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2 MEGA 2015 sessions are focused around the PLAN 2020 strands. Each MEGA 2015 session has a strand name and color included in the description to help identify the associated strand. LEARNERS SUPPORT SYSTEMS SCHOOLS/SYSTEMS PROFESSIONALS ALABAMA S 2020 LEARNERS ObjECTIvES 1. All students perform at or above proficiency and show continuous improvement (achievement/growth). 2. All students succeed (gap closure). 3. Every student graduates from high school (grad rate). 4. Every student graduates high school prepared (college- and career-readiness). STRATEgIES Develop and implement a unified PreK through college- and career-readiness plan. Develop and adopt college- and career-ready aligned standards in all subject areas. Create and implement a balanced and meaningful assessment and accountability system. Align available programmatic and fiscal resources to support local school needs in the area of instruction. ALABAMA S 2020 SCHOOLS/SYSTEMS ObjECTIvES 1. All schools and systems will receive adequate funding to meet the individual and collective needs of their students. 2. All schools and systems will be resourced and supported based on identified need as determined from the state s accountability plan and additional indicators at the local level. 3. Schools and systems will be granted flexibility to innovate and create 21st Century learning environments to meet the individual and collective needs of their students. 4. Schools and systems are resourced to create a 21st Century learning environments for their students including infrastructure, building renovation/improvements, and technology. STRATEgIES Analyze the current funding formula for public education. Develop a differentiated and customized support and intervention system for local school systems. Create a policy environment that promotes and rewards performance, innovation, and creativity. Conduct a study of existing capital outlay needs for school systems. ALABAMA S 2020 SUPPORT SYSTEMS ObjECTIvES 1. All students will attend school daily and be engaged in rigorous and relevant learning environments. 2. All students will develop a sense of personal and civic responsibility to ensure a learning environment that is safe and civil. 3. All students will be provided with individual and group counseling services. 4. All students will enter 9th grade prepared and with a four-year plan that addresses their individual academic and career interest needs. 5. All students will be provided with healthy meals, physical education, and health instruction supported with needed medical and related services. STRATEgIES Implement an early warning system for student absences and build a community-based support and intervention system. Implement a Positive Behavior Support or other related student and school culture program to support student ownership of his/her actions that includes alternatives to traditional disciplinary sanctions. Implement Alabama s Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Plan. Develop and implement a Coordinated School Health and Support Program. ALABAMA S 2020 PROFESSIONALS ObjECTIvES 1. Every child is taught by a well-prepared, resourced, supported, and effective teacher. 2. Every school is led by a well-prepared, resourced, supported, and effective leader. 3. Every school system is led by a prepared and supported visionary instructional leader. STRATEgIES Redesign and reinvest in the Alabama Teacher Recruitment and Incentive Program (ATRIP). Review the admission and certification criteria for Alabama s teacher preparation programs. Provide a comprehensive induction and mentoring program for new teachers. Develop and implement a professional growth evaluation system for teachers and leaders that includes multiple measures of student growth and achievement. Provide research-based professional growth opportunities for Alabama s teachers and leaders based on their individual and collective professional learning plans.

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4 Monday, July 20, 2015 Dear Conference Attendees: Welcome to the 2015 Mega Conference and to the City of Mobile. As we implement Plan 2020 with the goal being: Every Child A Graduate Every Graduate Prepared this conference will provide collaborative learning experiences to support student learning and increased achievement. During this conference valuable information will be shared in the sessions presented on the strands of Plan 2020: Learners, Support Systems, Schools/Systems and Professionals. Everyone will be further motivated to graduate all students well prepared for college and career success. We want to invite you to take advantage of all the City of Mobile and the surrounding areas have to offer, including golf at the Magnolia Grove Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, fishing in Mobile Bay and relaxing on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. We hope you take time to explore and enjoy the many restaurants which feature delicious seafood, the beautiful historic homes, the various museums and all shopping venues. This conference will provide the opportunity to renew friendships and to develop new professional associations. All members of the Mobile County Public School System look forward to exchanging ideas and sharing time with you as we serve as your host in our city. We extend a warm summer welcome and hope you have a wonderful time! Sincerely, Martha L. Peek Superintendent M E G A

5 THE CITY OF MOBILE, M, ALABAMA ABAMA OFFICE FICE OF THE MAYOR M Alabama State Department of Education 2015 MEGA Conference nce July 20-24, 2015 WELCOME TO MOBILE! As Mayor of the City of Mobile, it gives me great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Alabama State Department of Education personnel, school systems personnel, and vendors attending the 2015 MEGA Conference. We are honored that you have chosen our great city to host your conference. We extend to you an invitation to visit our many attractions, points of interest, and recreational and cultural l facilities. i Of course, you will find dining ing in Mobile a real pleasure as we have some of the finest restaurants serving a wide variety of foods, including our great Gulf Coast seafood. od. Those of you who ve visited Mobile before know all about our great quality of life and the famous Southern hospitality t of our people. To our first-time tim guests, we know that once you get a taste of what Mobile has to offer, you will want to return time and time again. Again, welcome to our city. I hope you have an enjoyable time and will visit again soon. M E G A

6 M E G A C O N F E R E N C E MEGA 2015 Table of Contents general Information...6 MEgA 2015 Schedule-at-a-glance...8 MEgA Personal Planner...9 DON T MISS THE GENERAL SESSION! MONDAY, JULY 20 1:00 P.M. Featuring: Tommy Bice, Stacey Bess, and William Daggett Mobile Convention Center East/West Ballrooms SPECIAL SESSIONS TUESDAY Concurrent Sessions 8:15 am 4:30 pm :15 9:45 am :15 11:30 am :00 11:30 am :00 2:30 pm :00 4:30 pm :00 4:30 pm...23 WEDNESDAY Concurrent Sessions 8:15 am 4:30 pm :15 9:45 am :15 11:30 am :00 11:30 am :00 2:30 pm :00 4:30 pm :00 4:30 pm...35 THURSDAY Concurrent Sessions 8:15 am 4:30 pm :15 9:45 am :15 11:30 am :00 11:30 am :00 2:30 pm :00 4:30 pm :00 4:30 pm...45 FRIDAY Concurrent Sessions 8:15 9:45 am :15 11:30 am :00 11:30 am...50 MEgA Presenters MEgA Conference Maps MEgA Exhibitors MEgA Evaluation Form...63 Certificate of Attendance...65 Notes M E G A

7 MEgA 2015 Committee Alabama State Department of Education Terry Atchison, Technology Initiatives Carol Belcher, Alabama Reading Initiative Barry Blackwell, Special Education Services Charles Creel, Communication Willietta Conner, Career Technical Education Linda Felton-Smith, Office of Learning Support Gay Finn, Instructional Services Donna Fuller, Technology Initiatives Ray Glasscock, Special Education Services Cheri Hayes, Technology Initiatives Beverly Jackson, Special Education Services Marilyn Lewis, Prevention and Support Services Chris McDuffie, Educate/LEAD Alabama Edmund Moore, Federal Programs Earlene Patton, Technology Initiatives Marlo Phifer, Office of Learning Support Crystal Richardson, Special Education Services Hubert Staley, Special Education Services Nora Thorington, Federal Programs Marcus Vandiver, Research and Development Gary Watson, SDE Accounting The MEgA Conference 2015, a professional development enhancement opportunity, is co-sponsored by the following: Alabama State Department of Education Dr. Thomas R. Bice, State Superintendent of Education Mr. Andy Craig, Deputy Superintendent of Education Administrative and Financial Services Mrs. Sherrill Parris, Deputy Superintendent of Education Office of Teaching/Learning Dr. Phillip Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent of Education Career and Technical Education Dr. Jeff Langham, Assistant Superintendent of Education Office of External Affairs Dr. Melinda Maddox, Assistant Superintendent of Education Research and Data Information Office of Learning Support Dr. Linda Felton-Smith, Director Special Education Services Ms. Crystal Richardson, Program Coordinator Federal Programs Mr. Edmund Moore, Program Coordinator Prevention and Support Services Dr. Marilyn Lewis, Program Coordinator Technology Initiatives Ms. Earlene Patton, Program Coordinator Office of Student Learning Dr. Julie P. Hannah, Director Alabama Reading Initiative Mrs. Judy Stone, Program Coordinator Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative Mr. Steve Ricks, Director Instruction Mrs. Robin Nelson, Program Coordinator Assessment Ms. Rebecca Mims, Program Coordinator Office of Teaching and Leading Dr. Jayne Meyer, Director Montgomery County Board of Education Ms. Margaret T. Allen, Superintendent Mobile County Board of Education Mrs. Martha L. Peek, Superintendent MEGA Conference Exhibitors Alabama State board of Education President Gov. Robert Bentley District 1 Al Thompson District 2 Betty Peters District 3 Stephanie Bell District 4 Yvette M. Richardson District 5 Ella B. Bell, Vice President District 6 Cynthia McCarty District 7 Jeff Newman, President Pro Tem District 8 Mary Scott Hunter State Superintendent of Education and Secretary and Executive Officer Thomas R. Bice M E G A

8 M E G A C O N F E R E N C E MEGA 2015 General Information REgISTRATION INFORMATION On-site Registration Fee: $ On-site registration will be held beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, in the registration area of the Mobile Convention Center and from 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. each day of the conference. Acceptable Method of Payment: On-Site Registration: checks, money orders, and cash will be accepted. PURCHASE ORDERS WILL NOT be ACCEPTED. 1. Make check or money order payable to: Montgomery Public Schools MEGA Conference 2. Bring registration form, along with the check or money order, to the conference registration desk. NO REFUNDS Please note that all conference plans and expenses are based on registration fees. If you must cancel, WE REgRET THAT WE CANNOT OFFER REFUNDS. Pre-registered participants who cannot attend may select an alternate. CONFERENCE CHECK-IN Upon arrival, participants may pick up materials at the registration desk in the Mobile Convention Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, and continuing each day of the conference. WHAT TO WEAR Participants are invited to dress comfortably and may want to consider bringing a sweater or jacket for cooler environments. Room temperatures have been set to provide an atmosphere that is most comfortable for a majority of participants. Staff from the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, the Renaissance Battle House Hotel, and the Mobile Convention Center cannot make temperature changes to meet individual participants needs. IN CONSIDERATION OF OTHERS To make the MEGA Conference 2015 as meaningful and enjoyable as possible to others and to assure that all participants have an opportunity to benefit from their attendance, the planning committee respectfully asks participants cooperation and assistance in the following: (1) Refrain from entering and/or leaving the meeting room once a session has started (except in emergency); (2) Turn off all devices that make noise during conference sessions; (3) Arrive early to assure accommodations in the sessions of most interest; (4) Do not bring children and youth to concurrent sessions; only registered participants with nametags should attend; (5) To safeguard anyone from tripping on cables/wires, please do not plug laptops into electrical outlets around the periphery of meeting rooms. WEAR YOUR NAME TAg AT ALL TIMES Your name tag provides you access to all conference sessions and to daily refreshment breaks. REFRESHMENTS Refreshments are provided for registered participants, presenters, conference staff, and representatives from conference exhibitors. Please refrain from bringing children/family to refreshment breaks (breaks are planned based on registration numbers). The MEGA Conference planning committee wishes to express appreciation to our education representatives and other exhibitors who have helped provide refreshments for us this week. Conference attendees are encouraged to visit with all exhibitors and while doing so express their thanks for the generous contributions that have helped make this an enjoyable and meaningful experience. EvALUATION Session Evaluations: Attendees are encouraged to complete a Session Evaluation electronically through the online conference application. Overall MEgA Conference 2015 Evaluation Form: The Overall Conference Evaluation Form printed in the back of the program booklet should be completed and returned to the Conference Registration Desk. Both forms are available on the online Conference Planner as well. CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE Participants are provided a Certificate of Attendance to document their session hours for professional development purposes in the back of the conference program. Once completed, this information should be submitted to the designated person in the local education agency. Personnel in the Alabama State Department of Education cannot provide forms and/or confirmation of attendance at MEgA Conference M E G A

9 PLUs and CEUs No PLUs or CEUs will be awarded at MEGA. CEUs can be awarded through STI-PD. Your system will be responsible for entering the sessions and awarding credit. MEDICAL EMERgENCIES In the event one may need emergency medical assistance, please contact a staff member from the Mobile Convention Center, the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, the Renaissance Battle House Hotel, or staff from the Alabama State Department of Education. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE Should one need special assistance while attending the MEGA Conference, inquire at the Conference Registration Desk in the Mobile Convention Center. Alabama State Department of Education personnel, identified by STAFF ribbons, will be circulating throughout the conference sites to ensure that participants receive immediate assistance. MObILE CONvENTION CENTER REgULATIONS Note that the Mobile Convention Center (MCC) will open at 7 a.m. each day of the conference. The MCC will close sharply at 5 p.m. each day. All attendees and exhibitors are expected to vacate the building at closing time. It is the policy of the MCC that food and beverages may not be brought into the building. PARKINg INFORMATION: Parking is available at the Mobile Convention Center for approximately $5 per day. Since there are only 220 available spaces, attendees may want to consider carpooling. Those registered at the Renaissance Riverview Hotel may choose valet parking at approximately $20 per day or self-park for $14 per day. Limited parking is available on nearby side streets. Some parking areas may be a long distance from the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, the Renaissance Battle House Hotel, and the Mobile Convention Center. NOTE: The Renaissance Battle House Hotel is valet-only at $20 per day. MObILE CIvIC CENTER PARKINg/SHUTTLE SERvICE: Additional parking (at no cost to MEGA Conference attendees) will be available at the Mobile Civic Center on Civic Center Drive. Free air-conditioned shuttle (15- passenger activity bus) round-trip service will be provided daily in 15-minute intervals from the parking lot of the Mobile Civic Center to the Mobile Convention Center. Shuttle service will begin on Monday, July 20, 2015, at 12:00 noon and will run Tuesday through Thursday from 7 am to 5:30 pm. Shuttle service will conclude on Friday, July 24, 2015, at 1:00 pm. The distance from the Mobile Civic Center to the Mobile Convention Center is approximately 1.5 miles. Security will be provided at the Civic Center only during the hours of the shuttle service. There will be covered waiting areas at the Mobile Convention Center and the Mobile Civic Center for the shuttle service. DIRECTIONS TO MObILE CIvIC CENTER Traveling I-65 South, take I-10 East to Exit 26A (Canal Street); turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Canal Street. Proceed to Claiborne Street; turn right. Entrance to Civic Center Parking is on Claiborne Street. M E G A

10 Monday, july 20 1:00 pm...opening General Session MEGA CONFERENCE 2015 Schedule-at-a-Glance OPENING GENERAL SESSION Mobile Convention Center - East and West Ballrooms Featuring Tommy Bice, Stacey Bess, and William Daggett Tuesday, july 21 8:15 am - 9:45 am...90-minute Sessions 8:15 am - 11:30 am...3-hour/half-day Sessions 8:15 am - 4:30 pm...6-hour/full Day Sessions 10:00 am - 11:30 am...90-minute Sessions EXHIbITS OPEN 11:30 am - 1:00 pm...lunch Visit Exhibits 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm...90-minute Sessions 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm...3-hour/half-day Sessions 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm...90-minute Sessions Wednesday, july 22 8:15 am - 9:45 am...90-minute Sessions 8:15 am - 11:30 am...3-hour/half-day Sessions 10:00 am - 11:30 am...90-minute Sessions EXHIbITS OPEN 11:30 am - 1:00 pm...lunch Visit Exhibits 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm...90-minute Sessions 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm...3-hour/half-day Sessions 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm...90-minute Sessions Thursday, july 23 8:15 am - 9:45 am...90-minute Sessions 8:15 am - 11:30 am...3-hour/half-day Sessions 8:15 am - 4:30 pm...6-hour/full Day Sessions 10:00 am - 11:30 am...90-minute Sessions EXHIbITS OPEN 11:30 am - 1:00 pm...lunch Visit Exhibits 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm...90-minute Sessions 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm...3-hour/half-day Sessions 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm...90-minute Sessions Friday, july 24 8:15 am - 9:45 am...90-minute Sessions 8:15 am - 11:30 am...3-hour/half-day Sessions 10:00 am - 11:30 am...90-minute Sessions M E G A

11 MEGA 2015 Personal Planner Record the number and location for each time block and sessions you wish to attend. Arrive early to ensure a seat. Every effort has been made to match room size with expected attendance, but you may want to note a second choice in case that session is filled. There are many repeat sessions. TUESDAY AM Session # and Name Time venue Room 1st Choice 2nd Choice TUESDAY PM Session # and Name Time venue Room 1st Choice 2nd Choice WEDNESDAY AM Session # and Name Time venue Room 1st Choice 2nd Choice WEDNESDAY PM Session # and Name Time venue Room 1st Choice 2nd Choice THURSDAY AM Session # and Name Time venue Room 1st Choice 2nd Choice THURSDAY PM Session # and Name Time venue Room 1st Choice 2nd Choice FRIDAY AM Session # and Name Time venue Room 1st Choice 2nd Choice HOW TO LOCATE YOUR SESSION MEETINg ROOM All MEGA Conference sessions will be held in the Mobile Convention Center, the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, and the Renaissance Battle House Hotel. Sessions numbered in the 100s will be presented on Tuesday, 200s on Wednesday, 300s on Thursday, and 400s on Friday. The Mobile Convention Center may be reached via the pedestrian walkway from the second floor of the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel. M E G A

12 M E G A C O N F E R E N C E Professional Development For School Health Service Professionals MOBILE CONVENTION CENTER/WEST BALLROOM JULY 21-23, 2015 Tuesday, july 21 8:15 am - 9:45 am ALSDE Nurse Update 2015 Jennifer Ventress, Lisa Tubbs, LaBrenda Marshall School Nursing is a specialized practice of Professional nursing. This session will feature practical, timely, and useful information that you can use in your role as a school nurse. This session will also provide you with updates regarding state laws, regulations/compliance requirements, and policy requirements that impact the Alabama school nurse. 10:00 am - 11:30 am Run, Hide, Fight: Active Shooter Overview Tom Mock Why Are We Here Today? (1) To provide OPTIONS that may be used should you ever find yourself in a dangerous or threatening situation. (2) To help you be prepared to make good SPLIT- SECOND decisions that could prevent you from being injured and might even save your life and the lives of others. 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm INOW Health basics Mobile Convention Center/107A & 107b Dana Peterson, Roberta Adams This session is geared to health professionals who are new to the INOW Health Program. The session will walk the users through data entry in all areas of the program (General Medical, Medications, Office Visits, Diabetic Monitoring, Screenings, Immunizations, Health Conditions, and Health Care Plans). The session will also address reporting on information entered into the program. 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Advanced Health Roberta Adams, Dana Peterson This session is geared for nurses who have worked in the health program. Areas addressed will be: Diabetic Log, Health Care Plans, Medication Tracking, and Reports. Wednesday, july 22 8:15 am - 9:45 am Working with Children Who have Special Needs Crystal Richardson The presenter will provide Special Education 101 for school nurses. 10:00 am - 11:30 am Review and Update on the Safe at Schools Act# ( ) Jennifer Ventress This session will include a briefing of the Safe at School Act (ACT# ), and a review of the ALSDE curriculum guidelines for training of school employees in the care needed for students with diabetic medical needs according to the students' Individual Healthcare Plan. 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Infectious Diseases and the Impact on Our Schools Mary McIntyre, M.D. What is public health and what are the components of our public health system? Alabama schools are an important part of the system, and as a key partner they play a very important role in early recognition, control, and prevention of current and emerging infectious diseases. Infectious diseases remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality and schools/school systems are critical to controlling disease tranmission. The public health system will be described, as well as the role of our schools and school systems. Alabama and beyond Alabama examples will be provided showing how critical schools can be to the spread or control of disease. 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Detect, Test, Report Shirley Offutt, Cindy Lesinger The Alabama Department of Public Health, Epidemiology Division, mission is to protect the residents of Alabama and prevent illness through our DETECT, TEST, and REPORT Program. This includes is reducing the impact of Alabama's Notifiable Diseases, including vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD), through surveillance, investigation, and recommendations to encourage healthcare providers statewide to take and submit more specimens and order the appropriate test(s) to confirm the case as a reportable disease and ensure that all reporting organizations understand the Notifiable Diseases rules and their responsibilities. M E G A

13 Thursday, july 23 8:15 am - 9:45 am Safe at School Act # Update on 2014 Alabama Health Services Alabama Diabetic Curriculum and Training Jennifer Ventress This session will provide an update and information on guidelines for the training of school employees in the care needed for students with diabetic medical needs according to the student's individual Healthcare Plan and the medical authorizations limited to permitting the administration of injectable medications specific to the student's diabetes. 10:00 am - 11:30 am Understanding Adolescents - big Picture and Little Details Jamie Keith This session is a review of adolescent development big picture and little details. Participants will begin the session with an interactive timeline activity and from that perspective they will analyze/explore the developmental tasks and stages of adolescence to better understand the developmental needs of adolescents. 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm AbN Updates: Impact for the School Nurses Joyce Jeter Special Sessions M E G A C O N F E R E N C E Alabama Council For Exceptional Children HAMPTON INN JULY 21-23, 2015 Tuesday, july 21, :15 am - 9:45 am Function-behavior Assessment Thinking in the Classroom: A Method for Managing the Challenging behavior of Students Dr. Amanda Hilsmier, Samford University Research has found that function Behavior Assessment (FBA) is effective at the elementary and secondary level. The drawback of FBA is the time constraints and need for severe behaviors to occur in order to receive the team-based approach of FBA. All teachers need to be equipped to handle challenging behaviors in the classroom and function-based thinking builds on an evidence-based practice, but allows classroom teachers the opportunity to intervene so that larger behavioral problems do not occur. This session will outline the tenants of FBA and show teachers how to use this type of thinking to address problem behaviors in the classroom. 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Pathway to graduation: A Collaborative Partnership Focused on Impacting the Reading and behavioral Performance of Students with Reading Deficits Dr. Amanda Hilsmier, Samford University Pathway to Graduation (PTG) was created to improve the reading competency and academic motivation of struggling middle school readers while training future teachers how to implement effective reading practices in their classrooms during the summer months. PTG was created as a collaborative partnership between Samford University, a local school district, and the local Department of Mental Health. This session will outline the implementation of PTG and provide three - year outcomes from the project. Participants of the session can leave with an understanding of ways to implement summer interventions in an effort to enhance the academic performance of struggling students. 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm "My ears hurt!" Strategies for Supporting Children Who Have ASD and Hearing Sensitivity: A Summary of Three Recent Studies on Hyperacusis. Dr. David Finn, Samford University Participants in this session will learn about an emerging body of research that documents a number of ways environmental sounds negatively affect both behavior and academic achievement in students with ASD. A series of three studies was conducted testing a methodology that showed positive results for this specialized group of learners. M E G A

14 Alabama Council For Exceptional Children Wednesday, july 22, :15 am - 9:45 am Putting the MATH in Mathematics Dr. Teresa Gardner, Jacksonville State University Student attitudes towards mathematics lean towards anxiety or enjoyment. For students with disabilities, attitudes almost exclusively lean towards anxiety. This session will demonstrate how to use the MATH (Motivation, Attitude, Thinking, Hedonism) strategy where teachers focus on student enjoyment of mathematics. First, teachers must examine how to motivate students. Second, teachers must change student attitudes towards their abilities. Third, teachers must help students to think critically. Fourth, teachers must teach students to hedonistically gain enjoyment and pleasure from solving math problems. Participants will learn about specific research-based practices to help students enjoy math at all grade levels. 10:00 am - 11:30 am Without Co-Planning There is no Co-Teaching! Dr. Donna Ploessl, Stillman College Given the increase in students with disabilities served in general education classrooms, all teachers must be prepared to collaborate and coteach (U. S. Department of Education, 2008). These skills, however, are not intuitive. Teachers need appropriate training and experiences to work effectively with other educators to positively affect student learning. The purpose of this session is to share strategies for co-planning in order to ensure that co-teachers provide specially designed instruction to students in co-taught classrooms. 1:00 pm-4:30 pm Taking Co-Teaching to the Next Level Dr. Donna Ploessl, Stillman College Participants in this session will review approaches to co-teaching and then take co-teaching to the next level. The use of evidence-based, specially designed instruction in co-taught classrooms will be discussed. Participants will learn how to match appropriate co-teaching approaches with the needs of students. The five (5) most common errors observed in co-teaching (Friend, 2014) will be shared and practical solutions to the correct these errors will be identified. Thursday, july 23, :15 am - 11:30 am Two Teachers in the Room, Now What? Dr. Donna Ploessl, Stillman College This session provides an in depth overview of the co-teaching models developed by Friend and Cook (2004). The presenter will illustrate real-world examples of what the models look like in practice, who should be involved in co-teaching, when to use specific models, and where co-teaching should take place. Successful co-teaching requires effective coplanning. The presenter will provide practical tips, tools, and strategies that can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of co-teacher planning. The strategies and tools assist teachers to streamline the co-planning process as they focus on students specific needs in determining the most appropriate co-teaching model for instruction. 1:00 am - 2:30 pm Responding to the Needs of YOUR Students Through a Secondary-Tier Intervention - Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) Nicole Swoszowski, The University of Alabama Check-in/check-out (CICO) is a secondary-tier intervention for use within three-tiered models of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). This intervention involves pairing students with adult mentors to check-in and check-out with daily in order to set and review daily behavioral goals and progress. CICO has proven utility for use with elementary and secondary students in traditional and alternative educational settings and can be enhanced by conducting functional behavioral assessments and tying re-in forcers to the function of students behavior. This session will provide attendees with step-by-step procedures for (a) identifying participants, (b) conducting a functional behavioral assessment, (c) implementing CICO, and (d) monitoring progress. 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Alabama CEC board Meeting AL CEC Officers This session is reserved for the Alabama CEC Board Members' annual MEGA Conference Meeting. M E G A

15 M E G A C O N F E R E N C E Tuesday, July 21 Concurrent Sessions 8:15 am - 4:30 pm Session: 110 MCC/201C He Chooses Not to Do It!...or Does He? Helping Students with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome Meet Common Core State Standards Timothy Kowalski This session will discuss the underlying difficulty in these students ability to analyze and synthesize information necessary to achieve academic success. It will provide a framework to understand the CCSS as to the difficulties unique to HFA/AS. Techniques will be provided to help them develop strategies to compensate for these deficiencies. Length of Session: 6-Hour (Full Day) Session: 124 Riverview/bon Secour br I New Federal Programs Coordinators' Orientation Edmund Moore This session will be presented by staff from the Federal Programs Section and will focus on providing the basic information new coordinators need to administer the following programs: Title I, Part A,B,C, and D; Title II Part A; Title III; Title IV, Part B; Title X; McKinney-Veto Homeless Education Act; Compliance Assistance and Program Support; Community Education; School Improvement and other relevant issues. Length of Session: 6-Hour (Full Day) Session: 129 battle House/Moonlight A & b Special Education Services Updates Crystal Richardson, SES Staff Staff from SES will share updates and current hot topics in the area of Special Education. Length of Session: 6-Hour (Full Day) Session: 131 battle House/Moonlight C-D-E Foundations: Establishing Positive School wide Discipline Policies Laura Hamilton Foundations School wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Research shows that the most effective way to transform an unruly school climate into a civil and respectful one is to implement a school wide behavioral plan that stresses proactive and positive corrective responses toward misbehavior. With such a program in place, a school (or an entire district) will: Improve school climate Enhance school safety Reduce unnecessary discipline referrals Improve academic engagement Increase average daily attendance Reduce tardiness by up to 95% Strengthen student connectedness and school pride Expand staff skill in effective supervision and positive behavior support Transform staff into active problem solvers Promote job satisfaction and collegiality among staff THIS SESSION IS AN OVERVIEW OF THE FOUNDATIONS PROCESS. Length of Session: 6-Hour (Full Day) 8:15 am - 9:45 am Session: 101 MCC/105 Invigorating Hope A view Toward Transformational Education Stanford Angion Premise: Transformational education produces fruitful, successful members of society who make positive contributions to their communities and respects the sacrosanctity of human life. Those who experience it value family and become the educational, religious, community, and political leaders who foster the American way of life from generation to generation. Problem: Educational institutions cannot in isolation create responsible, caring, fruitful, and successful members of society who possess the morals, dignity, and work ethics that make America great. Of necessity, this type of transformation must involve effort from all of the entities in which the child lives and thrives. Therefore, the face of education must embrace and work collaboratively with children, their families, and religious, community, and political leaders to transform our citizenry. Evidence shows that when schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more (Henderson and Mapp s A New Wave of Evidence, 2002). Strategy: There are three tenets that every parent, educator, and religious, community, and political leader can implement immediately that will have a tremendously positive impact on transforming children into productive and responsible citizens. These three tenets are providing physical presence, promoting positivity, and projecting purpose and pride. In this presentation, they are referred to as the tenets of transformational education. Tuesday M E G A

16 DAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUE Session: 104 MCC/107A Feeling good About Teaching: Teachers, Re-Activate! Valerie Burrell PLAN 2020 strands LEARNERS SUPPORT SYSTEMS This session offers an open forum for discussion of why SCHOOLS/SYSTEMS we come to work deactivated. The session offers PROFESSIONALS overwhelming reasons to Re-Activate, including positive highlights of your state s education trends, memorable true student/teacher stories, and an eyeopening education outlook. Teachers morale will get a Each MEGA 2015 session has a strand name and color included in the description to help identify the strand it is associated with. well-deserved boost for the always demanding school year. Session: 114 MCC/203A Open Forum Session with ACT, ACT Aspire, and the Office of Student Assessment Staff Session: 108 MCC/201A Rebecca Mims, Susan Beard, Kanetra Germany, Maggie Hicks Overview of Comprehensive Counseling Plans for Counseling Coordinators Cindy Wiley, Mary Slaughter, Sherri Savage Wondering how to align your program with state and national standards, incorporate college- and careerreadiness standards and provide crisis and mental health intervention while also maintaining a strong district counseling program? The job of a counseling coordinator is overwhelming. This session will provide some insight from veteran coordinators on how best to In this open forum, participants will interact with staff members from ACT, ACT Aspire, and the Alabama State Department of Education to gain a better understanding of the testing program. School and district educators will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences - both challenges and successes - specific to the state assessments. Strand: Schools/Systems create and implement a comprehensive counseling plan for your district that will keep you organized and Session: 116 MCC/204A aligned. We encourage new and seasoned counseling coordinators to attend. Sneak Peak into the New Features and Functionality within Achievement Series and Performance Series in the back-to-school 2015 Release Session: 111 MCC/201D Marjorie Reynolds Scantron continues its partnership with districts to The ALSDE is "P3": Promoting Power Partnerships! Anna Kozlowski, Sue Gober, Andrea Kent This session provides an overview of how educator preparation programs can work with P-12 school partners in a mutually beneficial way with the common goal of enhancing student achievement. An overview of trends for clinically-based preparation of teachers will be provided and the University of Mobile and the University of South Alabama, along with representatives of their partner schools, will share their experiences in creating and maintaining partnerships that make a difference. The session will also cover the importance of meaningful partnerships in meeting provide formative assessment data to inform instruction as districts work to meet the Plan 2020 goals. Be among the first users of Achievement Series and/or Performance Series throughout the nation to see and hear about the new features and functionality that will be within Scantron's (formerly GlobalScholar) Back-to-School 2015 release. This session will not only afford you the opportunity to see, firsthand, what is new in AS and PS, but also to interact with Scantron staff responsible for these developments. The early glimpse will prepare you for the utilization of these new features. anticipated regulations for preparing and assessing future teachers. Session: 117 MCC/204b Outcomes of a Learning Supports System: What It Really Means Session: 113 MCC/202b Merrianne Dyer How can schools effectively address barriers to Effective Feedback: Fastest Way to Improve and Empower the Change Process Miranda Bissoo Do you need honest feedback? Effective, relevant, and timely feedback is the fastest way to improve and empower the change process. This session will focus on best practices for effective feedback and give educational agencies some practical tools for implementing effective feedback. Please bring your smart devices or laptops to this session. learning, including those created by poverty, mobility, and other factors outside of school? In this session, participants will hear a compelling story from Blake Sims that demonstrates how a district and its schools implemented the Learning Supports framework and impacted students who struggled to overcome barriers that often seemed insurmountable. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of how an Integrated System of Learning Supports is organized and operates from the district level to the school level to improve learning outcomes for all students. M E G A

17 Session: 119 Riverview/Riverboat The 4-Year Education Plan: It s Impact for Students, Schools, and School Systems Hayden Belisle, Cynthia Pruitt, Kesia Smith The session will discuss how following the steps in development and annual review of a student s 4-year Education Plan can assist students with future academic and career planning, allow schools to determine future educational course offerings, and assist school systems in meeting accountability standards related to student credentialing and college planning. Session: 122 Riverview/Schooner Data - Quality, Security, and governance Dom Martel, Scott Crews During this session users will learn the how s, why s, and basic principles of data quality, governance, and security. Strand: Schools/Systems Session: 125 Riverview/bon Secour br II Unwrap CCRS and Define Yourself with Alabama Insight! Shannon Parks, Felicia King-Thomas In sight (ˈinˌsīt), noun. Definition: Understanding the true nature of something especially through intuitive understanding. Synonyms: perspicacity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sapience. This FREE, intuitive curriculum mapping tool has everything you need to define and refine excellence in teaching by allowing you to plan, map, filter, print, share, and find/create your own CCRS learning resources. Prepare your students for college and careers by redefining learning using CCRS. Discover your own sagacity! Session: 126 Riverview/bon Secour br III Creating Nearpod Presentations with Formative Assessment Janet Taylor, Cheri Hayes Nearpod is a great way to make interactive lessons that are not device specific and incorporates formative assessment. This session will focus on how to create your own Nearpod presentation utilizing PowerPoints that you already use! Come and join the fun... you will love it! Session: 133 battle House/bienville Square Positive behaviors and School Safety Erica Butler, Greg DeJarnett, Tom Mock This presentation will consist of strategies pertaining to the positive behavior support framework. Additionally, it will include safety measures as they relate to school safety plans, Virtual AL, and crisis management strategies. Strand: Schools/ Systems Session: 155 Riverview/Windjammer How to Lower Drop-Out Rates While getting Kids College and Career Ready: Leadership is at the Center of High Performance Michael Holt, Rob Kirk As Flip Flippen believes, If you have a child s heart, you have his head. Our teachers and students need to feel safe if we want their best and highest performance. The mission of The Flippen Group s research-based processes and trainings is to equip educators with the tools to build relationships and high-performing teams. Through cohesive, systemic training, consulting, and coaching, educators have seen remarkable results. By creating a safe environment for learning, schools are seeing increases in attendance and academic scores, higher teacher satisfaction and decreases in discipline referrals and drop-out rates. Session: 191 battle House/Leinkauf My School has an Interpreter Now What? Chris McGaha Learn more about what an Educational Interpreter is and is not, as well as the roles they can and will play within your school. We will look at how you can be empowered to include them as part of your team to benefit your school culture and students' success. 8:15 am - 11:30 am Session: 102 MCC/106A Foundations First: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Deborah Fitzgerald, Pam Higgins To be ready for reading and writing, children need to understand how speech sounds work. Having fun with sounds, rhyming, saying silly words, or playing with language is a foundational skill young children need every time they read. Once children understand how language works, they are ready for letter-sound correspondences and spelling patterns which they apply in their reading. In this session, participants will learn to actively engage students in effective phonemic awareness and phonics tasks. This session will be most beneficial for early childhood and elementary teachers, as well as for special education teachers. Tuesday M E G A

18 SDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUE Session: 103 MCC/106b Day-to-Day Data: I Have Work Samples, What's Next? Wendy Warren, Reeda Betts Join us as we discover the impact of student work! In this session, we will analyze student work samples with emphases on adjusting instruction in the moment, planning for future instruction, and using samples to inform grade-level and departmental decisions. Formative assessment has never been so easy or so powerful! Session: 105 MCC/107b The Alabama Course of Study: Science: An Introduction to Three-Dimensional Learning Sandy Ledwell, Martha Anne Allison, Robin Nelson Targeting K-12 teachers and instructional coaches, participants will be presented with an introductory overview of the new course of study for science. The session will support teachers and coaches in acquiring a general understanding of the three dimensions of the course of study and the implications for instruction. A question and answer session will be provided. Session: 109 MCC/201b The Evolution of the Problem-Solving Team Christine Spear, Patrick Dowell, Carmen Neiswanger According to the RtI Action Network, In order for a multi-tier system of supports to be effective and for RtI implementation to be successful, schools must be able to determine not just if instruction and intervention supports are working, but which students they are working for, how well they are working, and under what conditions they are working (e.g. with a specific amount of intensity). This knowledge is gained through the problem-solving process. It s not enough to have a problem-solving team in your schools. There must be a problem-solving culture that engages all educators in inquiry that gets to the root cause of issues that affect student success and leads to targeted and timely solutions. We will share lessons learned from this journey. PLAN 2020 strands LEARNERS SUPPORT SYSTEMS SCHOOLS/SYSTEMS PROFESSIONALS Each MEGA 2015 session has a strand name and color included in the description to help identify the strand it is associated with. M E G A Session: 112 MCC/202A PEEHIP Wellness Program - Complete Your Health Coaching Requirement Today Tilusha Adams, Lisa Hoffman, Lindsey Lee PEEHIP has teamed up with ActiveHealth and the Alabama Department of Public Health to offer cutting edge wellness services that are designed to help improve health outcomes and even save lives. As part of the program, PEEHIP members will earn a waiver of a $50 monthly wellness premium by completing required activities which include a wellness screening, a health questionnaire, and health coaching for whom it applies. By attending one of the health coaching sessions offered, PEEHIP members will be presented with everything they need to know to avoid paying the monthly wellness premium, and will be given credit for their health coaching requirement. Strand: Schools/Systems Length of Session: Multi-Day Session: 118 Riverview/grand bay Dyslexia: Identify Early, Instruct Effectively, and Intervene Meaningfully Denise Gibbs Dyslexia effects percent of all students. Students with dyslexia can overcome their reading, writing, and spelling difficulties and avoid social and emotional consequences of school failure if they are identified and provided with needed classroom instruction strategies and intensive interventions through the problem solving process in Alabama schools. This session will describe identification techniques, classroom instructional strategies, and intensive intervention strategies needed across all tiers of instruction and intervention. Session: 121 Riverview/Clipper Embedding Art into Concept-based Units Shirley Farrell, Mark Davis This hands-on session will focus on how to embed various art activities into concept-based units for pullout gifted classes. These art activities will help students answer scaffolded and essential questions, as well as meet some affective needs. Attendees will participate in the art activities. Essential understandings will be developed and shared to go with the activities. Session: 127 Riverview/Mobile bay br Federal Programs Showcase of Schools: Show Me Why It Works in Elementary, Middle, and High School Joslyn Reddick Elementary administrators and teams from professional learning communities in schools will interact with invited school teams to explore proven processes for increasing academic achievement in students from high poverty and other challenging environments. This session will help schools unlock the keys to transforming the school culture, increasing teacher effectiveness, engaging parents, and using innovative strategies to ensure that all students succeed. Rethinking how federal funds are utilized will also be

19 explored. Workshop participants will hear testimonies from two amazing Title I schools and one LEA. Weeden Elementary School of the Florence City School District has demonstrated success in transforming their school climate through professional development and innovation. Monroe County Intermediate School of the Monroe County School District is a National Title I Distinguished School that has transformed their culture and attained their academic goals through the development of Individual Learning Paths for their students. Fort Payne City Schools has developed an effective professional model that has been instrumental in causing effective technology integration in their classrooms. Strand: Schools/Systems Length of Session: Multi-Day Session: 128 Riverview/jubilee Opening the Doors for Diverse Populations: Learning through the Senses Vicky Cook, Ricky Trione, Paige Vitulli A university art educator with a degree in instructional design, an art educator/inspirational speaker who is also a blind artist with a degree in rehabilitation counseling, and an art specialist for a school system with degrees in art education and special education share their experiences, "ah-ha" moments, collaborative efforts, and inspirational arts ideas for their mutual passion of opening doors for diverse populations (including autistic, ESL, and visually impaired students). Through the senses and elements of visual art, the diverse group of educators will demonstrate strategies, organizational methods and share lesson ideas. Elements of art and principles of design are used as a framework to share practical methods; finger-painting is icing on the cake. Session: 132 battle House/Crystal ballroom Innovative Pathways to graduation: Alabama's best Practices Ayanna Long, Donna Dickson, Ann LaChance Best practices for innovative pathways hold firm high academic and behavioral standards for ALL students while allowing those standards to be obtained at different rates, in different places, and measured by different means; therefore offering students choices in their educational process. Experience first-hand, proven Alabama best practices for increasing the graduation rate, reducing truancy and dropouts, and preparing students to be career and/or college ready. The session will also include Alabama Practitioners: (Attendance) Janet Womack, Barbara Guthrie, Anita Suttle, Wesley Hester and Amanda Cassity, (Classroom Management) Ann LaChance, Ezra Shine, (Alternative Ed) Sharon McGee, Mike Daria, Ty Blocker, Robin Kines, Buffy Lusk, Leroy Miles, Jan Bailey, Amanda Stone, Tom Casolaro, (Recovery) Ezra Shine, Stephanie Harrison, Scott Faulk, Amanda Cassity, (Truancy) Bob Armstrong, (Miscellaneous) Larry Weathers, Janet Sherrod, Donna Dickson, and Paula Thompson. 10:00 am - 11:30 am Session: 134 battle House/Leinkauf Untapped Potential: Maximizing Students Opportunities through Transition Programs Harriett Hollingsworth Untapped potential: Most transitioned Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are either unemployed or underemployed and have low rates of participation in post-secondary education. Transition programs appropriately designed for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students can bring positive growth in emotional, social, and cognitive development. This workshop covers secondary transition program strategies that can provide Deaf and Hard of Hearing young adults the opportunity to acquire self-awareness, emotional and social skills, along with educational and occupational exploration. Strand: Schools/Systems Session: 135 MCC/105 National boards: Creating a Culture of Professional growth Amber Trantham, Melissa Shields Alabama has seen a steady gain in its number of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs), the profession's highest recognition of accomplished teaching. In 2014, 60 teachers in our state achieved National Board Certification, making Alabama 15th in the nation in its total number of NBCTs (2,313 teachers). The presenters will discuss the benefits of National Board Certification and how systems can provide candidate support that creates a culture of professional growth among the members of their faculty. They will also provide an overview of the process, as well as recent changes that include a reduced cost and streamlined portfolio. Session: 136 MCC/107A Let's Rephrase! Valerie Burrell A quick review of some psychology basics regarding the spoken word, followed by a presentation of 25 Things Teachers Should Say a Different Way starting today! Refreshments at MEGA 2015 are co-sponsored by conference exhibitors Tuesday M E G A

20 SDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY TUE Session: 138 MCC/201A Using Advisor/Advisee Programs to build Relationships and Ensure Student Success Kelli Hendon, Jamie Watts Advisor-advisee programs offer support, skills, and knowledge to help students make informed decisions concerning goals and future endeavors. Using advisoradvisee programs, you can build support systems and relationships with students as well as help students set future goals. These programs provide an opportunity for faculty members to share in the responsibility for preparing all graduates for college/work/adulthood. With advisor-advisee programs, students are provided a resource and advocate. When given support and guidance, ALL students can be prepared for the 21st Century. Session: 139 MCC/201D The Non-Negotiables of School Turnaround: What Does It Really Take? Marlon Firle, Angela Mangum Effective leadership and a positive school culture have a significant impact on the learning environment and make school transformation possible. This session will provide a "real-world" framework and example of school turnaround. Participants will hear the story of how B. C. Rain High School. (Mobile County) achieved a dramatic 36 percent growth in its graduation rate over four years. Learn about strategies that are used to create supportive learning environments through positive student-teacher relationships and school wide norms and practices that draw students into working harder to be successful in school. Discover how students are challenged through academies and project-based learning that promote college and career readiness while principles of respect, responsibility, and a positive attitude are embedded in schooling. Session: 141 MCC/202b A Data-Driven Look at Plan 2020: A Roadmap for Analysis Marcus Vandiver, Miranda Bissoo, Tony Thacker This session will provide an in-depth overview of leading indicators found in Plan 2020, where the state currently stands in its effort to address those leading indicators, and what can be done on the local level to accomplish the goals found in Plan The primary goal for this session is to ensure that attendees walk out knowing where we are with regard to Plan 2020, where we are going at the local and state level, and how we will measure our progress in getting there. M E G A Session: 142 MCC/203b How Do We Teach with Complexity in the Social Studies Classroom Martin Dukes Let s get a better understanding who we teach and how we can effectively integrate appropriate instructional supports to differentiate instruction with ALL learners. In this session, participants will also explore Norman Webb s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and engage in activities that examine the role of the DOK in improving instruction and assessment and ultimately in developing students to be better, independent thinkers. Session: 143 MCC/204b girls gone Mild! Smoothing the Transitions for Female Students Jennifer Swafford, Tawana Bonds, Holley Fenn In an era where social media has exaggerated an already emotional transition, join school counselors from Cleburne County and Calhoun County as they describe implementation of a transition program designed to address the pressures many girls face moving from elementary to middle to high school. Girls Gone Mild is a transition program that provides the preventive learning supports needed by all girls. Participants will leave with a roadmap for implementation. Session: 144 Riverview/Riverboat Alabama's Comprehensive Counseling and guidance Model for Alabama Public Schools - State Plan in Action Hayden Belisle, Cynthia Pruitt, Kesia Smith This session will focus on the implementation of the components of the State Plan at the system and school levels. This session is designed to show how the seamless implementation at each grade level K - 12 of all three domains of the State Plan, personal/social, academic, and career development are important in preparing a college-and -career-ready student. Session: 145 Riverview/Windjammer Stop the Lights, Self-regulation is Right : Developmentally Appropriate Ways to Manage a Pre-K Classroom Anthony Davison, Quavis Brown, Cristy Shelton Effective classroom management is an essential component to the success of a Pre-K classroom. This session is designed to show how incorporating certain behavior management tools could exacerbate negative behavior. Also, this session will highlight ways to successfully manage a Pre-K classroom while paying attention to individual needs. Examples and resources will be shared to help with the understanding of developmentally appropriate behavior management techniques.

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