EUP Fall Educators Conference

August 26, 2019

Registration is closed. Each session has limited seating. Please note that some sessions are at full capacity.

Unregistered Participants
If you did not register or if you are a new hire, please sign-in for the Keynote in the lobby of Sault Area High School. If you are attending breakout sessions, please see the sessions listed below that are not at full capacity. Let the presenter know that you are not registered and he/she will have you sign-in. 

General Information
Sign-In for the Keynote will begin at 7:15 am in the lobby of Sault Area High School.
See schedule of day below...

 

Keynote: The Big Blank Wall

Presenter Description Date Time Location
Eric Curts The world is changing, and our classrooms need to change as well. What skills do our students need to be successful in their future? And how do we as educators embrace this change? Take a trip with Eric back to his first classroom to learn about the difference between "Process" and "Purpose", to see what the future holds for our students, and explore the 4 C's we need to teach our students to prepare them for what is ahead.

There will be options for attendees to participate electronically, so a device of some sort is recommended. A cell phone works, but a laptop works even better.

Eric will also be presenting at two breakout sessions. Google Tools for Struggling Students is at 11:15 am and MacGyer Google is at 1:35 pm.

Website - Control Alt Achieve, transforming education with technology
8/26/2019 8:20 AM - 10:15 AM Sault Area High School Gym

 

AM Breakout Sessions #1 (10:20 am-11:10 am)

Title Presenter Description Date Time Location
Adult Education & CTE - 107 Grant Tammy Rutledge Target Audience: CTE teachers and paraprofessionals

This session will discuss the 107 Adult Education and CTE grant. Topics to include: attendance, student progress, skills gap, employment needs, and the funding structure of the 107 grant.
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Sault High, Room 802
Citizen Scientist Broadband Data Collection Charlotte Bewersdorff, Bob Stovall, Jason Kronemeyer Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, and support staff

Five million households with school-aged children in the US lack access to broadband, creating the "homework gap," which is likely to reinforce socio-economic divides that limit opportunities for households on the margins. Access to, and use of, the internet has become an integral component of everyday life in the 21st century. It is imperative for communities to leverage broadband network access for education, telemedicine, public safety and workforce development to maintain the quality of life.

Our session will explore the Michigan Moonshot's approach to crowdsourced broadband availability data. We will also discuss preliminary results from our pilot data collection efforts.
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Sault High, Room 241
Computer Science Standards Michelle Ribant Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, other technology integration or support personnel

In April 2019, the State Board of Education adopted the first ever academic standards for Computer Science in Michigan. For Michigan's students to be competitive in the 21st Century economy, it is critical that they have access to computer science learning opportunities. This session will provide an overview of the newly adopted standards and facilitate a discussion on possible implementation models that will best meet the needs of students and be aligned with your existing content and course delivery systems.
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Sault High, Room 222
How PBIS/PSC in your building helps build a culture of social emotional health Lindsay Brindley, Ruthanne Stark

This session is FULL

Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff, paraprofessionals

Required: A device is needed to participate in the creation of a summary assessment

Informational session: Discussion of how a systematic plan that focuses on teaching positive social behaviors established through PBIS/PSC helps build a culture of social emotional health in your school building.
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Sault High, Room 205
Tracking Student Information using Illuminate Summary Assessments Marianna Ripple

This session is FULL

Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, and counselors

Required: A device is needed to participate in the creation of a summary assessment

Summary Assessments allow users to create customized data repositories for tracking and managing student-level information. These repositories can be used to store anecdotal notes, non-academic information, project milestones, tracking schoolbooks and other materials, creating schedules for class leaders, and more.

This session will guide you through the process of creating, editing, and sharing a Summary Assessment. The stored assessment data can also be used within custom reports and compared to other student-level information.

8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Sault High, Room 234

 

AM Breakout Sessions #2 (10:20 am-12:05 pm)

Title Presenter Description Date Time Location
EUP STEM Region Supports for Teachers and Teacher Leaders Kevin St. Onge Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, and counselors

This session is designed for K-12 teachers who are teaching within any area of STEM including Math, Science, Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science/IT. Participants will learn about the local and statewide opportunities that are available in the areas of professional learning, curriculum support, student programming, and community STEM connections in an effort to support the four MiSTEM Pillars:

- Creating a STEM culture

- Empowering STEM teachers

- Integrating business and education

- Ensuring high quality STEM experiences

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with teachers who have common programs and goals in order to have discussions about their goals and what supports are needed to help achieve those goals. The EUP STEM Region is committed to the Teacher Leader Corps model of support. Through our discussions, we will make connections to teacher leadership and provide feedback that will guide our work throughout the year.
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Room 233
EUPSSPA - Secondary Principals Meeting Randy Schaedig Target Audience: Secondary principals

Discussion of relevant topics for upcoming year. Please bring your device. Lunch will be provided for this session.
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Career Center Conference Room
Introduction to Gizmos via Adobe Connect Webinar Courtney Wade Target Audience: Districts that are currently using Explore Learning-Gizmos for Science and/or Math, which are Brimley, Cedarville, DATA, Detour MS, Drummond Elementary, EUPISD Learning Center, JKL Bahweting, LaSalle High School, Rudyard, Sault MS

Required: For the webinar all teachers should be on their own computer to follow along with the webinar.

Each computer will need:

- Internet access

- Flash Version 11.2 downloaded (It is VERY important that teachers have this version OR HIGHER installed on their computers. To check the version of Flash currently installed on your browser, visit this site: Flash Player Help

Requirement Prior to Session: You will need to view a short video before the webinar.

This video acclimates you to basic mechanics of the website and helps you create your accounts from the registration key that is distributed. The video link is: Introduction to Gizmos

Get guided instruction and hands-on practice with Gizmos so you can get started using the simulations in the classroom right away.
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Room 252
Maximize Communication with Your Website Patti Wenglikowski Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff

Optional: Your own device. This is a computer lab with desktops.

Your website can be so much more than just your contact information and the courses you teach. Use the built-in tools of Blackboard to post upcoming events from your activity calendar, show assignments with pre-determined display dates, link to a Google Drive folder contents, provide a link library, book list, or site shortcuts. You can use a blog post to inform on upcoming activities or reflect on the day's successes. And if you think your site is too hard for parents, guardians, or students to find, a friendly URL - www.yourschool.edu/yourname - can get them there with ease.

Save a few trees! Share information online where it is accessible and won't get lost in the bottom of a backpack.
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Computer Room 801
Michigan K-8 Digital Literacy Pilot Training Nettie Briggs Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals

Requirement: This session is for those districts and schools that have registered to participate in the Michigan K-8 Digital Literacy Pilot

This session is for districts and schools that have registered to participate in the Michigan K-8 Digital Literacy Pilot in partnership with Sault Ste. Marie Area Public Schools and Learning.com. The goal of the session is to train administrators and teachers on the program and how to utilize the Learning.com curriculum. Participants will learn:

• Navigate the Learning.com Platform

• Explore and locate grade level curriculum units

• How to implement different curriculum content types and how they are graded/scored

• How to assign curriculum to classes and students
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Room 250
Odysseyware Custom Training Webinar - Course Customization and Teacher Authoring Tools Greg Greiwe Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff, paraprofessionals

Optional: Your own laptop. This is a computer lab room.

Participants will learn how to customize a course and/or mini-module aligned to the Ml standards, as well as create a lesson or project using our Teacher Authoring Tools. Session is delivered via Go-To­Meeting Webinar.
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Computer Lab 163-164
Office 365 (OneDrive, Office Online, Learning Tools) Diane Harrington

This session is FULL

Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, paraprofessionals, and support staff

Optional: Your own device. This is a computer lab with desktops.

Still saving documents to your desktop or H drive? H drives will be eliminated this fall! Are you using a cloud-based drive to save your documents? If the answer is anything but yes and I am so confident I can do it in my sleep with my eyes closed, you need to attend this session and learn how to become more innovative with cloud-based tools no matter which type of device you use or what level you are at. You will learn how to create, share, and sync a document, use other OneDrive and Office Online features, and discover how Office 365 can support student learning especially with students with learning disabilities.

8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Computer Room 805
The Emotional Quotient Classroom Part I - Taking Care of Yourself First David Prindle Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, paraprofessionals, and support staff

In this session we will discuss and learn about taking care of yourself. Before we can meet the needs of our students, we need to take care of ourselves and each other. This is a non tech related session and will be interactive.
8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Strahl Theater
Trauma: ACE's Chronic Stress and Resilience Joe Sbar, Jennifer Randazzo, Sabrina Neveu, Michelle Callaghan

This session is FULL

Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, support staft, paraprofessionals

The science is clear on the effects of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and trauma, from epigenetics, to prenatal and childhood, and children's brains and health outcomes. The good news is we can teach buffers, give children opportunities to create new neural pathways with SEL, and foster resiliency to counter the effects of trauma and ACES.

8/26/2019 10:20 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Media 1st floor

 

AM Breakout Sessions # 3 (11:15-12:05)

Title Presenter Description Date Time Location
CTE Fall Update Tammy Rutledge Target Audience: CTE teachers and paraprofessionals

The Fall update will include: CIP self -review information, compliance for CTE teachers-articulation agreements, tours of industry, and student organizations. Millage funding and procedures.
8/26/2019 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Room 802
Google Tools for Struggling Students Eric Curts

This session is FULL

Target Audience: Teachers, counselors, support staff, and paraprofessionals

Required: PC, Mac, or Chromebook

There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist struggling learners or students with special needs. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, organization, focus, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students.
8/26/2019 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Room 209
Illuminate Standards Based GradeBook Refresher Marianna Ripple Target Audience: Teachers

Required: Laptop

This session is meant to be a refresher course for using the Illuminate Standards-Based GradeBook. Topics addressed in this session will include: setting up the GradeBook, customizing columns, creating and managing assignments, linking GradeBooks to Illuminate report cards, and linking assessments to the GradeBook.

This is not a comprehensive new-teacher training.
8/26/2019 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Room 234
Read by Grade 3: Updates and Classroom Practices Alicia Johnson, Brooke Beacom, Tammy Bell Target Audience: Teachers and administrators

Learn about all the current updates for the RBG3 law from guidelines for retention to coaching supports. GELN's Essential Practices in early and Elementary Literacy will be covered to help improve classroom practices. (Computers will be useful but not required)
8/26/2019 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

Sault High, Room 235

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Zooming ITV - Teaching and Learning over Interactive Video Jason Kronemeyer Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, and counselors

The cloud has created new opportunities to reach learners across distance. This session will provide a high-level overview of cloud video conferencing technologies and brainstorm ideas on how to leverage this technology to shrink the distances between our schools. Interactive Television 3.0 is Zoom.
8/26/2019 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM Sault High, Room 241

 

Lunch On Your Own 12:05 PM - 1:30 PM

 

PM Breakout Sessions #4 (1:35-2:25)

Title Presenter Description Date Time Location
Boost your Math, Science, and Computer Science curriculum with REMC 22 and EUP STEM Region Equipment Kevin St. Onge Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, support staff, paraprofessionals

Required: Laptop

The REMC 22 Lend-Items Library is a very valuable resource for any K-12 teacher! Participants will learn about the K-12 equipment and resources that are available to classrooms through REMC 22 and the EUP STEM Region. This session includes resources that support STEM connections in Math, Science, Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science with a focus on engaging students in the Math, Science, and Engineering Practices. Participants are asked to bring a laptop to use in learning how to find and check out these resources using the REMC 22 Lend-Items Library.
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 2:25 PM Sault High, Room 233
Childhood Anxiety & Depression: Classroom Strategies and Supports Jaci Mortinsen, Carri Bradley, Jami Raymond, Jennifer Randazzo

This session if FULL

Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff, paraprofessionals

Did you know that one out of ten children suffer from serious mental health issues?

It is estimated that six to twenty percent of children have at least one anxiety disorder. It is believed that two to five percent of children and four to eight percent of adolescents have major depressive disorders with sixty percent of them experiencing suicidal thoughts.

This session seeks to help staff recognize signs of anxiety or depression and consider strategies to support these children in the school setting.

8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 2:25 PM Sault High, Room 221
Illuminate Points-Based GradeBook Refresher Marianna Ripple Target Audience: Teachers

Required: Laptop

This session is meant to be a refresher course for using the Illuminate Standards-Based GradeBook. Topics addressed in this session will include: setting up the GradeBook, customizing columns, creating and managing assignments, pushing assessment data into GradeBooks, posting grades, grading periods, and special circumstances ( exams, early graduation, and student transfers). This is not a comprehensive new-teacher training.
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 2:25 PM Sault High, Room 234
Making Sense of Student Data Privacy Jason Kronemeyer Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff, paraprofessionals, business managers

This session will help educators understand our responsibilities for privacy and protection of student's information in the digital age. Key aspects of privacy in education will be discussed, underscoring why it is important that each member of the school team understand how data privacy in education has evolved as well as current privacy and cyber security requirements.
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 2:25 PM Sault High, Room 241

 

PM Breakout Sessions #5 (1:35 pm - 3:20 pm)

Title Presenter Description Date Time Location
Data Sheets for MTSS and Teacher Evaluation created in Illuminate Amy Scott-Kronemeyer Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, and support staff

Requirements: Illuminate access and computer

All teachers and intervention specialists want to focus their efforts on helping their students. Using data to know which students need additional supports in a quick and easy way allows educators to put their time to good use. However, sometimes other team members also need to see and use the same data to support students. Using reports and sharing reports in Illuminate can help all of us do what we need to do to help children.

This session will demonstrate how to use summary assessments, the intervention logs and custom reports to make data documentation and data access easy for all users. This session will go slow and help you build your reports for the year.
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Room 239
Expanding the Gizmos via Webinar Laura Maisel Target Audience: Districts that are currently using Explore Learning-Gizmos for Science and/or Math, which are Brimley, Cedarville, DATA, Detour MS, Drummond Elementary, EUPISD Learning Center, JKL Bahweting, LaSalle High School, Rudyard, Sault MS

Required: For the webinar all teachers should be on their own computer to follow along with the webinar.

Each computer will need:

- Internet access

- Flash Version 11.2 downloaded (It is VERY important that teachers have this version OR HIGHER installed on their computers. To check the version of Flash currently installed on your browser, visit this site: Flash Player Help

Requirement Prior to Session: You will need to read the Gizmologist Case Studies before the webinar. The three case studies will be discussed during the session.
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Room 252
MacGyver Google Eric Curts

This session is FULL

Target Audience: Teachers

Required: PC, Mac, or Chromebook

Is Docs just for word processing, Sheets just for numbers, and Slides just for presentations? No! Just like MacGyver can re-purpose a cardboard tube, stapler, and bubble gum to make a fully functioning jet pack, you and your students can use technology in creative and inventive ways. See how ordinary Google tools can be used to create stop-motion animation, interactive images, blackout poetry, pixel art, and so much more!

8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Room 209
Michigan K-8 Digital Literacy Pilot training Nettie Briggs Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals

Requirement: This session is for those districts and schools that have registered to participate in the Michigan K-8 Digital Literacy Pilot

This session is for districts and schools that have registered to pa11icipate in the Michigan K-8 Digital Literacy Pilot in partnership with Sault Ste. Marie Area Public Schools and Learning.corn. The goal of the session is to train administrators and teachers on the program and how to utilize the Learning.com curriculum. Participants will learn:

• Navigate the Learning.com Platform

• Explore and locate grade level curriculum units

• How to implement different curriculum content types and how they are graded/scored

• How to assign curriculum to classes and students
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Room 250
Odysseyware Custom Training Webinar - Using Odysseyware for Blended Learning Instruction Greg Greiwe Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff, paraprofessionals

Optional: Your own laptop. This is a computer lab room.

Participants will learn how to effectively integrate Odysseyware course content with blended learning or supplemental instruction using our course customization and teacher authoring tools. Session is delivered via Go-To-Meeting Webinar.
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Computer Lab 163-164
Office 365 (OneDrive, Office Online, Learning Tools) Diane Harrington

This session is FULL

Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, paraprofessionals, and support staff

Optional: Your own device. This is a computer lab with desktops.

Still saving documents to your desktop or H drive? H drives will be eliminated this fall! Are you using a cloud-based drive to save your documents? If the answer is anything but yes and I am so confident I can do it in my sleep with my eyes closed, you need to attend this session and learn how to become more innovative with cloud-based tools no matter which type of device you use or what level you are at. You will learn how to create, share, and sync a document, use other OneDrive and Office Online features, and discover how Office 365 can support student learning especially with students with learning disabilities.
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Computer Room 805
Open Educational Resources/#GoOpen/MiOPEN Books Michelle Ribant Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, technology specialists

There has been an explosion of Open Educational Resources (OERs) available for educators. Michigan is emerging as a leader in this space and this session will explore the resources available to all educators in Michigan via the GoOpen Michigan site. Educators are also invited to become creators of individual learning objects, lessons, units of study or beyond. We will also introduce the Collabrify learning pathway development tool now available as a valuable tool to enhance the use and organization of OERs.
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Room 222
The Emotional Quotient Classroom Part II - How to More Fully Connect with Your Student David Prindle Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, paraprofessionals, and support staff

Before students can learn they need to feel that we care about them and their situations. We don't know the stories of many of our students and sometimes our classroom is the safest place they will have al 1 day. We will delve into strategies that will help you more fully connect with your students each day.
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Strahl Theater
Trauma Informed Care Justin Jarvi Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, paraprofessionals, and support staff

Showing of the film Resilience followed by a discussion around what does Trauma Informed Care look like in our community and what can we do with this information?
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Media 1st floor
Web Accessibility for Everyone Patti Wenglikowski Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff

When you hear "web accessibility" you probably think of individuals with vision loss or other vision impairment. Did you know that accessibility extends far beyond simply adding an alt-tag to the images on your website? An accessible website accounts for vision, hearing, motor skills, and cognitive impairments of individuals. It applies to anything published to your website, including Word documents, PDFs, audio files, video files, images, and hyperlinks.

Web Accessibility is required by law, and by Board Policy. It is time to ask ourselves whether we are truly committed to web accessibility.

If you are responsible for posting anything to your school or district website, you will want to attend this session. You will learn strategies to consistently produce accessible content on your website.

This session will include a presentation along with discussions and demonstrations. Q&As are welcomed.

You do not need to bring a laptop to this session.
8/26/2019 1:35 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Computer Room 801

 

PM Breakout Sessions # 6 (2:30 pm-3:20 pm)

Title Presenter Description Date Time Location
How PBIS/PSC in your building helps build a culture of social emotional health Lindsay Brindley, Ruthanne Stark Target Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Support Staff, Paraprofessionals

Required: A device is needed to participate in the creation of a summary assessment

Informational Session: Discussion of how a systematic plan that focuses on teaching positive social behaviors established through PBIS/PSC helps build a culture of social emotional health in your school building.
8/26/2019 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Room 205
Introduction to Custom Reports in Illuminate Marianna Ripple Target Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Counselors

Required: Laptop

This session will guide you through the creation of a basic custom report in Illuminate. This process involves: customizing a student search 2.0; the selection of data columns to include; and the addition of filters in order to customize what is seen.
8/26/2019 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Room 234
QPR (Suicide Prevention) Training Cassidee Retzloff Target Audience: Everyone

QPR is an acronym for Question, Persuade, and Refer. This is a suicide prevention training where participants will learn three skills to help save a life from suicide. By the end of the training, you will have a better understanding of how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope, and how to get help to save a life. This presentation is supported by the Chippewa County Suicide Prevention Coalition.
8/26/19 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Sault High, Room 253 225

Regional Cyber Security Jason Kronemeyer Target Audience: Technology staff

Updates and discussion on security ofregional information systems and the new cyber security framework for schools developed as a collaborative effort between the Michigan Education Technology Leaders Group (METL), the Michigan State Education Network (MiSEN) and Merit Network.
8/26/2019 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Sault High, Room 241