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All conference sessions require pre-registration except the general sessions. Ticketed sessions mean your presenter is expecting you and will have adequate materials for session attendees. You avoid the cattle-call experience, and since your seat is assured, there is no need to rush to your session and wait in line.

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Exhibitor Classroom

Monday, December 4

Classroom 1

8:40-9:00 am

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National Professional Resources, Inc.

Coming soon.

9:40-10:00 am

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Corwin

Take the guesswork out of designing and facilitating PD that can be sustained over time, is collaborative, and allows teachers to practice concepts for learning "stickiness.” Corwin’s PD Resource Center is an all-in-one website with everything you need to deliver workshops that tackle some of the biggest barriers to achievement.

10:40-11:00 am

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Arizona K12 Center

We invite you to learn about, and experience, Professional Learning Plans (PLPs) and how they have been used successfully to spur and document self-directed professional growth. These Professional Learning Plans will ignite professional passion, connect practice to its impact on student achievement, utilize inquiry based learning, and encourage professional self-reflection.

11:40am-12:00 pm

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Edthena

Come see video coaching tools in action! With Edthena, teachers upload video, and others provide timestamped feedback. Hear how schools are using recorded video and collaboration tools to drive changes in teacher practice. Learn why Edthena is the trusted partner of top researchers and districts.

2:40-3:00 pm

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Teaching & Learning Collaborative

Join us for Math Camp In and hike to math "trail posts" (stations), complete rich mathematical tasks, record ideas in your Camp Journal and earn your camp badge! If you’re looking for s’more ideas to engage students and families in mathematics, you won’t want to miss this experience! (Grades 1-4)

3:40-4:00 pm

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Beacon Educator

Beacon Educator will share the top five essential attributes of an online facilitator.  This interactive session is appropriate for beginning or experienced facilitators and those designing online learning.  Beacon Educator has been providing online learning to educators for 13 years.

Classroom 2

8:40-9:00 am

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YOUTH Positive

Coming soon.

9:40-10:00 am

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Gale/Cengage Learning

The Link to Student Success - Sustainable. Ongoing. Impactful. These are the key pieces to effective professional learning. But, how can you link them together to grasp your goals and reach the ultimate – student success? Explore how others have accomplished this – and you can, too. Best of all, leave with tools and best practices to implement today.

10:40-11:00 am

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Research for Better Teaching

Coming soon.

11:40am-12:00 pm

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Educurious Partners

What are the Core Practices of rigorous Problem and Project-based Learning (PBL)? Come join us to learn about a new research project funded by Lucas Education Research.  You’ll walk away with practical ideas for implementing PBL that work for you and your students.

2:40-3:00 pm

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Professional Learning Maps, part of Amplify

Coming soon.

3:40-4:00 pm

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OverDrive

Examine ideas to support student, teacher, and administrator needs, tailoring content to unique needs, increasing reading and usage, all within budget constraints. Discuss utilizing digital books and resources to engage students and impact classroom learning, while ensure teachers are not overwhelmed. With other leading districts, share key factors for successful implementation, thinking about present and future needs.

Tuesday, December 5

Classroom 1

8:40-9:00 am

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Sibme

PLCs are a valuable opportunity for teams to learn from one another, evaluate data, and improve instruction, but they're limited to the time and space allotted. Come learn how to build communities that use 21st century tools, including video and online discussions, to go beyond those limits while maintaining meaningful conversations.

9:40-10:00 am

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Kickboard

Kickboard partners with K-12 schools and districts to facilitate their climate and culture initiatives and positively impact student achievement. A unique combination of technology and services, the Kickboard school culture system helps educators simplify behavior management, improve school-wide positivity and decrease chronic absenteeism.

10:40-11:00 am

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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

In this session participants will be introduced to the online library of video cases featuring National Board Certified Teachers in the classroom (ATLAS). Presenters will share how it can be used to meet a variety of professional learning needs.

11:40am-12:00pm

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TeachPoint

Streamline the communication process with scheduling, managing, and tracking all professional development activities/events between educators and the PD staff.  Learn how an online tool can save you time and increase efficiency with approving PD credits, gathering feedback from attendees, auto-generating certificates of attendance, tracking costs, and generating customized reports on PD activity.

2:40-3:00pm

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Blackboard

Create Engaging Professional Learning OpportunitiesThe Blackboard Professional Learning Solution is ideal for delivering engaging group or individualized professional development for educators. Discover how you can provide a variety of adult-learning avenues, including collaborative web-based videoconferencing, interactive presentations, recorded sessions, personalized learning pathways, outcome-based opportunities, and synchronous and asynchronous growth options.

3:40-4:00pm

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Swivl

Coming soon.

Classroom 2

8:40-9:00am

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ReVISION Learning Partnership, LLC

Coming soon.

9:40-10:00 am

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Top Score Writing

Preparing students for the state writing assessment in a FUN and EASY way- Teach students a simple, fun and easy approach to writing using structure, organization and color coding. This session will show you how to use these strategies in the classroom and develop proficient writers.

10:40-11:00 am

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Wilson Language Training

Explore the principles and importance of multisensory structured literacy instruction and how Wilson® programs address the needs of students in prevention, intervention and intensive settings. Fundations®, Just Words®, and the Wilson Reading System® provide students with explicit, systematic research-based instruction to address literacy needs at all levels.

11:40am-12:00pm

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National Assessment of Educational Progress

Coming soon.

2:40-3:00pm

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Nearpod

Tired of the ol' "sit and get" PD? Wish you had time to eat, let alone sit down and plan PD for your team? Experience the power of collaborative learning delivered through interactive technology, and learn how you can transform teacher professional development in your community.

Learning Forward’s Annual Conference is like the energy rush of the first 25 seconds of when you enter Costco. It makes you excited, makes you curious, and you are always looking around.

— Nick Bertani