Early Career Educator Conference 2020

Martin Middle School | 111 Brown St. East Providence

Saturday, March 28

8:30am-3:00pm

 
NEARI presents a daylong opportunity to meet with fellow early career educators and get tips on everything from classroom management to supporting students with a wide variety of needs. 
 

2020 Agenda

  • 8:30am-9:00am Registration
  • 9:00am-9:15am  Welcome Address:  NEARI President, Larry Purtill
  • 9:20am-10:35am Breakout Session 1
  • 10:35am-10:45am ------------Break------------
  • 10:45am-12:00pm Breakout Session 2
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm ------------Lunch------------ 
    (prepared for you by the East Providence Career and Technical Culinary Program)
  • 12:30pm-1:15pm Keynote: Diversity Talks
  • 1:20pm-2:35pm Breakout Session 3
  • 2:40pm-3:00pm Closing Remarks, Certificates and Giveaways!

 

Breakout Session 1 Offerings

  • Blended Learning Using Station Rotations
  • Differentiation in the Math Classroom
  • Maximizing Your Time, Minimizing Your Stress
  • Leveraging Parent Support
  • Self-pacing with Playlists in the Secondary Classroom
  • Moving Forward with Google Classroom
 

Breakout Session 2 Offerings

  • Management Matters:  Classroom Management - A Key Component of Instruction
  • Differentiation in the Math Classroom
  • How to Survive THRIVE in Your First Year of Teaching
  • Leveraging Parent Support
  • The Flipped Classroom
  • SLO Support
 

Breakout Session 3 Offerings

  • Management Matters:  Classroom Management - A Key Component of Instruction
  • Leveraging Parent Support
  • The Flipped Classroom
  • How to Survive THRIVE in Your First Year of Teaching
  • Self-pacing with Playlists in the Secondary Classroom
  • SLO Support
  • I’m Not a School Counselor.  How Can I Teach SEL?

Session Descriptions

Blended Learning Using Station Rotations

Blended Learning Using Station Rotations

Facilitator: Paul E Tarasevich, Martin Middle School, East Providence RI 
Target Audience: 6-12

This session will highlight how educators can use the blended learning and project based learning model to best fit station rotations. Educators will learn how to team students, use station rotation task cards, and the best blended learning tools to consider when planning a station rotation lesson. 

Differentiation in the Math Classroom

Differentiation in the Math Classroom       

Facilitator: Alicia Sullivan, Deering Middle School
Target Audience: 3-12

Teaching math is hard work. If your students (by chance) are not all learning in the exact same way, on the exact same day- this is for you! Do you have a curriculum or a pacing guide you are supposed to be following, that just doesn't seem to work for all of your students? It is exhausting to teach a lesson that only serves some of the students in front of you. So much of your energy is spent reteaching concepts and managing the behaviors that result from a lack of true engagement

In this session, we will focus on three strategies you can use again and again to differentiate instruction in your math classroom. These are strategies you can immediately apply the lessons you already have planned- to engage every one of your students! They will save you time, streamline classroom management and free you up to conference with students and work with small groups. These strategies will take you one step closer to having the classroom you always imagined.
 

The Flipped Classroom

The Flipped Classroom           

Facilitator: Samuel Schachter, Barrington High School
Target Audience: K-12

Participants will be given an overview of the flipped classroom by diving into a flipped high school math classroom. This session will focus on the potential benefits of a flipped classroom and the preliminary steps needed to get started. Resources and sample lessons will be available for all participants. Appropriate and adaptable for educators of any level. 
 

How to THRIVE - Not just Survive - in Your First Year of Teaching

How to Survive THRIVE in Your First Year of Teaching                   

Facilitator: Erin Hall, Chariho Regional High School
Target Audience: Pre-K-12

Your first year in the classroom can be the most challenging year in your entire teaching career. However, with a few tricks, a lot of positivity, and a supportive community, you can also make it your best year ever! This session will explore different strategies for finding success in your first teaching position, no matter what type of school, content area, or grade level you teach. 
 

I'm Not a School Counselor, How Can I Teach SEL?

I’m Not a School Counselor; How Can I Teach SEL? 

Facilitator: Lisa Parker, Cumberland School Department
Target Audience: PK-8 

This session will explore the role of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) from Pre-K through grade 8. Whether you are a regular classroom teacher, a special educator, or a support staff, you will learn who benefits from SEL and the various ways it is implemented. Participants will explore programs including Second Step, Open Circle, PBIS, Conscious Discipline, Restorative Justice, and more. Participants will also review RIDE's SEL standards and how to implement them into content curriculum. *** Participants will need a device for this session***

Leveraging Parent Support

Leveraging Parent Support        

Facilitator: Dena Franscecon, Silver Spring Elementary
Target Audience: K-5

In this session, participants will learn the importance of initiating contact with parents, strategies to maximize benefits, and documentation of conversations. Time-saving tips and how/when to disengage an angry parent will also be discussed. There is an art to letting a parent vent while keeping the conversation productive. 
 

Management Matters: Classroom Management - A Key Component of Instruction

Management Matters:  Classroom Management - A Key Component of Instruction          

Facilitator: Crystal Monteiro, East Providence School Department
Target Audience: K-12

This session will focus on ways in which teachers can intentionally manage their classrooms in order to provide a healthy climate and culture in their classrooms while increasing daily instructional time. Topics discussed and explored will include long term planning, setting up systems, rituals, and routines, and behavior management. Teachers will leave with increased knowledge and practical tips and strategies to implement as they return to their classrooms.
 

Maximizing Your Time, Minimizing Your Stress

Maximizing Your Time, Minimizing Your Stress       

Facilitator: Michele O'Neill, CT Education Association 
Target Audience: K-12

Planning, grading, chaperoning, and committee work are just a few of the responsibilities teachers take on. In this
workshop, designed for newer educators, participants will learn strategies for managing their time, staying organized, and identifying and coping with stressors. 

Moving Forward with Google Classroom

Moving Forward with Google Classroom                     

Facilitator: Kim Ramos, North Kingstown School Department
Target Audience: K-12

If you're already familiar with the basics of Google Classroom, you may be wondering, "What's next?" This intermediate-level workshop will introduce you to the newest updates in Classroom and increase your efficiency with expanded features like Topics, Feedback Comments, Quizzes, Live Polling, Rubrics, and more.

Please note: Participants must have a school-managed Google Education account and should bring a charged Chromebook or a laptop that runs Google Chrome.
 

Self-pacing with Playlists in the Secondary Classroom

Self-pacing with Playlists in the Secondary Classroom              

Facilitator: Jason Appel, Barrington High School/Barrington Public Schools
Target Audience: 6-12

Playlists enable students to work at their own pace and in their own way. Participants will leave with the skills to create their own differentiated playlists to meet the needs of your students.
 

SLO Support

SLO Support                

Facilitator: Jodi Clark, Portsmouth School Department
Target Audience: Pre-K-12

Bring your written SLO, beginning and middle of the year data, as well as any other progress monitoring. We will review your data and determine what you need to meet your goals. 
 

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