July 22, 2016


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Development of an Interactive Data Dashboard to Drive Instruction

Presenter: Tea Area Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Nebelsick Lowery, Director of Curriculum & Assessment Elizabeth Herrboldt, Director of Technology Chris Friedrich, Frontier Elementary Principal Barb Hansen, Venture Elementary Principal Jay Swatek & Legacy Elementary Principal Samantha Walder

Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. in Rooms 8-9-10

The Tea Area School District is in its third year of using improvement science as the catalyst for academic growth. The session will focus on development of an interactive data dashboard using student achievement on the state assessment, NWEA, end of topic assessments, and classroom formative assessments. The session will also examine the use of the dashboard for student review, lesson planning, and grade level team planning.

Bite Sized Professional Learning

Presenter: Watertown Middle School Principal Todd L. Brist, Ed.D.

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Rooms 13-14

Engaging as lifelong learners through continuous, professional learning is an important task for all educators—but when and how? By providing professional development in accessible, differentiated, and job embedded ways school leaders can engage their staff in relevant and impactful professional growth. Join this session to learn about how images, videos, articles, book studies, badging, and other tools can be used to improve professional learning in your school.

Black Hills Online Learning Community: Online Learning Options for Public School Students. Let’s Work Together!

Presenter: TIE Coordinator Black Hills Online Learning Community Connie Godfrey

Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. in Room 3

Let’s partner to offer quality, aligned, DOE approved courses to your students. Learn about our full or part-time enrollment options, large course catalog, and how teamwork can expand possibilities for students in your district.

Shape the Future: CTE

Presenter: SD DOE State CTE Director Laura Scheibe

Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. in Rooms 13-14

Come learn about the benefits a robust career and technical education (CTE) program can have for your school community while lending your voice to the future of CTE in South Dakota. This session is ideal for school board members and administrators alike looking for ways to engage students in planning their future career paths. You can also shape what the next five years of programming looks like as the DOE writes the five-year state plan.

Responsive Practices for All Learners Pathway Experience

Presenter: TIE Learning Specialist Dr. Scott Simpson & Learning Specialist Sharla Steever

Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. in Room 2

Since 2012, progress has been made toward addressing the needs of learners through Indigenous Essential Understandings, Responsive Practices for all learners, and the development of educator intercultural agility through the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). This organically grown model is now a systematic approach for schools and districts we call The Champion Pathway. Dr. Scott Simpson and Sharla Steever will share this model, stories, and some related data. They will also invite participants to become involved in this Professional Learning opportunity.

Unlocking the Potential of Instructional Walkthroughs: A Collaborative Approach by Instructors and Practitioners

Presenter: University of South Dakota Assistant Professor Dr. Erin Lehmann, Assistant Professor of Practice Dr. David Swank and Visiting Instructor Dr. Vassa Grichko and Sioux Falls School District Director of Middle School Curriculum, & K12 Instructional Technology Dr. Demi Moon

Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in Room 2

In this session, instructors and practitioners will showcase their collaborative efforts in identifying and establishing the critical elements of effective teaching and learning. An instructional walkthrough tool was used by school leaders and university candidates in a principal preparation program to formatively assess instruction. Join us as we share the results of this experience, best practices, and explore new possibilities to enhance teaching and learning in schools.