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Welcome to ISL 2020! Thank you for choosing our 22nd anniversary conference as your place to grow and flourish in teaching. Join us for hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves professional learning for innovative, creative, and dedicated educators, just like you!

Again this year, more than hundreds of educators in the Southeast will participate in the keynote seminars, sessions, and other activities taking place during the conference. Our vision is to inspire success and a lifetime of learning not only in students, but in adults as well. That is why we value professional development at Augusta University.

The ISL Conference offers something for every educator. Please review the list of sessions carefully and select the ones that will help you to become a better educator and bring new excitement to your classroom. We would like to thank Richmond County Schools, Columbia County Schools, Burke County Schools, McDuffie County Schools, Lincoln County Schools, and Jefferson County Schools, and all of our partners for helping to make the ISL Conference a success! Thank you for taking time from your weekend schedule to attend the conference, and we hope you find our program to be informative and enlightening!

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Saturday, February 29
 

7:30am EST

8:30am EST

9:30am EST

9:45am EST

The Science of Sound: Exploring How Sound Moves UH 353Rodney Gipson TBA - Presentation by Teacher of the Year UH 326Tracey Pendley The Rewards of Rubrics in Math UH 220Kimberly Kirstein Technology Tools for Paperless Formative Assessment UH 162Jaclyn Murray Can I Teach Already? Classroom Management Strategies UH 246Caryn Brown Making Sense of the Chaos: Classroom Management 101 (and 102) UH 242Vernon Ball, Jr. Tic Tock: Tame the Clock UH 239Dr. Stephanie Coffman Create a Culture of Compassion and Joy! UH 219Michelle Joy Nixon “But I’m Not an English Teacher!” UH 328Elizabeth Ashley Differentiation for Dummies UH 243Dr. Bonnie Belanger • Becky Bennett They Should Already Know This: Developing Math Risk-takers in High School UH 329Dr. Amy McClure • Michelle Parsons Station Rotation in the Classroom UH 356TaKesha Williams-Lynn The Power of ONE UH 248Preston Thorne Help! I Can't Relate: Understanding the Cultural Norms and Differences of our Students and How to Connect with Them UH 247Ashley Devine • Tracie White Let's Talk About Math - Math Discourse in the Elementary Classroom UH 224Anne Green The Write Content for All: Integrating Authentic Disciplinary Literacy Tasks Across the Curriculum UH 354Dr. Angleyne Collins • Erika Tucker Engagement Strategies for the 21st Century Student UH 327Blair Cole Science and Engineering Practices: A Vehicle for Implementing any STEM or STEAM Curriculum. UH 241Walline R. Williams Sense-ational Science with the Science Twins! UH 170Kristina Istre • Donita Legoas Introduction to Autism for Teachers UH 350Dr. Mercy Nyman I Know What You Know! UH 250Amanda Driver Questioning the Canon: Engaging Reluctant Readers Using High-Interest Texts and Technology Integration UH 223Michelle Mickens Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Students in a Blended Learning Environment UH 330Nicole Brown • Dr. Sandra Fingall #WriteNow UH 245Dr. Rebecca Harper Engaging Young Readers in Complex Text UH 347Dr. Jen Cole A.P.T.T. - Academic Parent Teacher Teams UH 355Amy Alexander • Mary Wilson Bridging the Gap Between Gen Z and Me UH 348Michael Patterson • Shawn Patterson The Power of Identity to Change Mindsets UH 349Ashley Guice • Scott Jones Understanding the 10 Standards of the Teacher Code of Ethics UH 352Margaret Elliott

11:00am EST

The EA in ST(EA)M: From Concept to Digital Prototype UH 223Millicent M. Bowman Striving to Survive: How to THRIVE your First Year UH 330Clarence Kendrick • Amanda Woods Madness in the Middle UH 248Tracie White Are There Grants for That? UH 216Dr. Paulette Harris • Tevin Middleton Improving Performance through PLCs UH 247Jahaan McClendon • Michelle Pullido • Brian A. Simon • Christy Wood Classroom Management In An Urban Setting: Building Culture and Climate UH 354Randy Brooks Help! My Classroom is Running Away UH 246Dr. Nicola Gaitor Barber • Dr. Lorraine P. Gaillard Level Up! Raise The Game On Student Engagement! UH 224Caroline Smith • Nikki Pressley RELATiONSHiPS: Partnering Altogether to Raise Achievement UH 170Anthony Chiles Cultivating Creativity UH 245Emily Harrison • Dawn Jeffers Simple Strategies that Support Vertical Alignment in ELA Classrooms UH 314Rebekah Esau Train Your Brain - Boot Camp UH 326Dorothy Chu • Dr. Erica Donerlson • Sonya Walston Are You RTL? Ready To Learn - Creating a Challenging Academic Environment UH 353Cindy Townsend • Theresa Morris Creating Rigorous Groups that are Standards Based UH 356Kerry Flores Integrating Art, Music and Literature Projects as Instructional Strategies in a Diverse, Differentiated Classroom UH 355Roschelle L. Bautista • Richara "Jazzy" Jasmine Mears Queer & Marginalized Youth in Your Classroom UH 220Ashley Bonnette How to Transform Restorative Practices into a Restorative School Culture UH 350Derrick Bailey Using Children's Literature to Introduce Literacy Skills UH 243Hannah Grandin • Katie Strickland Creating Classroom Culture and Embracing Challenges through the Rubik's Cube UH 329Jennifer Salerno Supporting Equity In the Classroom With FREE Assistive Technology UH 250Michelle Mickens What to do with "That One Kid" UH 347LaFrance Carpenter • Dr. Faye Hargrove Success is Cultivated in the Trenches... Are you Ready to Win? UH 349Jennifer Bellinger How Building Relationships In & Out of the Classroom Impact Student Achievement in High Poverty Schools UH 328Katrina Hudson • Rachad Wilson How Do You Motivate the Unmotivated? UH 352Rueben Pitts Strategies for Working with and Among Difficult People UH 221Dr. Reginald R. Williams, Sr. Child Advocacy: Detecting Abuse and Neglect for Professionals Working in Schools UH 242Dr. Therese Newton • Dr. Richard Deaner • Katy Towns A Fighting Chance: The Academic Struggles of Children in Foster Care UH 327Author Brittany Bush "Engineering" Education and Leadership in the Classroom UH 219David Phillips

12:00pm EST

1:00pm EST

Literacy and Art: A Beautiful Combination UH 314Amy Holton Jammin' to the Beat: Integrating Coding & Music for 3-5 Students UH 246Tamieka Grizzle • Brandon Plymel Care, Share, and Be There. You're a Teacher! UH 247Dr. Sohmer McKibben The Art of Classroom Management UH 350Adonnis Jules • Andrea Martinez The Magic Carpet Ride UH 248Wanda Shryock Math is not a Worksheet UH 347Melissa Martin SPEED: Fresh Start - Check Yourself for Resilience UH 221LaFrance Carpenter The Key to a School's Success = Relationships! UH 326Crystal R. Middleton Assessment Made Easy (and Meaningful) UH 162Dr. Forrest R. Parker, III Ready to Innovate with Response to Intervention UH 242Laren Carlton • Holly Huynh How About Them Apples! Tools for Effective Classroom Management UH 241Sandra Andrews SPEED: Classroom Management Hot Potato UH 220Velia Rosario Fitzpatrick • Michaella Fitzpatrick Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom UH 329Jennifer Harris Manage Your Classroom UH 354Cyndi Barr • Jennifer Tate SPEED: Is there Room at the Top? Feedback for Advanced High School Students UH 219Thomas Basile Getting Nifty with Novel Engineering UH 353Valery Dinkins • Charmane Joiner LGBTQI+: If Only Teachers Knew UH 224Augusta University Lambda Alliance • Dr. Darla Linville The Right Tools: Choosing the Best for Your Students UH 356Towanda Harris The Power of Conferring and Goal Setting With Readers UH 348Margo Huskey • Kayce Tyler Transform Your Teaching UH 328Jessica Capell • Amber Lazenby Getting Googley: How to Earn Your Google for Education Level 1 Certification UH 223Karyn Warren Keeping Writing Fun and Simple UH 216Lisa Collum Reading with the Times UH 355Dr. Carey Anne Cushman Building a New Leadership Pipeline for Georgia UH 245Kimberly Creagh SPEED: Social Emotional Learning: It’s not Just about Reading, Writing and Arithmetic Folks? UH 330Marina Montesino 21st Century Learning UH 243Moya A. Pope • Dr. Marsha J. Moorman SPEED: Lego-Based Play Therapy Groups UH 239Melissa Kennedy Moving Through the Standards: Strategies for Helping Your Students with ADHD in the Classroom UH 349Susan Fuller Elder Cool It! Learning to Effectively Communicate with Parents UH 327Erin Frost • Jessica Horne

2:15pm EST

SPEED: Cultivating Successful Mindsets UH 221Michelle Ippolito • Emily Kiene You Down with R.I.B. UH 242Robyn Robinson • Kimberly Wiggins Adolescent Toolbox UH 243Moya A. Pope • Dr. Marsha J. Moorman What's All This Social Emotion Commotion? UH 348 Let's talk about Model UN UH 216Nadia Jilani-Hyler SPEED: 3D Printing for the Masses UH 250Brian Ragsdale SPEED: Digital #LifeHacks - How to Engage Your Students, Parents, and Community UH 223John Winstanley Game Time: Using Innovative and Engaging Games to Help Students Master Standards UH 330Sarah Berdon Developing a Strong Math Culture to Develop a LOVE & JOY for STEAM UH 356Cindy Townsend • Theresa Morris Why Not? Ideas For Making YOUR Classroom Climate Positive Again UH 248Laura Dunkin • Kayse Fondren Differentiation UH 241Gaik Gross WOW! Math Strategies UH 239Cyndi Barr • Jennifer Tate SPEED: What No One Tells You About Accommodating ELs UH 220Rocio Castineira Bailey Truth and Fiction: Telling Stories and the Point of History UH 349Annette Laing Leadership in Action: Fostering an Environment Which Allows for Positive Change UH 328Dawn Digsby Reading in Math Class?! What? UH 347Kayce Tyler • Amanda Woods The Influence of Instructional Rounds on Teacher Metacognition in a Middle School Context: A Mixed Methods Study UH 352William Hamilton • Baria Jennings • Katherine Scoggins • Holly Townsend Using Culturally Responsive Literacy Instructional Practices to Teach Science Concepts in K-5 Classrooms UH 350Ms. Cletis Allen Engaging Interdisciplinary Teams in a STEM/STEAM Project-Based Learning Environment UH 327Tamika Nicole Ball Using Google For Teacher Collaboration UH 162Jessica Reed Fix the Teachers to Fix Your Kids: Addressing RTI from Top Down UH 314Tyiesha Oliver • Dr. Suzan Watkins Strategic Wellness for the Professional Educator UH 219Lisa Augustine-Chizmar SPEED: Freshman Coaching UH 224Meg Jett • Dr. Meri Blackburn • Christina Spears Student Trauma and Teacher Self-Awareness UH 247Wayne Muhammad Conference Survey - win an extra door prize entry! Academic Success Center, First FloorAugusta University College of Education

3:30pm EST

 


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