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Tuesday, August 10
 

7:30am MDT

Plenary Session
You'll start the day with a greeting from Superintendent Newey, Board Vice President Marie Stevenson, and an inspiring keynote. Afterward, grab your gift bag and head to your first break out session!

Speakers
avatar for Allison Riddle

Allison Riddle

Elementary Mentor Supervisor, Davis School District
Allison has been an elementary educator for 33 years. After 26 years teaching 3rd and 5th grade, she is now the Elementary Mentor Supervisor for Davis District leading the mentoring and professional learning of over 300 new elementary teachers. Allison shares her passion for instruction... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 7:30am - 8:15am MDT
Auditorium

8:30am MDT

Reading Rocks! (2nd & 3rd grade)
Come focus on the big rocks of reading and writing instruction. Learn about McGraw Hill and DSD resource materials that will make Reading Rock in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Liz Batchelor

Liz Batchelor

Language Arts Coordinator, Davis School District
Liz has been in education for 21 years. She is currently an ELA Coordinator at Sunset Elementary and with district Professional Learning team. Her professional focus has been Elementary English Language Arts Education for over 12 years. She loves reading and writing and people - young... Read More →
avatar for Suzy Price

Suzy Price

ELA Coordinator/PL Team, Teaching & Learning
Suzy has been an educator for 24 years.  She has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. She has been an English Language Arts coordinator for 7 years. She loves reading and learning. She loves sharing what she learns with others.


Tuesday August 10, 2021 8:30am - 9:25am MDT
Room 1404

8:30am MDT

3 Dimensional Science Instructional Strategies (4th & 5th grade)
Come ready to discover 3-dimensional-based science strategies! You'll experience how to teach your science core ideas via science practices and through the lens of cross-cutting concepts. Leave with teaching strategies that can be adapted to many grade levels and used throughout the year. You'll be able to organize your students' thinking as they make sense of the world through science!

Speakers
avatar for Kalli Randall

Kalli Randall

5th grade Bluff Ridge Elementary, Davis School District
Kalli has been in education for 7 years as a teacher and one year as a new-teacher leader. She currently teaches 5th grade at Bluff Ridge Elementary. She loves connecting with students through engaging hands-on learning experiences. 


Tuesday August 10, 2021 8:30am - 9:25am MDT
Room 1210

8:30am MDT

Reading Rocks! (6th grade & SPED)
Come focus on the big rocks of reading and writing instruction. Learn about McGraw Hill and DSD resource materials that will make Reading Rock in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Jorgensen

Amy Jorgensen

ELA Coordinator, Teaching & Learning
Amy has been in education for 15 years. She started her career teaching 1st grade. After receiving her Master's degree in reading and literacy she went on to become an instructional coach and ELA Coordinator. She is currently an ELA Coordinator at Vae View Elementary and part of our... Read More →
avatar for Amy Tyrrell

Amy Tyrrell

ELA Coordinator, Teaching & Learning
Amy Tyrrell is an ELA coordinator that is passionate about helping teachers learn best practices in literacy instruction.  She has worked as an ELA coordinator for 3 years in Davis School District, and prior to that was an instructional coach for Canyons School District for 4 years... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 8:30am - 9:25am MDT
Room 1402

8:30am MDT

Meeting All Students' Behavior Needs (K & 1st grade)
Start building a strong, safe climate on the first day! Effective classroom management and behavioral interventions create and maintain a positive learning environment. This session will focus on evidence-based strategies useful with your whole class or individual students. By learning about our DSD Intervention Finder App, you'll begin your year with confidence!

Speakers
avatar for Devin Healey

Devin Healey

Tiered Supports Coordinator, Davis School District
Devin has been an educator for 15 years. He has worked as a school psychologist, a State Board of Education Specialist, a Related Services Coordinator, and is now a Tiered Supports Coordinator. He is interested in MTSS, PBIS, RTI, systems change, SEL, and implementation science. His... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 8:30am - 9:25am MDT
Room 1309

8:30am MDT

Tools of the Trade: Prep Style
Come learn some simple tools of classroom management, resources, and how to utilize everything available in Davis School District.  

Speakers
avatar for Shanda Stenger

Shanda Stenger

Music Instructional Coach, Teaching & Learning Department
I love sharing ways to utilize fine arts, technology, and other curriculum to create meaningful learning experiences that will be valuable for students for years to come. I am an elementary music instructional coach, and love working with students and teachers!


Tuesday August 10, 2021 8:30am - 9:25am MDT
Room 2307

8:30am MDT

Related Services Welcome
This session will focus on an orientation of the Related Services Department

Speakers
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Heidi Block, Ph.D.

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District
avatar for Kirsten Mele

Kirsten Mele

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District
avatar for Bethanie Monsen-Ford

Bethanie Monsen-Ford

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District
avatar for Dawn Sheen

Dawn Sheen

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District


Tuesday August 10, 2021 8:30am - 9:25am MDT
Room 2804

9:25am MDT

Canvas Connections in Davis District (2nd, 3rd, & 6th grade)
Davis District is leading the state in K-6 Canvas resources! In this session you’ll learn how to access pre-designed lessons, templates, and platforms you can quickly integrate into your own Canvas courses. These creative ideas and resources will help you support even the youngest learners as they develop 21st century skills! 

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Lomax

Lisa Lomax

Canvas Administrator & Instructor, Davis School District
Lisa has been in education for 17 years. She has worked in counseling, ISS, EMS, building controls, & Encore/Technology Integrations. She is currently the Canvas Administrator in Digital Learning. Her favorite part of her job is helping teachers and students be successful in learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 9:25am - 10:30am MDT
Room 2206

9:25am MDT

Related Services 101
This session will provide an orientation to need to know forms, procedures, and online systems.

Speakers
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Heidi Block, Ph.D.

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District
avatar for Kirsten Mele

Kirsten Mele

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District
avatar for Bethanie Monsen-Ford

Bethanie Monsen-Ford

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District
avatar for Dawn Sheen

Dawn Sheen

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District


Tuesday August 10, 2021 9:25am - 10:30am MDT
Room 2804

9:35am MDT

3 Dimensional Science Instructional Strategies (K & 1st grade)
Come ready to discover 3-dimensional-based science strategies! You'll experience how to teach your science core ideas via science practices and through the lens of cross-cutting concepts. Leave with teaching strategies that can be adapted to many grade levels and used throughout the year. You'll be able to organize your students' thinking as they make sense of the world through science!

Speakers
avatar for Kalli Randall

Kalli Randall

5th grade Bluff Ridge Elementary, Davis School District
Kalli has been in education for 7 years as a teacher and one year as a new-teacher leader. She currently teaches 5th grade at Bluff Ridge Elementary. She loves connecting with students through engaging hands-on learning experiences. 


Tuesday August 10, 2021 9:35am - 10:30am MDT
Room 1210

9:35am MDT

Meeting All Students' Behavior Needs (4th, 5th, & Prep Teachers)
Start building a strong, safe climate on the first day! Effective classroom management and behavioral interventions create and maintain a positive learning environment. This session will focus on evidence-based strategies useful with your whole class or individual students. By learning about our DSD Intervention Finder App, you'll begin your year with confidence!

Speakers
avatar for Devin Healey

Devin Healey

Tiered Supports Coordinator, Davis School District
Devin has been an educator for 15 years. He has worked as a school psychologist, a State Board of Education Specialist, a Related Services Coordinator, and is now a Tiered Supports Coordinator. He is interested in MTSS, PBIS, RTI, systems change, SEL, and implementation science. His... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 9:35am - 10:30am MDT
Room 1309

9:35am MDT

Rules and Procedures to Make a Happy Place
Determining what rules are needed and what procedures will help things flow smoothly in a Special Ed classroom.  

Speakers
avatar for Alice Richins

Alice Richins

Teacher Leader, SPED Teacher Leader


Tuesday August 10, 2021 9:35am - 10:30am MDT
Room 2404

10:40am MDT

Mastering IEP Magic A
This course will introduce you to each segment of an IEP and the tricks to crafting excellent documents.

Speakers
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Maria Ellis

Induction specialist, Davis School District
Maria has been an educator for 18 years. She has worked as a School-wide Enrichment Teacher, a secondary math resource teacher, and is now a Professional Development and Induction Specialist in Special Education. Her favorite part of her job is the opportunity to help others improve... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 10:40am - 11:10am MDT
Room 2404

10:40am MDT

Reading Rocks! (1st grade)
Come focus on the big rocks of reading and writing instruction. Learn about McGraw Hill and DSD resource materials that will make Reading Rock in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Jorgensen

Amy Jorgensen

ELA Coordinator, Teaching & Learning
Amy has been in education for 15 years. She started her career teaching 1st grade. After receiving her Master's degree in reading and literacy she went on to become an instructional coach and ELA Coordinator. She is currently an ELA Coordinator at Vae View Elementary and part of our... Read More →
avatar for Amy Tyrrell

Amy Tyrrell

ELA Coordinator, Teaching & Learning
Amy Tyrrell is an ELA coordinator that is passionate about helping teachers learn best practices in literacy instruction.  She has worked as an ELA coordinator for 3 years in Davis School District, and prior to that was an instructional coach for Canyons School District for 4 years... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 10:40am - 11:35am MDT
Room 1402

10:40am MDT

Canvas Connections in Davis District (4th, 5th, & Prep Teachers)
Davis District is leading the state in K-6 Canvas resources! In this session you’ll learn how to access pre-designed lessons, templates, and platforms you can quickly integrate into your own Canvas courses. These creative ideas and resources will help you support even the youngest learners as they develop 21st century skills! 

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Lomax

Lisa Lomax

Canvas Administrator & Instructor, Davis School District
Lisa has been in education for 17 years. She has worked in counseling, ISS, EMS, building controls, & Encore/Technology Integrations. She is currently the Canvas Administrator in Digital Learning. Her favorite part of her job is helping teachers and students be successful in learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 10:40am - 11:35am MDT
Room 2206

10:40am MDT

3 Dimensional Science Instructional Strategies (2nd & 3rd grade)
Come ready to discover 3-dimensional-based science strategies! You'll experience how to teach your science core ideas via science practices and through the lens of cross-cutting concepts. Leave with teaching strategies that can be adapted to many grade levels and used throughout the year. You'll be able to organize your students' thinking as they make sense of the world through science!

Speakers
avatar for Kalli Randall

Kalli Randall

5th grade Bluff Ridge Elementary, Davis School District
Kalli has been in education for 7 years as a teacher and one year as a new-teacher leader. She currently teaches 5th grade at Bluff Ridge Elementary. She loves connecting with students through engaging hands-on learning experiences. 


Tuesday August 10, 2021 10:40am - 11:35am MDT
Room 1210

10:40am MDT

Reading Rocks! (K)
Come focus on the big rocks of reading and writing instruction. Learn about McGraw Hill and DSD resource materials that will make Reading Rock in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Liz Batchelor

Liz Batchelor

Language Arts Coordinator, Davis School District
Liz has been in education for 21 years. She is currently an ELA Coordinator at Sunset Elementary and with district Professional Learning team. Her professional focus has been Elementary English Language Arts Education for over 12 years. She loves reading and writing and people - young... Read More →
MS

Meghan Shaver

ELA Coordinator, Assessment Department
Meghan has been an educator for 11 years. She taught in the classroom for 5 years and has been an ELA coordinator for 5 years. She is currently the Literacy Assessment Specialist and works between the Teaching & Learning Department and Assessment. She loves getting to work alongside... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 10:40am - 11:35am MDT
Room 1408

10:40am MDT

Meeting All Students' Behavior Needs Related Servers (6th grade)
Start building a strong, safe climate on the first day! Effective classroom management and behavioral interventions create and maintain a positive learning environment. This session will focus on evidence-based strategies useful with your whole class or individual students. By learning about our DSD Intervention Finder App, you'll begin your year with confidence!

Speakers
avatar for Devin Healey

Devin Healey

Tiered Supports Coordinator, Davis School District
Devin has been an educator for 15 years. He has worked as a school psychologist, a State Board of Education Specialist, a Related Services Coordinator, and is now a Tiered Supports Coordinator. He is interested in MTSS, PBIS, RTI, systems change, SEL, and implementation science. His... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 10:40am - 11:35am MDT
Room 1309

11:15am MDT

Discover Davis (SPED)
Peruse a small exhibit hall of stations hosted by the amazing departments of Davis School District. You'll meet key people, learn about resources, and grab fun swag along the way! ​​​​

Tuesday August 10, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am MDT
Second floor commons

11:45am MDT

11:45am MDT

Discover Davis (Related Servers)
Peruse a small exhibit hall of stations hosted by the amazing departments of Davis School District. You'll meet key people, learn about resources, and grab fun swag along the way!

Tuesday August 10, 2021 11:45am - 12:15pm MDT
Second floor commons

12:15pm MDT

Discover Davis (K-6th & Prep Teachers)
Peruse a small exhibit hall of stations hosted by the amazing departments of Davis School District. You'll meet key people, learn about resources, and grab fun swag along the way!

Tuesday August 10, 2021 12:15pm - 12:45pm MDT
Second floor commons

12:15pm MDT

12:25pm MDT

Mastering IEP Magic B
This course will introduce you to each segment of an IEP and the tricks to crafting excellent documents.

Speakers
ME

Maria Ellis

Induction specialist, Davis School District
Maria has been an educator for 18 years. She has worked as a School-wide Enrichment Teacher, a secondary math resource teacher, and is now a Professional Development and Induction Specialist in Special Education. Her favorite part of her job is the opportunity to help others improve... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 12:25pm - 12:45pm MDT
Room 2404

12:55pm MDT

Meeting All Students' Behavior Needs (2nd, 3rd grade & SPED)
Start building a strong, safe climate on the first day! Effective classroom management and behavioral interventions create and maintain a positive learning environment. This session will focus on evidence-based strategies useful with your whole class or individual students. By learning about our DSD Intervention Finder App, you'll begin your year with confidence!

Speakers
avatar for Devin Healey

Devin Healey

Tiered Supports Coordinator, Davis School District
Devin has been an educator for 15 years. He has worked as a school psychologist, a State Board of Education Specialist, a Related Services Coordinator, and is now a Tiered Supports Coordinator. He is interested in MTSS, PBIS, RTI, systems change, SEL, and implementation science. His... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 12:55pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 1309

12:55pm MDT

Reading Rocks! (4th & 5th grade)
Come focus on the big rocks of reading and writing instruction. Learn about McGraw Hill and DSD resource materials that will make Reading Rock in your classroom!

Speakers
MS

Meghan Shaver

ELA Coordinator, Assessment Department
Meghan has been an educator for 11 years. She taught in the classroom for 5 years and has been an ELA coordinator for 5 years. She is currently the Literacy Assessment Specialist and works between the Teaching & Learning Department and Assessment. She loves getting to work alongside... Read More →
avatar for Suzy Price

Suzy Price

ELA Coordinator/PL Team, Teaching & Learning
Suzy has been an educator for 24 years.  She has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. She has been an English Language Arts coordinator for 7 years. She loves reading and learning. She loves sharing what she learns with others.


Tuesday August 10, 2021 12:55pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 1402

12:55pm MDT

3 Dimensional Science Instructional Strategies (6th grade)
Come ready to discover 3-dimensional-based science strategies! You'll experience how to teach your science core ideas via science practices and through the lens of cross-cutting concepts. Leave with teaching strategies that can be adapted to many grade levels and used throughout the year. You'll be able to organize your students' thinking as they make sense of the world through science!

Speakers
avatar for Kalli Randall

Kalli Randall

5th grade Bluff Ridge Elementary, Davis School District
Kalli has been in education for 7 years as a teacher and one year as a new-teacher leader. She currently teaches 5th grade at Bluff Ridge Elementary. She loves connecting with students through engaging hands-on learning experiences. 


Tuesday August 10, 2021 12:55pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 1210

12:55pm MDT

Canvas Connections in Davis District (K & 1st grade)
Davis District is leading the state in K-6 Canvas resources! In this session you’ll learn how to access pre-designed lessons, templates, and platforms you can quickly integrate into your own Canvas courses. These creative ideas and resources will help you support even the youngest learners as they develop 21st century skills! 

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Lomax

Lisa Lomax

Canvas Administrator & Instructor, Davis School District
Lisa has been in education for 17 years. She has worked in counseling, ISS, EMS, building controls, & Encore/Technology Integrations. She is currently the Canvas Administrator in Digital Learning. Her favorite part of her job is helping teachers and students be successful in learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 12:55pm - 1:50pm MDT
Room 2206

12:55pm MDT

Personalized Professional Learning (experienced teachers only)
DSD leads the state in personalized, online, professional learning opportunities you can engage in from home at no cost! In this final session, you'll learn about our online professional library, My PL (online professional learning), and Micro-credentials. Come learn how you can choose your own learning experiences at home and earn USBE credits at the same time!

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Summers

Danielle Summers

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Danielle has been in education for 10 years. She is currently a Professional Learning Supervisor in Davis School District. Danielle is passionate about people and learning and loves learning new things and helping others do the same. 
avatar for Daron Kennett

Daron Kennett

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Daron received an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from WSU and is currently pursuing a doctorate at USU. He has been a professional educator for 20 years, teaching English Language Arts, Reading, and ESL. Daron served in Davis's Curriculum Department as the Secondary ELA Supervisor... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 12:55pm - 1:50pm MDT
Rooms 2808 & 2810

2:00pm MDT

Support Group 1st grade (year-one teachers only)
Enjoy being celebrated and inspired during your last hour! As part of our New Teacher Induction Program, year 1 teachers attend Support Group sessions hosted by a master teacher. Today's session is your first of four sessions this year. You'll be joined by other year 1 teachers of your grade level. Each session will be focused on a specific theme, and you'll get to make-and-take examples and leave energized! We're excited to support you as you begin your career!



Speakers
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Elizabeth Littlefield

Mentor Teacher Leader - 1st grade, Endeavour Elementary
Elizabeth has been an educator for 17 years. She has taught 6th, 3rd, and 1st grades. She is currently a 1st grade Mentor Teacher Leader at Endeavour Elementary. She absolutely loves teaching first graders! There are unique challenges to teaching such young people, but the rewards... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Room 1204

2:00pm MDT

Support Group 2nd grade (year-one teachers only)
Enjoy being celebrated and inspired during your last hour! As part of our New Teacher Induction Program, year 1 teachers attend Support Group sessions hosted by a master teacher. Today's session is your first of four sessions this year. You'll be joined by other year 1 teachers of your grade level. Each session will be focused on a specific theme, and you'll get to make-and-take examples and leave energized! We're excited to support you as you begin your career!



Speakers
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Ashley Berezay

Mentor Teacher Leader -2nd grade, Kay's Creek Elementary
Ashley has been in education for 11 years. She currently teaches 2nd grade at Kays Creek Elementary.  She loves seeing her students feel success and find joy in learning! 


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Room 1206

2:00pm MDT

Support Group 3rd grade (year-one teachers only)
Enjoy being celebrated and inspired during your last hour! As part of our New Teacher Induction Program, year 1 teachers attend Support Group sessions hosted by a master teacher. Today's session is your first of four sessions this year. You'll be joined by other year 1 teachers of your grade level. Each session will be focused on a specific theme, and you'll get to make-and-take examples and leave energized! We're excited to support you as you begin your career!



Speakers
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Jennifer Rodda

Mentor Teacher Leader - 3rd grade, Snow Horse Elementary
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Amy Christensen

Mentor Teacher Leader - 3rd grade, Snow Horse Elementary
Amy teaches 3rd grade at Snow Horse Elementary. She is one of our amazing Mentor Teacher Leaders. 


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Room 1103

2:00pm MDT

Support Group 4th grade (year-one teachers only)
Enjoy being celebrated and inspired during your last hour! As part of our New Teacher Induction Program, year 1 teachers attend Support Group sessions hosted by a master teacher. Today's session is your first of four sessions this year. You'll be joined by other year 1 teachers of your grade level. Each session will be focused on a specific theme, and you'll get to make-and-take examples and leave energized! We're excited to support you as you begin your career!



Speakers
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Gayle Barnes

Mentor Teacher Leader - 4th grade, Layton Elementary
Gayle has been an educator for 10 years. She was hired as an SEM teacher, found out she loved teaching, and went back finished her degree. She has taught 3rd, 5th, and is currently teaching 4th grade at Layton Elementary. She loves teaching students to love learning. One of her favorite... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Room 1105

2:00pm MDT

Support Group 5th grade (year one teachers only)
Enjoy being celebrated and inspired during your last hour! As part of our New Teacher Induction Program, you'll attend a mix of in-person and remote Support Group sessions with other first year teachers on the same grade level. Hosted by a master teacher, you'll receive classroom set up ideas, tips for communicating with parents, answers to questions, and much more. You'll also engage in guided reflection with colleagues who are going through the same challenges. We're excited to support you as you begin your career!

Speakers
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Sandy Hayes

Mentor Teacher Leader - 5th grade, Knowlton Elementary
Sandy has been in education for 22 years. She has been a regular education teacher and a CMI Implementor. She currently teaches 5th grade at Knowlton Elementary. Her favorite part of her job is  having fun with her class! 


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Room 1109

2:00pm MDT

Support Group 6th grade (year-one teachers only)
Enjoy being celebrated and inspired during your last hour! As part of our New Teacher Induction Program, year 1 teachers attend Support Group sessions hosted by a master teacher. Today's session is your first of four sessions this year. You'll be joined by other year 1 teachers of your grade level. Each session will be focused on a specific theme, and you'll get to make-and-take examples and leave energized! We're excited to support you as you begin your career!



Speakers
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Jessie Enright

Mentor Teacher Leader - 6th grade, Farmington Elementary
Jessie is in her 28th year of teaching. She has been a Mentor Leader since the program began. She has taught the 6 Traits of Writing course for District, been a DEA representative, and is currently a Mentor Teacher Leader teaching 6th grade at Farmington Elementary. She loves being... Read More →
KC

Kellianne Carlson

Mentor Teacher Leader - 6th grade, Farmington Elementary
Kellianne has been in education for 19 years. She has taught SEM, music and science prep, and has spent the majority of her career in 6th grade. She currently teaches 6th grade at Farmington Elementary. She loves helping students gain the confidence they need to help them succeed... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Room 1111

2:00pm MDT

Dual Language Immersion (DLI teachers only)
This session is designed for all new dual immersion teachers in our Chinese, French and Spanish immersion schools. Come and meet your new DLI colleagues and discover ways to engage your students in meaningful activities. We'll cover the basic expectations of the DLI program, best practices of instruction, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Jo Carmiol

Jo Carmiol

World Language Supervisor, Teaching & Learning Department
I'm a language snob and I love to talk about grammar, especially irregular German verbs. I'm trilingual: German, Spanish, English. My husband is Costa Rican and we have a second home in Bagaces, Costa Rica. I'm the mother of two teenagers (need I say more?). The older my kids get... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Room 1307

2:00pm MDT

Support Group K (year-one teachers only)
Enjoy being celebrated and inspired during your last hour! As part of our New Teacher Induction Program, year 1 teachers attend Support Group sessions hosted by a master teacher. Today's session is your first of four sessions this year. You'll be joined by other year 1 teachers of your grade level. Each session will be focused on a specific theme, and you'll get to make-and-take examples and leave energized! We're excited to support you as you begin your career!



Speakers
avatar for Traci Garcia

Traci Garcia

Mentor Teacher Leader - Kindergarten, Doxey Elementary
Traci has been an educator for 25 years. She has taught in multiple grade levels and is currently teaching Kindergarten at Doxey Elementary. She loves everything about being a teacher! She loves interacting with her students and seeing the light bulb come on in their eyes when they... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
1208

2:00pm MDT

Personalized Professional Learning (experienced teachers only)
DSD leads the state in personalized, online, professional learning opportunities you can engage in from home at no cost! In this final session, you'll learn about our online professional library, My PL (online professional learning), and Micro-credentials. Come learn how you can choose your own learning experiences at home and earn USBE credits at the same time!

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Summers

Danielle Summers

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Danielle has been in education for 10 years. She is currently a Professional Learning Supervisor in Davis School District. Danielle is passionate about people and learning and loves learning new things and helping others do the same. 
avatar for Daron Kennett

Daron Kennett

Professional Learning Supervisor, Davis School District
Daron received an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from WSU and is currently pursuing a doctorate at USU. He has been a professional educator for 20 years, teaching English Language Arts, Reading, and ESL. Daron served in Davis's Curriculum Department as the Secondary ELA Supervisor... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Rooms 2808 & 2810

2:00pm MDT

The Best of Prep: What I have Learned
Come learn the top ten reasons being a prep teacher makes a lasting impact on students in the building.  




Speakers
avatar for Shanda Stenger

Shanda Stenger

Music Instructional Coach, Teaching & Learning Department
I love sharing ways to utilize fine arts, technology, and other curriculum to create meaningful learning experiences that will be valuable for students for years to come. I am an elementary music instructional coach, and love working with students and teachers!


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Room 2307

2:00pm MDT

Related Services Special Programs 101 and RS Q&A
This session will provide an overview of the special programs we have in Davis that Related Servers support. The majority of this session is an informal Q&A session with Related Services Administration to answer any questions and support new Related Servers with any questions/concerns they may have. 

Speakers
HB

Heidi Block, Ph.D.

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District
avatar for Kirsten Mele

Kirsten Mele

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District
avatar for Bethanie Monsen-Ford

Bethanie Monsen-Ford

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District
avatar for Dawn Sheen

Dawn Sheen

Related Services Supervisor, Davis School District


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Room 2804

2:00pm MDT

Support Group SPED
Enjoy being celebrated and inspired during your last hour! As part of our New Teacher Induction Program, you'll attend a mix of in-person and remote Support Group sessions with other first year teachers in the same SPEd positions. Hosted by a master teacher, you'll receive classroom set up ideas, tips for communicating with parents, answers to questions, and much more. You'll also engage in guided reflection with colleagues who are going through the same challenges. We're excited to support you as you begin your career!

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Johnson

Samantha Johnson

Special Education Teacher, Cook Elementary
Samantha has been an educator for 16 years. She started as a paraeducator at the Vista Campus. After graduating from Weber State in 2013 she began her career as a special education teacher in the elementary resource setting. She has been there since. She is currently a special education... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Worthen

Nancy Worthen

Stewart Elementary, SPED Mentor Teacher Leader, Stewart Elementary
Nancy has been an educator for 18 years in Special Education teaching Functional Skills. She has worked at Stewart Elementary for 17 years where she is now a Mentor Teacher Leader. Her favorite part of her job is teaching students and seeing them learn!
avatar for Michelle Nielson-Pugmire

Michelle Nielson-Pugmire

SPEd Mentor Teacher Leader, Vae View Elementary
Michelle has been an educator in Special Education for 11 years where she has worked in various grade level learning centers and social behavioral classrooms. She has held multiple leadership positions working as a Learning Center Coach and a Data Manager. She is currently a SpEd... Read More →


Tuesday August 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
Room 2404