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Friday, January 15
 

8:30am

Progress Monitoring - MVHS: Room# 409
Limited Capacity full

Determining student progress is critical to responsive teaching.  What is progress monitoring and how do teachers determine student growth? Participants will leave this session with practical tools for monitoring student progress.

Presenter
DS

Dr. Sonya Archie

Dr. Sonya Archie works as a Literacy Specialist for the SC Department of Education. She serves Aiken, Barnwell 19, Barnwell 29, and Barnwell 45. Dr. Archie is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 18 years experience in education. During her tenure in education, she has taught... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 60 Minutes

8:30am

Making Sense of Literacy Accommodations with Section 504 AHS: Room# SM205
Limited Capacity full

Teachers and administrators will look at the definition of accommodations and what accommodations support literacy instruction, as related to specific disabilities. At the end of the session, participants will have knowledge of the legalities of Section 504 accommodations, why these accommodations support good instruction, and how to execute the accommodations in their class.

Presenter
avatar for Amy Margaret MacDougall

Amy Margaret MacDougall

Amy Margaret MacDougall started teaching special education in alternative settings, elementary special education, and general education in middle grades.  In administration she has served as an assistant principal in elementary and middle school settings.  At the district... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 Minutes

8:30am

Meeting Students Where They Are: Differentiating Instruction - SAHS: Room# 212
Limited Capacity seats available

Differentiated instruction does not happen by accident. It requires planning, commitment, and acknowledgment of the fact that diverse abilities, experiences, and interests have a tremendous impact on student learning. Strategies for successfully implementing differentiated instruction will be shared. By the end of the session, participants will learn how to create environments where students are engaged in meaningful learning activities, which challenge and meet the unique needs of each individual student.

Presenter
avatar for Literacy for Learning, LLC

Literacy for Learning, LLC

Professional Development Associate, Literacy for Learning
Ethel M. Johnson Ethel Johnson has twenty-nine years of experience in education as a master teacher, administrator, and professional development provider. She is recently retired from the South Carolina Department of Education where she served as an Education Associate and Team Leader... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented Outside agency
  • Session Length 90 minutes

10:20am

Improving Literacy for English Language Learners (ELLs) - AHS: Room# SM120
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will examine best instructional practices for mainstream teachers with high school/middle school ESOL students. Topics to be addressed include differentiation, scaffolding, and the effective implementation of student accommodation plans. At the end of the session, participants will be able to employ new research-based strategies to meet the literacy needs of their ESOL students.

Presenter
DM

Dr. Max Allen Diggs, Jr.

Dr. Max Allen Diggs, Jr. is an ESOL teacher/coach in the Chesterfield County School District. Prior to coming to Chesterfield, Dr. Diggs worked 27 years as a teacher and administrator in North Carolina, and assistant professor at Montreat College. He was a North Carolina Principal... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 10:20am - 11:50am
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented Outside agency
  • Session Length 90 minutes

10:50am

Progress Monitoring - MVHS: Room# 409
Limited Capacity filling up

Determining student progress is critical to responsive teaching.  What is progress monitoring and how do teachers determine student growth? Participants will leave this session with practical tools for monitoring student progress.

Presenter
DS

Dr. Sonya Archie

Dr. Sonya Archie works as a Literacy Specialist for the SC Department of Education. She serves Aiken, Barnwell 19, Barnwell 29, and Barnwell 45. Dr. Archie is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 18 years experience in education. During her tenure in education, she has taught... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Outside agency
  • Session Length 60 Minutes

10:50am

Using Alternate Achievement Standards in ELA (focusing on Reading Informational Text) to Teach and Engage Students with Intellectual Disabilities - SAHS: Room 210
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants in this session will be able to see examples of weekly reading lesson plans connected to alternate achievement standards for students with intellectual disabilities, differentiate/adapt activities for all ability levels, and use key ideas from the literacy model during reading instruction. At the end of this session, participants will be able to use examples from today's session and apply in their classroom.

Presenter
AN

Allison Newbegin

Allison Newbegin is the Lead Teacher for the PLC.


Friday January 15, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

10:50am

Keys to Unlocking Literacy for English Language Learners - MVHS: Room# 414
Limited Capacity filling up

This is an interactive session where participants will have the opportunity to explore, question and apply newly gained knowledge about improving the literacy of their English Language Learners. This knowledge will be used to meet the literacy and linguistic needs of English Language Learners in the following areas: A. Explicitly activating background knowledge B. Developing academic vocabulary C. Increasing reading comprehension D. Improving student writing At the end of this session, participants will be able to use research-based strategies and language development standards to enhance literacy instruction for English Language Learners.

Presenter
avatar for Sandy Polk

Sandy Polk

ESOL Partner Teacher for ACPSD, Aiken County Public Schools
Sandy Polk began her teaching career in 1985 as a third grade teacher at Byrd Elementary. Fifteen years later she started out in the ESOL program as a teacher at Millbrook, Chukker Creek and Greendale Elementary Schools. For the past eight years she has been providing professional... Read More →

Co-Presenter


Friday January 15, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

1:00pm

Making Sense of Literacy Accommodations with Section 504 SAHS: Room# 214
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers and administrators will look at the definition of accommodations and what accommodations support literacy instruction, as related to specific disabilities. At the end of the session, participants will have knowledge of the legalities of Section 504 accommodations, why these accommodations support good instruction, and how to execute the accommodations in their class.

Presenter
avatar for Amy Margaret MacDougall

Amy Margaret MacDougall

Amy Margaret MacDougall started teaching special education in alternative settings, elementary special education, and general education in middle grades.  In administration she has served as an assistant principal in elementary and middle school settings.  At the district... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

1:00pm

Using Alternate Achievement Standards in ELA (focusing on Reading Informational Text) to Teach and Engage Students with Intellectual Disabilities - SAHS: Room 210
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants in this session will be able to see examples of weekly reading lesson plans connected to alternate achievement standards for students with intellectual disabilities, differentiate/adapt activities for all ability levels, and use key ideas from the literacy model during reading instruction. At the end of this session, participants will be able to use examples from today's session and apply in their classroom.

Presenter
AN

Allison Newbegin

Allison Newbegin is the Lead Teacher for the PLC.


Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

1:00pm

Using Learning Menus to Differentiate Instruction - AHS: Room# SM120
Limited Capacity full

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the key components of a learning menu, discover how a learning menu fosters differentiation, and view a video of a learning menu at work. At the end of this session, participants will be able to differentiate instruction through the use of learning menus in their classroom.

Presenter
avatar for Lauren Enter

Lauren Enter

Special Programs Program Specialist
Lauren Enter has worked in Aiken County for the past 17 years as a regular educator, special educator, and at the district level.  She served as a Special Education Coordinator for five of those years providing excellent support to teachers and administrators.  Her most... Read More →


321 pdf

Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

1:00pm

Keys to Unlocking Literacy for English Language Learners - MVHS: Room# 414
Limited Capacity filling up

This is an interactive session where participants will have the opportunity to explore, question and apply newly gained knowledge about improving the literacy of their English Language Learners. This knowledge will be used to meet the literacy and linguistic needs of English Language Learners in the following areas: A. Explicitly activating background knowledge B. Developing academic vocabulary C. Increasing reading comprehension D. Improving student writing At the end of this session, participants will be able to use research-based strategies and language development standards to enhance literacy instruction for English Language Learners.

Presenter
avatar for Sandy Polk

Sandy Polk

ESOL Partner Teacher for ACPSD, Aiken County Public Schools
Sandy Polk began her teaching career in 1985 as a third grade teacher at Byrd Elementary. Fifteen years later she started out in the ESOL program as a teacher at Millbrook, Chukker Creek and Greendale Elementary Schools. For the past eight years she has been providing professional... Read More →

Co-Presenter


Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes

1:00pm

Meeting Students Where They Are: Differentiating Instruction - SAHS: Room# 212
Limited Capacity filling up

Differentiated instruction does not happen by accident. It requires planning, commitment, and acknowledgment of the fact that diverse abilities, experiences, and interests have a tremendous impact on student learning. Strategies for successfully implementing differentiated instruction will be shared. By the end of the session, participants will learn how to create environments where students are engaged in meaningful learning activities, which challenge and meet the unique needs of each individual student.

Presenter
avatar for Literacy for Learning, LLC

Literacy for Learning, LLC

Professional Development Associate, Literacy for Learning
Ethel M. Johnson Ethel Johnson has twenty-nine years of experience in education as a master teacher, administrator, and professional development provider. She is recently retired from the South Carolina Department of Education where she served as an Education Associate and Team Leader... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 90 minutes

1:00pm

Understanding and Meeting the Academic Needs of the Gifted Learner - MVHS: Room# 307
Limited Capacity filling up

The purpose of this session is to assist teachers in understanding and meeting the literary needs of the gifted student. This is an opportunity to share with teachers research based strategies and techniques for differentiating instruction for high ability and high achieving students. Participants will gain clearer understanding of how to promote literary achievement through effective instructional practices designed for gifted student. To do this, it is important that teachers have a clear understanding of the different social, emotional and academic needs of the advanced learner.

Presenter
avatar for Agnes Hobson

Agnes Hobson

Third Grade Teacher, Millbrook Elementary
Agnes Hobson is a committed and devoted teacher with 21 years of experience, 15 of those years teaching gifted and talented elementary students across all of Aiken County.



Friday January 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Jefferson Elementary
  • Session Length 90 minutes

2:10pm

Progress Monitoring - MVHS: Room# 409
Limited Capacity full

Determining student progress is critical to responsive teaching.  What is progress monitoring and how do teachers determine student growth? Participants will leave this session with practical tools for monitoring student progress.

Presenter
DS

Dr. Sonya Archie

Dr. Sonya Archie works as a Literacy Specialist for the SC Department of Education. She serves Aiken, Barnwell 19, Barnwell 29, and Barnwell 45. Dr. Archie is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 18 years experience in education. During her tenure in education, she has taught... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Outside agency
  • Session Length 60 Minutes

2:10pm

Response to Intervention Strategies for all Teachers in the area of Reading - SAHS: Room# 304
Limited Capacity seats available

RTI Skills and research based instructional strategies

Presenter
MD

Michelle Deschenes

Special Education Teacher, Aiken county Public Schools
I have taught for 18 years as a special education teacher for grades K through High School.I have a Bachelers in Special Education, a Masters in Urban Education and a second Masters in Reading and Writing.I have made Reading Intervention my career goal doing research, becoming certified... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 2:10pm - 3:10pm
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented Aiken Middle
  • Session Length 60 minutes

2:10pm

Using Learning Menus to Differentiate Instruction - AHS: Room# SM120
Limited Capacity filling up

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the key components of a learning menu, discover how a learning menu fosters differentiation, and view a video of a learning menu at work. At the end of this session, participants will be able to differentiate instruction through the use of learning menus in their classroom.

Presenter
avatar for Lauren Enter

Lauren Enter

Special Programs Program Specialist
Lauren Enter has worked in Aiken County for the past 17 years as a regular educator, special educator, and at the district level.  She served as a Special Education Coordinator for five of those years providing excellent support to teachers and administrators.  Her most... Read More →


321 pdf

Friday January 15, 2016 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Aiken High School (High School Conference Location) 449 Rutland Dr, Aiken, SC 29801
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 Minutes

2:40pm

Improving Literacy for English Language Learners (ELLs) - SAHS: Room# 202
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will examine best instructional practices for mainstream teachers with high school/middle school ESOL students. Topics to be addressed include differentiation, scaffolding, and the effective implementation of student accommodation plans. At the end of the session, participants will be able to employ new research-based strategies to meet the literacy needs of their ESOL students.

Presenter
DM

Dr. Max Allen Diggs, Jr.

Dr. Max Allen Diggs, Jr. is an ESOL teacher/coach in the Chesterfield County School District. Prior to coming to Chesterfield, Dr. Diggs worked 27 years as a teacher and administrator in North Carolina, and assistant professor at Montreat College. He was a North Carolina Principal... Read More →



Friday January 15, 2016 2:40pm - 4:10pm
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 90 minutes

2:40pm

Growing Critical Readers through Individualized Strategies - MVHS: Room# 208
Limited Capacity full

At the end of this session, participants will be able to match individualized comprehension strategies to individual readers. Teachers will be given electronic copies of strategy guidebooks for both fiction and nonfiction. These guidebooks have been compiled by the presenters that contain strategies pulled from multiple sources.

Presenter
JM

Jennifer Minolfo

These two presenters have taught for more than 15 years including many years in upper elementary grades. We have presented at state and international reading conferences around the United States. We are also board members on ACIRA.

Co-Presenter
avatar for Brandee Green

Brandee Green

Aiken County Public Schools
Aiken Elementary School


Friday January 15, 2016 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Aiken Elementary
  • Session Length 90 minutes

3:15pm

Response to Intervention Strategies for all Teachers in the area of Reading - SAHS: Room# 304
Limited Capacity filling up

RTI Skills and research based instructional strategies

Presenter
MD

Michelle Deschenes

Special Education Teacher, Aiken county Public Schools
I have taught for 18 years as a special education teacher for grades K through High School.I have a Bachelers in Special Education, a Masters in Urban Education and a second Masters in Reading and Writing.I have made Reading Intervention my career goal doing research, becoming certified... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
South Aiken High School (Middle School Conference Location) 232 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • School Represented Aiken Middle
  • Session Length 60 minutes