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Thursday
8:00-8:15 Welcome from Dr. Lancaster in PAC
8:15-8:30 Mary Patin Introduction in PAC
8:30-9:30 Dr. Robert Dillon Keynote in PAC
9:40-10:40 Breakout Session #1
10:50-11:50 Breakout Session #2
11:50-1:25 Lunch on your own
1:30-2:30 Breakout Session #3
2:45-3:45 Breakout Session #4

Friday 
8:30-9:30 Breakout Session #5
9:40-10:40 Breakout Session #6
10:50-11:50 Breakout Session #7
11:50-1:25 Lunch on your own
1:30-2:50 Campus Reflective Conversations with Principals
3:00-3:30 Mary Patin Closing Session in PAC 

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Thursday, February 16 • 10:50am - 11:50am
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Using a Mentor Text to Engage in Multimodal Literacy

"We would like to demonstrate how a mentor text can be used to engage students in multimodal literacy. Throughout the year, our goal is for the class to participate in meaningful, student-led, student-centered conversations about various texts. In our classrooms, we also want to limit the amount of the common teacher discourse practice of IRE (Initiate, Respond, Evaluate) which relies on excessive 'teacher talk.' We would like to show you how students use language for classroom collaboration to have student-led conversations about a mentor text they have read and annotated. Our students track their participation and evaluate their participation weekly with an interactive classroom reflection. We will also share how you can use mentor texts as a model for student writing."

Speakers
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Brian Bass

ELA Teacher, Lake Travis Middle School
I am a 23 year veteran ELA teacher. I have taught at LTMS for 10 years. I love the messiness of language arts instruction at the middle school level, and I love guiding my students through the complexities of literacy learning.
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Rachel Croci

T-MS SOCIAL STUDIES, Lake Travis Middle School
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Leslie Perez

T-MS LANGUAGE ARTS, Lake Travis Middle School
I love all things middle school...the wacky, the weird, the awkward. Folks in the middle have their own brilliance, despite the oil, hormones, and strange smells. They are my tribe, and I adore them.



Thursday February 16, 2017 10:50am - 11:50am CST
Classroom M109