Indiana End of Year Teacher Leadership Showcase

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Our Teach Plus Teacher Leaders have worked diligently throughout the 2021-2022 school year to research, advocate and create change within our school communities and across the Indiana education landscape. Please join us for the 2022 Teacher Leadership End of Year Showcase, taking place on June 4th from 9:00am – 12:00pm ET. At the Showcase, you will hear directly from our teacher leaders and have the opportunity to connect with our wide network of educators.

To accommodate guests from across the state, we will have a virtual option to join the meeting. Please click on that option when you register for more details moving forward.

For more information, please email us at indiana@teachplus.org.

When

Saturday, June 4th 9:00am-12:00pm ET

Where
  • In Person Attendees:
    Marian University - Paul J. Norman Center
    3200 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222

  • Virtual Participants:
    Please register below to receive the zoom link to join the morning of

Agenda (all times in EST)

9:00-9:30am

Breakfast, Networking

9:30-9:50am

Welcome & Framing

9:50-10:10am

1st Breakout Round

10:15-10:35am

2nd Breakout Round

10:35-10:45am

Debrief 1st & 2nd Rounds

10:50-11:10am

3rd Breakout Round

11:15-11:35am

4th Breakout Round

11:35-11:55am

Final Debrief

11:55am-12:00pm

Wrap Up / Thank you

Breakout Session Descriptions

Teaching Policy Fellowship Advocacy Groups                                                                                                                 

Presented by Policy Fellows: 

Room: 101

Times: 

  • 9:50-10:10am
  • 10:50-11:10am

From The Ground Up: Growing Indiana’s Educator Pipeline:

The teacher shortage is real and permeates nationwide. The nation’s current educational hot topic, teacher ‘Grow Your Own’ programs, offer a unique alternative and potentially long-lasting pathway to becoming a teacher. Come learn more about these programs, our research and how it can impact Indiana!

  • Suzanne HolcombElkhart
  • Jessica WilliamsIndianapolis
  • Jeanie Mitchell*Mishawaka
  • Lauren Moore*Goshen

Room: 101

Times:

  • 10:15-10:35am
  • 11:15-11:35am

Retaining Indiana Teachers

Retaining teachers is more important than ever. This group of educators has spent the last year reflecting on the issue of teacher retention and how Indiana can continue to be innovative in this area. Looking at teacher mentorship, co-teaching, and career ladders, we’ve compiled findings from across the state and country to help us develop recommendations for school, district, and legislative leaders in our state. 

  • Halle ShineIndianapolis
  • Candice WashingtonIndianapolis
  • Molly Glassey*Bloomington
  • Kristien Hamilton*Greencastle

Room: 102

Times:

  • 9:50-10:10am
  • 11:10-11:30am

How You Doing? Looking at Teacher Mental Health: 

Teaching can be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. As a passion-oriented profession, we can feel guilty for struggling with our own mental health and burnout. So, how can we better support teacher mental health? Join this session to hear recommendations and lend your own thoughts to the discussion.

  • Isaac AdjeiIndianapolis
  • Annika MillerGoshen
  • Ronda Waters Crown Point
  • Kayla Marshall*Indianapolis
  • Shelby Phelps*Evansville

IPS Innovation Teacher Collaborative Teacher Leaders                                                                                                          

Presented By: 

Room: 102

Times: 

  • 9:50-10:10am
  • 10:50-11:10am

Leveraging MTSS Effectively at Cold Spring

Interested in learning more about creating and integrating a Multi Tiered System of Support (MTSS) in your school to support struggling students?  Join this session as Cold Spring teachers, Meg Amarante and Max Glenn, discuss how they created a more sustainable, systematic MTSS referral and execution process during the 2021-2022 school year.

Max Glenn & 

Margaret (Meg) Amarante

Cold Spring School

Room: 107

Times: 

  • 9:50-10:10am
  • 10:50-11:10am

From 19 to 91: Reversing Reading Proficiency Rates

Lauren Perkins and her team worked collaboratively to design and implement a year-long vocabulary initiative to improve literacy outcomes at Enlace Academy, a K-8 school with a 70% Multilingual Learner population. In this session, learn about key components of vocabulary instruction for Multilingual Learners, discuss the essential elements of a collaborative change effort, and identify steps for replicating a language-based and team-driven approach to literacy development.

Lauren Perkins

   Enlace Academy 

Room: 108

Times: 

  • 9:50-10:10am
  • 10:50-11:10am

Putting the Pieces Together

In what ways did COVID-19 impact academic success for local students? What programs can schools create to foster healing after COVID? If you are curious what can be done to put the pieces together for students after dealing with COVID, this session is for you. Learn what local schools tried and had success with to positively impact the academic, the mental and the social aspects of development.

De Meita Vincent

Purdue Polytechnic High School

Room: 111

Times: 

  • 9:50-10:10am
  • 10:50-11:10am

Achieving the Numbers: Effective Data-driven instruction and interventions

In this session Super School 19 teacher, Andrea Wilburn, will highlight the success she saw in implementing her change effort. The goal of the project was to develop targeted interventions and digital data trackers; to measure student growth. This year-long intervention has 4 parts; guided reading that focused on fluency and reading comprehension, writing which focused on stamina throughout the year, Lexia (platform) that focused on foundational skills, and testing practices which taught decoding methods. 

Andrea Wilburn

Super School 19

at Frederick Douglass

Room: 107

Times:

  • 10:15-10:35am
  • 11:15-11:35am

Middle School Spanish Cross-curricular Units

Second language acquisition in middle school can and should be as engaging as in the primary years without losing sight of rigorous lessons. Joining Lidia Vidal Sandate during this session as she highlights the process and lessons learned as she experiences while establishing Spanish cross curricular units at Global Prep Academy. 

Lidia Vidal Sandate

Global Preparatory Academy

at Riverside 44 

Room: 108

Times:

  • 10:15-10:35am
  • 11:15-11:35am

Transforming School Culture using PBIS

This session will include a discussion on how Sankofa School of Success was able to transform school culture using a unique Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS). Using this unique model we were able to decrease the number of out-of-school suspensions by more than 50%!

Annette Murdock-Wooldridge

Sankofa School of Success at Arlington Woods Elementary #99 

Room: 111

Times:

  • 10:15-10:35am
  • 11:15-11:35am

YETI Sighting: Young English Tutoring Interns in ELA Support Classes

YETIs have been sighted at Herron High School—Not those elusive mountain creatures, but Young English Tutoring Interns! Come investigate the logistics of the YETI program and explore the prints the participants have left on each other. 

Amanda Fagan

Herron High School

 

 

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