for your students. Explore the new dashboard and have your questions answered directly from Kami.


Here is the link to the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Samia

Alex Samia

Southwest Account Executive, Kami
Alex Samia, Southwest Teacher Success Champion, is new to Kami family but not new to Kami. In prior years, Alex has been in the classroom, teaching middle school students in the English Language Arts and Social Studies classrooms. More recently, Alex Samia worked as a special education... Read More →


Saturday January 29, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Google Meet

11:00am CST

Leadership- The 5 Ws
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will help you expand your understanding of how to facilitate, lead, and maintain a strong team. We will discuss strategies, encourage conversation, and brainstorm ideas to effectively change your team dynamics for the better. The session will include guided conversations along with evidence-based ideas on collaboration, team building, and dealing with conflict.



Saturday January 29, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Zoom

11:00am CST

Peer to Peer! Facilitating Student Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to enhance collaboration and student engagement to improve learning outcomes? Join us to take away practical tools that can be used to train students to give, receive and apply actionable feedback.


Saturday January 29, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Zoom

11:00am CST

Teaching Language Through Reading
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn how to take advantage of reading times to work on English language development. You will receive a list of strategies to implement into any reading activity in your class, in any content area. Help your students deconstruct a paragraph for better understanding as you teach metalinguistic strategies.

Speakers
TM

Tita Matamoros

Multilingual


Saturday January 29, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CST
Zoom
 


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