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Breakout Sessions

Transitioning From NCLB to ESSA

        Michael Diedrich, Policy Specialist for ESSA, Minnesota Department of Education

 

New to Title Programs?

           Pat King, School Support and Title Programs, St. Cloud Area Schools

           Tammy Kraft, Federal Programs Director, Cambridge-Isanti School District

 

Building Blocks for Literacy: Efficient and Effective Interventions

            Brittany Larson, Literacy Specialist, University of Minnesota 

            Stacy Thompson, Literary Specialist, University of Minnesota

            Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites (PRESS)

 

Interactive Writing: An Essential Component of the Literacy Experience for Early Learners

            Carolyn Gwinn, Educational Consultant, Independent

 

Prepare Now to Leave a Lasting Legacy:  Administrator Impact on Literacy Teaching and Learning at the Elementary Level

           Carolyn Gwinn, Educational Consultant, Independent

 

Changing the Trajectory of Early Readers Who Struggle

            Carolyn Gwinn, Educational Consultant, Independent    

                   

Sponsor Presentation

 Best Practices in Effective Schoolwide Literacy Systems

            Liz Rosado-McGrath, National Content Specialist, Heinemann Publishers

 

The 2017-18 Compliance Guide

           Sally Gordon, ESEA Program Monitor, Minnesota Department of Education

           Wayne Kuklinski, ESEA Program Monitor, Minnesota Department of Education

 

Going to School with Autism

           Nemah Al-Saaraj, Speaker, Disability Awareness

 

A Journey: Focus and Priority School

            Pat King, Director Federal Programs, St. Cloud Area Schools

            Tammy Wilson, Principal, Discovery Community School

             Kate Flynn, Principal, Talahi Community School

 

Sponsor Presentation

Teacher & Principal School Report: A National Survey of Educators

             Michael Haggen, Chief Academic Officer, SVP Professional Learning, Scholastic Education 

 

ESSA Parent Notification Overview

            Barbara Al Nori, English Lerner Education Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

            Jesse Markow, Director of Key Accounts and Partnerships for TransACT

 

Strengthening Student Motivation with the REACH Framework

            Eric Kalenze, Director of Education Solutions, Search Institute

 

Sponsor Presentation

             Ensuring Success in Math through Literacy

            Lynda McKelvey, Regional Vice President, Teacher Created Materials    

 

Minnesota Reports and Resources

             Holly Brunson-Pope, Outreach & Training Specialist, Division of Statewide Testing, Minnesota Department of           Education

             Yu-Feng Chang, Psychometrician, Division of Statewide Testing, Minnesota Department of Education

 

Sponsor Presentation

One Size does NOT Fit All: Personalizing Math and Language Arts & Writing Instruction (GK-8)

             Jill Olson, Personalized Learning Implementation Specialist, McGraw Hill Education

 

Overview of the Minnesota Department of Education’s Data Center

            Holly Brunson-Pope, Outreach & Training Specialist, Division of Statewide Testing, Minnesota Department of Education           

 

Strategies for Working with Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

              Ruth Richardson, Director of Programs, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

  

Implementing Learning English for Academic Proficiency and Success (LEAPS)

             Michelle Niska, English Learner Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

             Ursula Lentz, World Language and English Learner Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

 

ESSA Updates: Homeless/McKinney-Vento

              Anne McInerney, LICSW, McKinney Vento Liaison, St. Paul Public Schools

 

Minnesota's Standardized English Learner Procedures

              Julie Chi, English Learner and Migrant Education Compliance Monitor, Minnesota Department of Education

 

ESSA: Parent and Family Engagement

              Debra Landvik Letendre, Educational Specialist II, Minnesota Department of Education

               Suzy Maus, Title I Parent Involvement Support, St. Cloud Public Schools

 

The State of Reading Well by Third Grade

                Cory Stai, M.Ed, Literacy Specialist, Division of Academic Standards and Instructional Effectiveness, Minnesota Department of Education

 

Sponsor Presentation

Closing the Content/Language Gap for Upper Elementary Striving Readers

            Leticia Dye, Educational Consultant, Benchmark Education

 

Using Secure Report Data to Make Informed Decisions

            Joe Curiel, Results Measurement Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

 

Sponsor Presentation

Reading Intervention:  Guided Reading Interventions and Solutions

              Jeri Ball, Sales Representative, Opaki

 

Schoolwide or Targeted Assistance:  Which model fits our school needs?

            Noemi Trevino, Migrant & Schoolwide Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

             Wayne Kuklinski, ESEA Program Monitor, Minnesota Department of Education

 

ESSA Updates: Foster Care, Neglected/Delinquent/At-Risk Youth

               Nancy DuBouis, St. Paul Public Schools