Location

Ballroom B

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

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Brief Program Description

Do your students struggle with the mountain of new vocabulary they need to master each year? Do you have difficulty getting students to speak, read, and write using academic language? Years of research confirms a direct link between word knowledge and academic success. However, stark gaps in vocabulary knowledge across ethnic groups and income levels still persist. This session will focus on neuroscience based strategies that are proven to accelerate the acquisition of core academic vocabulary and dramatically increasing student opportunities for listening, speaking and writing using academic language. Participants will leave with skills to transform vocabulary lessons into a multi-sensory interactive experience. Discover new, proven, practical strategies to build vocabulary, deepen content understanding, and engage students with academic text. Gain the skills you need to teach all students the words they need to succeed! Tap into the power of music, communication, and imagery to enhance literacy skills!

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Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

FEATURED SPEAKER: Joanne Billingsley, Educational Consultant, Former Regional Texas Teacher of the Year, San Antonio, TX

Joanne Billingsley, a former Texas Teacher of the Year, is a consultant, author, keynote speaker and lecturer. After a career as a classroom teacher, she founded Billingsley Education in 2007. She is renowned for delivering seminars that guide teachers in creating brain-friendly, language-rich, interactive classrooms. An expert on the “Middle School Mindset” she is passionate about working with and inspiring teachers and students. In addition, Joanne is an international presenter for the Bureau of Education & Research and the Greenleaf Brain Institute.

Keyword Descriptors

Academic language, Word knowledge, Academic success, Income levels, Ethnic groups, Neuroscience, Multi-sensory interactive experience

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-3-2015 10:15 AM

End Date

3-3-2015 11:30 AM

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Mar 3rd, 10:15 AM Mar 3rd, 11:30 AM

Making Content Sticky: What To Do When Students Don't Get It or Can't Remember It

Ballroom B

Do your students struggle with the mountain of new vocabulary they need to master each year? Do you have difficulty getting students to speak, read, and write using academic language? Years of research confirms a direct link between word knowledge and academic success. However, stark gaps in vocabulary knowledge across ethnic groups and income levels still persist. This session will focus on neuroscience based strategies that are proven to accelerate the acquisition of core academic vocabulary and dramatically increasing student opportunities for listening, speaking and writing using academic language. Participants will leave with skills to transform vocabulary lessons into a multi-sensory interactive experience. Discover new, proven, practical strategies to build vocabulary, deepen content understanding, and engage students with academic text. Gain the skills you need to teach all students the words they need to succeed! Tap into the power of music, communication, and imagery to enhance literacy skills!