JMU Kappa Delta Pi's 3rd Annual Educators' Conference
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JMU Kappa Delta Pi's 3rd Annual Educators' Conference

JMU Kappa Delta Pi's 3rd Annual Educators' Conference

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395 South High Street

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Join us for the 3rd Annual Educators' Conference hosted by the Alpha Chi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at James Madison University on Saturday, February 25th from 9am-3:30pm. This conference will include several topics presented by professors in College of Education at JMU, as well as other educators from around the state of Virginia. There will also be a keynote presentation from Dr. Scott Kizner, Superintendent of Harrisonburg City Schools.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided, a certificate of completion will be given out at the end of the conference, and some raffle giveaway prizes! We hope to see you there!

Here is a list of our speakers and their topic descriptions who will attend this year's conference:

Session 1 - 9:55-10:40

Making Bioplastics - Room 7365

In this workshop participants will discuss how to implement constructivist activities into the math and science classroom, and they will produce a sample of a bioplastic material made from common baking ingredients.

Jerry Ridgeway

Inclusion: The What, Why, and How? - Room 7370

A discussion on inclusion and inclusive practices. Student will learn what inclusion means, looks like, and how to overcome challenges related to inclusion for all students.

Mira Williams

It's Gravity Powered - STEM Driven! - Room 7355

STEM & STEAM project based learning. By attending this session, participants will learn about content such as, PHYSICAL SCIENCE (scientific inquiry, forces, motion, simple machines, gravity, mass, friction, speed, kinetic and potential energy). TECHNOLOGY (research, critical thinking, innovation, problem solving, collaboration, communications. ENGINEERING (Define problem and needs, test, refine, develop solutions, communicate, and evaluate. Manufacturing, Engineering & Design emphasis), ARTS (Visual and fine arts, creating, presenting, producing, connecting), MATHEMATICS (Measurement, basic math, geometry, data analysis, weight, time, problem solving).

Frankie Gilmore

Moving Students from Passively to Actively Engaged Learners - Room 7360

Discuss how to take existing lessons and transform them into active, meaningful learning experiences for all students.

Robbie L. Higdon, Ph.D

Brain-based Learning and Technology in the Classroom - Room 6125

This presentation covers the importance of images in brain-based learning and how to use activities and technologies in the classroom that promote brain-based learning.

Dr. Diane Wilcox and Diana Meza


Session 2 - 10:50-11:35

Figuring out the Odds: Probability, Dice, Addition - Room 7365

In elementary math there are a lot of opportunities to explore mathematical ideas through the use of games. This session will focus on the way one simple dice rolling activity can be used to explore multiple mathematical concepts.

Dr. Eric Imbrescia

Best Free Apps for Teachers - Room 7355

The Best Apps for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. Discover how they can engage your students and support creativity, collaboration and critical-thinking skills.

Lisa Castellano

How to Use Learning Strategies When Working with ELLs - Room 7370

This presentation will share techniques for verbal, procedural, and instructional scaffolding and how to apply them for your lesson plans. In addition, we will discuss student learning strategies and how to maximize them when working with English Language Learners. While these strategies are universal, the examples and emphasis will be on English Language Learners' succeed in your class.

Dr. Katya Koubek

The Key to Unlocking Student Potential - Room 7360

Come prepared to laugh, cry and hear what's really important in becoming a great teacher.

Phil Catania


Session 3 - 11:45-12:15

What I Wish I Would’ve Known as a First Year Teacher - Room 7360

The first year can be daunting, tough, crazy, and fun all rolled into one. Come hear some tips, tricks, and ideas to help make the first year of your teaching career a little easier with some insight from someone who has taught Elementary, Middle, and High School.

Alyssa Green

BICS and CALP Supporting Academic Language Acquisition for English Language Learners - Room 7355

Participants will be able to define the terms BICS & CALP and discuss their importance in the classroom. Participants will be able to practice the use of one graphic organizer that aids in academic vocabulary learning.

Lisa Schick

Beyond Sombreros, Chopsticks, and Hijabs - Room 7370

Breaking Down Outdated Constructions of Culture: The purpose of this presentation is to broaden teachers' understanding of culture beyond the context of nationality, ethnicity and religion.

Dr. Ruthie Bosch

Comparing the Common Core and VA’s Standards of Learning - Room 7365

What you need to know! - In this interactive session we will examine the similarities and differences between the Common Core State Standards and Virginia SOLs for Elementary Teachers. Whether you plan to teach in VA or in another state, this session will provide important instructional and interview information for future classroom teachers.

Joy Myers


Session 4 - 1:30-2:15

Differentiation Strategies Using Bloom’s Taxonomy - Room 7370

Learn how to differentiate your lessons to meet the needs of all of your students.

Lynn Stawchansky

Graduated – Now What? Tips on Resumes, Interviews, and Survival Tactics for Your First Year of Teaching - Room 7360

This session will provide practical tips on creating resumes that stand out from those of other applicants, presenting your best self in an educational interview and navigating your first year of teaching successfully.

Suzanne Evans

Engaging and Motivating Students - Room 7365

All students want to learn and are eager to participate...Right? A few ways to engage and motivate all learners in our classrooms.

Jill Hart

Teaching Science - Room 7355

Relationship building, teaching content, and school dynamics in the secondary science classroom.

Laura Porter


Session 5 - 2:25-3:15

The Social/Cultural Impacts on Student Performance in School - Room 7365

Katie Shifflett

The Value of Relationships with Co-workers, Students, and Families - Room 7370

Tammy May

M&M Math - Room 7355

Incorporating movement and manipulatives in Algebra.

Lauren Heberling

What I Wish I Would’ve Known as a First Year Teacher - Room 7360

The first year can be daunting, tough, crazy, and fun all rolled into one. Come hear some tips, tricks, and ideas to help make the first year of your teaching career a little easier with some insight from someone who has taught Elementary, Middle, and High School.

Alyssa Green

Using Data to Screen for Risk and Monitor Progress - Room 6125

We will discuss the role of screening tests and common measures, how to select and develop assessment tools to monitor progress, and graphing and self-monitoring data to enhance motivation

Dr. Laura Desportes

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Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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