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Tuesday, January 22
 

8:00am

Registration and Vendor Viewing
 Sign in at the registration table, visit vendors, and network before the first breakout session.

Tuesday January 22, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am

9:00am

2A to A+: Using Academic Growth for Instructional Impact
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will explore how you can utilize your 2A: Academic Growth Reports (either from TEA or Axiom Analytics) in Accountability to make targeted instructional decisions for specific groups of students.

The slides for the session can be accessed using the following link: tinyurl.com/2AtoAPlus (this link provides view-only access; for full access either add to your drive or download).

Speakers
avatar for Staci Barker

Staci Barker

Accountability Team Lead, Region 10 ESC


Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Innovate B

9:00am

CCMR: Ready or Not, Here it Comes!
Limited Capacity filling up

Due to HB 22, passed by the 85th Texas Legislature, the new accountability system includes a College, Career, or Military Ready (CCMR) measure.  Learn more about CCMR, what the indicators are and what counts to determine your students' readiness for life after K-12. Participants will role-play and discuss next steps for their district to ensure all students are CCMR.

Speakers
avatar for Seldon Short

Seldon Short

Field Sales Representative, PowerSchool
Seldon’s broad experience in education includes teaching and District Administration at the elementary and middle school levels. He has served on State Assessment Content Committees, and as a regional consultant on a wide variety of educational topics including Literacy, Integrating... Read More →



Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Innovate D

9:00am

Tracking Growth with Axiom and Eduphoria Aware
Limited Capacity filling up

The current accountability system is all about growth, but how do we consistently monitor and track this locally?  Leverage the power of Axiom inside Eduphoria Aware to identify student groups based on the STAAR perfomance levels and learn how to monitor their performance on local assessments throughout the year.  Axiom is designed in partnership with the Accountability Team at Region 10 and Eduphoria. 

Speakers
avatar for Doni Cash

Doni Cash

Program Coordinator, Region 10 ESC

Sponsors


Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Connect

9:00am

Demystifying TAMS for DTCs
Limited Capacity seats available

The Texas Assessment Management System can be overwhelming. In this session, the presenter will give participants a detailed look into the ins and outs of the online system. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to utilize TAMS and to optimize their use .

Speakers
avatar for kathy Ferrell

kathy Ferrell

Exec. Director, DeSoto ISD
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Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Inspire

9:00am

ETS for New DTCs and CTCs
Limited Capacity filling up

Description coming soon.

Speakers


Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Innovate A

9:00am

Open Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

The computer lab is available for drop-in use when sessions are not occurring.

Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Motivate A

9:00am

Pearson: Making All Missions Possible (Including Tips to Help You From Self-Destructing)
Limited Capacity filling up

This thrilling session will provide best practices for defusing common assessment situations, including how to deftly navigate the system, skillfully maneuver through the intricacies of online testing, and expertly submit student data for STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Engage B

9:00am

CTC + Administrator + High School = a juggling act
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you manage organizing testing for a large high school campus, and the role of administrator at the same time? Three administrators with 27+ years combined testing experience will present tricks, tips, and hacks that will help improve your efficiency and sanity as you tackle the role of High School CTC.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Innovate C

9:00am

It's in LiveBinder!
Limited Capacity seats available

What if you could answer the majority of CTC's questions with one answer? It's in LiveBinder! Build capacity within your CTC's by providing resources at their fingertips. Questions about STAAR? It's in LiveBinder! Inquiries about Exams for Acceleration? It's in LiveBinder! Need clicksheets to access STAAR results or review the 2019 STAAR Accessibility Features? It's in LiveBinder! Walk away knowing how you can use this incredible resource in your district!

Speakers


Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Engage D

9:00am

Unwrapping State Assessment Accommodations
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Jill Michaelis

Jill Michaelis

Coordinator of Assessment, Richardson ISD
avatar for Rachel Walters

Rachel Walters

Director of Assessment, Richardson ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Engage A

9:00am

STAAR Alternate 2 Updates and Security Overview
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you have questions about STAAR Alternate 2 and its components that are unique and different from the STAAR? Do you want to know more about Allowable Accommodations and securing of testing materials during the preview window, assessment window and completion of the assessment? This is the workshop for you! In this interactive discussion, all of these points will be discussed and resources shared that will help participants gain a better understanding of this highly specialized STAAR Assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Caroll Brant

Caroll Brant

ESC Region 11



Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Collaborate

9:00am

What's new in testing- All updates
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will will provide an overview and updates on the Texas Assessment Program for the 2018-2019 school year.


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Shaw

Melissa Shaw

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC



Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Engage C

10:00am

Kurzweil: Preparing for Testing with Accommodations is Possible!
Limited Capacity filling up

Description: Come see how school districts around Texas are using Kurzweil to prepare for testing with accommodations.  Whether it's popups, blocking certain sections from reading aloud, or simply allowing or locking features for individual student needs, Kurzweil has it covered.  The best part?  It's accessible from any device.  It doesn't matter if your student uses a Chromebook, iPad, or even a cell phone, Kurzweil is here to assist you.  Join us to learn more!

Sponsors


Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Connect

10:00am

Analytical Portal
Limited Capacity full

Data Interaction for Texas Student Assessments public, the analytic portal allows all users to view summary results across all Texas K-12 public and charter organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Schrader

Elizabeth Schrader

Regional Testing Coordinator, ESC Region 11


Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Motivate A

10:00am

ETS Interim Assessments
Limited Capacity full

Description coming soon

Speakers


Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Innovate A

10:00am

STAAR Assessment Management System: Essential Knowledge and Common Mistakes
Limited Capacity full

The STAAR Assessment Management System (aka TOMS) can be overwhelming to even an experienced testing coordinator. This session will provide tips and techniques to help clear the fog for all users. Walk through loading your precode files, setting above-grade testers, downloading your district data file to read it easily, and get other valuable tools. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Brandewie

Dr. Jennifer Brandewie

District Testing Coordinator, Lewisville ISD
KK

Kara Kajs

Coordinator of Assessment and Accountability



Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Engage B

10:00am

CTC + Administrator + High School = a juggling act
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you manage organizing testing for a large high school campus, and the role of administrator at the same time? Three administrators with 27+ years combined testing experience will present tricks, tips, and hacks that will help improve your efficiency and sanity as you tackle the role of High School CTC.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Innovate C

10:00am

Digitizing you Binders
Limited Capacity seats available

Utilizing the power of google drive to maintain testing information throughout the district. A step by step process on how to take the old fashioned 4 inch binder and digitize them to provide a collection of testing documents that can be stored and accessed in one centralized location.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ward

Brian Ward

District Testing, Accountability and Research, Cedar Hill ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Innovate D

10:00am

Mapping Out Your Mission for Student Success: AI, IPI, & SSI
Limited Capacity filling up

To ensure that all students are successful on state assessments, there are critical components that must be in place from the beginning of the school year. This session will provide an overview of three of these components: • Accelerated Instruction Plans/Intensive Programs of Instruction • SSI        

Speakers
AG

Anna Griffiths

Consultant, Region 10
avatar for Melissa Shaw

Melissa Shaw

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC



Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Inspire

10:00am

Mission Impossible: Staying Calm in the midst of Chaos
Limited Capacity filling up

When it is testing season and the sky is falling, how do you keep it all together? How do DTCs of large districts manage all of the challenges? Come learn ways to keep your sanity using everything from tips and tricks for training to managing test return.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Pafford

Jodi Pafford

Coordinator of Assessments, Northwest ISD
avatar for Dr. Monica Uphoff

Dr. Monica Uphoff

Assistant Director of Assessment, Birdville ISD
I have been in education for over 25 years. I have spent the last 18 years involved with state and local assessment. I also manage Aware and I represent Region 11 DTCs at the TSNAP board meetings. I'm happy to help in any area that I can regarding state and local assessment.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Engage D

10:00am

Mission Pre-Ops: Gearing Up for STAAR
Limited Capacity full

Whether you’re new, or returning, to campus testing, you’re aware of the many moving pieces of state testing. It’s helpful to take home guidance on how to best use your time and resources. We’ll have time to consider our testing management options, as well as key ways to communicate leading up to, and during, our days of STAAR testing. Join us as we learn the power of the calendar and the power of the testing “off-season” as we move into Spring.

Speakers


Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Innovate B

10:00am

Secret Tips To Survive Your First Years As A DTC So You Don't Self Destruct in 10 Seconds!
Limited Capacity seats available

This informative session will include classified secrets to help new DTCs with tips on how to juggle all the responsibilities of testing. Join us in the mission to unlock these secrets to a stress-free way of organizing and administering the STAAR Test to your campuses.

Speakers
PO

Patrece Ozment

District Testing Coordinator, BOLES ISD,ADMINISTRATION



Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Engage C

10:00am

Considerations for EL Testing
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn about various considerations concerning the assessment of English learners (ELs), including designated supports for ELs, the Role of the LPAC in assessment decision making, documenting assessment decisions, the Special Provision for ENG I EOC, and TELPAS logistics.

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Kroos

Gretchen Kroos

ESSA Team Lead, Region 11 ESC



Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Collaborate

10:00am

Mission: Fidelity! How TestHound serves as a catalyst for success!
Limited Capacity filling up

During this session, participants will embark on strategies, tips and resources to help navigate through TestHound and produce successful test administrations for coordinators. These strategies include selecting rooms and administrators, scanning inventory, and report building.

Speakers
avatar for Gwen McCowen

Gwen McCowen

Campus Testing Coordinator, Birdville ISD
LR

Lyndsey Ralston

Special Ed Testing Coordinator, Haltom High School
lyndsey.ralston@birdvilleschools.net



Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Engage A

11:00am

Pearson
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
Sponsors

Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Connect

11:00am

Pulling it all together - Yes, you can!
Limited Capacity filling up

Collecting data in the classroom (what that looks like), collecting data from your peers as you function as a CTC for special education, does it look any different for 504, and the coordination and processes it takes to test students accurately using this information while coordinating with the campus CTC.
Participants will leave with examples of data forms and teacher input forms which will help in accommoation meetings and as support for accommodations during testing.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Erlinger

Janet Erlinger

Teacher/Dept Chair, Birdville ISD
I am very eager to learn more about Blended/Personalized Learning, grant writing, anything pertaining to Special Education, testing, leading a great PLC which is very diverse, anything technology, anything about student agency and engagement, and interventions.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Innovate B

11:00am

ETS- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers

Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Innovate A

11:00am

Open Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

The computer lab is available for drop-in use when sessions are not occurring.

Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Motivate A

11:00am

Accessibility
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on 2018-2019 STAAR and TELPAS accessibility policy and resources, including an overview of STAAR with embedded supports enhancements for the 2018-2019 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Schrader

Elizabeth Schrader

Regional Testing Coordinator, ESC Region 11



Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Inspire

11:00am

Ask a DTC
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be an informal panel Q&A with seasoned DTCs.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Milton

Kathy Milton

Director of Assessment, Royse City ISD
avatar for Jodi Pafford

Jodi Pafford

Coordinator of Assessments, Northwest ISD
avatar for Dr. Monica Uphoff

Dr. Monica Uphoff

Assistant Director of Assessment, Birdville ISD
I have been in education for over 25 years. I have spent the last 18 years involved with state and local assessment. I also manage Aware and I represent Region 11 DTCs at the TSNAP board meetings. I'm happy to help in any area that I can regarding state and local assessment.


Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Engage D

11:00am

DTC: Procedures 101 (a concise approach to state testing)
Limited Capacity full

A continually refined simplistic approach to state testing for a district of 33,000+ students is presented. District forms for state testing, very few in number, that are required to be filled out by campuses will be shared. Two excel testing calendars for 2018-2019 will be shared. This DTC's guiding principle after 7+ years as a high school CTC and 11 years as a DTC continues to be, why write testing guidelines when they are provided.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. James Rambo

Dr. James Rambo

Director Student Assessment, Irving ISD
Irving ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Engage B

11:00am

From Answer Documents to Accountability
Limited Capacity filling up

How answer documents impact accountability and successful planning for verification of data prior to testing

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Harrod

Tiffany Harrod

Executive Director of Assessment & Data Analysis, International Leadership of Texas-ESC 10



Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Innovate C

11:00am

JoCo DTCs Helpful Tips for CTCs
Limited Capacity full

The Johnson County DTCs have joined together to bring you this helpful session on streamlining and organizing​ ​​​your testing event with helpful tricks and tools. Come to this "round table" and take away some stuff!

Speakers
avatar for Dandy Earley

Dandy Earley

Supervisor of Testing and Data, Alvarado ISD
avatar for Janet Helmcamp

Janet Helmcamp

Director of Assessment, Advanced Academics/GT, Cleburne ISD
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Eva Perrin

DTC/ESL Coordinator, Rio Vista ISD
avatar for Tammy Riemenschneider

Tammy Riemenschneider

Coordinator of District Testing/DAEP, Joshua ISD
CV

Cheryl Villanueva

District Admin, Godley ISD


Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Engage C

11:00am

MPII: It Takes a Village
Limited Capacity seats available

While we all shoot for the STAAR's; we also need to focus on supporting students for life & accommodations after high school. This occurs when administrators, counselors and testing coordinators intentionally work together.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Innovate D

11:00am

“Cruise” it or lose it: Strategies for building a positive testing environment on your campus
Limited Capacity full

During this session, participants will learn engaging ways to construct your test administrations with fun and most importantly fidelity. Explore the use of Google forms for testing and how implementing a bin procedure can minimize stress on testing mornings. Learn the importance of selection a testing team and having a clear mission in the testing room!

Speakers
avatar for Gwen McCowen

Gwen McCowen

Campus Testing Coordinator, Birdville ISD
LR

Lyndsey Ralston

Special Ed Testing Coordinator, Haltom High School
lyndsey.ralston@birdvilleschools.net



Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Engage A

11:00am

Testhound 101
Limited Capacity filling up

come learn how to organize, manage, and track testing that is user friendly and efficient

Speakers
TL

Tanya Ledger

Assistant Principal, Northwest ISD
avatar for Lyndsie Smith

Lyndsie Smith

Assistant Principal, Northwest ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Collaborate

11:50am

Lunch
Premium boxed lunches, lemonade, and tea will be available for pickup in the NorthWest and NorthEast kitchenettes.
  • New England Chicken Salad
  • Big Al's Club
  • Chicken Club
  • Harissa Beef

Pre-ordered special request lunches will be available for pickup in the Gathering Spot. 
  • Mediterranean Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free Tuscan Turkey

Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:50am - 12:15pm

12:20pm

2A to A+: Using Academic Growth for Instructional Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore how you can utilize your 2A: Academic Growth Reports (either from TEA or Axiom Analytics) in Accountability to make targeted instructional decisions for specific groups of students.

The slides for the session can be accessed using the following link: tinyurl.com/2AtoAPlus (this link provides view-only access; for full access either add to your drive or download).

Speakers
avatar for Staci Barker

Staci Barker

Accountability Team Lead, Region 10 ESC


Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Innovate B

12:20pm

State Accountability - A Teacher's Impact
Limited Capacity filling up

State Accountability can be overwhelming –so many numbers to look at!  What does it really mean for a single student and how can a teacher know the impact of each student they serve?  Come for a general overview of state accountability with a specific look at how each student counts!

Speakers


Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Innovate D

12:20pm

DMAC-Local Assessments – Analyze Student Progress to Guide Instructional Decisions
Limited Capacity seats available

TEKScore is a DMAC web-based tool for collecting and analyzing K-12 local TEKS-based assessments.
  • Four ways to collect data: Online Student Responses – Plain Paper Scanning – Scantron – Manual.
  • Utilize your Teacher/Campus/District Dashboard for immediate feedback and quick access to reports.
  • Search feature provides data for specific sub-pops and other queries.
  • Reports – Instructional, Progress, Trend, Comparison

Speakers
Sponsors

Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Connect

12:20pm

ETS for New DTCs and CTCs
Limited Capacity filling up

Description coming soon.

Speakers


Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Innovate A

12:20pm

Open Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

The computer lab is available for drop-in use when sessions are not occurring.

Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Motivate A

12:20pm

Pearson: Making All Missions Possible (Including Tips to Help You From Self-Destructing)
Limited Capacity filling up

This thrilling session will provide best practices for defusing common assessment situations, including how to deftly navigate the system, skillfully maneuver through the intricacies of online testing, and expertly submit student data for STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Engage B

12:20pm

From Answer Documents to Accountability
Limited Capacity filling up

How answer documents impact accountability and successful planning for verification of data prior to testing

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Harrod

Tiffany Harrod

Executive Director of Assessment & Data Analysis, International Leadership of Texas-ESC 10



Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Innovate C

12:20pm

Juggling 101: DTCs Managing "Other Duties as Assigned"
Limited Capacity seats available

It's 2018 and very few DTCs are doing ONLY one job. Most DTCs wear numerous hats that require multitasking, planning ahead, and maintaining a perfect calendar. Maybe you are wondering, "How do I manage all of this and my other jobs too?" Let us share our experiences with you! Come hear tips for preparing and organizing testing, juggling many duties, AND performing as an exceptional DTC. Participants will come away with CTC and DTC checklists generated from the DCCR.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Helmcamp

Janet Helmcamp

Director of Assessment, Advanced Academics/GT, Cleburne ISD
avatar for Tammy Riemenschneider

Tammy Riemenschneider

Coordinator of District Testing/DAEP, Joshua ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Engage C

12:20pm

Mission Impossible: Staying Calm in the midst of Chaos
Limited Capacity filling up

When it is testing season and the sky is falling, how do you keep it all together? How do DTCs of large districts manage all of the challenges? Come learn ways to keep your sanity using everything from tips and tricks for training to managing test return.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Pafford

Jodi Pafford

Coordinator of Assessments, Northwest ISD
avatar for Dr. Monica Uphoff

Dr. Monica Uphoff

Assistant Director of Assessment, Birdville ISD
I have been in education for over 25 years. I have spent the last 18 years involved with state and local assessment. I also manage Aware and I represent Region 11 DTCs at the TSNAP board meetings. I'm happy to help in any area that I can regarding state and local assessment.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Engage D

12:20pm

Test Prep - Mission Accomplished!
Limited Capacity filling up

Do your kids walk into test day energized, prepared, and less stressed? How can teachers in your district create test prep lessons that lead to such students? Come enjoy test prep experiences that will leave YOU energized and ready to share ideas with your campus teachers!

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Martinez

Jamie Martinez

CURRICULUM, Van Alstyne ISD
Working in curriculum and getting to really focus on creating, editing, locating and revising the tools that help our teachers help our kids has been amazing. I loved being a teacher, I loved being a principal, and now I love my new focus! Working in education is a blessing; working... Read More →



Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Engage A

12:20pm

Working Smarter NOT Harder when it comes to DATA
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to work "Smarter NOT Harder" when it comes to analyzing data! Understand how to use the resources in Lead4Ward to drive instruction and improve student learning at all levels. Also, you will be able to see how to GROW all students based on data and best teaching practices!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bruton

Jennifer Bruton

Assistant Principal, Kathryn Griffis Elementary
I am excitedly heading into my 3rd year of administration and 12th year in education! I can't wait to see all of the amazing things this upcoming school year has to hold! Being a passionate, life-long learner, I am looking forward to the new knowledge I will acquire at this year's... Read More →



Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Inspire

12:20pm

Testhound 101
Limited Capacity full

come learn how to organize, manage, and track testing that is user friendly and efficient

Speakers
TL

Tanya Ledger

Assistant Principal, Northwest ISD
avatar for Lyndsie Smith

Lyndsie Smith

Assistant Principal, Northwest ISD


Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:20pm - 1:05pm
Collaborate

1:15pm

CCMR: Ready or Not, Here it Comes!
Limited Capacity seats available

Due to HB 22, passed by the 85th Texas Legislature, the new accountability system includes a College, Career, or Military Ready (CCMR) measure.  Learn more about CCMR, what the indicators are and what counts to determine your students' readiness for life after K-12. Participants will role-play and discuss next steps for their district to ensure all students are CCMR.

Speakers
avatar for Seldon Short

Seldon Short

Field Sales Representative, PowerSchool
Seldon’s broad experience in education includes teaching and District Administration at the elementary and middle school levels. He has served on State Assessment Content Committees, and as a regional consultant on a wide variety of educational topics including Literacy, Integrating... Read More →



Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Innovate D

1:15pm

Mission Possible – Secret Code “TestHound”
Limited Capacity full

An overview of how TestHound can help you complete your testing mission with ease.

Sponsors

Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Connect

1:15pm

Analytical Portal
Limited Capacity seats available

Data Interaction for Texas Student Assessments public, the analytic portal allows all users to view summary results across all Texas K-12 public and charter organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Schrader

Elizabeth Schrader

Regional Testing Coordinator, ESC Region 11


Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Motivate A

1:15pm

Demystifying TAMS for DTCs
Limited Capacity seats available

The Texas Assessment Management System can be overwhelming. In this session, the presenter will give participants a detailed look into the ins and outs of the online system. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to utilize TAMS and to optimize their use .

Speakers
avatar for kathy Ferrell

kathy Ferrell

Exec. Director, DeSoto ISD
.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Inspire

1:15pm

ETS- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Innovate A

1:15pm

CTC Survival Hacks
Limited Capacity filling up

Come to our session to get ideas on how to survive the CTC role! We will share efficient and time-saving tips for organizing the entire process including forming testing groups, accommodations, Testhound, training for teachers, documentation, and overall logistics.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Oster

Erika Oster

Asst. Principal, Lakeview Elementary
KR

Kasey Rogers

Assistant Principal, Northwest ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Engage C

1:15pm

Curriculum Based Assessments: Building a Scalable System of Continuous Improvement
Limited Capacity filling up

Going from good to great in a new accountability system, Rockwall ISD used the curriculum based assessment (CBA) process to evaluate the alignment of our curriculum and instruction. In this session participants will learn the why, what, and how of the CBA process for an effective implementation. Understand how to communicate what the continuous improvement cycle looks like with teacher and student performance data. Walk away with a link to our CBA toolkit that includes critical follow up steps, data disaggregation tips, and PLC talking points. Hear our story of how to effectively use the data to inform professional learning, instruction, and district curriculum documents.

Speakers
avatar for Bianca Coker

Bianca Coker

Secondary Math Coordinator, Rockwall ISD
Collaborative leader serving students, teachers, and campus leaders by providing quality curriculum and assessment products and supporting instruction with embedded professional learning.
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Amy Ellis

Exec Dir Cirriculum, Rockwall ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Engage A

1:15pm

Mission Pre-Ops: Gearing Up for STAAR
Limited Capacity filling up

Whether you’re new, or returning, to campus testing, you’re aware of the many moving pieces of state testing. It’s helpful to take home guidance on how to best use your time and resources. We’ll have time to consider our testing management options, as well as key ways to communicate leading up to, and during, our days of STAAR testing. Join us as we learn the power of the calendar and the power of the testing “off-season” as we move into Spring.

Speakers


Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Innovate B

1:15pm

When you are the STAAR of your District!! What is it that you do --- EVERYTHING!
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will have all kind of organizational techniques, how technology can help and even some fun theme ideas for your staff as well as how to jazz up a training. This session comes from a small district perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Conring

Kathy Conring

District Testing Coordinator, Cisco ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Engage B

1:15pm

STAAR Alternate 2 Updates and Security Overview
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you have questions about STAAR Alternate 2 and its components that are unique and different from the STAAR? Do you want to know more about Allowable Accommodations and securing of testing materials during the preview window, assessment window and completion of the assessment? This is the workshop for you! In this interactive discussion, all of these points will be discussed and resources shared that will help participants gain a better understanding of this highly specialized STAAR Assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Caroll Brant

Caroll Brant

ESC Region 11



Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Collaborate

1:15pm

Taming the TELPAS Beast
Limited Capacity full

This session will share the ways that we manage TELPAS from Writing Collection training, through Calibration, rating and online testing.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Milton

Kathy Milton

Director of Assessment, Royse City ISD
LP

Lacy Packard

ESL Coordinator, ROYSE CITY ISD,MISS MAY VERNON EL



Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Engage D

1:15pm

What's new in testing- All updates
Limited Capacity full

This session will will provide an overview and updates on the Texas Assessment Program for the 2018-2019 school year.


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Shaw

Melissa Shaw

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC



Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Innovate C

2:05pm

Door Prizes
Your mission should you accept it, is to collect stickers from all the vendors and turn in your mission card at the giant TV by Engage B. We will be selecting winners for various door prizes and announcing them on Twitter. So, please check the  #MissionPossible10and11  for your name! If your name is there come back to the TV to collect your prize. We will be selecting winners between 2:05 pm and 2:10 pm.

Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:05pm - 2:10pm

2:15pm

College Prep Courses and CCMR
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide an overview of CCMR indicators and the college preparatory courses established under HB5.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Gunn

Jennifer Gunn

ESC Region 10 Consultant, Electrician: Enrichment


Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Collaborate

2:15pm

Athens ISD Panel Discussion: How to Improve Student Outcomes for ALL Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear Cathy Kirkland and Audrey Marshall from Athens ISD talk about how they partnered with Edmentum to close achievement gaps and improve student outcomes for state assessment intervention and RTI, credit recovery, supplemental instruction, reporting and more!

Sponsors

Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Innovate A

2:15pm

Mission: Print-Possible! Get rid of the stress surrounding the print and distribution of benchmarks/testing while saving your district time and money.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session I will discuss how our print and distribution program differs from traditional print vendors and district print shops. We alleviate the stress and headaches of getting printed assessments and other instructional materials into the classrooms. I will also show you how we save districts time and money with our solution. We are dedicated solely to K-12, so we understand the specific challenges related to your world. Regardless of your district’s size, we can help you accomplish Mission: Print-Possible!

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Deats

Phillip Deats

President, Diverse Education Resources
We provide print for only K-12. I would like to share with you how our print and distribution program differs from traditional print vendors and district print shops. We alleviate the stress and headaches of getting printed assessments and other instructional materials into the classrooms... Read More →

Sponsors


Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Connect

2:15pm

Open Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

The computer lab is available for drop-in use when sessions are not occurring.

Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Motivate A

2:15pm

Pearson: Making All Missions Possible (Including Tips to Help You From Self-Destructing)
Limited Capacity full

This thrilling session will provide best practices for defusing common assessment situations, including how to deftly navigate the system, skillfully maneuver through the intricacies of online testing, and expertly submit student data for STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Engage B

2:15pm

Breaking down Precodes for New DTC’s
Limited Capacity seats available

We will look at the File Format, deadlines and I will have some tips & tricks to get you through your first couple of uploads. 

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Milton

Kathy Milton

Director of Assessment, Royse City ISD
LP

Lacy Packard

ESL Coordinator, ROYSE CITY ISD,MISS MAY VERNON EL



Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Engage D

2:15pm

CTC Survival Hacks
Limited Capacity filling up

Come to our session to get ideas on how to survive the CTC role! We will share efficient and time-saving tips for organizing the entire process including forming testing groups, accommodations, Testhound, training for teachers, documentation, and overall logistics.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Oster

Erika Oster

Asst. Principal, Lakeview Elementary
KR

Kasey Rogers

Assistant Principal, Northwest ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Engage C

2:15pm

Mapping Out Your Mission for Student Success: AI, IPI, & SSI
Limited Capacity seats available

To ensure that all students are successful on state assessments, there are critical components that must be in place from the beginning of the school year. This session will provide an overview of three of these components: • Accelerated Instruction Plans/Intensive Programs of Instruction • SSI        

Speakers
AG

Anna Griffiths

Consultant, Region 10
avatar for Melissa Shaw

Melissa Shaw

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC



Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Inspire

2:15pm

Unwrapping State Assessment Accommodations
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Jill Michaelis

Jill Michaelis

Coordinator of Assessment, Richardson ISD
avatar for Rachel Walters

Rachel Walters

Director of Assessment, Richardson ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Engage A

2:15pm

Using Binders to Organize Your Testing Bins
Limited Capacity full

An experienced Campus Testing Coordinator shares how the use of binders completely revolutionized the organization of testing bins, had a positive impact on teacher compliance, and decreased procedural irregularities. Practical take-aways.

Speakers
KM

Karen Marx

Administrator, International Leadership of Texas-ESC 10/Garland
I am a former Dallas ISD Teacher of the Year, TAP Master Teacher, Geometry Teacher, Associate Principal and current High School Principal for International Leadership of Texas.



Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Innovate D

2:15pm

Considerations for EL Testing
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn about various considerations concerning the assessment of English learners (ELs), including designated supports for ELs, the Role of the LPAC in assessment decision making, documenting assessment decisions, the Special Provision for ENG I EOC, and TELPAS logistics.

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Kroos

Gretchen Kroos

ESSA Team Lead, Region 11 ESC



Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Innovate B

2:15pm

Making TELPAS Manageable!
Limited Capacity full

Join this DTC and CTC as they share their ideas for managing all the moving parts of TELPAS from both the district and campus perspective.  They will share training ideas, ways to make collecting writing samples more manageable (and colorful) and other ideas to streamline your TELPAS administration processes.  

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Dodson

Daniel Dodson

Assistant Principal, Carroll ISD



Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Innovate C