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SWAEC- #TeachSouthwest

Last summer, we had to cancel our highlight of the summer due to COVID, so this year we are bringing it back better than the original! We have two high energy keynotes with Tyler Tarver and Gerry Brooks. There will be 5-7 breakouts each hour and lunch will be provided on-site. This event will be live and in person at Hempstead Hall. We hope you will join us and get pumped up for the new school year. 

Day 1 - Keynote (Required)
(Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Session ID: 441289
Tyler Tarver- Keynote
Seats Filled: 99 / 150
Fee: $150.00
Location:Hempstead Hall, Main Auditorium

Important Breakout Information:
Tyler Tarver Keynote
Day 1 - Session 1 (Required)
(Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:40 AM - 11:30 AM)
Session ID: 441152
Teaching With Artifacts
Seats Filled: 19 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 2

Important Breakout Information:
Artifacts bring a time period or culture to reality for students who tend to be firmly centered in their own culture. The interest that can be generated should not be underestimated. Participants will leave with a beginning knowledge of how to incorporate artifacts into any subject area.
Session ID: 441165
De-escalation - Slow Down and Breathe
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Hope Suite

Important Breakout Information:
Fight or flight....while it is a natural response, you will learn how to utilize "square breathing" to de-escalate behavior...ONE BREATH AT A TIME! 
This session is full.
Session ID: 441198
Situational Spelling
Seats Filled: 23 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Spring Hill Suite

Important Breakout Information:
The session will provide participants with predictable spelling rules and patterns. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of situational spelling rules and why students often struggle to transfer spelling instruction into their writing. 
Session ID: 441206
Using Rich Tasks in the Middle/High School Classroom: the 5 Practices Model
Seats Filled: 9 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Washington

Important Breakout Information:
This session will provide middle/high school teachers with an overview of the 5 Practices Teaching Model that encourages mathematical proficiency and evidence-based instructional strategies for teaching and learning. Participants will discover how to encourage their students to be problem solvers and ""doers"" of mathematics while developing skills of mathematical discourse in the classroom.
Session ID: 441208
Benefits of NB Certification
Seats Filled: 4 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 3

Important Breakout Information:
All stakeholders benefit from teachers' certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Educators will learn how attempting NB certification will help them grow professionally, as well as the benefits their students and schools will reap as a result of their efforts toward certification.
Session ID: 441573
How To Use Digital Tools in The K-2 Literacy Classroom
Seats Filled: 9 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Fulton

Important Breakout Information:
This professional development experience will focus on using digital tools in the K-2 literacy classroom. Participants will discover how they can use Seesaw, Jamboard, ClassKick, and Flipgrid to engage their students face-to-face or virtually. Participants will also learn how to give formative assessments or progress monitor using digital tools.
Session ID: 447096
Ouachita Mountains Regional Science and Engineering Fair: How do we get there?
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 1

Important Breakout Information:
What better way to drive home the three dimensional nature of the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards than to engage your students in designing and conducting investigations and engineering projects from start to finish? Participants will learn how to help their high school and junior high/middle school students enter the Ouachita Mountains Regional Science and Engineering Fair. This regional fair offers students the opportunity to combine the science and engineering principles they have learned in the classroom with real world communication and presentation skills. Bring your science fair questions and take the first steps in putting your students on track to represent southwest Arkansas at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.
Day 1 - Session 2 (Required)
(Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:40 AM - 12:30 PM)
Session ID: 441215
Building Student Entrepreneurs: Showcasing Student Impact
Seats Filled: 7 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Fulton

Important Breakout Information:
Your students are ready to do it, are you? This session showcases several ways you can motivate and encourage your students to pursue entrepreneurship. Discuss Design Thinking, Cross-curricular Collaboration, alternate post-secondary learning, and more! Students who focus on the people they're creating for lead to better products, services, and learning.
Session ID: 441222
Increasing Positive Behavior-One Bead at a Time
Seats Filled: 7 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 2

Important Breakout Information:
Positive reinforcement is the most powerful strategy you can utilize in your classroom. You will create an individualized TAGULATOR and learn to shape behavior ONE BEAD AT A TIME!
Session ID: 441233
Differentiation
Seats Filled: 1 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 3

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, participants will gain a clear definition of what differentiation is and why it is so important in today’s classroom. Participants will also receive training on how to differentiate through process, content, and product. This is for grade levels K - 12, all teachers are welcome.
Session ID: 441251
Fluency and the Science of Reading
Seats Filled: 9 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Hope Suite

Important Breakout Information:
This workshop is designed to explore the relationship between word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. During this session, participants will define reading fluency, understand the role of automaticity in reading fluency, and the cognitive functions needed for reading fluency.
Session ID: 441695
Using Flipgrid in the Math Classroom
Seats Filled: 9 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Washington

Important Breakout Information:
Flipgrid is a digital tool that can be used to increase student engagement in the math classroom, regardless of whether the environment is synchronous or asynchronous. Learn the basics of how to use this free tool that students will love.
Session ID: 442278
Lunch #1
Seats Filled: 58 / 60
Location:UACCH, Hempstead Hall

Important Breakout Information:
Lunch will be provided!
Day 1 - Session 3 (Required)
(Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:40 PM - 1:30 PM)
Session ID: 441239
Classroom Environment: Does It Really Matter With Classroom Management?
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Hope Suite

Important Breakout Information:
How can changing the environment increase positive engagement and decrease negative behavior? Participants will gain insights on ways to get to know their students and possible room arrangements for an optimal learning environment that promotes positive individual and group behavior.
This session is full.
Session ID: 441248
Teaching Using Primary Resources
Seats Filled: 2 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Spring Hill Suite

Important Breakout Information:
Students of any age find primary sources appealing because they are tangible and real. Primary sources engage students in active learning. By drawing their own conclusions from primary sources, students construct meaning and direct their own learning. Participants will leave with a knowledge of how to incorporate primary resources into any subject area.
Session ID: 441252
Tyler Breakout
Seats Filled: 19 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Main Auditorium

Important Breakout Information:
breakout session
Session ID: 441259
Cheat Sheet for Functional Behavioral Assessment
Seats Filled: 3 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 2

Important Breakout Information:
If you are needing help writing an FBA, this workshop is for you! You will walk away with a CHEAT SHEET filled with ready to use tools!
Session ID: 441269
Eerie Arkansas - A look at Arkansas History Through Local Legends and Myths Part 2
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 3

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, participants will gain a unique perspective of the history, geography, and lifestyle of Arkansans through an in-depth look at a few of our Arkansas legends and myths. Legends and Myths of Arkansas will be analyzed. Curriculum will be presented to show how to incorporate lessons on history and regional geography with grade students. Join us for part 2 of this very interesting and eerie look at our state.
This session is full.
Session ID: 442288
lunch #2
Seats Filled: 21 / 50
Location:UACCH, Hempstead Hall

Important Breakout Information:
lunch will be provided
Session ID: 442321
Microbit Mayhem
Seats Filled: 1 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 1

Important Breakout Information:
Come experience the mayhem of learning to code with the Micro:bit. Wonderful hands-on projects using the micro:bit, no previous experience required. Project integration for all content areas.
Day 1 - Session 4 (Required)
(Wednesday, July 28, 2021 1:40 PM - 2:30 PM)
Session ID: 441273
Breaking the Code
Seats Filled: 16 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Hope Suite

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will learn and practice powerful strategies for teaching students how to decode one and two syllable words effectively and fast.
Session ID: 441276
Tyler Breakout
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Main Auditorium

Important Breakout Information:
breakout session
This session is full.
Session ID: 441279
2022 Battle of the Books and 2022 Reading Fair
Seats Filled: 10 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Washington

Important Breakout Information:
This is a meeting to discuss the new 2022 book list, rules, expectations, and dates for the Battle of the Books and Reading Fair competitions hosted by SWAEC.
Session ID: 441287
Using Rich Tasks in Elementary School Classroom: the 5 Practices Model
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 2

Important Breakout Information:
This session will provide elementary school teachers with an overview of the 5 Practices Teaching Model that encourages mathematical proficiency and evidence-based instructional strategies for teaching and learning. Participants will discover how to encourage their students to be problem solvers and ""doers"" of mathematics while developing skills of mathematical discourse in the classroom.
Session ID: 441311
Eerie Arkansas: A look at Arkansas History Through Local Legends and Myths Part 2
Seats Filled: 8 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 3

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, participants will gain a unique perspective of the history, geography, and lifestyle of Arkansans through an in-depth look at a few of our Arkansas legends and myths. Legends and Myths of Arkansas will be analyzed. Curriculum will be presented to show how to incorporate lessons on history and regional geography with grade students. Join us for part 2 of this very interesting and eerie look at our state. 
Session ID: 441581
Trauma Informed Behavioral Skill Building
Seats Filled: 19 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Fulton

Important Breakout Information:
This session will look at a new approach to working with students, called Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skills Based Treatment (SBT). This model looks at creating a happy, relaxed, and engaged environment for the student, rather than traditional approaches to problem behavior. Educators will be introduced to the "Your Way" model and how it compares to a traditional functional behavior assessment. The goal of this approach is to be able to teach important skills in any classroom, without problem behavior, while creating a safe environment while building positive relationships. 
Session ID: 442158
Arkansas Science Phenomena - AGFC Rick Evans Grandview Prairie
Seats Filled: 11 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 1

Important Breakout Information:
What local science resources are available to Arkansas teachers, and how do they inspire wonder and curiosity about the natural world? Learn how to leverage resources and expertise from around the state to engage your students in questioning, investigating, and making sense of science core ideas through relevant, local phenomena.
Day 1 - Closing Session (Required)
(Wednesday, July 28, 2021 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM)
Session ID: 441304
Closing Session
Seats Filled: 94 / 150
Location:Hempstead Hall, Main Auditorium

Important Breakout Information:
Join us for a wrap-up session and door prizes! 
Day 2 - Keynote (Required)
(Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Session ID: 441292
Gerry Brooks Keynote
Seats Filled: 99 / 150
Fee: $150.00
Location:Hempstead Hall, Main Auditorium

Important Breakout Information:
Gerry Brooks Keynote
Day 2 - Session 1 (Required)
(Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:40 AM - 11:30 AM)
Session ID: 441157
Reaching Hearts and Changing Minds
Seats Filled: 24 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Hope Suite

Important Breakout Information:
"Our thoughts, perceptions, and emotions shape our reality, and the same is true for our students. Do you have students with fixed mindsets? This session is for you. It is my hope you will leave this session emotionally and intellectually equipped to shape your students' mindsets through the power of love. In an immersive, cooperative, brain-friendly workshop, we will cover multiple mindsets that affect our students, such as Mediocrity, Insecurity, Quitter, Powerless, and Abandoned/Unloved. Then provide research-based strategies that help grow these mindsets to Achieving, Self-Confident, Gritty, Empowered, and Belonging/Loved. Strategies used include Class-building Circle (Restorative Practices), Kagan Cooperative Learning activities, Collaborative Grouping/Teambuilding, and more!" 
Session ID: 441190
The Big Word Breakdown
Seats Filled: 12 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Spring Hill Suite

Important Breakout Information:
Teachers often believe that morphology, or the study of word parts for meaning, is done exclusively in literacy classes. This session will explain the importance of addressing morphology in science, math, literature and social studies. Participants will walk away with practical strategies to analyze and gain meaning from content based vocabulary.
Session ID: 441194
Improving Your Practice through Reflective Teaching
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Washington

Important Breakout Information:
Much research supports the critical impact that the role of reflection has on a teacher’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Reflective teaching is a tool that teachers can use to observe and evaluate the way they instruct in order to better improve their practice.
This session is full.
Session ID: 441199
Using Rich Tasks in Elementary School Classroom: the 5 Practices Model
Seats Filled: 2 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 2

Important Breakout Information:
This session will provide elementary school teachers with an overview of the 5 Practices teaching model that encourages mathematical proficiency and evidence-based instructional strategies for teaching and learning. Participants will discover how to encourage their students to be problem solvers and ""doers"" of mathematics while developing skills of mathematical discourse in the classroom. 
Session ID: 441203
Classroom Management for the Trauma Informed Teacher
Seats Filled: 24 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 3

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, teachers will gain a new perspective on what it means to be “Trauma Informed” when creating management strategies to create a conducive learning environment for the modern day student. Topics such as procedures, rules, instruction, differentiation, technology, toxic stress, and trauma will be discussed to help teachers better grasp what it takes to create an environment for the modern day student to succeed.
Session ID: 441819
Interpreting Data in the Science Classroom
Seats Filled: 10 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 1

Important Breakout Information:
What is a practical strategy students can use to interpret different types of graphical data? Learn how to guide students in using a simple, multi-grade-level tool for interpreting data, and access curated data sources arranged by disciplinary core ideas that will support the science and engineering practices in your K-12 classroom.
Day 2 - Session 2 (Required)
(Thursday, July 29, 2021 11:40 AM - 12:30 PM)
Session ID: 441204
Developing Effective Feedback Practices
Seats Filled: 15 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Washington

Important Breakout Information:
Most teachers already know the powerful impact that providing meaningful feedback has on student learning. However, not all feedback is created equal; some even brings negative effects on learning. Participants will leave with ready-to-implement ideas for improving feedback. 
Session ID: 441207
No Need to Panic-I have a CRISIS PLAN!
Seats Filled: 8 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 2

Important Breakout Information:
A Crisis Plan is an action plan developed to support a child at specific times when he or she may be at risk of harm to self or others because of related mental health or behavioral health needs. A safe school environment is critical for everyone! During this session, you will learn how to write and implement a Crisis Plan.
Session ID: 441209
Vlog Competition Showcase
Seats Filled: 0 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 3

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, participants will get an overview of our 2019 SWAEC Vlog Competition. This was a competition that was held in December of 2019 for students in our 9 surrounding districts. Our goal for this competition was for students to be able to express their ideas or beliefs on particular topics and be able to deliver those beliefs/view points using “Vlog” format. We wanted students to be able to use their creative talents, accompanied with their knowledge of technology, to create a vlog which was not only informative, but entertaining as well. We will explore how “Vlogs” can be used in the classroom.
Session ID: 441821
The Science of the ACT Aspire: Making the Connections Between Performance Level Descriptors and the Science and Engineering Practices
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 1

Important Breakout Information:
How do the ACT Aspire PLD’s connect to the SEP’s? Find out how to access the PLD’s for your grade level and amplify the power of the Science and Engineering Practices to support success on the ACT Aspire.

Session ID: 442293
lunch #1
Seats Filled: 64 / 65
Location:UACCH, Hempstead Hall

Important Breakout Information:
Lunch will be provided.
Day 2 - Session 3 (Required)
(Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:40 PM - 1:30 PM)
Session ID: 441212
Read It, Write It, Record it: Google Collaboration, Podcasting, Video Creation
Seats Filled: 12 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Spring Hill Suite

Important Breakout Information:
Let’s be honest, getting students to write can be a monumental task. Luckily, with the use of Google Suite and some creative prompts, not only will they be writing, they will be collaborating to boot. Using themes from popular entertainment, this session walks you through harnessing the ease of Google suite to entice your students to write, collaborate and produce content that reinforces writing standards. 
Session ID: 441214
Profiles of Dyslexia
Seats Filled: 23 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Fulton

Important Breakout Information:
In this interactive session, participants will look closely at case studies to determine if a student has the characteristics of dyslexia. 
Session ID: 441220
The Rubik's Cube, A Problem Solving Tool for the Classroom
Seats Filled: 0 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 3

Important Breakout Information:
In this session, we will explore the impact that the Rubik's cube has on developing high level problem solving strategies for some students.  We will discuss topics such as algorithms in the classroom, facilitating creativity, and Rubik's Cube competitions for your students. Join us for this fun and exciting journey into the educational world of the Rubik's Cube. 
Session ID: 441322
Tips for the 2022 SWAEC Reading Fair
Seats Filled: 5 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 1

Important Breakout Information:
Do your students want to participate and have a better chance at placing in the SWAEC 2022 Reading Fair? Attend this session to gain knowledge to help your students be more successful in the Reading Fair. This session is based on conversations with judges after the 2020 Reading Fair.
Session ID: 441578
Ways to Reduce Problem Behavior
Seats Filled: 25 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 2

Important Breakout Information:
Have you tried everything to stop that painstaking problem behavior? This class will look at changes that can be made in the classroom to reduce problem behaviors by implementing evidence-based antecedent strategies. These are proactive strategies that combat the issue by applying strategies directly at the source of the problem.
This session is full.
Session ID: 441699
Using Google Jamboard in the Math Classroom
Seats Filled: 11 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Washington

Important Breakout Information:
Google Jamboard can be used to increase student engagement in the math classroom, regardless of whether the environment is synchronous or asynchronous. Learn the basics of how to use this free tool that encourages student collaboration and mathematical thinking.
Session ID: 442294
lunch #2
Seats Filled: 18 / 50
Location:UACCH, Hempstead Hall

Important Breakout Information:
Lunch will be provided.
Session ID: 442323
Microbit Mayhem
Seats Filled: 1 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Hope Suite

Important Breakout Information:
Come experience the mayhem of learning to code with the Micro:bit. Wonderful hands-on projects using the micro:bit, no previous experience required. Project integration for all content areas.
Day 2 - Session 4 (Required)
(Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:40 PM - 2:30 PM)
Session ID: 441223
Cool Ways to Use Cool Apps
Seats Filled: 24 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Hope Suite

Important Breakout Information:
What are some cool ways you can use some of the coolest apps out there in your classroom? Explore alternate uses for apps you may already be using and discover new apps that will help you in your classroom: from things to help you professionally to ways to provide alternative assessment mechanisms. This fun-filled session will have you rockin, rollin, and laughing!
Session ID: 441225
The Building Blocks of Building Background Knowledge
Seats Filled: 17 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Spring Hill Suite

Important Breakout Information:
Building background is essential to comprehension and understanding the big ideas presented in any classroom. What students already know about the content is relative to how students will connect the blocks to new ideas. Participants will be actively engaged in various strategies to help open up prior knowledge to strengthen students' understanding of materials presented in today's classroom.
Session ID: 441237
What Teachers Need to Know About Executive Function
Seats Filled: 22 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Washington

Important Breakout Information:
Do you have students who have issues with focus/attention, emotional control, working memory, planning skills, and organization? These students could possibly have executive function deficits. How does executive function impact students academically? During this session, participants learn how executive function deficits impact a student academically and strategies to help students with executive function deficits.
Session ID: 441242
Secondary Trauma
Seats Filled: 11 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 3

Important Breakout Information:
Secondary trauma is the trauma that caregivers experience from helping people who have experienced traumatic experiences in their lives. In this session, participants will gain an understanding of what secondary trauma is and how teachers are affected by it. Topics pertaining to compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue will be discussed, as well as dealing with the trauma that our students bring into our classrooms every day. We will also explore resources and ideas that can help us better cope with this issue. 
Session ID: 441820
STEM and ELA in the K-12 Classroom
Seats Filled: 15 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 1

Important Breakout Information:
What are the connections between the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards and Arkansas ELA standards? It is possible to create STEM lessons that integrate ELA, Math, Science, and Computer Science standards, engaging students in investigation and maximizing instructional time. Check out these lesson ideas and starting points to help launch your instruction into the next level.
Session ID: 441822
Why are Students Being Sent Home?
Seats Filled: 8 / 25
Location:Hempstead Hall, Blevins Suite 2

Important Breakout Information:
Students in preschool are being sent home and suspended at alarming rates. This is creating a pipeline to prison, but is there any way educators can stop this terrible and horrific trend? In this session, we will look at how implicit bias and diversity have played a role in education, specifically in the preschool early childhood area. At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand the current issues and look at ways to improve current discipline systems, and more importantly, stop the trend.
Day 2 - Closing Session (Required)
(Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM)
Session ID: 441309
Closing Session
Seats Filled: 96 / 150
Location:Hempstead Hall, Main Auditorium

Important Breakout Information:
Join us for a session wrap-up and door prizes! 




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