MPACT 2013 has ended

The Curriculum & Instruction Department of Manor ISD is pleased to announce MPACT.  Through MPACT, learners will be inspired to impact our students, exchange ideas with other teacher leaders, administrators, and community partners; and learn ways to engage and motivate our diverse student population. This teaching and learning institute is appropriate for all of us because we are interested in "Impacting Student Achievement Through Engaged, Aligned Classrooms."  

We encourage you to arrive early for check in to get your swag bag and to start your day networking with your fellow MISD educators before the sessions begin . Click here to download a pdf version of the full progam for MPACT. It will provide you with tips on how to make the most of your day. Additionally, SCHED Planner is the tool you will use to build your personal itinerary for MPACT. Most sessions are designed for any audience and  sessions are faciliated by your peers and some guest speakers. If you are unsure how to register, watch this video.

Star the sessions that you would like to attend. Choose only ONE session per timeslot. It will be important that you bring your technology since we will not have paper copies available and any updates to sessions and session locations will be available on this site only. Remember to bookmark the mobile app or print your schedule before you come. Dress comfortably as there are some sessions that will be very interactive. Finally, check out all of our participating vendors and exhibitors. Stop by their tables to hear and/or see what they have to offer. You never know what types of goodies you will pick up at their tables or what you may win at the end of the day.  See you at MPACT! 


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Wednesday, August 21 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
G18 - Cultivating Asset-based Perspectives of English-Language Learners and Their Communities LIMITED

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This session focuses on helping teachers develop an asset-based framework for working with English-Language Learners. Teachers will review historic and current deficit discourses about language minority students and will engage in activities that allow them to critically examine related concepts.  This session will focus on counteracting dominant deficit-based perspectives by learning about asset-based perspectives like student “funds of knowledge” and linguistic and familial “community cultural wealth.” Finally, teachers will consider how asset-based perspectives can help them improve their practice and better meet the needs of their English Language Learners.

At the conclusion of the session, participants should have a better understanding how developing “soft skills” like asset-based perspectives can improve student outcomes and decrease the achievement gap within their own classrooms. By creating a space for teachers to think deeply about and discuss the sociocultural influences on learning, this session will reinvigorate and recommit teachers to create classrooms that facilitate the success of all students.  

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Eric Bybee

Instructor, Teacher Facilitator, & Ph.D Student in Curriculum & Instruction
Eric Ruiz Bybee is an instructor, teacher facilitator, and Ph.D. student in the department Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. He began his career in education as a New York City public school teacher, where he spent four years teaching science to bilingual... Read More →

Wednesday August 21, 2013 1:10pm - 2:00pm CDT

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