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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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MPACT Sessions E [clear filter]
Wednesday, August 21
 

10:15am

E01 - Art in Literacy for English Language Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Consider ways in which art can be integrated into literacy instruction for English Language Learners. Present strategies that might be useful in the classroom. Generate ideas for merging theory with practice. 
  • Participants will understand ways in which art can be integrated in literacy instruction.
  • Participants will discuss ways to tailor some of the ideas presented into their teaching.
  • Participants will understand how art can be used to know their students culturally and individually.

Speakers
KS

Kellen Segura

Assistant Principal, Manor Independent School District


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
D104

10:15am

E02 - Cultivating Asset-based Perspectives of English-Language Learners and Their Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

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.  


Speakers
avatar for Eric Bybee

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 10:15am - 11:05am
Manor HS

10:15am

E03 - Gifted & Talented ED/21st Century Instruction: Is There A Difference?
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will allow a close look at 21 Century student outcomes and engagement in relation to State best practices in Gifted Ed while serving all students through interactive learning. We will disuss instructional strategies that raise levels of Critical Thought and student creativity for ALL learners.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dianne Haneke

Dr. Dianne Haneke

Educational Consultant, His-Wordsmith.com
Dr. Haneke taught 5th grade in South Los Angeles Ca (1964-66). Upon moving to upstate NY, she completed her MS.Ed in Reading and Literacy (1971). She established and ran several Reading labs (K-12) in rural schools just southwest of Albany for about 20 years. Dr. Haneke was an Associate... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Barrett Johnson

Lisa Barrett Johnson

Director of Advanced Academic Servicees, Manor Independent School District
Lisa has served for 20 years in public education, 10 of those in the Manor Independent School District. She values the creative and rigorous mission of MISD and the opportunity to work directly with classroom instructors as they best serve ALL.


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G207

10:15am

E04 - Organize Your Classroom Library With The Booksource
Limited Capacity seats available

Classroom Organizer is a free web-based program that allows educators to inventory and track their classroom library books online. Students can check out and return books through the system; teachers can track who has what book. Teachers can also run assessment reports per student and title activity.

During this session, attendees will be able to easily organize their classroom libraries – from opening an account and entering titles to teaching their students how to check out/return books and running reports. Attendees will also be able to customize their accounts to best serve how they use their classroom libraries, and to track usage to help make smart, effective purchases for their classroom libraries.

Speakers
avatar for The Booksource

The Booksource

Classroom Organizer Manager, The Booksource
The Booksource has been a family-owned company since our founding in 1974. We've grown and prospered in large measure because of a corporate culture that places a strong emphasis on caring and respect for our extended family, our employees, our customers and our partners. Sandy Jaffe... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G101

10:15am

E05 - CSCOPE 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Particpants will be navigating through the  CSOPE online program. We will also have an overview of the MISD Backward Design process, and understand the critical components of teacher planning.
Participants will need their electronic devices for this hands - on learning session. 

Speakers
avatar for Shirley Heflin

Shirley Heflin

Instructional Coach, Pioneer Crossing Elementary


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G102

10:15am

E06 - TARGET: A Reading Strategy With Results!
Limited Capacity seats available

When you atend this session, you will: 
• learn a new reading strategy to get students to think about what they are reading while they are reading .
• learn how to implement the strategy by using it in the workshop.
• exchange ideas on how to revise this strategy for your grade level.

By learning how to implement this reading strategy in the classroom you will help your students to think while reading. Every step of the strategy requires student participation. The TARGET strategy requires students to do a lot of writing while reading a passage. You will be able to see what they have written on their paper and be better prepared to focus on the concept(s) the student is still struggling with. This strategy can be altered for any grade level to implement TEKS. You will take this strategy back to your classroom and within weeks you should see a difference in your struggling readers and an increase in performance with your on level and above level readers.


Speakers
avatar for Brandi Appling

Brandi Appling

Teacher, Manor Independent School District
I was born in Austin, Texas and my parents brought me to Manor to live. My family and I moved in and out of Manor several times throughout my elementary years. After fifth grade, my mother decided to move us to Round Rock. I attended school there and graduated from Round Rock High... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Richardson

Matthew Richardson

Bilingual Teacher, Manor Elementary School
Matt is a fifth grade bilingual teacher at Manor Elementary. Last year he taught reading and social studies to a delightful group of students. He received a master’s degree in Intelligence and National Security Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso and a bachelor’s degree... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G215

10:15am

E07 - Book Talks: Animoto, Popplet & Student Videos
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore Popplet, Animoto and student-video making (including Blabberize!) to determine their uses for student-created products that indicate learning and mastery of content from literature and curriculum texts.

Develop rubrics as a viable tool to assess both creativity and content of the student-products.

Leave this session with at least three valuable tools to employ immediately in the classroom as well as a 'student - sample' product! 
  •  Identify how to use Popplet, Animoto, and other applications for student productivity
  •  Explore multiple ways to produce content-based and curriculum - driven products
  •  Have fun creating on your iPad!

Speakers
avatar for Cathleen Ash

Cathleen Ash

Library Media Teacher, Manor Independent School District
I am passionate about technology and learning, and even more so about the two of them together! I love learning new tools and methods to enhance the educational and learning processes....and enjoy the latest cognitive development articles to structure learning so it is fun, purposeful... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G213

10:15am

E08 - 4th Grade Science Labs, Projects, and Take Home Resource Packets
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn and share 4th grade high inquiry science labs . Incorporate PBL and technology within your lessons. Explore labs then create rubrics and lesson plan ideas to take back with you. Share ideas as a team and then share an example to the audience. 

By the end of this session, you will have more knowledge of Cscope and AIMS labs.  Motivate students with high inquiry labs and PBL presentations including technology. Leave with lab resource packets, power points and lesson plans that you can apply right away to your curriculum. End session by learning and sharing  your amazing work with all the fourth grade teachers. 


Speakers
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Mary

Instructional Coach, PME
Mary has eight years experience in fourth grade math and science and is now the Math/Science Instructional Coach. She has taught in Manor for her career length and has learned a lot through experience, mentoring novice teachers, creating science curriculum, and trainings.


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G106

10:15am

E09 - Language Learning: What Every Bilingual and ESL Teacher Should Know
Limited Capacity seats available

This session addresses some common assumptions about language that linguists recognize to be false.  The implications for teaching English language learners (ELLs) will be discussed.  The interactive second half of the session will focus on practical application of sociolinguistic theory within the bilingual or ESL classroom. 

 

Participant Outcome:
At the conclusion of this session, participants should have a better understanding of fundamental linguistic principles.  Participants should leave with multiple classroom activities and ideas to apply this new knowledge in the classroom. 

This session is intended for all teachers of ESL and Bilingual Education 


Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Henderson

Kathryn Henderson

Ph.D candidate Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Ms. Henderson completed her master’s degree in Education and taught Elementary school for five years abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico. She currently is a Ph.D. candidate in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches English as a Second Language... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
C120

10:15am

E10 - The Art of the Picture Book
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to increase your own theoretical and practical knowledge of picturebooks?

Determine how your own close observation of this powerful literary form can support young readers’ responses?

Apply your learning to classrooms in which students are engaged and responding to picturebooks?

In this session, participants will learn how to really “read” picturebooks—deeply, appreciatively, critically, so as to become better mediators of those books with children. Participants will investigate the formal properties of picturebooks, as well as their affordances for supporting literacy development and literary meaning making. Participants will also be exposed to "misconceptions" about using picture books in the classroom and will be introduced or reintroduced to the best practices using picturebooks with young readers.

Speakers
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Victoria Vanzura

Literacy Coach, Decker Middle School
Victoria Vanzura taught 3rd and 4th grade at Presidential Meadows Elementary for 6 years before becoming an instructional coach. She is currently pursuing her master's degree from the University of Texas in Mentoring, Leadership, and Professional Development. She is currently a literacy... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G209

10:15am

E11 - Teacher Websites: They're Required, but Really Easy!
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know every teacher in Manor ISD is required to have a website? More importantly, did you know that it's REALLY easy to create your site? This 50 minute crash course will provide all the tools your need to set up your site. To best utilize everyone's time during this session, at least 24 hours prior to attending visit your campus website and be sure you are listed in the staff directory (under About Us). If you are NOT listed, send me an email at abby.siedenstrang@manorisd.net with your name and campus.

Note: PCE & PME teachers, you will receive a 1 hour teacher website session during your campus PD later in the week. You are welcome to attend this session as well, but the information will be similar. BTE teachers, you have already had your 1 hour teacher website session, but please feel free to attend for a refresher or to receive additional assistance.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Siedenstrang

Abby Siedenstrang

Communications Coordinator, Manor Independent School District
Abby Siedenstrang is going into her second year as Manor ISD's communications coordinator and her fifth year with the district. Prior to joining the administrative team, Abby spent three years in the Career & Technical Education department at Manor High School teaching a broad range... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G204

10:15am

E12 - Managing a 1:1 iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Manage your iPad-lovin’ students so that they can use them for good instead of evil.  Engage them, empower them and most importantly hold them accountable!  Leave this session with plans to set up your 1:1 classroom for success next year.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Arnold

Kellie Arnold

Educational Technology Facilitator, Spring Branch ISD
I'm a workaholic project-based learning math teacher in a 1:1 iPad environment. This is where I get to combine my creativity of my youth with my knack and yes, love of math and technology. I keep myself sane by playing like a kid on my yoga mat while my cat tries to help!


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G105

10:15am

E13 - Animate Your Students Work with Frames
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the Tech4Learning program Frames, attendees will learn how to bring life to student work. Frames give students the canvas to create fun and enjoyable assignments. With Frames teachers will turn "blah" assignments into fun assignments that will have students wanting more. 

***Participants will need MacBooks for this session.  

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Belz

Shannon Belz

Teacher, Manor ISD
Shannon Belz has been employed in Manor ISD for 6 years. She has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classes. She has been incorporating technology into her classroom since she became a teacher and increased the use of technology since attending the Lead Forward training 2 years ago. She... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G212

10:15am

E14 - Routines and Relationships in the Engaged Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Access easy-to-implement tips that will help any teacher create, hone, and maintain an engaged classroom environment. Collaborate, discuss, and share helpful hints about student-teacher relationship building. Adapt and streamline routines in order to maximize instructional time and keep students focused and on-task.

Participants will:

* discuss examples of successful routines that build student buy-in and increase engagement

* collaborate on the DOs of successful relationship building – an essential factor in student and teacher success

* walk away with concrete tips, strategies and structures can be adapted to and implemented in virtually any classroom/learning environment

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Cauman

Samuel Cauman

Assistant Principal, Manor Independent School District
Samuel Cauman was born and rasied in Washington, D.C. and educated in D.C. public schools. He spent one year of high school in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has a B.A. in political science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He spent two years teaching English in Japan and... Read More →
avatar for Sheri Lawson

Sheri Lawson

Teacher, Manor Independent School District
Sheri was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri where she attended public schools in the St. Louis area. She has a bachelor’s degree that was attained from the University of Phoenix and her teaching certification was attained from iTeach Texas. Sheri earned her master’s degree... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G210

10:15am

E15 - Thriving, Not Just Surviving, Your First Year!
Limited Capacity seats available

Share our first year of teaching experiences.  Prepare mentally, emotionally and physically for the first year.  Exercise your inner teacher!

  1. Develop a sense of confidence in tackling their first year. 
  2. Share different experiences and how first year teachers can make the best of the their first 180 days.
  3. Begin the process of learning about themselves, their students and developing allies. 
  4. Have Fun!

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Draughn

Patricia Draughn

Teacher, Bluebonnet Trail Elementary School
Tricia Draughn is currently beginning her second year as a second grade teacher at Bluebonnet Trail Elementary. She has ten years training and development experience working for a Fortune 100 corporation and four years working with women and ethnic minorities recruitment and retention... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G208

10:15am

E16 - Copyright Done Right – Easy Doesn’t Mean It’s Legal
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to keep yourself and your students legal as you utilize the ever expanding digital resources that are available.  Find out how copyright is about economics not education and how digital resources have stricter rules than printed resources.  Bring your questions and ideas for this interactive session on “just because you can, doesn’t make it legal” copyright.

Speakers
avatar for Micheal Harper

Micheal Harper

Librarian, Bluebonnet Trail Elementary
Micheal Harper received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Montana in 1987 and her Masters of Library and Information Science in 1993. She has lived in the Manor Independent School District for over 20 years and has been employed in Manor ISD for 12 years with 5 years... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
D118

10:15am

E17 - Technology Makes Us Tree Friendly
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will be able to leave the session and be able to create quizzes, online discussions, collaborative groups, and to cut their paper consumption in the classroom using Edmodo and Google Drive. Attendees will also take a look at things such as the following:
  • Running your classroom in Edmodo with online quizzes, assignments, and planners
  • Creating open online discussions with students using Edmodo posts.
  • Cutting your paper consumption using Google Drive.


Speakers
avatar for Mistie Young

Mistie Young

CTE Teacher, Manor Middle School
Mistie received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University-Texarkana in Early Childhood Education. She  has always been an eager learner and ended up certified in several areas such as Math, Science, Technology, Business, ESL and as a Generalist.  Her first year of teaching... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
G219

10:15am

E18 - Which iPad Apps Are Engaging For Students?
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to this session to learn about which iPad apps are engaging for students at each school level. We will talk about both apps for learning and pedagogy in this session. Leave with a huge list of iPad apps to further research or interact with at a later time.

1. Learn about which iPad apps are engaging for students at each level.
2. Understand which iPad apps are good to use for either ascertaining content or for pedagogical reasons.
3. Leave with a big list of iPad apps to further research at a later time.

Speakers
avatar for David Surdovel

David Surdovel

Executive Coordinator of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Manor ISD
I have educational experience from multiple environments, from growing up in upstate New York, to teaching math at both the secondary and college level in New York City, to working for the past five years in Manor, Texas. During that time, I have been recognized for my hard work by... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
D120

10:15am

E19 - Zumba Fitness, Anyone?
Limited Capacity seats available

Ready to get your workout on? We certainly hope so. Join us for an hour of fun and fitness. In case you've never had a Zumba class before, a Zumba workout mixes body sculpting movements with dance steps derived from cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, and calypso and Salsaton. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and the heart. 

Be sure to dress comfortably and bring a bottel of water. This class is sure to make an MPACT on YOU! The maximum number of participants for this class is 30.

Speakers
avatar for April Green

April Green

Zumba Instructor & Personal Trainer, Better Bodies
April is a mother of three beautiful kids. Fitness has always been her passion. Health and Fitness has served as a way to discover her strengths, push pass her limitations, an outlets for stress, and a way to experience life to its fullest. She has worked with a wide range of clients... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
Practice Gym

10:15am

E20 - Attacking the New Math TEKS!
Limited Capacity seats available

The new TEKS will affect all grade levels, Kindergarten through Pre-Calculus. At every grade level, current TEKS have been shifted down to lower grades and newly written TEKS were added. However, the incoming 6th graders (2013-14) feel the greatest impact of the changes with 55% of the standards being new to that grade level. MISDis taking measures to help support these learners through the transition and also prepare them for the required standards starting in 2014. 

In this hands- on session, we will unpack the new TEKS in an effort to impact student achievment.  Let's attack this together!

Speakers
KK

Kyle Kendrick

21st Century Math Coordinator, Manor Independent School District
Kyle Kendrick taught at Manor New Tech for six years and is now a Math Coordinator for the district. His educational background includes a BA in Mathematics and an MA in STEM Education from the University of Texas. He believes the key to success is a student-driven engaging class... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Kutsch

Lisa Kutsch

Lisa Kutsch serves Manor ISD as the Advanced Academics Coordinator. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin where she was also in the UTEACH teacher certification program. Lisa earned two Master of Education degrees in Curriculum and... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
D121

10:15am

E21- The Power Of 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the past several years much has changed in schools.  Federal education laws have raised student academic standards; professional accountability for student outcomes is a requirement--everyone counts; and access to the curriculum is the expectation for all students--it is no longer an option. As these changes have occurred, co-teaching has increased in importance.  As educational personnel strive to meet state and federal accountability mandates to improve the achievement of students with disabilities, schools are exploring various inclusive service delivery models to fulfill the needs of diverse learners. The co-teach model is one effective model allowing general and special educators to differentiate and deliver instruction with assurances that all students have full access to the grade-level expectations of the general curriculum. The purpose of this presentation is to help participants establish a common understanding of various co-teaching configurations and to explain considerations necessary to implement and evaluate an effective co-teaching program. The Power of 2 video provides a comprehensive look at co-teaching as part of the foundation of an inclusive and collaborative school. 


Speakers
avatar for Gerard Cortez

Gerard Cortez

Director of Special Education, Manor Independent School District
Mr. Gerard G. Cortez is currently serving as the Director of Special Education for Manor ISD. He has been a professional educator for the past nineteen years. Throughout his professional tenure, he has worked in a variety of educational settings and has served as a classroom teacher... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
C121

10:15am

E22 - Creative Arts with Stacy Jo!
Limited Capacity seats available

This exciting class gives the teachers ideas on how to incorporate art into the classroom using inexpensive and recycled materials. Teachers will also get messy and learn how to make play dough, goop and silly putty. This is a hands on, fun and informative training.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Signaigo

Stacy Signaigo

Child Development Coordinator, Manor Independent School District
Stacy Jo Signaigo- Coordinator for the Manor ISD Child Development Center - Talk to me about Early Childhood anytime!


Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:15am - 11:05am
C122