Sessions

BSCET SPRING VIRTUAL SESSIONS

 

RACE AND EDUCATION – Part 1 & Part 2

Presented by Dr. Damon R. Cathey

Executive Principal

Haywood Elementary; Metro Nashville Public Schools 

(It is recommended but not necessary that you attend both sessions.)

Part 1: Tuesday, April 13

3:15pm - 4:15pm

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Part 2: Thursday, April 15

3:15pm - 4:15pm

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Session Summary: 

Who we are is often described using the human construct “race”. From a biological perspective, race lacks the specificity necessary to adequately define an entire group with fixed clarity/certainty. Yet, in many social settings and cultures race plays a significant and defining role. This conversation will challenge us to consider the impact of race on the development of partnerships, policies, procedures, etc. As we examine the challenges, we will begin to raise awareness of our own privilege and how privilege should compel us to use our voices individually and/or collectively in opposition to all forms of racism. 

 

 

BECOMING A TRAUMA-SENSITIVE EDUCATOR

Presented by Amy Wooley

Principal, West Chester Elementary; Chester County Schools; Henderson, TN

Tuesday, April 20

3:15pm - 4:15pm

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Session Summary:

At the end of the day, people won’t remember what you said or did. They will remember how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou. As educators, we often get caught up in standards taught, test scores, curriculum, discipline, and a host of other issues within our school communities. I have learned in my experience, that learning can't take place when basic needs are not met. Students must feel loved and accepted...once they do, the sky is the limit. Join me for an overview of how we can be trauma-informed/ trauma-sensitive educators!

 

 

EFFECTIVE QUESTIONING

Presented by Dr. Alesha Northcutt

Director of M.A.T. and M.Ed. Programs 

Assistant Professor at Freed-Hardeman University

Thursday, April 22

3:15pm - 4:15pm

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Session Summary: 

Effective questioning can be used to increase student participation, provide formative feedback, and enrich class discussion. In this session, we will discuss strategies for effectively planning and implementing effective questioning in your classroom. 

 

 

FLY LIKE AN EAGLE

Presented by Dr. Belinda Anderson

Principal, Chester County Junior High School; Henderson, TN

Tuesday, April 27

3:15pm - 4:15pm

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Session Summary: 

When you try to do something new and ambitious, whether it is beginning a new curriculum, building a school culture, or breaking into a new learning adventure, there will be people that question your rationale. They don't mean to be critics, but they can't help it. To the next time a well-intentioned colleague tries to peck at you – do what you do best.  Ignore their criticism and doubts and fly higher – just like the eagle.

 

 

 

BATTLING BURNOUT by Becoming Better

Presented by Dr. Aarek Farmer

Academic Director-Bucy Center; FHU 

Director of Ed.D. Program; FHU

Thursday, April 29

3:15pm - 4:15pm

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Session Summary:

Though a lack of motivation and burnout was prevalent among teachers before 2020, the increased virtual format of teaching, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has further impacted teachers across several educational organizations. Now, more so than ever, is the need to strengthen both individual well-being and organizational well-being amidst challenges associated with what seems to be our "new normal." This session will explore ways to combat burnout and preserve the well-being of ourselves and others. 

 

 

 

Connecting Phenomena to TN Science Standards: K-4th Grade

Presented by Danielle Rusk-Carter and Laura Dobransky, Kindergarten Teachers, Eakin Elementary; Kenneth Knight, 4th grade Teacher, Crieve Hall Elementary: Metro Nashville Public Schools; Dr. Andrea Henrie, Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University

Wednesday, May 5

3:15pm - 4:15pm

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Session Summary:

The recently adopted TN science standards promote teaching through phenomena-driven instruction. But what does this look like in elementary classrooms? This session will take a look at practices that support connecting phenomena to the TN standards through real classroom examples. Presenters will provide ideas for K-4th grade connections and provide time for PD participants to think through how this could look in their classrooms. (Presenters are members of the RepTaLs projects funded by the McDonnell Foundation.)

 

 

 

SCORE BIG WITH GOOGLE SUITE

Presented by Todd Lewis 

Assistant Principal; Chester County Junior High School

Chester County Schools; Henderson, TN

Thursday, May 13

3:15pm - 4:15pm

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Session Summary:

Do you Google? Learn how to use FREE and easy Google Apps as tools to grab your Google generation students' attention and enhance your classroom lessons. All are very user-friendly, ideal for both the technology challenged and experts alike. This session will serve teachers and administrators from kindergarten through post-secondary. In this session of Google for beginners, we will dive into the beginner’s implementation of Google for Education by exploring G-Suite Apps and extensions for classroom use. The beginner’s level session will introduce you to the use of Google tools in your classroom and allow you to advance in using Google Apps for Education to grow your knowledge and classroom usage as you move forward in your Google Exploration.