Sessions
Sessions


There are many great sessions to attend at ENGAGE! A complete schedule including dates and times will be available in early May. Below you will find the titles of sessions that will be at ENGAGE. When the schedule comes out you will be able to see descriptions of the sessions.

Northwest ISD categorizes our Professional Learning opportunities by T-TESS Domains. Although sessions are listed under one Domain, they may have crossover to other Domains.


ENGAGE Schedule

Click the link above to see the complete ENGAGE Schedule and to begin to schedule your sessions.


Below, on this page, you can browse a list of all ENGAGE sessions. Additionally, you may view sessions by their specific content category by clicking on these links.


All Contents


ELA


Math


Science


Social Studies


Outdoor Learning


Other Essentials



All Contents

These sessions general support teachers in all content areas.


Planning


Instruction


Learning Environment


Professional Practices

High Level Questioning Strategies

Checking for Understanding    American Heart Association First Aid/CPR

Planning for Differentiation in the Mainstream Classroom

Co-Teaching  Digital Learning Environment for Elementary & Secondary ARD Etiquette
Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring for Elementary and Secondary Beyond Transformation: Transcending the Status Quo with the T3 Framework (technology)
Dr. Sonny Magana

Strategies for Differentiation in the Mainstream Classroom Special Education Legal Update for all teachers Cynthia Buechler 
Blended Learning Grading Students on IEPs

Autism Awareness ePortfolios
Creating Power Moments
Thinking Maps 2.0 - Beyond the Map
Engaging Students in Learning (Elementary & Secondary)
Elevating and Empowering Teachers through National Board Certification

Finding, Creating, and Using Activities in Seesaw - Grades K- 2

Co-Teaching  Exploring Google Suite  Using Edugence to Its Full Potential 
 Our Journey with Genius Hour Breakout Strategies for Students Success
(ESL Strategies) 

Google Classroom  Thrive Time (co- teaching with SEAC) 
Worksheet Don’t Grow Dendrites - Keynote Dr. Marcia Tate

Inclusion  Managing Challenging Behavior  RTI for Behavior Data Collection & Goal Setting 
Practical Formative Assessment for the Secondary Classroom Teaching Academic Vocabulary in Unforgettable Ways
(Strategies to Boost Vocabulary Instruction is Struggling Learners)

Linguistically Accommodated Mini-lessons  
Student Choice: Formative and Summative

Close Reading  Mobile Management with the iPad   
Integrating Makerspace/STEM into the classroom Interactive Word Walls: Enhancing Student’s Ability to Speak, Read, and Write About Learning
Dr. Julie Jackson

Deliberate Excellence: Creating an Effective Classroom by Design - Lisa Van Gemert   
Formatively Speaking Dr. Thomas Van Soelen 

Interactive Writing  Transforming (Math/Literacy/Science/ Family) Events

 
Interactive Word Walls: Vocabulary-Driven Planning Dr. Julie Jackson

Let's Scuba with Depth and Complexity Working with Students with a Diminished Interest or Capacity for Classroom Tranquility

 
Delivering a Brain-compatible Lesson
Dr. Marcia Tate

 Incorporating Guided Reading into Lucy Calkins and Goal Setting

Building Passion-based Projects from the Ground Up   
Intensely Curricular: Using Intensities in the Classroom Lisa Van Gemert 

WICOR Strategies That Work  Intentional Non-Learners: Tips, Tools and Techniques That Work  
Understanding the essentials of Response to Intervention for Elementary schools

 Planning and Delivering Lessons with Pear Deck SEL and Solution-Focused Approach in the Classroom    
Understanding the essentials of Response to Intervention for Middle and High School

Cornell Notes in the Elementary Classroom  Nodding Along with Differentiation
Dr. Thomas Van Soelen 
 
Creating K-2 strategic intervention plans for “at-risk” students in reading and math (RtI focus).

  Characteristics of a Brain- compatible Classroom Environment
Dr. Marcia Tate
 
Creating 3rd-5th grade strategic intervention plans for “at-risk” students in reading and math (RtI focus).

  The Little Engine that Wouldn't: Underachievement & Risk Avoidance in Gifted Youth
Lisa Van Gemert
 
AP Social Studies Work Session

  RTI for Behavior Overview   
AP English Work Session    Behavior Reinforcement Strategies with Make & Take 

 
AP Math Work Session   Classroom Expectations & Schedules with Make & Take

 
AP Science Work Session
  Classroom Routines & Procedures with Make & Take  

All Institutes will be offered 1 time during ENGAGE. These will be in Eduphoria and capped at a certain number. ONLY those signed up through Eduphoria will be able to attend at ENGAGE. If the session is full at ENGAGE when you attempt to sign in through Eduphoria, you will have to sign up at an earlier time in the summer. Look below for the Content Institute Schedule

ELA


Planning


Instruction


Learning Environment


Professional Practices


Drive Writing Instruction with Goal-Setting and Writing Conferences
Comprehension Strategies that Work for the Secondary Classroom “(Learning to Read” as well as “Reading to Learn”)

   
Goal Setting in Reading and Writing

LLI Training
   
Running Records
Strategies and Procedures for Guided Reading

   
DRA2 Achieve 3000 (Grades 6-8)

   
  PBL for Secondary ELA

   
  Shared Reading

   
  Word Work in Guided Reading

   
  Literature Circles for Diverse Classrooms

   
  Close Reading

   
  Socratic Seminar/Philosophical Chairs

   
  Read-Aloud and Grand Conversations
   


Math


Planning


Instruction


Learning Environment


Professional Practices

6-12
Selecting & Planning Math Tasks for Increased Rigor, Relevance, and Student Engagement

K Composing/Decomposing Numbers 6-9
SSI for Secondary Math - supporting the struggling learner
6-12
Edugence Math Item Bank - how to use the Math Equation Tool to add new items

K-2
Fact Fluency Running Records
3-6
Fact Fluency Running Records
Dr. Nicki Newton

K-2
Problem Solving
3-5

Problem Solving

K-5
Purposeful Talk
 
K-5
Unpacking Math TEKS when planning
K-2
Mathematical Writing in Elementary Math
3-5
Mathematical Writing in Elementary Math

6-12
Number Talks for Secondary Math - building a culture of thinking, listening, and talking about math.

 
K-7
Vertical Alignment with a Focus on Algebraic Reasoning

K-12
Think Through Math
   
  K-2
Early Number Concepts

   
  6-12
Writing in Secondary Math - strategies for written explanation and justification

   
  K-2
Exploring Place Value and Common Misconceptions

   
  K-2
Cognitively Guided Instruction Problem Types

   
  6-12
Graphing Calculators

   
  K-5
Guided Math

   

 

Science


Planning


Instruction


Learning Environment


Professional Practices

Backwards Design in Secondary Science

Depth & Complexity (Differentiation) in the Science Classroom 

   
Unpacking the new Streamlined K-2 Science TEKS (Backwards Design in Science)

Scientific Notebooking for “new to science” teachers (K-2) and (3-5) 

   
Unpacking the new Streamlined 3-5 Science TEKS (Backwards Design in Science)

Lab Options- Focus on Analysis (Secondary Science) 

   
Planning with K-5 Science Fusion Resources      

 

Social Studies


Planning 


Instruction


Learning Environment


Professional Practices


Journaling Strategies in SS

Elementary DBQ Training

   
Backwards Design

Elementary DBQ 2.0

   
  Documents Beyond the DBQ

   
  Historical Thinking Skills

   
  Hatton Sumners (LRE)
   

 

Outdoor Learning


Planning


Instruction


Learning Environment


Professional Practices


What is Environmental Literacy?

Writing for Nature Outdoor Learning in Your Own Schoolyard

Ewww a bug! Getting past the 6 legs...

OLC Update with OutdoorAmy

Do Monkeys live at the OLC? The truth about Texas Animals & Habitats

  Be a Science Hero! Be a Citizen Scientist!

Nature Art
     SNAKES!

 

Other Essentials


Planning


Instruction


Learning Environment


Professional Practices


iReady

Progress Monitoring in the Fine Arts Classroom

Autism Awareness American Heart Association First Aid/CPR

Diagnosticians Evaluation

Writing IEP Goals

Student-Led ARDS

ARD Etiquette

  Sight-reading: Musician or Contestant

Building Self- Determination

ESPED


College and Career Ready Artists

Learning Languages and Loving It

Creating your NISD Website

      SpEd Guidelines and Procedures

      Ethics for SLPs

      Psychometrics for SLPs

      Intro to LAMP

      Communication Systems in Severe and Profound Systems

      Art Material Management

      PAC Rentals