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We look forward to having you at 2018 Summer Academy!  Please note that signing up for a Sched Account or selecting classes DOES NOT guarantee your registration into a course.  Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis by signing up on the Greenville County PD portal.  You can access the PD portal by clicking this link OR by clicking on the "PD Portal URL" link.  **If you register and are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified if a space opens.**  Please be aware that sessions could be cancelled the week of July 15 if fewer than 5 participants have registered.  You will be notified via email if a registered session has been cancelled.

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Monday, July 23
 

8:30am

SmartARTS Arts Integration Training Institute Year 1
Date: Monday, July 23, Tuesday, July 24, Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 The SmartARTS Arts Integration Training Institute Year 1 is a four-day interactive and intensive training in the rationale for and principles of effective arts integration throughout the curriculum. The training is for GCS participants in all academic and related arts subjects from 4K - through high school. Participants learn dynamic strategies to find authentic connections between content standards and arts standards that lead to increased student engagement and learning. SmartARTS pairs teachers with a SmartARTS Roster teaching artist to co-plan an arts integrated unit of study that the pair will team-teach in the classroom. All SmartARTS Year 1 teachers must plan and implement a unit for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Unit supplies and artist fees are included for participating teachers. THE SMARTARTS YEAR 1 INSTITUTE IS HELD ON JULY 23 - 26, 2018 AT THE FINE ARTS CENTER. The $25 registration fee and all forms must be to the Metropolitan Arts Council no later then May 23, 2018. Spaces are limited. For more information contact Gayla Day at MAC at 864-467-3132.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - Thursday July 26, 2018 3:30pm
Fine Arts Center

8:30am

FUNCTIONS Content Academy
Intensive professional development workshop for math 7, math 8, and Algebra 1 educators designed to expand teachers’ understanding of mathematical content and pedagogy aligned to NCTM’s Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematics Success for All (2014) addressing the function content strand.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - Thursday July 26, 2018 3:30pm
F102

9:00am

Searches and Questioning of Students in the Evolving 21st Century
This presentation will provide guidance on the acceptable practices pertaining to the questioning of students as well as searches of students and their property. In addition, the training will include discussion of the Fourth Amendment as it relates to employees and third parties on school premises. This training will include an emphasis on student technology, including personal devices and District provided devices.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Auditorium

9:00am

Going One to One: From Start to Now
This presentation will explain the process of how HHS implemented their one to one program focusing on professional development, logistics of rolling out, formation of our Digital Leader Core (DLC) team, and continuing our support for both teachers and students. It will be a mixture of our presentation with a Q&A portion at the end.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B118

9:00am

Forecasting Success: 4th Grade Weather and Climate Crash Course
Feeling a little "cloudy" about teaching the 4th grade climate and weather unit? In this workshop, we'll take a close look at what the standards expect our students to know and discuss some ways to instruct and assess students based on the rigor the standards demand.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B109

9:00am

Teens and Human Trafficking
Attendees will learn what Human Trafficking is, the connection between troubled teens and Trafficking, and warning signs to look for.  In addition, the course will focus on how predators use technology to identify and exploit children.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B150

9:00am

Avoiding Being A Victim Of Time: Simple Time Management Strategies To Be A Better Educator
Have you ever said: "There is not enough time in the day to do the things that I need to do to be an exceptional educator"? You are not alone. Recent studies have shown that the #1 reason educators leave the profession is because they feel inadequate in "keeping up" with the myriad of daily items that educators are asked to do. Whether it is planning, email, making phone calls, school meetings, parent conferences, district meetings, grading...not keeping yourself organized and in control of your time will lead to poor performance and frustration. This workshop will point out all of the challenges that educators face related to time management, then give specific examples of how you can "take back control" of your day and your career! The workshop will be interactive as well as reflective and participants will walk away with a smile on their face, along with specific strategies to make the education profession manageable

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B103

9:00am

Digital Conversations with Let's Recap! & Flip Grid
Increase classroom achievement and engagement through digital conversations utilizing Let's Recap! and Flip Grid. Come ready to explore these two digital resources and develop an implementation plan for your classroom. *Participants will need a laptop or Chromebook to this session.*

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B108

9:00am

The Flexible Classroom: Year Two
The 2017-2018 school year has been a year of exploration, growth and experimentation with the concepts of a flexible learning classroom. The Flexible Learning Classroom has changed my teaching completely. In this session you will see first hand how the flexible classroom can assist your students knowledge, engagement, learner ownership, and overall success as a student. I will show you how to set up your classroom with very little financial support. We will understand the impact it has had on my classroom in year 2 of this experiment. Please join me as we explore what your classroom has the potential to be.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
A103

9:00am

Designing Visual Supports to Meet the Specific Needs of Students in your Classroom
Visual supports help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other specific needs understand their world better. These evidence-based practices are used effectively in classrooms to target academic engagement, adaptive skills and prosocial behaviors. Join us in exploring visual support tools and receive a step-by-step implementation guide.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A107

9:00am

Everyone is a Writer! -- The Growth Mindset in Writer's Workshop
How many times have you said or you have heard a colleague say, “I’m not a good writing teacher” or “Everyone is not a writer?” This is a fixed mindset where teachers are selling themselves and their students’ abilities short. Are you ready to challenge yourself with a growth mindset as a writer? Everyone can write and everyone should write. In this session, you will explore how to implement the work of Carol Dweck’s research of growth mindset to create a Writers’ Workshop which will empower your students to achieve as writers, improve in all areas of academics, and even boost their social-emotional well-being.
Come and assess your own mindset as a writing instructor, explore the belief that everyone is a writer, and fill your toolbox with resources to develop a strong writing community that engages in meaningful communication, embraces a challenge, sets goals, and gives reflective feedback. Are you ready to change your mind or strengthen what you already know- EVERYONE IS A WRITER!

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A111

9:00am

Closing the Achievement Gap by Facing Implicit Bias
Based on a PLC model, participants will learn how to identify and introduce the concept of implicit bias to staff, and learn discipline and teaching strategies to create a culturally responsive classroom and school culture resulting in greater student achievement.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
B104

9:00am

How to Conduct an IEP Meeting
This course provides the participant with some general information regarding IEPs, and provides instructions for what must be done prior to IEP meetings, during IEP meetings, and after IEP meetings. There are examples of what not-to-do as well as what should be done to comply with IEP development procedures.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A113

9:00am

Supervision for School Counselors
Site supervisor training for school counselors who are serving as new intern and practicum supervisors and those due for their 3-year update. Prior permission is required to participate  in this training.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
B125

9:00am

Alternate Instructional and Assessment Resources
This interactive course provides training and resources for special educators that teach students using Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS). Information will be shared to address the instruction and assessment of students with significant cognitive disabilities who are assessed using state approved alternate assessments.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
D125

9:00am

Tips and Tricks for Using Special Education Online Resources
Special education service providers will learn how to locate and use resources available on the Special Education Services (SES) website as well as use the EasyIEP software system to aid in caseload management. Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
D123

9:00am

Art History Made Easy
Learn new fun ways to incorporate art history into your classroom. Create an example for use in your classroom.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
F108

9:00am

Songs, Singing Games, and Activities for the Music Class
Attendees will participate in singing songs, playing singing games, and performing play parties. Songs will be presented in a sequential order beginning with Kindergarten and moving up to intermediate and middle school levels of ability. Curriculum sequencing, instructional planning, and organization of materials will also be woven into the presentation. Participants will leave with several songs and activities as well as examples of curriculum planning.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B122

9:00am

**This session will be held at Golden Strip Career Center.**OnTrack Series: Fundamentals Elementary Schools
Participants will learn how to conduct OnTrack meetings including: scheduling, team make-up, common language, and decision-making processes. Participants will also plan for implementing OnTrack for the 2018-19 school year.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Golden Strip Career Center

9:00am

Kindergarten Unit Planning in Math
Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the first few math units and a pacing guide to improve their math instruction.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B121

9:00am

Nuts & Bolts of MasteryConnect
Strategies, supports and best-practices for formative assessment tools (MasteryConnect and Socrative)


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B135

9:00am

iLit - Advanced Training
ESOL Teachers who have been previously trained in using the iLit program with their English Learners will receive a more in-depth training of the program covering - addressing issues/concerns with the program, accessing reports, interpreting data, how to effectively progress monitor using iLit, and how to use that data in iLit to guide instruction in order to help boost reading growth.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
A115

9:00am

Integrating Technology in the ESOL Classroom
Please join us to investigate Learning A-Z and its components and how the program can be utilized in the ESOL Classroom. (For beginners)


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B139

9:00am

Digital Storytelling for College and Career Readiness
Placing technology in the hands of students to create digital stories is a powerful practice that has the potential to greatly impact their learning. Throughout this course, participants will learn how digital storytelling engages students emotionally, behaviorally, and cognitively. Much of the time will be spent exploring and discussing how educators can use digital storytelling in tandem with their current curriculum to create fresh and exciting ways for students to demonstrate mastery of college and career ready standards. In addition, assessment practices for these types of learning products will be addressed through interactive and thought-provoking experiences with colleagues. *Participants should bring their district-issued device.*


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
A109

9:00am

Travel Trek! How to write a Travel Fellowship.
Why do you go away? So you can come back with new eyes and appreciation of the world. This workshop will show teachers how to apply for the Fund for Teacher Travel and Educational Fellowship. It will provide insight into creating a concept driven fellowship to learn culture and content while also enhancing their instructional delivery and the educational needs of their students. **Participants needs to bring laptops.**


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B131

9:00am

Maximizing Student Engagement with Science Techbook
Uncover the power and potential of the Discovery Education Techbook™ Builder Tools. In this course, participants experience innovative teaching and learning that incorporates rigorous assignments aligned with the expectations of the new SC Academic Standards for Science. Participants learn how to promote and differentiate student learning through the use of Discovery Education tools such as Assignment Builder and Board Builder. Participants capitalize on the universal design features embedded in Discovery Education Science Techbook™ and create pathways for all students to answer high-level essential questions and meet learning objectives. *Participants will need to bring their district-issued device.*


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B133

9:00am

Accounting Services Training for Bookkeepers - Elementary
Annual Accounting Services and Student Activity Fund training. All bookkeepers are required to attend one session.



Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B123

9:00am

Using Data to Design Effective, Student Centered Instruction
Participants will gain an understanding of data-based decision making processes. Topics covered will include robust present levels of performanceto include state and district assessment data down to individual targeted assessment data. Participants will gain an understanding of what data might support different service provision models (indirect, inclusion/coteach, resource). In addition, participants will receive guidance on documenting student's strengths, needs, and agreed upon services throughout the IEP process. Participants should also consider attending "The Special Educators' Toolbox" on Tuesday, July 24th for a more in-depth look at the provision of specially designed instruction.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B129

9:00am

Leading with your Strengths
Do you know what your leadership strengths are? Do you truly utilize them every day to maximize your staff's potential? The Gallup Strengths Finder assessment will identify your top 5 talents. Through a series of activities, you will learn how to turn those talents into strengths. This session for Administrators and Instructional Coaches will help you lead more effectively using your strengths.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
D142

9:00am

AHA Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid
The AHA Heartsaver First Aid course with CPR/AED training teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
F101

9:00am

AHA Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid
The AHA Heartsaver First Aid course with CPR/AED training teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
F101A

9:00am

Collaborating to Create Curriculum for High School Honor Choral Classes
Teachers will develop an honors curriculum that will be used for Honors 1 & 2 Chorus.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
E108

9:00am

ExcELLerating Instruction for my English Learners
Are you interested in learning how to effectively plan lessons and deliver lessons so that your English Learners in your class will be successful? This 3 day workshop provides an in-depth look at the factors that affect second language acquisition and the best practices for teaching English Learners. Teachers and coaches will learn about a research based instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners. Teachers and coaches will be able to design and deliver lessons that address both the academic and linguistic needs of English learners.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm
D130

9:00am

GATE Debriefing Room
This session is for GATE teachers only.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - Thursday July 26, 2018 4:00pm
A119

9:00am

CDF/Career Development Facilitator Training
**Must attend all four days.** Summer 2018 CDF Course This four day course meets the direct contact hours requirement within the Career Development Faciliator (CDF) Training for school counselors. Through group discussions and in-class activities, counselors will gain practical knowledge and skills for helping students and their families in the elementary, middle, and high school setting. Examples of CDF competencies addressed in the course include Program Management/Implementation, Diverse Populations, Employability Skills, Training Clients and Peer, Labor Market Information and Resources, and Career Development Models.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:00am - Thursday July 26, 2018 4:00pm
E112

9:30am

Poverty and the Brain
The brain is a fascinating organ that is incredibly influential in our daily lives, but is not often discussed. The brain of a student in poverty is different from the brain of adults and students in a different income bracket. It is critical that teachers understand the brain of students who live in poverty. Why? It affects how they learn. This presentation is applicable to all teachers as all of our schools have low income students in attendance. This lesson will not only teach you about the brain, but will also teach you how to teach to the brain.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B127

9:30am

Conver-STATIONS
Teachers want their students to learn. Students want their teachers to let them socialize. What’s the answer? Conver-STATIONS!! This session will introduce interactive strategies for getting your students talking, learning, and having fun! *Participant will need a device.*

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B105

9:30am

Managing multiple Google calendars
Learn how you can streamline and simplify communications using multiple Google calendars. Learn the basics of setting up, managing and sharing multiple Google calendars. Learn how to sync Google calendars to your digital devices for real-time updates.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
D106

9:30am

Middle School Cross-Curricular Projects Through the Use of Narrative Writing
With a push towards informative literature and writing, narrative writing has fallen to the wayside. However, narrative writing is one of the best ways to keep the students engaged and allow them to show their creativity, while also assessing their knowledge. By attending this session, you will gain the knowledge necessary to build a cross-curricular Social Studies and ELA project with the focus being narrative writing. *Participants should bring a device.*

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B106

10:00am

Title IX and the Safe School Climate Act
State and Federal laws, along with relevant Board policies, pertaining to harassment, intimidation, and bullying will be discussed during the presentation. The required practices related to identifying, reporting, properly investigating and addressing this conduct will be covered. The presentation will include the District’s obligations contained in Titles VI and IX. Reporting procedures for child neglect and abuse will be addressed in detail. The obligations that a school has to transgender students will also be discussed.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Auditorium

10:50am

SPARK: Merge Cube: Hologram in Hand
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Monday July 23, 2018 10:50am - 11:10am
B101

11:10am

SPARK: Doing 'Smore' with Less
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Monday July 23, 2018 11:10am - 11:30am
B101

11:30am

SPARK: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom: Video Conferencing & More
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Monday July 23, 2018 11:30am - 11:50am
B102

11:30am

Number Talks - The What the Why and the How (Intermediate Teachers)
Based on the text Number Talks by Sherry Parrish, we will learn the what and why behind Number Talks in the math classroom. We will explore how we can “create conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally.” Teachers will make a plan for implementing Number Talks in their classroom next year and gain access to lots of mental math resources. Focus - Intermediate teachers.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A105

11:30am

Analyzing Assessments to Drive Instruction
Effectively analyzing assessments is essential to high quality instruction. We will be diving in and looking at the importance of literacy assessments in elementary classrooms. We will analyze pre and post assessments and develop student friendly rubrics to drive the instruction in your classroom to meet the needs of your diverse learners.


Monday July 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A111

11:30am

Grant Writing 101
Grant Writing 101 will provide an overview of the skills and knowledge necessary to develop corporate and foundation grant proposals. This workshop is ideal for individuals seeking grant funding for classroom projects, supplies, instructional activities, and other needs for improving student achievement. Attendees will participate in group activities designed to make the grant writing process less intimidating.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A113

11:30am

Effective Classroom Management Plans
This course will focus on the steps to creating a classroom management plan that is student centered and easy to implement. It is based on the PBIS and CHAMPs models.


Monday July 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A107

11:30am

Alternate Instructional and Assessment Resources
This interactive course provides training and resources for special educators that teach students using Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS). Information will be shared to address the instruction and assessment of students with significant cognitive disabilities who are assessed using state approved alternate assessments.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
D125

11:30am

Effective Student-Centered Transition Planning Through Data-Driven Decision Making
This workshop focuses on effective practices for transition planning of students with disabilities at 13 years of age or older. Special education teachers will identify components for designing a transition focused IEP. Teachers will leave this workshop with accessible transition tools and data collection methods to design and implement a student-centered transition program.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A103

11:50am

SPARK: Can you Solve it? Using SolveMe Mobiles to Encourage Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Monday July 23, 2018 11:50am - 12:10pm
B102

12:30pm

Tales from a First-year teacher
Have you ever wondered what a first-year educator thinks in the 21st century?
Well here is your chance to hear first-hand from someone who has been there, done that! Come learn hot to support the first-year educators teaching in your building. You will learn the secret to tapping into the potential of "twenty-somethings" in their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year of education from the perspective of a teacher who just finished his first year of teaching and can tell it like it is.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B103

12:30pm

GCS Backpack (Staff & Parent portals)
Provide staff with an overview of Backpack Staff functionality including online enrollment, parent account management, managing parent demographics change requests, and backpack notifications. We will look at managing Backpack Staff permissions via our AMS(Access Management System).

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
D106

12:30pm

PowerSchool: Successful Searching and Reporting
This is a hands-on workshop to help GCSD PowerSchool administrative users learn the basic three components of a PS search and how to incorporate these basics into compound searches and special field searches (data access tags). We will look at how to pull state specific data such as EFA codes, ESOL info, and Graduation info as well as student demographics. We will discuss different ways to export PS data and how to set Excel as the default program to open PS exports. Lastly we will explore the current customized PS reports and discuss any future needs of any specialized reports for GCSD schools. Note: Participants must be GCSD staff and have current PS access.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
D123

12:30pm

Managing Your Team Area on the District Athletic Site
This session will help coaches to manage their content on the district athletic website.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
D127

12:30pm

Morning Tubs: Alternative Morning Work
Math Tubs: An Alternative to Morning Work is a way to engage students in a hands on learning experience that can introduce, build, and extend skills in the classroom.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
F106

12:30pm

1 to 1 : The First Year
1 to 1: The First Year
Simple and easy ways to personalize learning in the regular classroom. **Teachers should bring laptops or Chromebooks.**

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B106

12:30pm

"It's time to manage that class!" (Through Relationships, Constructive Feedback, Self-Awareness)

After a weary 90 Minute Block, one teacher says to another, "I've tried EVERYTHING and I cannot seem to get a hold of this class, the students just won't stop talking!"
Teachers cannot conduct meaningful classes and students cannot benefit from curriculum and instruction if a classroom is not appropriately managed.
My hope is to encourage and inspire teachers to reach the "unreachable," as well as share helpful strategies for challenging the higher achiever, of whom, at times, may appear off task, but in actuality, wants to be challenged.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B101

12:30pm

Desmos for middle and high school math
Did you know that Desmos is more than just a graphing application? Learn how to use Desmos activities to create dynamic practice, encourage communication, and develop critical thinking skills. Teachers will explore the different pre-made activities that Desmos has to offer. Participants will use Desmos from both the teacher and student side of the website during this session. This will allow teachers to understand what their students will be expected to do as well as see how teachers are able to monitor student activity while on Desmos. Desmos is great for all levels of learners as well as all math content areas. This session will require a computer.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B108

1:00pm

GCSource and the Early Warning Response System
**This session will be held at Golden Strip Career Center.** GCSource and the Early Warning Response System provide real-time, easily accessible data to support student-centered decision-making. Participants will learn to navigate multiple dashboards that report analyses of data at the student, school, and district levels. Interactive opportunities allow analyzing of school-wide trends and patterns, drilling through analyses to discover complex reporting on individual students, and identifying students at risk, based on attendance, behavior, and course performance.


Monday July 23, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Golden Strip Career Center

1:00pm

Writing about Reading
Teachers will learn to analyze the SC Writing Rubric, dig into the district progression of writing about reading, and understand the relationships between them within the GCS framework. Teachers will be able to implement writing about reading in each area of the literacy framework to support student growth. This session will provide teachers with a solid progression of how to support achievement with benchmarks and state testing.


Monday July 23, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B133

1:00pm

Kindergarten Unit Planning in Math
Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the first few math units and a pacing guide to improve their math instruction.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B121

1:00pm

1:00pm

Integrating Technology in the ESOL Classroom
Please join us to investigate Learning A-Z and its components and how the program can be utilized in the ESOL Classroom. (For beginners)


Monday July 23, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B139

1:00pm

Learn to recognize sexual abuse and how to respond as a mandated reporter
Teaching definitions and indicators of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect, this training also teaches you about the legal obligations as a mandated reporter defined the state of South Carolina.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B131

1:00pm

Setting the Stage to Engage with Streaming PLUS
In this session, we will set the stage by defining engagement and noting, through an immersion as well as the exploration of key features, how Discovery Education Streaming Plus™ supports teachers in the engagement of their students. Participants will explore each of the different assets and then determine how to use them effectively to engage all students in rigorous and relevant instruction, leaving this session with actionable plans to use Streaming Plus assets in their classroom immediately.


Monday July 23, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B123

1:00pm

Academic Competition 2018-2019
High school academic team coaches will create a plan for yearlong tournament play during the 2018-2019 school year.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B118

1:00pm

Stations-Based Teaching and Learning with Science Techbook
Inquiry is fueled by curiosity! Generate and cultivate student inquisitiveness as well as conceptual knowledge through a unique centers-based teaching and learning approach. In this course, participants explore centers and use the experience to generate deeper inquiry into the concept being studied. Teachers will investigate how to craft as well as implement learning centers, which capitalize on the universal design features embedded in the Discovery Education Science Techbook and create pathways for all students to answer high-level guiding questions and meet learning outcomes. Time will be allotted for planning of a centers-based unit of instruction.


Monday July 23, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B122

1:00pm

Google for the Front Office
GSuite makes gathering, organizing and sharing information simple. Learn how to use Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms and Calendars to increase efficiency and improve the flow of information in your school.


Monday July 23, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
D111

1:00pm

Fun with Phonics! A Multi-sensory Approach
**Participants must attend both days of this workshop.** Why is the English language so confusing? Would it surprise you to learn that only 4% of the all English words in print defy explanation and are truly irregular? This is a 2 day workshop that is designed to work within your current reading and spelling program. Day 1 will focus on developing a multi sensory strategy that includes learning a 3 part, 10-15 minute daily drill. Day 2 will go deep into the 6 types of syllables, decoding multi-syllabic words and teaching sight words. Teachers will practice these strategies and skills with partners. Come learn the tools you need to help struggling readers unlock the mystery of the English language.


Monday July 23, 2018 1:00pm - Wednesday July 25, 2018 4:00pm
D129

2:00pm

Coaching Cycles/PLC Remix
This workshop provides a "how-to" for Instructional Coaches and Literacy Specialists to collaborate to create a "coaching environment" in their school that encourages coaching cycles and PLCs to support teachers and students specifically in the area of Literacy. Participants will receive ideas and resources for planning and carrying out coaching cycles.


Monday July 23, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A109

2:00pm

Now Stop, Collaborate, and Listen-Tech Tools for Administrators
A successful organization requires effective communication, collaboration, and reflective practices. There are many tech tools to fulfill all of these areas. In this session, participant will explore ways to take their leadership skills to the next level through the use of Flipgrid, Padlet, and Menitmeter.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B150

2:00pm

Number Talks - The What the Why and the How (Primary Teachers)
Based on the text Number Talks by Sherry Parrish, we will learn the what and why behind Number Talks in the math classroom. We will explore how we can “create conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally.” Teachers will make a plan for implementing Number Talks in their classroom next year and gain access to lots of mental math resources. Focus - Primary teachers.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A105

2:00pm

Modeling Operations with Decimals
This workshop is designed to equip 5th grade teachers with a better understanding of the unit Performing Operations with Decimals and provide opportunities to strengthen their skills with using models to perform all four operations.


Monday July 23, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B125

2:00pm

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children - All Audiences
Learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B129

2:00pm

Prior Written Notice: Active Practice
Special Education Case Managers and other special education personnel will be trained to identify circumstances which require the provision of Prior Written Notice (PWN), and to identify the components of PWN. Additional focus and targeted practice will address each of the 5 questions presented within the Prior Written Notice.


Monday July 23, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B105

2:00pm

Papier Mache Best Practices
Discuss, look at and create some papier mache best practices that can be adapted to several different grade levels.


Monday July 23, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
F110

2:30pm

GCS Backpack (Staff & Parent portals)
Provide staff with an overview of Backpack Staff functionality including online enrollment, parent account management, managing parent demographics change requests, and backpack notifications. We will look at managing Backpack Staff permissions via our AMS(Access Management System).

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
D106

2:30pm

PowerSchool: Successful Searching and Reporting
This is a hands-on workshop to help GCSD PowerSchool administrative users learn the basic three components of a PS search and how to incorporate these basics into compound searches and special field searches (data access tags). We will look at how to pull state specific data such as EFA codes, ESOL info, and Graduation info as well as student demographics. We will discuss different ways to export PS data and how to set Excel as the default program to open PS exports. Lastly we will explore the current customized PS reports and discuss any future needs of any specialized reports for GCSD schools. Note: Participants must be GCSD staff and have current PS access.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
D123

2:30pm

iPads Come to Life in the Elementary Setting
I will share a list of apps, show student examples of iPad projects for each subject, and we will discuss the planning of the iPad projects into daily classroom life. The apps will be relevant, user friendly, and ones we use on a regular basis to integrate into the content standards. *If participants have their own iPads, please bring to this session.*

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B102

2:30pm

New Google Sites Basics
This session is a basic introduction to the New Google Sites focusing on creating, managing, organizing and publishing a New Google Site.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
D127

2:30pm

2:30pm

Kick Djbouti: Using Gaming in Social Studies to Increase Student Engagement
Kickin' Djbouti: Using Fantasy Football Style Gaming to Increase Student Engagement in Social Studies will go over the use of Fantasy Geopolitics and its incorporation of fantasy gaming to make Social Studies more engaging and fun to students. All versions of the platform will be covered and examples of how it can be applied to every Social Studies discipline will be shown.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B103

2:30pm

Using Learning Targets to Drive Instruction
This workshop will provide an opportunity for educators to see new ways to help use learning targets to drive instruction and set the expectation of the learning taking place each day.


Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B117

2:30pm

Desmos for middle and high school math
Did you know that Desmos is more than just a graphing application? Learn how to use Desmos activities to create dynamic practice, encourage communication, and develop critical thinking skills. Teachers will explore the different pre-made activities that Desmos has to offer. Participants will use Desmos from both the teacher and student side of the website during this session. This will allow teachers to understand what their students will be expected to do as well as see how teachers are able to monitor student activity while on Desmos. Desmos is great for all levels of learners as well as all math content areas. This session will require a computer.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B108

2:30pm

Tech in World Language Assessments
Are your students tired of always doing the same products for assessments? Come learn how to implement some techy tools, and create some assessments for next year. Please bring a laptop with you with access to your units.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B104

2:30pm

Jumbie Jammin': Steel Drums in the Elementary Music Classroom
This session will focus on strategies for teaching on the Jumbie Jam, or an elementary student sized steel drum. Learn about the history of the steel drum, the cross-curricular opportunities teaching steel drums can offer, and learn about different resources that are available for the Jumbie Jam, including resources on Quaver! Whether your music classroom has Jumbie Jams or not, this session will be beneficial for any music teacher who has an interest in learning about steel drums.


Monday July 23, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
A107
 
Tuesday, July 24
 

9:00am

Tales from a First-year teacher
Have you ever wondered what a first-year educator thinks in the 21st century?
Well here is your chance to hear first-hand from someone who has been there, done that! Come learn hot to support the first-year educators teaching in your building. You will learn the secret to tapping into the potential of "twenty-somethings" in their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year of education from the perspective of a teacher who just finished his first year of teaching and can tell it like it is.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B127

9:00am

ESSA - Every Student Succeeds Act - Accountability for Elementary & Middle Schools
The Accountability & Quality Assurance Department will facilitate an interactive workshop on ESSA - Every Student Succeeds Act and the required accountability indicators on the Annual State Report Card for elementary and middle school leadership teams.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
A103

9:00am

Classroom Management: The Old, The New, The Effective
This course will offer effective classroom management strategies that will assist teachers in creating and maintaining a positive learning environment during the beginning, middle and end of the school year.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B104

9:00am

Sharing and Publishing with Seesaw
During this workshop, participants will explore Seesaw as a tool for students engage, share, and publish their learning and families to participate in the classroom.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
D125

9:00am

Creating Accessible Documents for the Web
Posting documents or forms to the web requires that your documents meet accessibility standards. This session will explore best practices on how to create accessible documents and how to test a document for accessibility issues.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
D127

9:00am

Virtual Field Trips with Streamable Learning
Streamable Learning offers every K-12 teacher in Greenville County Schools easy access to a diverse calendar of Virtual Field Trips.
Discover how to register, discover, book and attend hundreds of live streaming events throughout the academic year.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B129

9:00am

Geogebra for middle and high school math
Looking for a way to integrate technology into your math classroom? Geogebra is a dynamic mathematics graphing, application, exploration, and practice tool for students! This session will help you explore all that Geogebra has to offer when it comes to creating purposeful technology based practice for students. Teachers will learn how to create a group, assign tasks, create a worksheet, and give feedback. Geogebra can work for all levels of learners as well as all math content areas. This session will require a computer.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B123

9:00am

Reading to Succeed in Social Studies
This session will engage participants in a variety of scenarios to learn how to incorporate literacy, both disciplinary and visual, into the Social Studies classroom. Come see how students will read to succeed in your classroom!

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B110

9:00am

Transforming Student Learning- We All Need a L.I.F.T.
Schools today strive to be student centered, to pursue excellence, and to possess a never ending commitment to be “great.” Greatness comes with out of the box thinking and trying new ideas and initiatives to transform student learning. Transforming student learning takes time, but if you are willing, here are just a few ideas that can make the difference:
• L.I.F.T. (Letting Individuals Fine Tune) providing students with second chances to learn and show achievement
• Formative assessment and standards-based grading- a must for mastery
• Differentiated Groupings for Intervention
What to learn more? Join me for Transforming Learning- We All Need a L.I.F.T at Summer Academy 2018.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B109

9:00am

Open Community Use Agreement
DHEC has an excellent toolkit created with schools in mind that provides an overview of Open Community Use Agreement. Participants will learn What exactly is meant by Open (or Shared) Community Use? How can open community use policy build a sense of community at a school? How can open community use increase opportunities for healthy living for students, parents, staff, and community members at large? What are the challenges that open use brings, and how are those challenges met in other schools? How do open use policies affordably and effectively address public health concerns, and build a sense of ownership of the local school?

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
B122

9:00am

Orientation to The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo
This workshop will provide teachers with an overview of Jennifer Serravallo's Writing Strategies book. We will delve into the components of the this wonderful resource and how to effectively use it within the writing workshop component of balanced literacy.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A113

9:00am

Effective Student-Centered Transition Planning Through Data-Driven Decision Making
This workshop focuses on effective practices for transition planning of students with disabilities at 13 years of age or older. Special education teachers will identify components for designing a transition focused IEP. Teachers will leave this workshop with accessible transition tools and data collection methods to design and implement a student-centered transition program.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A107

9:00am

Preparing for a Successful 2018-2019 School Year
In preparation for a new school year, special education service providers from all levels will learn how to: set-up their caseload; complete the Transfer IEP process, and identify skills essential to effective case management.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A115

9:00am

Art on a Budget
Look at, discuss and create examples of art created on a budget.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
F106

9:00am

**This session will be held at Golden Strip Career Center.** OnTrack Series: Problem Solving Elementary
OnTrack teams will learn the problem-solving process involved in OnTrack meetings and apply the process to various case studies. Teams will also learn about additional district and community supports and examine interventions at Tiers 1, 2, and 3.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Golden Strip Career Center

9:00am

Annual 504 Procedures Training
This course provides training and resources for 504 Coordinators that will be scheduling and facilitating meetings to consider Section 504 protections and 504 Accommodations Plans.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
A105

9:00am

Fostering Wonder:
**This workshop will take place at The Children's Museum of the Upstate.** Children are born with a sense of wonder, but how, as educators, can we foster their natural curiosity, and use it to create engaging learning environments? Through hands on activities, discussion, and examples, participants will gain new ideas for STEM experiences in the classroom, museums, and community, practice using language that fosters wonder and inquiry, and explore how to structure curriculum that follows and fosters children’s curiosity.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Children's Museum of the Upstate

9:00am

First Grade Unit Planning in Math
Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the first few math units and a pacing guide to improve their math instruction.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
E106

9:00am

How to Appropriately Accommodate ELLs In the Elementary Classroom
Elementary teachers will be able to understand and implement appropriate accommodations for their ESOL students in daily lessons and help them improve in their English proficiency.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
A111

9:00am

Kindergarten Unit Planning in Math
Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the first few math units and a pacing guide to improve their math instruction.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B107

9:00am

Nuts & Bolts of MasteryConnect
Strategies, supports and best-practices for formative assessment tools (MasteryConnect and Socrative)


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B135

9:00am

9:00am

Learning Targets for Instructional Leadership Teams
*This workshop is for school instructional teams of up to four members, but must include at one least member of the school leadership team.* The purpose of this workshop is to give an overview of learning targets, allow participants time to create learning targets, and support schools in developing a building level implementation plan for sustainability.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center

9:00am

Using Digital to Assess and Differentiate
It is the 21st Century, and yet our assessments do not reflect it. During this session, teachers will explore using digital to enable assessment creation and differentiation as well as the role of feedback in assessing student learning. Through immersive experiences and the use of powerful protocols, teachers will determine how digital resources and strategies impact responsive instruction and empower student ownership of learning. Among the resources used and explored will be Padlet and Flipgrid as well as Readworks and Read Theory. Also referenced will be Biblionasium, Whoo's Reading,, DogoNews and Wonderopolis.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B139

9:00am

Digital Storytelling with Science Techbook
Explore innovative ways for students to demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts. Digital Storytelling engages your students in higher levels of critical thinking as they create movies to show their level of understanding around concepts in science. In this course, a Discovery Education Specialist helps participants learn to combine text, images, audio, and video to tell stories that make scientific concepts stick. Participants create simple to complex digital stories as they explore the art of digital storytelling and the ways it can be used in an inquiry-driven lesson. *Participants should bring their district-issued device.*


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B125

9:00am

HR Updates: GHR; FMLA Leave; Smartfind
**This training is mandatory for secretaries.** Participants will receive refresher information on the GHR system; FMLA and Leave of Absence process; and reminders on how to use the Smartfind system to administrate Substitute Teacher assignments.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B150

9:00am

Inquiry Science Planning Using the 5-E Model
Is science the best part the day for you and your students? It can be! In this session, elementary teachers will have the opportunity to explore inquiry-based science and the 5-E model. Teachers will be given the opportunity to practice and then improve a science lesson to make it inquiry-based and cross-curricular.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
B131

9:00am

iLit ELL Training
ESOL Teachers (Middle and High) will be trained on how to use iLit ELL and incorporate it in their class. iLit ELL is an interactive program used to develop language through listening, speaking, reading and writing for English Learners. Teachers will learn how to effectively use the program to help students grow in their English Proficiency and literacy skills


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
D128

9:00am

AHA Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid
The AHA Heartsaver First Aid course with CPR/AED training teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
F101A

9:00am

AHA Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid
The AHA Heartsaver First Aid course with CPR/AED training teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
F101

9:00am

Language!Live Teacher Training
Teachers will receive a full day of face-to-face instruction regarding Language!Live intervention instruction, including elements of administering and interpreting assessments, creating an appropriate classroom environment, and providing Language!Live lessons.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
D129

9:00am

Unit Design for High School Teachers
**This is a 2 day series.** So you've heard about the new Instructional Protocol, now come use it to build your units and lessons with the secondary Instructional Coaches! This workshop has been created with you and your students in mind. You will walk away from this workshop with unit plans that are standards-based, rigorous, and tailored towards success for your unique students.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:00pm
B121 on Tuesday and B123 on Wednesday

9:00am

SmartARTS Arts Integration Training Institute Year 2
The SmartARTS Arts Integration Training Institute Year 2 is a three-day advanced training for GCS participants who have previously attended the Year 1 Institute. Participants will deepen their understanding of the use of effective arts integration throughout the curriculum to increase student engagement and learning. This training is for teachers in all academic and related arts subjects from 4K through high school. SmartARTS pairs Year 2 teachers with a SmartARTS Roster teaching artist to co-plan an arts integrated unit of study that the pair will team-teach in the classroom. All SmartARTS Year 2 teachers must plan and implement a unit for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Unit supplies and artist fees are included for participating teachers. THE SMARTARTS YEAR 2 INSTITUTE IS HELD ON JULY 24 - 26, 2018 AT THE FINE ARTS CENTER. The $25 registration fee and all forms must be to the Metropolitan Arts Council no later than May 23, 2018. Spaces are limited. For more information contact Gayla Day at MAC at 864-467-3132.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:00am - Thursday July 26, 2018 3:00pm
Fine Arts Center

9:30am

Depth of Knowledge and Standard-Based Outcomes
Teachers of all levels are welcome to this hands-on workshop where they will be making sense of Depth of Knowledge and how it applies to not only classroom instruction but also how it can drive planning and assessment.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B105

9:30am

Morning Tubs: Alternative Morning Work
Math Tubs: An Alternative to Morning Work is a way to engage students in a hands on learning experience that can introduce, build, and extend skills in the classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
F110

9:30am

Moving on Up with Benchmarks
Learn about a school-wide incentive plan for motivating students and increasing student effort on high-stakes assessments.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B118

10:50am

SPARK: Data on the Run
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:50am - 11:10am
B101

11:10am

SPARK: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom: Video Conferencing & More
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 11:10am - 11:30am
B101

11:30am

SPARK: Promoting Your Classroom on Twitter
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 11:30am - 11:50am
B102

11:30am

Effective Classroom Management to Support the Needs of Students Served in an Emotionally Disabled Classroom
Participants will identify keys elements of effective classroom management and organization that will allow them to best support the needs of students with emotional disabilities in a special education classroom.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A107

11:30am

Number Talks - The What the Why and the How (Intermediate Teachers)
Based on the text Number Talks by Sherry Parrish, we will learn the what and why behind Number Talks in the math classroom. We will explore how we can “create conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally.” Teachers will make a plan for implementing Number Talks in their classroom next year and gain access to lots of mental math resources. Focus - Intermediate teachers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
D115

11:30am

Planning With a Purpose: Learning Targets
Learn how to develop and use learning targets that focus your lessons and yield motivated students who learn more, show more interest, and take a more active role in their own learning..and choose to continue their world language study.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
B105

11:50am

SPARK: Rated R: Rigor, the bad word, simplified
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 11:50am - 12:10pm
B102

12:30pm

iPads Come to Life in the Elementary Setting
I will share a list of apps, show student examples of iPad projects for each subject, and we will discuss the planning of the iPad projects into daily classroom life. The apps will be relevant, user friendly, and ones we use on a regular basis to integrate into the content standards. *If participants have their own iPads, please bring to this session.*

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
D113

12:30pm

Sharing and Publishing with Seesaw
During this workshop, participants will explore Seesaw as a tool for students engage, share, and publish their learning and families to participate in the classroom.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
D125

12:30pm

Conver-STATIONS
Teachers want their students to learn. Students want their teachers to let them socialize. What’s the answer? Conver-STATIONS!! This session will introduce interactive strategies for getting your students talking, learning, and having fun! *Participant will need a device.*

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B133

12:30pm

Using Goose Chase for content focused scavenger hunts
Looking for ways to gamify your lessons? Learn how to harness the power of the chase with Goose Chase! This application is a platform that makes setting up, executing, and monitoring a scavenger hunt easy and paperless. Students work in teams or individually to complete missions set up by the teacher. These missions can include pictures, videos, or text submissions. Teachers will learn how to create a hunt and missions as well as see examples of student work. This session will teach you how to blend together the fun of a scavenger hunt with technology that is both student and teacher friendly! This session will require a computer and mobile device.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B104

12:30pm

Virtual Field Trips with Streamable Learning
Streamable Learning offers every K-12 teacher in Greenville County Schools easy access to a diverse calendar of Virtual Field Trips.
Discover how to register, discover, book and attend hundreds of live streaming events throughout the academic year.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
A105

12:30pm

Managing multiple Google calendars
Learn how you can streamline and simplify communications using multiple Google calendars. Learn the basics of setting up, managing and sharing multiple Google calendars. Learn how to sync Google calendars to your digital devices for real-time updates.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
D127

12:30pm

Students, Teachers, Friends? Oh My!
Looking to start a mentoring program? And you just don’t know how to get started? Well, come and let us begin at the this road together and see how we can travel to the “Land of Oz in Emerald City”. You will learn how to be Intentional in the way that you Design, Recruit, Energize, be Assertive, and Measure your progress for your mentoring program. Mentoring is a proven approach to drive learning, decrease behavior referrals, explore career exploration and learn personal development. For schools, mentoring can help achieve more positive behaviors, better graduation rates, increased student achievement, and an overall happy student. Come learn how to start your mentoring program and change one young person at a time.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B109

12:30pm

Engagement (Not Entertainment) in ELA
Are you struggling to make your ELA classroom more interactive? More engaging? So was I! Come to this workshop to learn about a variety of strategies that will fully engage your students. You will participate in strategies that require no technology, some technology, and 1:1.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B103

12:30pm

Teacher Tested, Student Approved
Do you wish your students were more engaged and excited about your topic of study? Come learn strategies that will increase student engagement and have your students leave saying "I love that class!" Be prepared to play if you choose to attend this workshop.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B117

12:30pm

Tech in World Language Routines
Going 1-to-1? Want to learn some ways to integrate technology into your daily routines in the World Language classroom? You will leave with activities ready to be used in your classes. Please bring a laptop with you.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B101

12:30pm

Transforming Student Learning- We All Need a L.I.F.T.
Schools today strive to be student centered, to pursue excellence, and to possess a never ending commitment to be “great.” Greatness comes with out of the box thinking and trying new ideas and initiatives to transform student learning. Transforming student learning takes time, but if you are willing, here are just a few ideas that can make the difference:
• L.I.F.T. (Letting Individuals Fine Tune) providing students with second chances to learn and show achievement
• Formative assessment and standards-based grading- a must for mastery
• Differentiated Groupings for Intervention
What to learn more? Join me for Transforming Learning- We All Need a L.I.F.T at Summer Academy 2018.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B107

1:00pm

The Intervention Connection System
The Intervention Connection System is Greenville County Schools' application for documenting all student interventions. Within the ICS, users can upload student support documents (e.g., vision screenings), document discussion for root cause analysis, assign interventions, select advocates, and monitor student progress.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Golden Strip Career Center

1:00pm

The Power of Art and Music: A Recipe for a Splash of Color
The participants will experience a diverse watercolor unit from the perspective of a student as they explore brush and watercolor techniques (wet & dry) individually and in small groups before listening, discussing, and visually expressing the effects that pre-selected music has on the five senses and on one's memory. Additionally, the participants will experience the effect that intra- and inter-departmental collaborations can have on the students and improve overall engagement. Objectives: After completing this course, the participants will be able to: 1) demonstrate wet and dry watercolor techniques; 2) create watercolor activities for individuals and groups; 3) integrate literature and music into watercolor lesson plans; 4) improve student engagement; and 6) create impactful intra- and inter-departmental collaborations.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
F106

1:00pm

Writing about Reading
Teachers will learn to analyze the SC Writing Rubric, dig into the district progression of writing about reading, and understand the relationships between them within the GCS framework. Teachers will be able to implement writing about reading in each area of the literacy framework to support student growth. This session will provide teachers with a solid progression of how to support achievement with benchmarks and state testing.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B121

1:00pm

Fifth Grade Unit Planning in Math
Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the first few math units and a pacing guide to improve their math instruction.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
A111

1:00pm

First Grade Unit Planning in Math
Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the first few math units and a pacing guide to improve their math instruction.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
E106

1:00pm

Nuts & Bolts of MasteryConnect
Strategies, supports and best-practices for formative assessment tools (MasteryConnect and Socrative)


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B135

1:00pm

1:00pm

Learning Targets for Instructional Leadership Teams
*This workshop is for school instructional teams of up to four members, but must include at one least member of the school leadership team.* The purpose of this workshop is to give an overview of learning targets, allow participants time to create learning targets, and support schools in developing a building level implementation plan for sustainability.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Media Center

1:00pm

5 Strategies to Engage Your Students in Deep Thinking
Today's students need to think critically to solve real -world problems. Teachers today are required to embed strategies into their instruction to ensure that students develop these skills. Throughout this Discovery Ed session participants will be introduced to five strategies that use digital tools and resources to engage students in deep thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Participants will immerse themselves in these strategies to ensure effective implementation into both classroom instruction and the curriculum. **Teachers will need to bring district-issued devices. Laptops are preferred.**


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B139

1:00pm

Science 2.0: Powerful Strategies for Increasing Engagement
Turn on the creativity! In this course, participants focus on improving historical content knowledge acquisition using resources from Discovery Education Science Techbook™. Participants also learn how to use Web 2.0 tools to foster student collaboration, critical thinking, and engagement. A Discovery Education Specialist helps participants use digital media in conjunction with the principles of universal design to provide multiple means for students to represent and express their scientific understanding. Time is provided for participants to create their own projects and lessons. *Participants need to bring a district issued laptop.*


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B125

1:00pm

Accounting Services Training for Bookkeepers - Elementary
Annual Accounting Services and Student Activity Fund training. All bookkeepers are required to attend one session.



Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
A103

1:00pm

HR Updates: GHR; FMLA Leave; Smartfind
**This training is mandatory for secretaries.** Participants will receive refresher information on the GHR system; FMLA and Leave of Absence process; and reminders on how to use the Smartfind system to administrate Substitute Teacher assignments.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B150

1:00pm

The Special Educator's Toolbox
Participants will gain an understanding of evidence-based practices related to the provision of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. Topics will include high leverage practices, an overview of tools available for service providers to use when providing SDI, using data on individual strengths and needs to select the appropriate strategies and tools to meet student needs, and documenting strengths, needs, and SDI decisions throughout the IEP process. Participants should also consider participation in Data-Based Decision Making for Students with Disabilities on Monday, July 23.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B122

2:00pm

Effective Elements of a Classroom Serving Students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities
Participants will identify keys elements of effective classroom management and organization that will allow them to best support the needs of students with moderate intellectual disabilities.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A107

2:00pm

EdPlan 504 Training for 504 Coordinators
Section 504 Coordinators will learn how to navigate the 504 software system. This will include identifying the main menu features, adding students to a caseload, using search functions, generating drafts and finalized 504 documents and logging out of the system.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D106

2:00pm

Coaching Cycles/PLC Remix
This workshop provides a "how-to" for Instructional Coaches and Literacy Specialists to collaborate to create a "coaching environment" in their school that encourages coaching cycles and PLCs to support teachers and students specifically in the area of Literacy. Participants will receive ideas and resources for planning and carrying out coaching cycles.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A109

2:00pm

Incorporating Deca in the Classroom
I will be showing examples of how to incorporate DECA into the classroom, providing resources that will aid in planning business classes (General, Accounting, Finance, Marketing or Sports Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Advertising, Fashion, Management, etc.). We will workshop with teachers so they can walk away with full units of materials for their classroom taught in a project based learning style. DECA is a co-curricular club that focuses on business and marketing and takes place inside and outside of the classroom. DECA is designed to be taught in the classroom, which minimizes the amount of club meetings before and after school. There are amazing enrichment programs for students through the club, including competitions, trips, scholarships, and more!


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B102

2:00pm

Number Talks - The What the Why and the How (Primary Teachers)
Based on the text Number Talks by Sherry Parrish, we will learn the what and why behind Number Talks in the math classroom. We will explore how we can “create conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally.” Teachers will make a plan for implementing Number Talks in their classroom next year and gain access to lots of mental math resources. Focus - Primary teachers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D115

2:00pm

Clay Best Practices
Learn some of our favorite clay projects. Such as combining red and white clay into a mug, coil pot lesson, clay face jugs, and many more.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
F110

2:30pm

Know Better, Do Better-My First Year as a PLI Leader
Implementing the Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI) has many phases (delivery, distribution, tracking, repair request, and end of the year collection). During this session the presenter will review the various phases, successes and challenges that were experienced during the first year of being 1:1.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B133

2:30pm

Get your Math on
Are you an IC or teacher leader for grades 3-5? Do you want to learn how to support your teachers in math unit planning and increase your test scores? If so, this is the session for you! Participants will learn how to plan standards-based, rigorous units that focus on building conceptual understanding in math. Participants will have time to work on units and resources will be shared. You will need your laptop for this session.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B105

2:30pm

Make Music Groovy with Pete the Cat
Come discover how you and your students can rock in your school shoes with the help of James Dean's Pete the Cat books! Sing, play, move, and groove while you make cross curricular connections between music, literacy, and math. You won't leave worrying, "Goodness no!" You'll leave saying, "It's all good!"

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
F108

2:30pm

DIY: Digital Literacy Tools for the Classroom
During this session, participants will receive strategies and digital tools to encourage students to read.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B108

2:30pm

Avoiding Being A Victim Of Time: Simple Time Management Strategies To Be A Better Educator
Have you ever said: "There is not enough time in the day to do the things that I need to do to be an exceptional educator"? You are not alone. Recent studies have shown that the #1 reason educators leave the profession is because they feel inadequate in "keeping up" with the myriad of daily items that educators are asked to do. Whether it is planning, email, making phone calls, school meetings, parent conferences, district meetings, grading...not keeping yourself organized and in control of your time will lead to poor performance and frustration. This workshop will point out all of the challenges that educators face related to time management, then give specific examples of how you can "take back control" of your day and your career! The workshop will be interactive as well as reflective and participants will walk away with a smile on their face, along with specific strategies to make the education profession manageable

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B103

2:30pm

"It's time to manage that class!" (Through Relationships, Constructive Feedback, Self-Awareness)

After a weary 90 Minute Block, one teacher says to another, "I've tried EVERYTHING and I cannot seem to get a hold of this class, the students just won't stop talking!"
Teachers cannot conduct meaningful classes and students cannot benefit from curriculum and instruction if a classroom is not appropriately managed.
My hope is to encourage and inspire teachers to reach the "unreachable," as well as share helpful strategies for challenging the higher achiever, of whom, at times, may appear off task, but in actuality, wants to be challenged.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B101

2:30pm

Google Sites--Student, Parent, and Teacher Connection
Participants will be able to create a teacher website that can be a connection and communication tool for students, parents, and teachers to improve student achievement and understanding.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B109

2:30pm

Making Math Fun! Innovative Strategies to Use in Math Class
This workshop will explore the strategic use of innovative strategies in mathematics classrooms to strengthen student understanding of concepts and skills. This workshop will offer strategies for teachers already one-to-one and for teachers who are not, but want to make things interesting and fun to engage students. Join me to discuss bell ringer, note, and formative assessment strategies to get our students learning and retaining math skills in a fun and interactive way!

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B129

2:30pm

The Flexible Classroom: Year Two
The 2017-2018 school year has been a year of exploration, growth and experimentation with the concepts of a flexible learning classroom. The Flexible Learning Classroom has changed my teaching completely. In this session you will see first hand how the flexible classroom can assist your students knowledge, engagement, learner ownership, and overall success as a student. I will show you how to set up your classroom with very little financial support. We will understand the impact it has had on my classroom in year 2 of this experiment. Please join me as we explore what your classroom has the potential to be.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B110
 
Wednesday, July 25
 

9:00am

Discrimination/Harassment of Employees and Students
Training will focus on the legal requirements and best practices related to preventing all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, of students and employees. The presentation will address the necessary steps to investigate allegations of harassment and the potential measures for a school to implement to remedy such harassment.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Auditorium

9:00am

Reading Conferences - Utilizing Data for Effective Conferring
Teachers will look at data they are already using or can use to plan goals, skills, and strategies using Seravallo's Reading Strategies book and the Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum. Teachers will analyze sample data and plan how to implement effective conferring with small groups and individual students through discussion.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B117

9:00am

1 to 1 : The First Year
1 to 1: The First year
Simple and easy ways to personalize learning in the regular classroom. **Teachers should bring laptops or Chromebooks.**

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B102

9:00am

Accommodations and Modifications: What, When, How?
We often hear the terms accommodation and modification spoken interchangeably, but they are very different in meaning and interpretation as it relates to students with disabilities. Participants will learn ways to easily document the use of accommodations or modifications and learn how present level data drives the need for specific accommodations or modifications.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B103

9:00am

9:00am

Geogebra for middle and high school math
Looking for a way to integrate technology into your math classroom? Geogebra is a dynamic mathematics graphing, application, exploration, and practice tool for students! This session will help you explore all that Geogebra has to offer when it comes to creating purposeful technology based practice for students. Teachers will learn how to create a group, assign tasks, create a worksheet, and give feedback. Geogebra can work for all levels of learners as well as all math content areas. This session will require a computer.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B125

9:00am

Taste and See: Using Book Tastings to Engage Readers in Book Clubs
This workshop will provide support for teacher design and facilitation of book tastings in order to encourage students' independent selections of literature for book clubs. This learning experience will focus on both book tasting design/facilitation and book club design/facilitation as emphases.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B129

9:00am

Utilizing DonorsChoose.org To Support Our Students
This course will provide teachers with the opportunity to learn about DonorsChoose.org and how they can utilize it within their classrooms and schools. Donorschoose.org is an organization that helps classrooms with needs be matched with donors who want to make an impact by fulfilling those needs. Teachers will create an account and get their first project up and running. The session will be led by Greenville County Teachers who are also National DonorsChoose.org SC Teacher Ambassadors.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
D125

9:00am

Supporting Students in a Co-Teach Model
Whether you are a new co-teacher or a veteran, you will learn new ways to become a more effective teaching partner. Be prepared to discover ways to plan when time is an issue (and it is always an issue). Develop an effective strategy for tracking the progress of students. Learn how to become comfortable with grade level curriculum.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A117

9:00am

**This session will be held at Golden Strip Career Center.** OnTrack Series: Fundamentals Secondary
Participants will learn how to conduct OnTrack meetings including: scheduling, team make-up, common language, and decision-making processes. Participants will also plan for implementing OnTrack for the 2018-19 school year.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Golden Strip Career Center

9:00am

Things Are Looking Up! Introducing Astronomy to Young Children
**This session will be held at The Children's Museum of the Upstate.** Presented by Ann Caspari, Early Childhood and STEM Specialist with the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institute: Teachers will engage in activities that will demonstrate ways to encourage young children to observe objects in the sky, make observations and predictions about what objects can be seen in the day and night, and collect data to how the objects seem to change. Teachers will leave with developmentally appropriate ways to introduce ideas about the Sun, the Moon, planets in our solar system, and stars. Teachers will gain knowledge of how technology, such as telescopes and spacecraft have helped us learn more about what is in our universe.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Children's Museum of the Upstate

9:00am

Fourth Grade Unit Planning in Math
Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the first few math units and a pacing guide to improve their math instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
E106

9:00am

How to Appropriately Accommodate ELLs In the Elementary Classroom
Elementary teachers will be able to understand and implement appropriate accommodations for their ESOL students in daily lessons and help them improve in their English proficiency.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B110

9:00am

Third Grade Unit Planning in Math
Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the first few math units and a pacing guide to improve their math instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B122

9:00am

I Broke Out! - Using Digital Breakouts to Engage and Challenge Students or Staff
Digital breakouts are a fun and challenging way to get students (or staff) interacting with content. They are great for student engagement, and students of all levels respond well to them. Digital breakouts also help students develop the soft skills of perseverance and collaboration. This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to complete a digital breakout, learn about sources for pre-made digital breakouts, and learn about tools for creating your own digital breakout. For the last hour of the session, participants will have the chance to work on creating their own digital breakout to meet the needs of their students (or staff). *Participants must bring a laptop.*


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B120

9:00am

5 Strategies to Engage Your Students in Deep Thinking
Today's students need to think critically to solve real -world problems. Teachers today are required to embed strategies into their instruction to ensure that students develop these skills. Throughout this Discovery Ed session participants will be introduced to five strategies that use digital tools and resources to engage students in deep thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Participants will immerse themselves in these strategies to ensure effective implementation into both classroom instruction and the curriculum. **Teachers will need to bring district-issued devices. Laptops are preferred.**


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B139

9:00am

Connected Libraries: Literacy in the Content Areas
Today, literacy is so much more than being able to read and write. Students must make sense of concepts in all their subject areas. As instructional partners, librarians are in a key position to collaborate with teachers in the planning and delivery of instruction.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
A109

9:00am

Science 2.0: Powerful Strategies for Increasing Engagement
Turn on the creativity! In this course, participants focus on improving historical content knowledge acquisition using resources from Discovery Education Science Techbook™. Participants also learn how to use Web 2.0 tools to foster student collaboration, critical thinking, and engagement. A Discovery Education Specialist helps participants use digital media in conjunction with the principles of universal design to provide multiple means for students to represent and express their scientific understanding. Time is provided for participants to create their own projects and lessons. *Participants need to bring a district issued laptop.*


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
A111

9:00am

Accounting Services Training for Bookkeepers - Middle
Annual Accounting Services and Student Activity Fund training. All bookkeepers are required to attend one session.



Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B121

9:00am

HR Updates: GHR; FMLA Leave; Smartfind
**This training is mandatory for secretaries.** Participants will receive refresher information on the GHR system; FMLA and Leave of Absence process; and reminders on how to use the Smartfind system to administrate Substitute Teacher assignments.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B150

9:00am

Diving into Technology in the K-12 Art Class!
Come on in, the water's fine! Take a deep dive into embedding technology into actual hands-on projects within your Visual Art program. Brainstorm ideas, collaborate with your colleagues, and craft plans for future projects.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
F110

9:00am

Creating Instructional Videos
Video plays an important role in delivering instruction to 21st Century Learners. Discover sites to use for already-made instructional videos and how to easily create your own videos. Teachers will explore all of the resources provided by ETV (PBS Learning Media, Knowitall.org and Learning Why) as well as other free sites on the web (Khan Academy, Virtual Nerd, Science 360, and more). Teachers will learn how to easily create instructional videos with their phones or other mobile devices and some creative ways to share them with their students and parents. They will also learn how to create screencasts using a free Google Extension.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
D128

9:00am

L.E.A.D. Institute: Summer Workshop
Candidates accepted into the 2018-2019 L.E.A.D. Cohort are invited to the Institute’s introductory session. This is an all-day session with an hour lunch break.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm
B135

9:00am

RosettaStone Advantage
Teachers will receive instruction in effectively implementing the RosettaStone Advantage online program in the ESOL classroom. This session will review in detail the key components of RosettaStone Advantage and how to create benchmarks to monitor and manage learner progress.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
D113

9:00am

AHA Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid
The AHA Heartsaver First Aid course with CPR/AED training teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
F101

9:00am

AHA Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid
The AHA Heartsaver First Aid course with CPR/AED training teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
F101A

9:00am

Honors Course Curriculum - Theatre
Teachers will collaborate to write courses for Theatre 1 & 2


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
E108

9:30am

Awesome Assessments using Mastery Connect
Ever wish you had assessment questions that align with the benchmark and end of year tests? Want to find a way to monitor student progress by standard? In this session, you will learn how to create assessments in Mastery Connect from the Case Item Bank, as well as, uploaded assessments. Along with creating assessments, you will learn how to distribute them to students and read reports generated post-assessment. Come explore this awesome tool for differentiating instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B104

9:30am

Show Me The Money
This workshop will help to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for participants to effectively find grant opportunities for classroom and school projects. A variety of search options will be covered including pay sites such as the Foundation Center Database, free databases, websites, publications, and local resources. Instruction will include a hands-on activity, so participants should bring the device of their choosing to conduct research.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B118

9:30am

Easy and Effective Formative Assessments
You know you need to give formative assessments to gauge learning, but how do you do that easily and effectively? This session will provide you with both technology-based and traditional strategies you can use in your classroom to help you make sure your students are on track.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B109

9:30am

SmartARTS Arts Integration Institute Years 3+
The SmartARTS Arts Integration Training Institute Years 3+ is a one-day advanced training for GCS participants who have previously attended the Year 1 & 2 Institutes. The training is for teachers in all academic and related arts subjects in grades 4K through high school. Participants will attend a morning session to deepen their study and practice of effective arts integration to increase student engagement and learning. In the afternoon SmartARTS pairs Years 3+ teachers with a SmartARTS Roster teaching artist to co-plan an arts integrated unit of study that the pair will team-teach in the classroom. All SmartARTS Years 3+ teachers must plan and implement a unit for the 2018-2019 school year. Unit supplies and artist fees are included for participating teachers. THE SMARTARTS YEARS 3+ INSTITUTE IS HELD ON JULY 25, 2018 AT THE FINE ARTS CENTER. The $25 registration fee and all forms must be to the Metropolitan Arts Council no later than May 23, 2018. Spaces are limited. For more information contact Gayla Day at MAC at 864-467-3132.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
Fine Arts Center

10:00am

Custody Issues in Education
The presentation will address the issues related to disputes between parents/guardians and how those disputes should be resolved by schools. Interactive hypotheticals will be discussed covering a spectrum of issues, including who has access to student records and the ability to make educational decisions.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Auditorium

10:50am

SPARK: Get Animated with Google Slides
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:50am - 11:10am
B101

11:00am

New Google Sites Basics
This session is a basic introduction to the New Google Sites focusing on creating, managing, organizing and publishing a New Google Site.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
D127

11:10am

SPARK: Get Yourself a 'POD-ucation': How Educational Podcasts are Becoming the New PD
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:10am - 11:30am
B101

11:30am

SPARK: NEWSELA: Hot Topics for Any Content
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:30am - 11:50am
B102

11:30am

Numbers Talks
Number Talks is another student centered approach to math instruction.Teachers will have the opportunity to learn about the research and discuss the purpose behind Number Talks. K-5 teachers will learn and practice various strategies of Number Talks. Participants will view videos of Hollis teachers modeling Number Talks. By utilizing Number Talks in any math instruction teachers will support NCTM standards, Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP's) and build fluency to develop students abilities to easily acquire concepts within the SC math standards.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A113

11:30am

Analyzing Assessments to Drive Instruction
Effectively analyzing assessments is essential to high quality instruction. We will be diving in and looking at the importance of literacy assessments in elementary classrooms. We will analyze pre and post assessments and develop student friendly rubrics to drive the instruction in your classroom to meet the needs of your diverse learners.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A107

11:30am

How to Conduct an IEP Meeting
This course provides the participant with some general information regarding IEPs, and provides instructions for what must be done prior to IEP meetings, during IEP meetings, and after IEP meetings. There are examples of what not-to-do as well as what should be done to comply with IEP development procedures.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
B106

11:30am

Supports for Students with Needs in Organizational Skills and Executive Functioning
Do you have a student who frequently misses deadlines, forgets to turn in his work, or is easily distracted when working? Students with organizational and executive functioning needs struggle to initiate, sustain and complete classroom work. Participants will explore tools to assist students in developing and independently applying strategies to support academic success.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
B133

11:30am

Tips and Tricks for Using Special Education Online Resources
Special education service providers will learn how to locate and use resources available on the Special Education Services (SES) website as well as use the EasyIEP software system to aid in caseload management. Participants should bring a laptop or similar device.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
D106

11:50am

SPARK: Big Bang, Little Bucks: SC Virtual eLearning
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:50am - 12:10pm
B102

12:30pm

Poverty and the Brain
The brain is a fascinating organ that is incredibly influential in our daily lives, but is not often discussed. The brain of a student in poverty is different from the brain of adults and students in a different income bracket. It is critical that teachers understand the brain of students who live in poverty. Why? It affects how they learn. This presentation is applicable to all teachers as all of our schools have low income students in attendance. This lesson will not only teach you about the brain, but will also teach you how to teach to the brain.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B120

12:30pm

Do you "Do Inquiry?" - Integrating Inquiry Standards to increase Depth of Knowledge
This workshop will provide a glimpse into why and how to successfully implement the state inquiry standards into your teaching practice for students in K5-5th grades. Teachers will practice and plan a scaffolded, student-centered inquiry lesson plan or unit. This approach to learning can be used to increase all students' ability to analyze data/information, identify and explain relationships or patterns, and use evidence and reasoning to support explanations/inferences in any subject.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B109

12:30pm

Blended Learning
Participants will learn how to incorporate technology into their daily lessons, while offering small group, differentiated instruction to enhance the "4 C's": critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B103

12:30pm

Make Music Groovy with Pete the Cat
Come discover how you and your students can rock in your school shoes with the help of James Dean's Pete the Cat books! Sing, play, move, and groove while you make cross curricular connections between music, literacy, and math. You won't leave worrying, "Goodness no!" You'll leave saying, "It's all good!"

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
F108

12:30pm

Class Flip
Use Screencastify to extend your lessons past your classroom. Learn to record mini-lessons, review lessons, and even communication with families using Screencastify, allowing you to spend more time in small groups or with individual students.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B105

12:30pm

Our Google Classroom Home
Google Classroom Home for Students and Teachers

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B136

12:30pm

Unlocking the Power of Reading: Mirrors, Windows, and Mindset
This session will help you move beyond getting students interested to helping them see the relevance of text to their own lives and communities. By connecting students with books that are mirrors of their own lives and windows to the outside world, we can shift their mindset from passive to active, responsive reading.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B110

12:30pm

Kick Djbouti: Using Gaming in Social Studies to Increase Student Engagement
Kickin' Djbouti: Using Fantasy Football Style Gaming to Increase Student Engagement in Social Studies will go over the use of Fantasy Geopolitics and its incorporation of fantasy gaming to make Social Studies more engaging and fun to students. All versions of the platform will be covered and examples of how it can be applied to every Social Studies discipline will be shown.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B118

12:30pm

Searching with Destiny Discover
Not only does Destiny Discover give you seamless access to the print and digital materials in your library collection, it helps guide your students to online resources. In this session we will explore ways to maximize your use of Destiny Discover, including how to customize the experience for students, search for resources that align with learning objectives and provide access to limitless, curated digital resources.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
A109

12:30pm

Tips for Classroom Management
Every teacher has a classroom to manage. As most teachers are familiar with their content, new teachers lack the knowledge or skill to manage their classroom. Classroom management sets the stage for student learning. In order for students to learn to the best of their ability, students must be engaged in the lesson and high expectations must be in place. If the expectations are set and implemented within the classroom, student achievement will increase.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B127

12:30pm

Taste and See: Using Book Tastings to Engage Readers in Book Clubs
This workshop will provide support for teacher design and facilitation of book tastings in order to encourage students' independent selections of literature for book clubs. This learning experience will focus on both book tasting design/facilitation and book club design/facilitation as emphases.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B123

1:00pm

GCSource and the Early Warning Response System
**This session will be held at Golden Strip Career Center.** GCSource and the Early Warning Response System provide real-time, easily accessible data to support student-centered decision-making. Participants will learn to navigate multiple dashboards that report analyses of data at the student, school, and district levels. Interactive opportunities allow analyzing of school-wide trends and patterns, drilling through analyses to discover complex reporting on individual students, and identifying students at risk, based on attendance, behavior, and course performance.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Golden Strip Career Center

1:00pm

Fourth Grade Unit Planning in Math
Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the first few math units and a pacing guide to improve their math instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
E106

1:00pm

Second Grade Unit Planning in Math
Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the first few math units and a pacing guide to improve their math instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B121

1:00pm

Learning Targets for Instructional Leadership Teams
*This workshop is for school instructional teams of up to four members, but must include at one least member of the school leadership team.* The purpose of this workshop is to give an overview of learning targets, allow participants time to create learning targets, and support schools in developing a building level implementation plan for sustainability.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Media Center

1:00pm

Get Hacked: Identifying Your Teacher Super Powers - Presented by EdCamp Greenville
In a world where your teacher superpowers are dwindled by the demands of lesson plans, assessments, conferences, technology, and “the next big thing”, restore yourself to greatness with other teacher teammates: GET HACKED! Discover tools and tricks that will have your administration bewildered at your efficiency, your parents overjoyed with your customer service, and your students on the edge of their seats for your next amazing lesson! Got a super idea and want to pass it along to other superteachers? Bring those too! This session is all about learning and growing so you can be as fantastic as your students expect you to be—They deserve it!


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B101

1:00pm

Digital Storytelling with Science Techbook
Explore innovative ways for students to demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts. Digital Storytelling engages your students in higher levels of critical thinking as they create movies to show their level of understanding around concepts in science. In this course, a Discovery Education Specialist helps participants learn to combine text, images, audio, and video to tell stories that make scientific concepts stick. Participants create simple to complex digital stories as they explore the art of digital storytelling and the ways it can be used in an inquiry-driven lesson. *Participants should bring their district-issued device.*


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
A111

2:00pm

Minimizing the Use of Crisis Management Procedures through the use of Positive Behavioral Supports
When dealing with unsafe or disruptive behavior, are you feeling like your only choice is to use a crisis management procedure to deal with the situation? Are you frustrated with the loss of instruction time? Do you feel helpless when needing to rely on others to maintain a safe-learning environment in your classroom? Learn new tools to support positive behavior while eliminating the need to rely on emergency procedures.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A117

2:00pm

Writing Workshop 101
This workshop will share ideas and strategies to set up, organize, and get your writing workshop block up and running within a balanced literacy classroom. We will look at mini-lessons to help create the writing workshop environment with your students starting the first day of school. Plenty of time will be given for questions/answers and discussion.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A115

2:00pm

Closing the Achievement Gap by Facing Implicit Bias
Based on a PLC model, participants will learn how to identify and introduce the concept of implicit bias to staff, and learn discipline and teaching strategies to create a culturally responsive classroom and school culture resulting in greater student achievement.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A107

2:00pm

SOS Challenge
In this conference-style session, participants will learn how to combine Discovery Education digital assets with SOS Strategies to meet specific, standards-based curriculum objectives. This will be accomplished by participation in an activity which requires each participant to become an expert in one given SOS strategy,
and then work together to determine how to best pair one or more of those strategies with given sets of objectives and digital assets. **Participants need to bring a district issued laptop.*


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
B139

2:30pm

Classroom Management: The Old, The New, The Effective
This course will offer effective classroom management strategies that will assist teachers in creating and maintaining a positive learning environment during the beginning, middle and end of the school year.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B104

2:30pm

Do you "Do Inquiry?" - Integrating Inquiry Standards to increase Depth of Knowledge
This workshop will provide a glimpse into why and how to successfully implement the state inquiry standards into your teaching practice for students in K5-5th grades. Teachers will practice and plan a scaffolded, student-centered inquiry lesson plan or unit. This approach to learning can be used to increase all students' ability to analyze data/information, identify and explain relationships or patterns, and use evidence and reasoning to support explanations/inferences in any subject.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B109

2:30pm

Building Relationships increases student achievement and decreases behavior issues
Techniques will be shared to help teachers build relationships with their students that will increase student achievement.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B105

2:30pm

Fostering Collaboration in the Effective Co-taught Classroom
Special and general educators will receive information regarding best practices and strategies used in an effective co-taught classroom.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B102

2:30pm

Creating Accessible Documents for the Web
Posting documents or forms to the web requires that your documents meet accessibility standards. This session will explore best practices on how to create accessible documents and how to test a document for accessibility issues.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
D127

2:30pm

Assertive Skills for Students and Faculty
School faculties can utilize Assertive Skills to enhance communication, learning, and self-respect in the classroom setting. Teachers will learn to facilitate the process where students explore their thoughts and feelings and learn that self-knowledge leads to self advocacy. Practical exercises will be explored and utilized in this workshop.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B103

2:30pm

Google Sites--Student, Parent, and Teacher Connection
Participants will be able to create a teacher website that can be a connection and communication tool for students, parents, and teachers to improve student achievement and understanding.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B136

2:30pm

Structure in a Chaotic Classroom
This presentation explores organizational strategies that can be used in a student-centered classroom which primarily uses stations, activities, tasks, etc.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B129

2:30pm

Digital Conversations with Let's Recap! & Flip Grid
Increase classroom achievement and engagement through digital conversations utilizing Let's Recap! and Flip Grid. Come ready to explore these two digital resources and develop an implementation plan for your classroom. *Participants will need a laptop or Chromebook to this session.*

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
B108

2:30pm

Leading beyond the Library
In this session, we will focus on digital citizenship, integrating curriculum and technology and teaching information literacy to be leaders in and beyond the library.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
A109
 
Thursday, July 26
 

9:00am

Employee Leave and Accommodations
This presentation will cover the many laws that pertain to employee disabilities and medical leave including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and specific South Carolina law relevant to public school employees. Military leave and the specific requirements under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act will also be discussed. The presentation will focus on the “do’s” and “don’ts” with job applicants and employees.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Auditorium

9:00am

Our Google Classroom Home
Google Classroom Home for Students and Teachers

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B123

9:00am

Teens and Human Trafficking
Attendees will learn what Human Trafficking is, the connection between troubled teens and Trafficking, and warning signs to look for.  In addition, the course will focus on how predators use technology to identify and exploit children.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B150

9:00am

Using Goose Chase for content focused scavenger hunts
Looking for ways to gamify your lessons? Learn how to harness the power of the chase with Goose Chase! This application is a platform that makes setting up, executing, and monitoring a scavenger hunt easy and paperless. Students work in teams or individually to complete missions set up by the teacher. These missions can include pictures, videos, or text submissions. Teachers will learn how to create a hunt and missions as well as see examples of student work. This session will teach you how to blend together the fun of a scavenger hunt with technology that is both student and teacher friendly! This session will require a computer and mobile device.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B106

9:00am

Developing Our History Clips Through Strategic Use of Disciplinary Literacy Skills
Do you wish to deepen your middle school students' understandings of historical events? Learn an instructional strategy called Our History Clips, a method that requires students to use disciplinary literacy skills and multi-media exchange as they develop richer understandings of historical concepts. This instructional strategy is aligned with 21st Century Skills and includes: collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and innovation.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B103

9:00am

Engagement (Not Entertainment) in ELA
Are you struggling to make your ELA classroom more interactive? More engaging? So was I! Come to this workshop to learn about a variety of strategies that will fully engage your students. You will participate in strategies that require no technology, some technology, and 1:1.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B101

9:00am

Tips for Classroom Management
Every teacher has a classroom to manage. As most teachers are familiar with their content, new teachers lack the knowledge or skill to manage their classroom. Classroom management sets the stage for student learning. In order for students to learn to the best of their ability, students must be engaged in the lesson and high expectations must be in place. If the expectations are set and implemented within the classroom, student achievement will increase.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B108

9:00am

Ready, Set, Teach! Hitting Your Target with Backwards Design
Are your methods monotonous? Join us to learn how to revamp your units by using the backwards design method! We'll take you through the process of creating learning targets and designing rigorous assessments that will allow you to create student-centered activities.


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
B110

9:00am

What's So Special About Special Education: A Guide for Administrators and Instructional Coaches
Administrators and Instructional Coaches are invited to a session focused on data-based decision making processes for students with disabilities and an overview of evidence-based instructional practices and tools for service providers throughout district. Topics will include what student data might support direct, specially designed instruction in the general education classroom ("inclusion/coteaching") and what data might support the provision of instruction in a special education classroom.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A111

9:00am

To The Mountain... and Beyond
Roper Mountain Science Center is the premier location for science and social studies enrichment programs in the State of South Carolina. If you can’t make it to the Mountain, we encourage you to join us for a demonstration of what our video conference programs or “virtual field trips” can provide to your schools. You will leave with a whole new view of the Mountain without leaving your own classroom!


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Media Center

9:00am

Everyone is a Writer! -- The Growth Mindset in Writer's Workshop
How many times have you said or you have heard a colleague say, “I’m not a good writing teacher” or “Everyone is not a writer?” This is a fixed mindset where teachers are selling themselves and their students’ abilities short. Are you ready to challenge yourself with a growth mindset as a writer? Everyone can write and everyone should write. In this session, you will explore how to implement the work of Carol Dweck’s research of growth mindset to create a Writers’ Workshop which will empower your students to achieve as writers, improve in all areas of academics, and even boost their social-emotional well-being.
Come and assess your own mindset as a writing instructor, explore the belief that everyone is a writer, and fill your toolbox with resources to develop a strong writing community that engages in meaningful communication, embraces a challenge, sets goals, and gives reflective feedback. Are you ready to change your mind or strengthen what you already know- EVERYONE IS A WRITER!

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
B102

9:00am

SOS Challenge
In this conference-style session, participants will learn how to combine Discovery Education digital assets with SOS Strategies to meet specific, standards-based curriculum objectives. This will be accomplished by participation in an activity which requires each participant to become an expert in one given SOS strategy,
and then work together to determine how to best pair one or more of those strategies with given sets of objectives and digital assets. **Participants need to bring a district issued laptop.*


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A115

9:00am

Become a Master of Mastery Connect
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of MasteryConnect and all the features available to use for teachers to drive instruction. Participants will come away with hands-on experience that they can take back to their classroom to help further instruction and student achievement. **Participants will need a laptop.**

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A109

9:00am

Supporting Students in a Co-Teach Model
Whether you are a new co-teacher or a veteran, you will learn new ways to become a more effective teaching partner. Be prepared to discover ways to plan when time is an issue (and it is always an issue). Develop an effective strategy for tracking the progress of students. Learn how to become comfortable with grade level curriculum.


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A107

9:00am

Prior Written Notice: Active Practice
Special Education Case Managers and other special education personnel will be trained to identify circumstances which require the provision of Prior Written Notice (PWN), and to identify the components of PWN. Additional focus and targeted practice will address each of the 5 questions presented within the Prior Written Notice.


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
A113

9:00am

**This session will be held at Golden Strip Career Center.** OnTrack Series: Problem Solving Secondary
OnTrack teams will learn the problem-solving process involved in OnTrack meetings and apply the process to various case studies. Teams will also learn about additional district and community supports and examine interventions at Tiers 1, 2, and 3.


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Golden Strip Career Center

9:00am

Annual 504 Procedures Training
This course provides training and resources for 504 Coordinators that will be scheduling and facilitating meetings to consider Section 504 protections and 504 Accommodations Plans.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
A105

9:00am

Writing about Reading
Teachers will learn to analyze the SC Writing Rubric, dig into the district progression of writing about reading, and understand the relationships between them within the GCS framework. Teachers will be able to implement writing about reading in each area of the literacy framework to support student growth. This session will provide teachers with a solid progression of how to support achievement with benchmarks and state testing.


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B135

9:00am

Completing the Honors Course Framework for Approval of a New CTE Honors Course
This workshop will walk CTE teachers through the process of understanding and creating a new honors CTE course using the CTE Honors Course Framework.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B133

9:00am

I Broke Out! - Using Digital Breakouts to Engage and Challenge Students or Staff
Digital breakouts are a fun and challenging way to get students (or staff) interacting with content. They are great for student engagement, and students of all levels respond well to them. Digital breakouts also help students develop the soft skills of perseverance and collaboration. This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to complete a digital breakout, learn about sources for pre-made digital breakouts, and learn about tools for creating your own digital breakout. For the last hour of the session, participants will have the chance to work on creating their own digital breakout to meet the needs of their students (or staff). *Participants must bring a laptop.*


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
B105

9:00am

Google for the Front Office
GSuite makes gathering, organizing and sharing information simple. Learn how to use Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms and Calendars to increase efficiency and improve the flow of information in your school.


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
D111

9:00am

ExcELLerating Your ESOL Program
Would you like to find out more about excELLerating student achievement for your English Learners in your building? This one day workshop will allow you to learn more about research based strategies that work for English Learners.


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm
D130

9:00am

AHA Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid
The AHA Heartsaver First Aid course with CPR/AED training teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
F101

9:00am

AHA Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid
The AHA Heartsaver First Aid course with CPR/AED training teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
F101A

9:30am

GCS Backpack (Staff & Parent portals)
Provide staff with an overview of Backpack Staff functionality including online enrollment, parent account management, managing parent demographics change requests, and backpack notifications. We will look at managing Backpack Staff permissions via our AMS(Access Management System).

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
D106

9:30am

Multicultural Children's Literature as Mirrors, Windows and Doors
Participants will learn how to intentionally chose multicultural children's literature to promote the critical analysis of texts.

The process used to foster peer conversations and classroom social justice projects will be shared along with classroom artifacts. Videos taken during the process will also be shown with student interviews.

Presenters will help participants select mulicultural literature through the lens of children's literature proving mirrors, windows and doors.


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B120

9:30am

I've Got MasteryConnect Data, Now What?
Participants will be guided through the process of interpreting and analyzing MasteryConnect data to create an instructional plan to support the various instructional needs within their individual classrooms.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B122

9:30am

Easy and Effective Formative Assessments
You know you need to give formative assessments to gauge learning, but how do you do that easily and effectively? This session will provide you with both technology-based and traditional strategies you can use in your classroom to help you make sure your students are on track.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
B109

10:00am

Employee Performance, Improvement, and Discipline
The District strives to hire and retain employees, including teachers, who enhance student learning and growth. However, there are times that performance concerns become apparent. The presentation will outline the notice and support that should be given to employees when these concerns arise. The presentation will also focus on the disciplinary process for employees.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Auditorium

10:50am

SPARK: Data Nuggets
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Thursday July 26, 2018 10:50am - 11:10am
B101

11:10am

SPARK: Reinventing the Rocketbook
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Thursday July 26, 2018 11:10am - 11:30am
B101

11:30am

SPARK: Bot, Bits, and More!
Fast-paced and informative, these
sessions will “spark” an idea and provide
resources and connections to help you
dive deeper on your own. Each 20-minute
presentation will reenergize and
rejuvenate your educational toolbox.

Thursday July 26, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm
B102

11:30am

What's So Special About Special Education: A Guide for Administrators and Instructional Coaches
Administrators and Instructional Coaches are invited to a session focused on data-based decision making processes for students with disabilities and an overview of evidence-based instructional practices and tools for service providers throughout district. Topics will include what student data might support direct, specially designed instruction in the general education classroom ("inclusion/coteaching") and what data might support the provision of instruction in a special education classroom.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A111

11:30am

To The Mountain... and Beyond
Roper Mountain Science Center is the premier location for science and social studies enrichment programs in the State of South Carolina. If you can’t make it to the Mountain, we encourage you to join us for a demonstration of what our video conference programs or “virtual field trips” can provide to your schools. You will leave with a whole new view of the Mountain without leaving your own classroom!


Thursday July 26, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Media Center

11:30am

Managing Escalating Behaviors
This course will break down the escalation cycle of behavior and provide strategies for managing these behaviors.


Thursday July 26, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A113

11:30am

Notemaking - No PowerPoint Needed!
Teachers will explore ways to engage students in "making" notes through discovery and exploration.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
A107

12:30pm

Reading Conferences - Utilizing Data for Effective Conferring
Teachers will look at data they are already using or can use to plan goals, skills, and strategies using Seravallo's Reading Strategies book and the Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Continuum. Teachers will analyze sample data and plan how to implement effective conferring with small groups and individual students through discussion.


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B118

12:30pm

GCS Backpack (Staff & Parent portals)
Provide staff with an overview of Backpack Staff functionality including online enrollment, parent account management, managing parent demographics change requests, and backpack notifications. We will look at managing Backpack Staff permissions via our AMS(Access Management System).

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
D106

12:30pm

PowerSchool: Successful Searching and Reporting
This is a hands-on workshop to help GCSD PowerSchool administrative users learn the basic three components of a PS search and how to incorporate these basics into compound searches and special field searches (data access tags). We will look at how to pull state specific data such as EFA codes, ESOL info, and Graduation info as well as student demographics. We will discuss different ways to export PS data and how to set Excel as the default program to open PS exports. Lastly we will explore the current customized PS reports and discuss any future needs of any specialized reports for GCSD schools. Note: Participants must be GCSD staff and have current PS access.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
D123

12:30pm

Multicultural Children's Literature as Mirrors, Windows and Doors
Participants will learn how to intentionally chose multicultural children's literature to promote the critical analysis of texts.

The process used to foster peer conversations and classroom social justice projects will be shared along with classroom artifacts. Videos taken during the process will also be shown with student interviews.

Presenters will help participants select mulicultural literature through the lens of children's literature proving mirrors, windows and doors.


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B120

12:30pm

Class Flip
Use Screencastify to extend your lessons past your classroom. Learn to record mini-lessons, review lessons, and even communication with families using Screencastify, allowing you to spend more time in small groups or with individual students.


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B105

12:30pm

12:30pm

Unlocking the Power of Reading: Mirrors, Windows, and Mindset
This session will help you move beyond getting students interested to helping them see the relevance of text to their own lives and communities. By connecting students with books that are mirrors of their own lives and windows to the outside world, we can shift their mindset from passive to active, responsive reading.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B101

12:30pm

Structure in a Chaotic Classroom
This presentation explores organizational strategies that can be used in a student-centered classroom which primarily uses stations, activities, tasks, etc.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
A109

12:30pm

Developing Our History Clips Through Strategic Use of Disciplinary Literacy Skills
Do you wish to deepen your middle school students' understandings of historical events? Learn an instructional strategy called Our History Clips, a method that requires students to use disciplinary literacy skills and multi-media exchange as they develop richer understandings of historical concepts. This instructional strategy is aligned with 21st Century Skills and includes: collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and innovation.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B103

12:30pm

Exploring the ELA Curriculum Maps
This workshop guides midle and high school English teachers as they explore the new curriculum maps. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how to access and use the maps during instructional planning.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B104

12:30pm

Making Math Fun! Innovative Strategies to Use in Math Class
This workshop will explore the strategic use of innovative strategies in mathematics classrooms to strengthen student understanding of concepts and skills. This workshop will offer strategies for teachers already one-to-one and for teachers who are not, but want to make things interesting and fun to engage students. Join me to discuss bell ringer, note, and formative assessment strategies to get our students learning and retaining math skills in a fun and interactive way!

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
B129

1:00pm

The Intervention Connection System
The Intervention Connection System is Greenville County Schools' application for documenting all student interventions. Within the ICS, users can upload student support documents (e.g., vision screenings), document discussion for root cause analysis, assign interventions, select advocates, and monitor student progress.


Thursday July 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Golden Strip Career Center

1:00pm

Using Digital to Assess and Differentiate
It is the 21st Century, and yet our assessments do not reflect it. During this session, teachers will explore using digital to enable assessment creation and differentiation as well as the role of feedback in assessing student learning. Through immersive experiences and the use of powerful protocols, teachers will determine how digital resources and strategies impact responsive instruction and empower student ownership of learning. Among the resources used and explored will be Padlet and Flipgrid as well as Readworks and Read Theory. Also referenced will be Biblionasium, Whoo's Reading,, DogoNews and Wonderopolis.


Thursday July 26, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
A115

1:00pm

Accounting Services Training for Bookkeepers - High
Annual Accounting Services and Student Activity Fund training. All bookkeepers are required to attend one session.



Thursday July 26, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B131

1:00pm

HR Updates: GHR; FMLA Leave; Smartfind
**This training is mandatory for secretaries.** Participants will receive refresher information on the GHR system; FMLA and Leave of Absence process; and reminders on how to use the Smartfind system to administrate Substitute Teacher assignments.


Thursday July 26, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B150

2:00pm

EdPlan 504 Training for 504 Coordinators
Section 504 Coordinators will learn how to navigate the 504 software system. This will include identifying the main menu features, adding students to a caseload, using search functions, generating drafts and finalized 504 documents and logging out of the system.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
D111