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Innovative Learning Institute 2018

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6-8 Secondary [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 9
 

10:00am

Action Civics For Youth Participation
This session is an exploration of "Action Civics," a project-based learning approach to civic education designed to promote deeper civic knowledge, skills and motivation in students by having them investigate and take real political action on community issues. Participants will practice democratic pedagogies and curricular approaches to Action Civics, analyzing them for future use in their classrooms and across districts.
In the current political climate, leaders and educators across the country are asking: How can schools actively prepare young people to become effective, informed and engaged citizens? Action Civics provides a framework for engaging students in positive politics, by having them identify and research local community issues that directly affect their lives, then advocate for real solutions to those issues by directly engaging decision-makers. Action Civics recognizes that, in order to learn to become effective citizens, students must get out from behind the textbook and learn civics by doing civics.
Facilitated by Generation Citizen, a leading nonprofit in the field of civic education, this workshop is designed for educators and administrators who recognize the urgency of revitalizing civic education, and are seeking innovative, student-centered ways to help young people discover their voices and feel excited to participate in the political process.
Participants will hear from a Generation Citizen teacher about a new framework for student-centered democratic classroom culture, practice pedagogies for a democratic classroom, and see Action Civics in action. They will take away a resource on how Action Civics Supports Equity in the Classroom, and tools to bring Action Civics to life in their classroom. It will additionally offer resources and suggestions for how to advocate to your district to bring Action Civics to more classrooms.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am
BMB

10:00am

Thinking Outside the Equation
Are you tired of assigning the same old worksheet to your students? Come to Thinking Outside the Equation to engage with other 6-8 Secondary mathematics teachers in solving non-routine tasks that promote spatial reasoning, problem solving, and number sense. Participants will work through hands-on problems and create tasks of their own.

Speakers

Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am
SNA

11:10am

"Dewey" Chromebook? Yes We Do!
In this session, participants will learn how a rural, Title 1 school with limited technological capabilities has transformed to a 1:1 Chromebook Environment. They will hear how the site technology team navigated the transition, grew in the area of shared values, and about the trials along the way.
Dewey MS staff will share specific Chromebook apps/extensions/websites that they are using with students on a regular basis and the impact those have on student engagement. They will also share how the technology has allowed them to increase the amount of authentic teaching that takes place. Participants will learn about ELA, Math, and Science specific Chromebook resources that can be taken and used immediately in their classrooms. Those resources are DogoNews (ELA), HyperDocs (ELA/Science), Equatio (Math), and IXL (Reading/Math).
Participants will learn how these resources can help develop a more personalized, student-centered environment and give students more flexibility with their educational experiences. Participants will be able to leave with answers to questions such as... Do we want to incorporate Chromebooks with our students? If so, how can we go about accomplishing that?


Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:10am - 12:05pm
OKA

11:10am

Rainfall and Mesonet Weather Activities
Getting accurate rainfall measurements is a difficult process. In order to measure every drop of rain that falls to the earth, you would need a rain gauge at every point on the planet, including the oceans. In this activity, students will examine rainfall distribution, rainfall rates, and some important facts to remember about rain gauge networks. Track the weather with your syudents using the Oklahoma Mesonet and provide your data to the CoCoRaHS citizen science network.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:10am - 12:05pm
BMA

11:10am

You and Your 6-8 Secondary Students Can SCORRE!
In this interactive, collaborative session, participants will explore and experience student-centered instructional strategies appropriate across 6-8 Secondary grade levels and content areas. These strategies are a vehicle to increase student-centered learning opportunities.

Speakers

Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:10am - 12:05pm
OKJ

1:30pm

Blending It All Together
When you are cooking up your lesson plan, add a cup of face-to-face instruction with a pinch of technology to create a Blended Learning environment. We will be sharing techniques to keep students engaged in your daily lessons.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:30pm - 2:25pm
OKI

1:30pm

Every Teacher is a Literacy Teacher
Literacy is more than just reading, it is a way of interacting with the world around us. There is a common saying that 'All teachers are reading teachers', however the truth is that all teachers are literacy teachers. In this session, we will look at the facets of literacy, math and science standards, and see the overlap points. The takeaways will be teaching strategies and ideas to incorporate literacy into instruction to help all students succeed in school.

Speakers

Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:30pm - 2:25pm
BMB

1:30pm

Mapping Across Content
Map skills can be difficult to address thoroughly in the classroom. In this session, participants will engage in a variety of activities that help to incorporate mapping and map skills across content. Participants will explore a number of resources, such as ThingLink, Chrome extensions, and National Geographic MapMaker Interactive, and brainstorm ways to use these resources with their students in order to increase authentic teaching and build personalized learning environments in their classrooms.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:30pm - 2:25pm
OKJ

2:35pm

Authentic Teaching and LEARNing
In this interactive demonstration, presenters will briefly introduce research on authentic teaching and learning and discuss the implications for students and teachers situated in all school settings. Attendees will learn the impacts of authentic teaching and learning while actively participating in instructional strategies devoted to construction of knowledge, disciplined inquiry, and student-centered learning. Attendees will walk away with the insights and resources necessary to foster authentic experiences at various levels, as well as access to the LEARN database.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 2:35pm - 3:30pm
OKI

2:35pm

Embedded Literacy: Beyond the Basics
In this session participants will engage in active strategies and discussions about the multifaceted meanings of literacy, continually asking "What is literacy?" Teachers across content areas and grade levels will hear and gather new ideas and strategies to implement in their classrooms as they explore activities that involve reading, writing, speaking, listening, and beyond. As they collaborate to form new ways of integrating literacy practices into their classrooms, teachers will expand their perceptions of what literacy is and how it looks in practice. Embedded Literacy: Beyond the Basics, encourages teachers to practice and take away new Authentic Teaching strategies to explore literacy across content areas and grade levels.

Speakers

Tuesday October 9, 2018 2:35pm - 3:30pm
OKC

2:35pm

Game on! Game-Based Learning in the Classroom
In this session, participants will learn how to obtain access to the K20 center game portal and the 10 educational games that the center offers at no cost. Participants will discover the topics that are addressed through the games, from ethics to financial literacy, as well as all the teaching materials that the center has developed to be used in conjunction with the games such as LEARN lessons. By the end of this session, participants will have all the tools necessary to implement digital game-based learning in their own classrooms.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 2:35pm - 3:30pm
SNA

2:35pm

Inquiry and Discourse in Social Studies
Inquiry based learning is commonly taught in Science classrooms. However, inquiry based learning, when combined with discourse and focused on deepening knowledge, can also be implemented in the Social Studies classroom. In this session, we will explore strategies that promote inquiry and discourse and learn how to facilitate those strategies in the classroom.


Tuesday October 9, 2018 2:35pm - 3:30pm
BMB