Speaker Handout Register

Keynotes for Educator Conference 2018

               
AGATE (Gifted & Talented)
Rachel McAnallen

10/18/2018 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM 
Skyview High School: Room Theatre 


I Won't Mess with Your Comma If You Don't Mess with My Decimal Point 
Rachael Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog. In this case, punctuation saves lives. Rachael Ray finds inspiration in cooking, her family, and her dog. Once the author of a sentence places the punctuation, the reader respects the author’s wishes and would never think of changing it. The same is not true for the decimal point. It is my belief that the majority of math anxiety is caused by the classroom teacher constantly moving the decimal around in a number in order to teach procedural (the how) mathematics instead of conceptual (the why) mathematics. This keynote humorously points out why perhaps the teaching of mathematics in the United States is at its lowest. Whether you love or hate math, just come prepared to laugh. 
     
  MAEA (Art Education) 
Olivia Gude 


10/18/2018 
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM 
Skyview High School: Room 232

Principles of Possibility: Elements & Principles of Contemporary Culture
Playing, Forming Self, Investigating Community Themes, Encountering Difference, Attentive Living, Designing Life, Empowered Experiencing, Empowered Making, Deconstructing Culture, Reconstructing Social Spaces, Elaborating Fantasies, Not Knowing, Believing are dynamic elements of a curriculum that authentically engages students in making meaning through creating, presenting, and responding to art.
 
     
  MATELA (English Language Arts)
Jen Bryant 


10/19/2018 
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM 
Skyview High School: Room Theatre

Unbelievable...but True! Creating Nonfiction & Historical Fiction Through Research and Storytelling. 
Jen Bryant will share the research and writing process for several of her award-winning picture books and novels, including how she chooses an idea/ topic, how she refines that idea/ topic through research and drafts, and how she uses poetic devices to create a true, but lyrical work of literature. Jen will also address how she works with editors and illustrators throughout the process. Q & A will follow. 

 
 
     
  MATELA (English Language Arts)
Sneed B. Collard III 


10/18/2018 
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM 
Skyview High School: Room Theatre

Soaring Through Writing Choices Making Writing Decisions Can be Daunting for both Student and Professional Writers.
Deciding what to write about and how often stops writers in their tracks before they’ve written a single word. In this entertaining session, author Sneed B. Collard III shows how he navigates the overwhelming flock of choices facing him, especially when it comes to writing about his most current passions, birds and birding. In the process, he’ll reveal tips for helping young writers spread their literary wings. 
 
     
  MCCE (Computers in Education)
Brad Waid 


10/18/2018 
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM 
Skyview High School Room Theatre

Engaging the Globally Connected Student of Today 
What does it mean to be growing up in a “globally” connected world? Brad pushes us to look at the engaging factors students are faced with on a daily basis and how to leverage them in a learning context. 
 

 
     
  MCSS (Social Studies)
Michael Scarlett 


10/19/2018 
012:00 PM - 012:50 PM 
Skyview High School: Room Theatre 

The Direction of Social Studies Education 
Dr. Scarlett will discuss trends in social studies education, current teacher training in the social studies field, and research that he has been working on to create more productive and engaged classrooms.

 
 
     
  MCTM (Mathematics)
Melissa Romano


10/19/2018 
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
Skyview High School: Room Theatre

MCTM Keynote address
 
     
  MSCA (School Counselors)
Georgia Cady


10/18/2018 
9:00 - 9:50 am
Skyview High School: Room Theatre

Human Trafficking Awareness- It happens in Montana
Human Trafficking occurs in Montana, effecting our student's and our student's families. This Keynote will introduce you to the problem, address warning signs and red flags and give you ideas for resources. This Keynote can be followed up with a much more in depth sectional on how to assist students.

 
 
     
  MSTA/MEEA
Brett Moulding



10/18/2018 
11:00 - 11:50 am 
Skyview High School: Room Theatre

Teaching Science is Phenomenal!
Curiosity is critical to science learning. Engaging in science learning should be fun and enjoyable for both teacher and student.  The three-dimensional nature of the new Montana Science Standards provides a wonderful way to engage student in doing science centered on making-sense of natural phenomena. This session will provide insights into how to structure science instruction to leverage student’s curiosity to engage in three-dimensional science performances consistent with the NRC Framework and the new Montana Science Standards.
     
  WPBS  (Writing Projects Under the Big Sky
Tami Haaland



10/19/2018 
9:00 - 9:50 am 
Skyview High School: Room Theatre

WPBS Keynote
It takes courage to write, and through our engagement with writing, we inevitably discover our limitations. This presentation will explore what happens when we are immersed in the process of writing and unsure of the results. Learning to trust the process ultimately builds essential skills for our students and ourselves.