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Schedule

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022

7:00 – 8:30 pm • Keynote, Dawnavyn James – Let The Children March (virtual)

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022

9:00 am • Welcome • The Reflector, 201 Townsend Hall

9:30 – 10:20 am • Session I

10:25 – 11:15 am • Session 2

11:20 – 11:45 am • Mixer Activity • The Reflector, 201 Townsend Hall

11:45 – 1:00 pm • Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 pm • Session 3

1:55 – 2:30 pm • Closing Activity • The Reflector, 201 Townsend Hall


FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022

Keynote, Dawnavyn James – Let The Children March (virtual)
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Keynote: Let the Children March
Presenter: Dawnavyn James

Introduced by Arianna Fisher, Senior, College of Education and Human Development 

In this keynote address, Dawnavyn James will remind educators of the most important component of education—students. Discover ways to let your students lead and the benefits this practice can have for students, teachers, and the classroom community.

Dawnavyn James is an early childhood, elementary, and Black history educator. She graduated from Stephens College and is currently in her 7th year of teaching. She has given presentations and led workshops that promote the teaching of Black history in early childhood and elementary classrooms. Dawnavyn’s publications include Motivating Writers through Blogging (Stenhouse Publishers) and “A Recipe for Young Historians of Black History” (Education Week).


SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022

Welcome • The Reflector, 201 Townsend Hall • 9:00 am

Welcome to our inaugural CEHD Conference and Celebration of Teaching! During this time, meet new colleagues, enjoy coffee and donuts, hear announcements for the day, and set an intention for your learning before heading off for Session 1.


Session I • 9:30 – 10:20 am

TESOL Crash Course
Presenter: Rose Metro
107 Townsend Hall

Multilingual Learners (also known as English Learners) bring so much to our classrooms! This “crash course” condenses major outcomes from my TESOL (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages) class for preservice teachers into 50 minutes. In this interactive session, you will learn about 5 ways you can shift your mindset and teaching practice to serve multilingual learners more effectively. Namely, we’ll focus on seeing multilingualism as an asset; taking a strengths-based approach to working with multilingual families; creating opportunities for comprehensible input and output for students; centering communication in our classrooms; and using our networks to serve multilingual learners. Whether you’re a practicing teacher who never had a chance to take a TESOL course, a pre-service teacher who wants a refresher, or anyone interested in deepening your knowledge about multilingual learners, this session is for you!


Putting the A in STEAM
Presenter: Brian Stuhlman
109 Townsend Hall

In classrooms at all levels, there has been a steady push for a (re-)focus on STEAM. Teachers are being challenged to incorporate more Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics into their classrooms.  The A of this equation…the ARTS…is the piece that often struggles the most to be included. The challenge for teachers is often how to make meaningful connections between the Arts and the subjects or topics they teach. In this lesson, we will work at Full STEAM on generating and testing ideas to connect Art to our present or future classroom experiences. We will also have a side-focus on the arts that are more modern…the kind of art that students today will tend to encounter more, such as surrealism, cubism, or conceptual art styles. Creativity and curiosity are the only requirements to have some fun and to leave with some ideas on how you might incorporate art into your next classroom!


Powerful Pedagogies in Teacher Education: ELPA 4060 Scholar Gallery
Presenters: Naya Boyd, Emma Gorombey, Gracie Layton, Elizabeth Matz, Grace Podjeski, Brett Tieman, Kaysee Whelen, Alli Borovicka, Jadyn Perez, Reilly Revord, Brandon Marshall, Sarah W. Walters, and Kathryn Fishman-Weaver
115 Townsend Hall

We are calling this session a gallery because it includes a variety of creative works representing the scholarship of 50+ preservice teachers. Across multiple media types, these scholar presenters shine important light on cooperative models around the production of knowledge, the integration of lived experiences and academic text, and what our future teachers are thinking about equity, ethics, and hope in schools. Join us for poetry, dialogue, narrative, and music. This session is facilitated by a collaborative team of students and instructors.


Backtracking Apathy
Presenter: Chris Holmes
122 Townsend Hall

This session draws from a 2019 cross country project in which more than 200 adolescents were interviewed about academic apathy, motivation, and the purpose of school. Their lived experiences and perceptions reveal what we are getting right and what we are missing in secondary education. These stories also parallel what neuroscientists are learning about the adolescent brain. For educators, this session provides a peek into the minds of adolescents, and will inspire thought, dialogue, and perspective that can help us all better understand academic apathy and what we can do about it.


Math Discourse
Presenter: Jenifer Smith
206 Townsend Hall

Math discourse is one of the best ways to engage students. This session focuses on how to implement math talk successfully in the elementary classroom. 


Yoga
Instructor: Leslie Kersha
205 Townsend Hall

You deserve the gift of slowing down, breathing deeply, and learning mindfulness. In this session, you will be taught self-regulation techniques, setting intentions, be guided through stress relief and mindfulness meditation as well as light yoga stretching to release tension from the mind and body. The ultimate goal is for you to access moments of true peacefulness and leave feeling more grounded, spacious, and at ease. No yoga experience necessary.


Session 2 • 10:25 – 11:15 am

Learning in Layers
Presenter: Mindi Coslet
107 Townsend Hall

Every instructor knows how the power to choose increase student participation, motivation, and learning outcomes. Join this session to see how the creation and implementation of your own choice-based, tiered curriculum can transform your classroom. Participants will also learn how to leverage the power of choice to move students to higher levels of learning.


Empowering Students to Solve Global Issues: Using the 5Es to Explore the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Presenters: Megan Lilien and Jacquelyn Kay
109 Townsend Hall

After a brief recap of the principals of inquiry-based learning and the 5Es, attendees will put theory into practice by working collaboratively in small teams. Each team will become “experts” on one 5E strategy (engage, explore, explain, extend, or evaluate) and apply the strategy to a lesson related to UN Sustainability goals. As teams share their ideas with the whole group, the presenters will facilitate further discussion on implementing the 5Es. Participants will leave with a comprehensive list of ideas to create a complete 5E lesson in their classrooms.


Investigation Discovery: Motivating and Engaging the Student Learner
Presenter: Dennis Walker
115 Townsend Hall

With a focus on “motivating and engaging the student learner”, the workshop demonstrates and models pedagogical best practices with attendees participating in four instructional stations that model how to engage students through 1) Critical thinking/Problem solving 2) Rational/Supporting Ideas/Narration 3) Depth of Knowledge and 4) Synthesis, Analysis, Logic/Thought Processes.


Setting Up a Positive Classroom
Presenters: Sherri Thomas and Kali Binkley
122 Townsend Hall

Teachers new to the field or those new to SWPBS implementation: MO SW-PBS has identified eight classroom practices that have been shown to encourage the likelihood of appropriate behavior while decreasing the likelihood of problem behavior thus increasing academic learning time. The Effective Teaching and Learning Practices are the foundation of ensuring that all classrooms are highly structured learning environments. This training will benefit teachers who are new to the teaching field.


Tell My Story Too! Using Picture Books to Build a Positive Math Identity
Presenter: Shelli Thelen
206 Townsend Hall

Using biographical picture books, important mathematical leaders such as Mary Golda Ross, Mae Jamison, and Benjamin Banneker and their everlasting contributions to our society are utilized to build a positive math identity. Book lists provided.


Yoga
Instructor: Leslie Kersha
205 Townsend Hall

You deserve the gift of slowing down, breathing deeply, and learning mindfulness. In this session, you will be taught self-regulation techniques, setting intentions, be guided through stress relief and mindfulness meditation as well as light yoga stretching to release tension from the mind and body. The ultimate goal is for you to access moments of true peacefulness and leave feeling more grounded,
spacious, and at ease. No yoga experience necessary.


Mixer Activity • The Reflector, 201 Townsend Hall • 11:20 – 11:45 am

Meet new colleagues and build community before heading off to lunch!


Lunch • 11:45 – 1:00 pm


Session 3 • 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Community-based program Grade A Plus: Academic Support and Enrichment Program!
Presenters: Janice Dawson-Threat and Poonita Sheevam
107 Townsend Hall

This session will explore the effects of COVID-19 on a community-based out-of-school support program during 2020-2022. Discussion on the impact the ongoing pandemic has had on creating activities and environments that promote academic development as a priority for youth development. Participants will learn about student and family views of the added barriers to achieving success through education. The session will conclude with a discussion-based activity on how classroom teachers, school principals, community members, and family leaders can partner to improve communication and instructional planning that supports academic development and support a child-centered culture.


Why Become a Teacher?
Presenter: Tom Whelihan
109 Townsend Hall

Your content area is important to the success of students; however equally important is understanding the whole child and building relationships. Join me to hear about how building relationships will reaffirm why you became a teacher.


Best Practices in Online Teaching & Learning
Presenters: Karen Scales, Tami Regan, Alicia Bixby,
Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Jacquelyn Kay
122 Townsend Hall

This two-part session will enhance the ways you think about teaching and learning in online contexts. In Part I, you will learn more about the history of Mizzou Academy with faculty and staff who have dedicated their careers to supporting online teaching and learning. Their stories will surprise and inspire you. In Part II, members of the Mizzou Academy team will share several expectational open-access resources that you can implement in your classrooms right away. These include an online learning guide for students, a comprehensive learning library with resources modules on academic and affective strategies, and an interactive grammar lab. Participants will leave empowered with new perspectives and possibilities in online teaching and learning.


Numberless Word Problems
Presenter: Eric Partridge
206 Townsend Hall

This session begins by establishing the what, why, and how of numberless word problems. Then, we will watch two examples and debrief those to see numberless word problems in action. Finally, we will discuss the when of numberless word problems and participants will have an opportunity to think collectively about when they may use this instructional strategy.


Yoga
Instructor: Leslie Kersha
205 Townsend Hall

You deserve the gift of slowing down, breathing deeply, and learning mindfulness. In this session, you will be taught self-regulation techniques, setting intentions, be guided through stress relief and mindfulness meditation as well as light yoga stretching to release tension from the mind and body. The ultimate goal is for you to access moments of true peacefulness and leave feeling more grounded,
spacious, and at ease. No yoga experience necessary.


Closing Activity • The Reflector, 201 Townsend Hall • 1:55 – 2:30 pm

In honor of National Poetry Month, join us as we reflect on our learning and close the conference with a teaching celebration-in-verse.