First Presenter's Institution

LaVergne Middle School

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

Strands I (Head) II (Heart) Instructional Games is a way to engage youth-at-risk in the classroom during everyday instruction and review.

Brief Program Description

Teachers will be given creative tips and tools to learn how to engage youth-at-risk through instructional games. Students will enjoy exploring hands-on activities that take from everyday games and lessons by fusing and transforming them into meaningful collaborative grouping exercises.

Summary

Middle school teachers will explore fun and creative instructional games designed to enhance student achievement and engagement. Interactive games allow teachers to motivate students to practice how to work with hands-on manipulatives which support collaborative learning. Teachers will take away innovative instructional gaming ideas to use in everyday instructional practices. Each game presented can be altered for cross curricular purposes.

Evidence

The continuous increase of student engagement and self-motivation are evident on teacher evaluations and observation. Teachers continue to explore and implement the usage of instructional games, particularly small group instruction. Teachers have seen an increase in the student interest with the development of enrichment classes based off some games presented.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Mr. Reginald Carruth, Title/RTI Coach

  • Teacher of the Year 2015-2016
  • Presented at Rutherford County Schools Summer Conference “Maximize Your Impact” 2017
  • Site-based presenter at LaVergne Middle School
  • Facilitated/Hosted Parent Engagement Nights at LaVergne Middle School
  • Served as Math Department Head for Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School 2014-16
  • Served as Dean of Students at Whitworth-Buchanan Middle School
  • Serve as Middle Tennessee State University MTeach teacher-partner 2012-2016

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-5-2018 1:15 PM

End Date

3-5-2018 2:30 PM

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Engaging Students Through Instructional Games

Teachers will be given creative tips and tools to learn how to engage youth-at-risk through instructional games. Students will enjoy exploring hands-on activities that take from everyday games and lessons by fusing and transforming them into meaningful collaborative grouping exercises.