ANSAA will be hosting the following workshops during the Summer 2018. Registration for the workshops will open May 1, 2018. Instructions for registering will be sent to the ANSAA administrators prior to that time.
June 1, 2018 (Friday) / 9:00-10:30 / Webinar
“Trauma: What it Is, What it Does, and How to Support Affected Students in the School Setting” / CLC Network, Presenter
Target Audience: Teachers Grades K-12
Description: Trauma has become an increasingly prevalent topic in education today. With an increased understanding of trauma, educators are better equipped to support learning and behavior of affected students. Looking through the lens of the “See-Think-Do” process used by CLC Network, this presentation will provide an overview of what trauma is and how it can impact student development, learning, and behavior in the classroom. Attendees will leave with an overview understanding of trauma along with strategies for supporting students impacted by trauma in the school setting.
June 4, 2018 (Monday) / 9:00-12:00 / Little Rock Christian Academy, Little Rock
“Implementing the 4 Cs of STEM Needed for the 21st Century” / Kelli Kamanga and Tyronza Walker, Presenters
Target Audience: Teachers Grades K-5
This workshop will help educators learn strategies for implementing the 4Cs of STEM skills. These include communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
June 5, 2018 (Tuesday) / 9:00-4:00 / Conway Christian School, Conway
“A River Ran Wild” / Georgia Littleton, Presenter
Target Audience: Teachers Grades K-6.
Description: Participants will be introduced to a lesson based on Lynne Cherry’s book “A River Ran Wild”. The presenter will share first hand experiences from her visit to the Nashua River where the book is based. The activities correlated with the book will involve workshop participants and could be used during Earth Week. Participants will see the results of polluting a river and the effects on the environment and then complete a STEM activity where they construct a water filtration system to purify water. Examples of ways to extend the lesson to other areas will be provided.
June 5, 2018 (Tuesday) / 9:00-12:00 / Mount St. Mary Academy, Little Rock
“Reading Comprehension Strategies for the Secondary Content Area Classroom” / Robin Johnson, Presenter
Target Audience: Teachers Grades 7-12
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to provide secondary content area teachers with methods to incorporate literacy components into specific curriculum in an effort to improve reading comprehension. The components included will be writing strategies, reading strategies, and note taking techniques that are specific to content areas such as History, Science, and Math. Educational theory and research will be presented to support the methods.
June 6, 2018 (Wednesday) / 9:00-12:00 / Christ Lutheran School, Little Rock
“Bringing your Science Class into the NGSS World: How to Use the New Arkansas Science Standards in your Classroom” / Michael Koch, Presenter
Target Audience: Teachers Grades 4-12
Description: The new Arkansas Science Standards can be a bit confusing like the Next Generation Science Standards. The workshop will show participants that these new standards aren’t as confusing as thought and can be inserted into current science curriculum. The 5E lesson method will be a great addition to changing the way science is taught.
June 6, 2018 (Wednesday) / 9:00-12:00 / Shiloh Christian School, Springdale
“Helping Students with Reading Disabilities Succeed in the Regular Classroom” / Christi Jones Presenter
Target Audience: Teachers Grades 1-12
Description: The presenter will explain what leaning disabilities are and how they can present themselves in the regular classroom. Teachers will be given strategies that will help their students understand what is being taught and read in the classroom setting. Suggestions on how to raise the student’s confidence, fluency, and comprehension levels will also be shared.
June 7, 2018 (Thursday) / 9:00-12:00 / Central Arkansas Christian School (Pleasant Valley Campus), Little Rock
June 12, 2018 (Tuesday) / 1:00-4:00 / Central Arkansas Christian School (Pleasant Valley Campus), Little Rock
“Using Google Docs and Google Classroom to Enhance Classroom Instruction” / Jamie Custer, Presenter
Target Audience: Teachers Grades 3-12 (New and Intermediate Google for Education Users)
Description: Participants will learn how to set up Google Classroom; how to create announcements/assignments in Google Classroom; and the use of games and apps to use in conjunction with Google Classroom.
June 7, 2018 (Thursday) / 1:00-4:00 / Christ the King Catholic School, Little Rock
“Transform the Way You Utilize Google Products in your Classroom Just by using Add-Ons” / Paula Frank, Presenter
Target Audience: Teachers Grades 4-12
Description: Participants will begin with advance methods of using Google Classroom, the benefits of utilizing add-ons in Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides, both personally and with students. Time permitting advanced Google Drawings may be covered. Start the 2018-2019 school year going beyond the basic typed document, presentation, or spreadsheet.
June 12, 2018 (Tuesday) / 9:00 – 12:00 / Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School, Little Rock
“Scientific Method/Science Fair Survival Guide” / Kelli Kamanga and Tyronza Walker, Presenters
Target Audience: Teachers Grades 3-8
Description: The goal of the “make and take” workshop is to provide hands-on science fair materials and easy to implement lab activities that are differentiated.
June 12, 2018 (Tuesday) / 9:00 – 4:00 / Immaculate Conception School, Fort Smith
“Using G Suite in the Classroom” / Jenna Warren, Presenter
Target Audience: Teachers Grades 4-12
Description: Middle and upper level teachers will learn to integrate G Suite in their classrooms. Topics include Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Classroom, Google Forms, Google Keep, Google Sheets, Google Calendar, and Google Drive.
June 13, 2018 (Wednesday) / 9:00 – 4:00 / The Baptist Preparatory School (HS campus), Little Rock
“Reading Profiles for the Struggling Reader” / Kathy Mascuilli and Vicki King, Presenters
Target Audience: Teachers Grades K-8
Description: Participants will look at student reading profiles and participate in identifying instructional strategies that will address the needs of their students. Participants will be able to look at student data and target specific learning outcomes for their students.
August 6, 2018 (Monday) / 1:00-4:00 / Pulaski Academy, Little Rock
“Marching Off the Map” / Dr. Tim Elmore, Presenter
Target Audience: Administrators and Teachers Grades K-12
Leading 21st century students can feel like an adventure into unexplored lands.
The natives of these uncharted territories, those born after the turn of the century, hold vastly different attitudes and behaviors toward learning and authority than prior generations.
They communicate in rapidly evolving digital languages.
They have very short attention spans (6-8 seconds).
They multitask everything—and many even create and maintain multiple personas on social media.
The “old maps” we used successfully in education and leadership to help guide our students through adolescence are now obsolete. We desperately need new strategies on how to navigate this landscape.
This session, led by Dr. Tim Elmore, is a pioneering conversation that directly addresses these challenges. It acts as a compass on this new journey by providing proven research, real-world methods, and practical wisdom that will equip those working with students to:
· Inspire our students to “own” their education and their future.
· Lead our students from an attitude of apathy to one of passion through metacognition.
· Give our students the tools to handle the complexities of an ever-changing world.
· Raise students who make healthy progress, both emotionally and intellectually.
· Innovate any educational environment to utilize student’s learning preferences.
· Leverage what is culturally relevant in order to connect with our students, while instilling in them the wisdom and advice to succeed in any stage of life.
The time has come to bravely accept the challenge of charting this Brand-New World. This remarkable generation can accomplish great things, but we need to guide them. It’s up to us to boldly go Marching Off the Map.