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Friday, January 15
 

8:30am

Waterford: How Policy, Research and Economics are Reshaping Early Childhood Education - MVHS: Room# Auditorium
What is the current state of early childhood education in the US? How policy, research, and economics - along with parental choice - are dynamically reshaping ECE and why it’s important to understand these forces.

Presenter
BH

Benjamin Heuston

As a leader in educational technology over the last two decades, Edward “Benjamin” Heuston has continued the legacy started by his father Dusty. Benjamin is an active speaker, giving presentations at ASU + GSV Summit, TEDx and the Early Education & Technology for Children Conference... 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

Unpacking DRA2 Results (*This is a required session for all K5 teachers. All K5 teachers must attend 1 DRA2 session. First Steps directors are welcome to attend, *Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend.) - MVHS: Room #313
Limited Capacity full

This workshop will unpack the assessment reports and guide you in setting goals and expectations for instruction and student outcomes while staying focused on the instructional cycle. Assess-Learn-Teach. Some of the questions we will explore are: After giving the first DRA2 assessment what did you learn about your students? What are your instructional next steps? What did you learn about the assessment? What questions do you have about the assessment and reports? What information did you use to set goals and expectations for your students? How will you be sure that the students are making adequate progress? How will you share this information with the families?

*this is a required session for all K5 teachers, First Steps directors are welcome to attend

*Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend


Presenter
avatar for Karen Miller

Karen Miller

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education
Karen Miller has been working in education for 20 + years. During this time she has taught in all grades K-7, provided instructional coaching for many years in 2 large elementary schools and most recently, she began working at SCDOE where she supports statewide assessment and intervention... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 90 Minutes

8:30am

Unpacking DRA2 Results (*This is a required session for all K5 teachers. All K5 teachers must attend 1 DRA2 session. First Steps directors are welcome to attend, *Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend.) - MVHS: Room #424
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will unpack the assessment reports and guide you in setting goals and expectations for instruction and student outcomes while staying focused on the instructional cycle. Assess-Learn-Teach. Some of the questions we will explore are: After giving the first DRA2 assessment what did you learn about your students? What are your instructional next steps? What did you learn about the assessment? What questions do you have about the assessment and reports? What information did you use to set goals and expectations for your students? How will you be sure that the students are making adequate progress? How will you share this information with the families?

*this is a required session for all K5 teachers, First Steps directors are welcome to attend

*Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend


Presenter
DR

Deia Roberts

Pearson Trainer


Friday January 15, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 90 Minutes

9:40am

Waterford Literacy for ALL Students - MVHS: Room# Auditorium

Becoming literate is the hardest work brains do. Discover some surprisingly simple research-based strategies that support the development of literacy for ALL students. Focus on ELL students.


Presenter
PT

Pilar Torres-Siclait

President of Fathum: Learning Solutions an EdTech fourth sector company dedicated to closing the achievement gap of low-income underserved communities. Pilar has twenty-five years of experience in education and human services program design and implementation. Pilar founded... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 60 minutes

10:20am

Unpacking DRA2 Results (*This is a required session for all K5 teachers. All K5 teachers must attend 1 DRA2 session. First Steps directors are welcome to attend, *Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend.) - MVHS: Room #424
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will unpack the assessment reports and guide you in setting goals and expectations for instruction and student outcomes while staying focused on the instructional cycle. Assess-Learn-Teach. Some of the questions we will explore are: After giving the first DRA2 assessment what did you learn about your students? What are your instructional next steps? What did you learn about the assessment? What questions do you have about the assessment and reports? What information did you use to set goals and expectations for your students? How will you be sure that the students are making adequate progress? How will you share this information with the families?

*this is a required session for all K5 teachers, First Steps directors are welcome to attend

*Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend


Presenter
DR

Deia Roberts

Pearson Trainer


Friday January 15, 2016 10:20am - 11:50am
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 90 Minutes

10:50am

Waterford: UPSTART- Innovative Model for PreK - MVHS: Room# Auditorium

Learn about a home-based, technology-delivered kindergarten-readiness program that can be used as a stand-alone (in rural areas where services are limited and transportation is a challenge or when families in any locale choose not to send their children to center-based preschool) or as a complement to site-based preschool (when children need additional cognitive development or non-native speaking children need additional English language practice).  UPSTART—the winner of an i3 Validation Grant—has learned how to successfully partner with and support parents to get children ready for school (99% of parents say participation was beneficial and helped prepare their child for school) and five years of learning results data including an external evaluation.


Presenter
CM

Claudia Miner

Dr. Claudia Miner has more than 25 years of experience in non-constituent-based institutional advancement, focusing on all aspects of fundraising, public relations and marketing. Prior to coming to Waterford, Claudia was Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the Desert... 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

1:00pm

Waterford: Sharing Successful Early Learning Implementations - MVHS: Room# Auditorium
Presenter
TR

Toby Rothstein Gruber

Toby Rothstein Gruber has spent more than 10 years managing and delivering professional development services. At Waterford, she custom designs product-focused professional development plans, assists districts in implementing various technology initiatives, manages and mentors a team... Read More →


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

1:00pm

FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior - MVHS: Room# 424
Limited Capacity full

FLIP IT is designed to support all adults who interact with young children ages 3 through 8.  FLIP IT has four simple steps teachers and parents can use to transform children’s challenging behavior and help children learn about their feelings and gain self-control.


Presenter
CL

Candi Lalonde

Executive Director, Edgefield County First Steps
Certified Trainer with CCCCD TAP Generalist Level II FLIP IT Certified
DP

Deborah Padgett

Saluda County First Steps


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

1:00pm

Unpacking DRA 2 Results (*This is a required session for all K5 teachers. All K5 teachers must attend 1 DRA2 session.First Steps directors are welcome to attend, *Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend.) - MVHS: Room #313
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will unpack the assessment reports and guide you in setting goals and expectations for instruction and student outcomes while staying focused on the instructional cycle. Assess-Learn-Teach. Some of the questions we will explore are: After giving the first DRA2 assessment what did you learn about your students? What are your instructional next steps? What did you learn about the assessment? What questions do you have about the assessment and reports? What information did you use to set goals and expectations for your students? How will you be sure that the students are making adequate progress? How will you share this information with the families?

*this is a required session for all K5 teachers, First Steps directors are welcome to attend

*Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend


Presenter
avatar for Karen Miller

Karen Miller

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education
Karen Miller has been working in education for 20 + years. During this time she has taught in all grades K-7, provided instructional coaching for many years in 2 large elementary schools and most recently, she began working at SCDOE where she supports statewide assessment and intervention... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Unpacking DRA2 Results (*This is a required session for all K5 teachers. All K5 teachers must attend 1 DRA2 session. First Steps directors are welcome to attend, *Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend.) - MVHS: Room #210
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will unpack the assessment reports and guide you in setting goals and expectations for instruction and student outcomes while staying focused on the instructional cycle. Assess-Learn-Teach. Some of the questions we will explore are: After giving the first DRA2 assessment what did you learn about your students? What are your instructional next steps? What did you learn about the assessment? What questions do you have about the assessment and reports? What information did you use to set goals and expectations for your students? How will you be sure that the students are making adequate progress? How will you share this information with the families?

*this is a required session for all K5 teachers, First Steps directors are welcome to attend

*Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend


Presenter
DR

Deia Roberts

Pearson Trainer


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

2:10pm

Waterford: Teaching and Learning with the Brain in Mind - MVHS: Auditorium

This session will explore exciting advances in brain research and the implications this has for the way we teach and the way students learn. Come find out why this is the best time in the history of the world to be a teacher!


Presenter
DG

DeShaunda Gooden Warner

DeShaunda Gooden-Warner has worked in a variety of roles within public, private, and nonprofit organizations throughout her 20-year career in education including teaching, professional development, policy advocacy, sales, marketing and product development. Most recently, she served... 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

2:40pm

FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior - MVHS: Room# 424
Limited Capacity filling up

FLIP IT is designed to support all adults who interact with young children ages 3 through 8.  FLIP IT has four simple steps teachers and parents can use to transform children’s challenging behavior and help children learn about their feelings and gain self-control.


Presenter
CL

Candi Lalonde

Executive Director, Edgefield County First Steps
Certified Trainer with CCCCD TAP Generalist Level II FLIP IT Certified
DP

Deborah Padgett

Saluda County First Steps


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

2:40pm

Unpacking DRA 2 Results (*This is a required session for all K5 teachers. All K5 teachers must attend 1 DRA2 session.First Steps directors are welcome to attend, *Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend.) - MVHS: Room #313
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will unpack the assessment reports and guide you in setting goals and expectations for instruction and student outcomes while staying focused on the instructional cycle. Assess-Learn-Teach. Some of the questions we will explore are: After giving the first DRA2 assessment what did you learn about your students? What are your instructional next steps? What did you learn about the assessment? What questions do you have about the assessment and reports? What information did you use to set goals and expectations for your students? How will you be sure that the students are making adequate progress? How will you share this information with the families?

*this is a required session for all K5 teachers, First Steps directors are welcome to attend

*Administrators and Reading Coaches are highly encouraged to attend


Presenter
avatar for Karen Miller

Karen Miller

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education
Karen Miller has been working in education for 20 + years. During this time she has taught in all grades K-7, provided instructional coaching for many years in 2 large elementary schools and most recently, she began working at SCDOE where she supports statewide assessment and intervention... Read More →


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

3:15pm

Waterford: Research and the Benefits of Computer Assisted Instruction in Early Learning - MVHS: Room# Auditorium
How can districts tackle ECE and its challenges on a local level? Dr Heuston will be discussing the roles of districts, parents, teachers, and technology as well as providing some suggestions around structure and strategy so that districts can roll up their sleeves and get to work on a customized plan that meets their own particular needs.

Presenter
BH

Benjamin Heuston

As a leader in educational technology over the last two decades, Edward “Benjamin” Heuston has continued the legacy started by his father Dusty. Benjamin is an active speaker, giving presentations at ASU + GSV Summit, TEDx and the Early Education & Technology for Children Conference... Read More →


Friday January 15, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Midland Valley High School (Elementary Conference Location) 227 Mustang Dr, Graniteville, SC 29829
  • School Represented Outside Agency
  • Session Length 60 minutes