UPCOMING EVENTS

TEPSA and TASSP 17– Austin, TX – 6/14/17

 

 

ISTE 2017 – San Antonio, TX – 6/26-6/28/17

Reflection is Learning: Blogging for Professional Growth (6/26, 11:00-1:00, Park View Lobby, Table 6)

Poster session description: When I started to blog, I thought it was to share my ideas with others. It turns out that the growth was really for me. Join this session if you need a launch into blogging! We’ll talk about why to blog, how to get the word out about it, and what to write about. You’ll leave with resources and next steps for getting started or relaunching!

Launching a District Twitter Chat (6/27, 10:15–11:15, Room 206AB)

Session description: What can we do to prevent educators from working in isolation, promote continual growth, & celebrate the hard work done in our schools? We created #CSISDchat, a weekly Twitter chat, to help answer these questions. In this presentation we will share the process of creating, launching, & sustaining a district Twitter chat.

Blogging IS Learning: Making Time to Reflect and Grow (6/28, 10:00-10:45, Table 4 @ Leadership Playground)

Session description: When I started to blog, I thought it was to share my ideas with others. It turns out that the growth was really for me. We’ll talk about why to blog, how to get the word out about it, and what to write about. You’ll leave with resources and next steps for getting started or relaunching.

THRIVE: Reject Isolation, Connect with Students, and Reimagine the Status Quo (6/28, 11:00-11:45, Table 6 @ Leadership Playground)

Session description: Everyone gets into education to make a difference. And everyone will–either for perpetuating the way things have always been or for doing something different that makes an incredible impact on students and teachers. Educators who make a difference are the ones who develop the habits they need to THRIVE! Join this conversation to talk about how we can reject isolation, connect with students, and reimagine the status quo in education as leaders!

 

Lone Star Think Iterate Act 2017 – July 18 – Denton, TX

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth

Session Description: The idyllic myth of the perfect teacher—the one who has it all together and breezes through the school year without fear or stress and whose well-behaved students always get straight As—sets the bar incredibly high for educators. The problem is that this myth also perpetuates unrealistic expectations that erode self-confidence and set teachers up for failure. Exposing these myths isn’t enough. In this session, we’ll shatter those myths and replace them with truths that highlight strategies to help teachers THRIVE! If you’re tired of simply surviving and are ready to thrive, join this session about Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth.

Blogging IS Learning: Make Time to Reflect & Grow

Session Description: When I started to blog, I thought it was to share my ideas with others. It turns out that the growth was really for me. In this session, we’ll talk about why to blog, how to get the word out about your writing, and what to write about. Regardless of your level of experience with blogging, you’ll leave with resources and next steps for getting started or relaunching.


PAST EVENTS

TCEA17TCEA – Austin, TX – 2/9/17

How Blogging Improved My Practice

Session description: When I started to blog, I thought it was to share my ideas with others. It turns out that the growth was really for me. Join this session if you need a launch into blogging! We’ll talk about why to blog, how to get the word out about it, and what to write about. You’ll leave with resources and next steps for getting started or relaunching!

 

katynta16Katy ISD New Teacher Academy – Katy, TX – 8/8/16

Keynote – What does it take to THRIVE?

Session – Get Connected: Social Media in Education

 

 

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If You Build It, They Will Come: Launching a District Twitter Chat

Session description: On any given school day, educators are both surrounded by people and isolated from their peers as they carry out the day’s work. While this can leave many feeling disconnected, connecting with other educators online can help mitigate some of the isolating nature of our work. Aaron Hogan and Jeremy Stewart (co-creators of #CSISDchat) share about the process of creating, launching, and sustaining a district Twitter chat. Together they will touch on the challenges those who want to launch a district chat can expect and provide a brief framework for developing your own district community online that creates conversations that serve as a catalyst for change. If you’re an administrator who wants to help your teachers grow, this session is for you.

 

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TASSP – Austin, TX – 6/15/16

Creating Space For Connection: Launching a District Twitter Chat

Session description: On any given school day, educators are both surrounded by people and isolated from their peers as they carry out the day”s work. While this can leave many feeling disconnected, connecting with other educators online can help mitigate some of the isolating nature of our work. Aaron Hogan and Jeremy Stewart (co-creators of #CSISDchat) along with Chad Lehrmann (a dedicated teacher leader and consistent #CSISDchat participant) share about the process of creating, launching, and sustaining a district Twitter chat. Together they will discuss the challenges those who want to launch a district chat can expect and lay out a framework for developing your own district community online that creates conversations that serve as a catalyst for change.

 

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What Great Educators Do Differently – Katy, TX – April 8-9, 2016

Ignite Talk – “Teaching Behavior Expectations”

Session description: Students who make academic mistakes are given time to review, relearn, and reassess until they master the content. But failure to meet behavior expectations is often met with an assumption of willful disobedience and a disciplinary consequence. Let’s explore the benefits of teaching our expectations for student behavior with the best practices often reserved for academic work.