October 14, 2019

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Rewire your thinking. Inspire your soul. Have your Insight experience.

Insight provides almost 30 presenters at Manville High School for a free, full day, inclusive educational experience on Monday, October 14, 2019.

Insight offers diverse and engaging learning opportunities focusing on the myriad of pressing issues, practices, and topics affecting all educators in all areas. Our Insight faculty are practicing educators, published authors, and have presented on a local, state, and national scale. Insight does it right.

Because professional development can be expensive in these challenging educational economic times, we're not going to charge you! What we do ask is that you share your Insight with others while you are here, so we all rewire, aspire, and inspire together.

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Faculty

Dr. RaShawn Adams

Dr. RaShawn Adams

TBD

00:00 a.m. in room TBD
00:00 p.m. in room TBD

Chris Aviles

Chris Aviles

Igniting Student Passion with Authentic Project-Based Learning

9:15 a.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

The future belongs to the makers and the doers. In this session, Chris Aviles shares stories from his Fair Haven Innovates program about what happened when he helped his students move from consumers of knowledge to makers and doers through his style of authentic PBL. Hear how Chris uses entrepreneurship, esports, and community activism to ignite a passion for learning. After, Chris gives you the tips you need to bring this type of learning to any classroom.

Kate Baker

Kate Baker

Ed Tech for the Heart and Mind

9:15 a.m. in room TBD
12:20 p.m. in room TBD

This interactive session will focus on ways in which teachers can leverage technology integration using flipped-blended instructional design to support the social and emotional learning and higher order thinking of their students. Based on the work of Maslow, Bloom, and more, participants will learn how to create and sustain efficacy and autonomy in their classroom communities.

Paul Bogush

Paul Bogush

Body Talk—Interpreting Student Non-Verbal Communication

9:15 a.m. in room TBD

Do you know what your body is telling your students? Do you know what students are telling you with their bodies? Body Talk is about connecting with kids. Body Talk is about realizing that it's not the big things teachers do that make them great, but it's doing all the little things right. Body Talk is a session that will instantly change who you are, and what you do every day

Play… it's Not a Dirty Word

12:20 p.m. in room TBD

A session, from a Capstone teacher, in a Makerspace, who is still trying to figure things out, and get kids to believe that it is ok to play. Take a ride with me as I share my middle school class' journey to blend Design Thinking into our makerspace, and our Capstone presentations. All of the bumps and bruises will be shared, along with the activities and tools that have proven to be awesome. The second part of the session will be hands-on. Participants will be dared to play in a pop-up makerspace.

Dr. Tammy Bowling-Jenkins

Dr. Tammy Bowling-Jenkins

Cultivate a Calling

11:50 a.m. in room TBD

A Cultivate a Calling presentation is a short TED-style talk presented by an educator about who he/she is, and why he/she became an educator. These presentations are between 18-25 minutes long, and very, very inspirational.

Kelly Boyer

Kelly Boyer

Family and Community Engagement

12:20 p.m. in room TBD

The information in the workshops will help promote equity and excellence of all students by diving into ways we can engage parents. Involving the community and engaging parents in the education of their children is critical for the successful implementation of any intervention associated with closing the achievement gap. Through informal audits of your current program and through discussions with other educators, this workshop will provide you with practical strategies and ideas on ways to engage the families you serve.

Ondrena J. Clyburn

Ondrena J. Clyburn

You Are the Drum Major of Your Life—100% and Nothing Less!

00:00 a.m. in room TBD
00:00 p.m. in room TBD

You are responsible and have the power to control your next glow up, level up and gain by first encouraging yourself. Our focus will be on building creative mindsets and enforcing class management skills with fun.

Among the questions we will explore include:

  • What will we do with that STRENGTH in you?
  • How do we establish a creative mindset?
  • How do we help our students tap into their creativity?
  • How can respect, originality, and creativity help build your class management style?
Stacie Delaney

Stacie Delaney

Creating Classroom Cultures of Empathy with Global Learning

10:20 a.m. in room TBD

This session will discuss the importance of creating an empathetic community beyond the classroom with the use of technology and other resources. Attendees will leave with a free resource that can be immediately integrated into their classroom routines and curriculum.

Neel Desai

Neel Desai

One District's Journey in the Pursuit of Equity

9:15 a.m. in room TBD

This session will focus on how the South Brunswick School District used student data, input from educators, students and community members to really dig deep into question, "Are all students succeeding?" We will share how we started to challenge the status quo, what we did, what data we used and how our strategic equity plan was formed. Join us to better understand what we did, how we evolved and walk away with ideas of what you can do in your classroom, school or district.

Family and Community Engagement

12:20 p.m. in room TBD

The information in the workshops will help promote equity and excellence of all students by diving into ways we can engage parents. Involving the community and engaging parents in the education of their children is critical for the successful implementation of any intervention associated with closing the achievement gap. Through informal audits of your current program and through discussions with other educators, this workshop will provide you with practical strategies and ideas on ways to engage the families you serve.

Michael Dunlea

Michael Dunlea

Creating Classroom Cultures of Empathy with Global Learning

10:20 a.m. in room TBD

This session will discuss the importance of creating an empathetic community beyond the classroom with the use of technology and other resources. Attendees will leave with a free resource that can be immediately integrated into their classroom routines and curriculum.

Scott Feder

Scott Feder

One District's Journey in the Pursuit of Equity

9:15 a.m. in room TBD

This session will focus on how the South Brunswick School District used student data, input from educators, students and community members to really dig deep into question, "Are all students succeeding?" We will share how we started to challenge the status quo, what we did, what data we used and how our strategic equity plan was formed. Join us to better understand the steps we used, how we evolved and walk away with ideas of what you can do in your classroom, school or district in the area of equity.

Erik Francis

Erik Francis

Now THAT'S a Good Question!

9:15 a.m. in room TBD

What is a good question - or rather, how does a good question challenge students to demonstrate different levels of thinking and communicate depth of knowledge? Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of academic standards and learning targets ino good questions that can be used to build background knowledge, set the instructional focus, serve as assessments, and personalize deeper learning experiences.

The ABCs of DOK: Teaching and Learning for Depth of Knowledge

12:20 p.m. in room TBD

The cognitive rigor of college and career standards expect students to demonstrate different levels of thinking and communicate depth of knowledge. However, what exactly is depth of knowledge? How can Webb's D.O.K. Levels be used to code, compare, and clarify the cognitive demand of standards and assessments? Why is the D.O.K. Wheel inaccurate? Learn how to determine and designate the D.O.K. level of learning expectations using the ABCs of DOK - Audience, Behavior, Context, Demand, Expectation.

Annie Gerst

Annie Gerst

"Kinders" Can!

10:20 a.m. in room TBD

Explore concepts and ideas that encourage engagement by activating deep thinking and student ownership of learning within the primary grades.

We will debunk the myth "Kindergartners can't…"

In this session:

  • Discuss concepts and approaches that some tend to "shy away" from in the primary grades, thinking younger students can't do or handle _________.
  • Look at some compelling research and examples of approaches taken that can and should play foundational roles in the primary grades.
  • Share approaches and resources used in the primary grade that support students in applying metacognitive strategies and questioning:
    • Discuss the role and use of math talks and inquiry based instruction such as 3-Act Math.
    • Teaching Comprehension strategies with concrete experiences, and implementing daily 5 that allows both voice and choice.
    • Ways technology can be integrated seamlessly and enhance instruction for both the teacher and the students.
April Janicki

April Janicki

Creating Classroom Cultures of Empathy with Global Learning

10:20 a.m. in room TBD

This session will discuss the importance of creating an empathetic community beyond the classroom with the use of technology and other resources. Attendees will leave with a free resource that can be immediately integrated into their classroom routines and curriculum.

Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson

Redefining Future-Ready in the Midst of the Accountability Craze

12:20 p.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

There is a growing need to redefine how we prepare students for the future in the midst of the accountability craze. Dive into redefining future-ready and leading a school, by developing and facilitating lasting learning experiences throughout your school. Discover how to leverage College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready indicators to educate the Whole Child. Learn systems that allow for meaningful collaboration, creative problem solving, facilitate communication, and autonomy. Prepare your students to dominate their future today!

Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

Make Learning Better Quickly

Learn Alice's favorite assignment types in Google Classroom for getting class going and improving learning. You will use her List Classes Add-on to quickly push these assignment types to your Google Classroom. Best practices and tips for success will also be shared.

Carlos Lainez

Carlos Lainez

TBD

Kathryn Lemerich

Kathryn Lemerich

Supporting Problem-Solving in the Mathematics Classroom (Gr. K–5)

Do you feel like your students shut down the moment they see a word problem? Are you struggling to support your students as they work through problems that push them to think? Do you want specific strategies you can use in your math class to increase student understanding and address errors before they are made? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join me as we learn and think deeply about students’ errors and evidence of understanding in mathematics. Common misconceptions will be discussed, as well as specific strategies we can use to support students in the math classroom. We will examine strategies to help diagnose student errors and approaches to take to help students overcome these obstacles, particularly as they relate to word problems in mathematics. Join me for this important conversation and leave with new ideas to implement the next day!

Suzanne Luck-Born

Suzanne Luck-Born

One District's Journey in the Pursuit of Equity

9:15 a.m. in room TBD

This session will focus on how the South Brunswick School District used student data, input from educators, students and community members to really dig deep into question, "Are all students succeeding?" We will share how we started to challenge the status quo, what we did, what data we used and how our strategic equity plan was formed. Join us to better understand what we did, how we evolved and walk away with ideas of what you can do in your classroom, school or district.

Sonny Magana

Dr. Sonny Magana

Education's Moonshot: Doubling Student Achievement with the T3 Framework

9:15 a.m. in room TBD
12:20 p.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

Despite billions of dollars spent equipping classrooms and schools with the latest digital technology, the impact on student achievement remains frustratingly low. Award-winning educator and pioneering researcher Dr. Sonny Magana will share the T3 Framework for Innovation from his best-selling book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies. The T3 Framework categorizes technology use into three distinct stages: T1) Translational, T2) Transformational, and T3) Transcendent. The sequence of strategies in the T3 Framework empowers modern learners who thrive when given multiple opportunities to creatively transfer their knowledge in order to improve their world. Systemic adoption of the T3 Framework is helping whole learning systems realize the largely untapped potential of educational technologies to generate collective efficacy by catalyzing students' current and future learning readiness.

Research Base: The T3 Framework was synthesized from Dr. Magana's 35-year inquiry which endeavored to uncover the most reliable methods for enhancing teaching and learning with digital tools. The strategies in the T3 Framework have an observed effect size of ES=1.6 (Magana & Marzano, 2013; 2014; Magana, 2017; Magana, 2018; Magana, 2019). Dr. Magana's research methods and findings underpinning the T3 Framework have recently been inducted into The University of Oxford Research Encyclopedia for Education. The T3 Framework for Innovation has been hailed as "a visionary work; truly inspirational," (Marzano, 2017), a "brilliant breakthrough in our understanding and use of technology for learning" (Fullan, 2017), and, "a major step forward…the T3 Challenge is a powerful, credible, and exciting challenge: Let's do it!" (Hattie, 2018).

Outcomes: These sessions provide participants with foundational learning on the T3 Framework for Innovation. Learning outcomes include:

  • Awareness of the research findings on technology's impact on student achievement;
  • Guidance on implementing the T3 Framework strategies in classrooms immediately to begin accelerating students' mastery of current and future learning capacities; and
  • Guidance on using the T3 Framework to build collective efficacy of whole learning systems.
Donna McInerney

Donna McInerney

Driving the CAR: from Program to Practice

10:20 a.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

Reconnect with colleagues by discovering a systemic process that is built upon collaboration and brings coherence to the work of educators. The CAR framework connects the key pieces of the teaching learning cycle - standards, student learning, assessment, professional learning, educator effectiveness, and school climate and culture - to the work of professional learning communities. The focus is on how educators collaborate to assist students in reaching the highest level of achievement. Guided by a common language and specific conversations, CAR creates a coherent plan for systemic implementation of effective practice and makes curriculum development a priority – a shift from program to practice.

Kenny McKee

Kenny McKee

Motivating Male Readers in the ELA Classroom

9:15 a.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

Did you know that the reading gap between males and females is greater than the gaps between many other student groups? In this session, educators will assess their current classroom environments and practices for alignment with common male learning needs, discuss strategies for supporting male learners, and make personalized plans to support motivation and learning needs that are common to male learners.

Mythbusters: ELA Edition

10:20 a.m. in room TBD

Let's bust some myths! This session will explore effective research and practices that are often little known or just misunderstood. Topics such as vocabulary instruction, reading comprehension, and writing will be explored in this interactive, thoughtful session.

John Meehan

John Meehan

EDrenaline Rush: Game-Changing Student Engagement

9:15 a.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

What if going to school captured the thrills and excitement of an amusement park? Could classroom activities elicit the same sense of exhilaration you feel when charging the hill in a mud run? And how much more engaged would our students be if a curriculum was filled with the same mystery and mastery you'd expect from a twisting escape room of puzzles and surprises? Packed with lesson planning tips, instructional design ideas, and plug-and-play teaching resources, join John Meehan for EDrenaline Rush -- a game-changing workshop that challenges teachers to think differently and push their pedagogy to incredible limits, creating classrooms where students willingly step outside of their comfort zones and boldly dare to attempt the impossible.

Heather Moran

Heather Moran

Closing Keynote

3:35 p.m. in the auditorium

Brittany Murro

Brittany Murro

Creating Collaborative Learning Spaces

10:20 a.m. in room TBD

This session will explore ways to create or enhance collaborative learning spaces that will transform the way students learn while improving student outcomes.

Tim Needles

Tim Needles

Full STEAM Ahead

12:20 p.m. in room TBD

Explore ways to boost and promote creative problem solving and innovation with fun and engaging STEAM projects for all levels.

Jennifer Orr

Jennifer Orr

Dig In with Inquiry

10:20 a.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

Inquiry work, from quick questions on through extensive projects, offers students opportunities to dig deep into the content and their own learning. Such work can be done across all content areas and builds a wide range of skills while engaging students, building life-long learning skills, and going beyond the basics. Explore how to begin with the standards and curriculum and build lessons and units that will take students far past the standards.

John Paxton, Jr.

John Paxton, Jr.

And They Spoke

10:20 a.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

A father and daughter's journey through the system addressing sexual assault and the role educators play in the consent education conversation.

Muriel Rand

Dr. Muriel Rand

Balancing the Balanced Literacy Block

10:20 a.m. in room TBD
12:20 p.m. in room TBD

Putting together all the pieces of the English Language Arts block can be challenging. We'll take a look at how to incorporate read alouds, guided reading, small group activities, independent reading and writing, and skills practice in a way that keeps students engaged and continuously learning.

Denise Rawding

Dr. Denise Rawding

Making Math Moments Matter

9:15 a.m. in room TBD
12:20 p.m. in room TBD

How can we create moments in our classes that help the learning stick? In this session, we'll explore connections within the standards to better understand math's story and identify what deserves to be sticky. We will also look at ways to create moments by stepping out of the traditional math story. Say goodbye to hum-drum math class!

Allison Rodman

Allison Rodman

Bending Time and Space: Making Room for Teachers to be Learners

10:20 a.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

The job of an educator is demanding, and teachers struggle to make room for their own professional learning amid planning, grading, and relationship building with students and families. Explore strategies to support reflection, needs identification, resource selection, and collaboration. Learn approaches to connect and co-create learning experiences that promote your growth as a whole educator. Find ways to bend time and space and elevate your experience as a model learner.

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor

Social-Emotional Strategies you can use in the Middle and High School Classroom Right Now

10:20 a.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

One in five children and adolescents will face a significant mental health condition during their school years (National Association of Secondary School Principals). This challenge is increasingly harder to overcome in middle and high schools across the country and educators need tools to support the social, emotional, and psychological wellness of their students. Join Scott Taylor, who has partnered with Maurice Elias and Rutgers University to create the Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools (https://sel.cse.edu), for an immersive, participant-centered learning experience that will have everyone engaging in activities that promote the strategies needed to address students' adversity and trauma.

Pat Wright

Pat Wright

Morning Keynote

8:40 a.m. in the auditorium

Driving the CAR: from Program to Practice

10:20 a.m. in room TBD
1:25 p.m. in room TBD

Reconnect with colleagues by discovering a systemic process that is built upon collaboration and brings coherence to the work of educators. The CAR framework connects the key pieces of the teaching learning cycle - standards, student learning, assessment, professional learning, educator effectiveness, and school climate and culture - to the work of professional learning communities. The focus is on how educators collaborate to assist students in reaching the highest level of achievement. Guided by a common language and specific conversations, CAR creates a coherent plan for systemic implementation of effective practice and makes curriculum development a priority – a shift from program to practice.

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