ISL 2018 has ended
Welcome to ISL 2018! Thank you for choosing our 20th anniversary conference as your place to grow and flourish in teaching. Join us for hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves professional learning for innovative, creative, and dedicated educators, just like you!

Again this year, more than hundreds of educators in the Southeast will participate in the keynote seminars, sessions, and other activities taking place during the conference. Our vision is to inspire success and a lifetime of learning not only in students, but in adults as well. That is why we value professional development at Augusta University. The ISL Conference offers something for every educator. Please review the list of sessions carefully and select the ones that will help you to become a better educator and bring new excitement to your classroom. We would like to thank Richmond County Schools, Columbia County Schools, Lincoln County Schools, Burke County Schools, Jefferson County Schools and all of our partners for helping to make the ISL Conference a success. Thank you for taking time from your weekend schedule to attend the conference, and we hope you find our program to be informative and enlightening!

Please note that the 2018 schedule differs from previous years’ schedules due to the planned running course for the Augusta Half-Marathon.

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Saturday, February 24



HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAYS: College Prep 101 Jaguar Student Activities Center BallroomCharmisse Owens - 3rd Floor Career Launch UH 327Kathy Arena edTPA: Tips, Tricks, and (Avoiding) Tragedy UH 221Leslie Edwards • Taylor Thompson Minority Women in Education - Perspectives & Reflections UH 216Phyllis Gamble • Carol Maple • Felina McCoy • Karen A. Mobley Classroom Management of ADD and ADHD UH 349Dr. Kirk Cates • Dr. Paul Cates Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Rewards: Classroom Management in the Secondary Setting UH 352Dr. Miranda Murphey SPEED SESSION: The Calming Classroom UH 355Caroline Black Teaching Students from a Culture of Poverty: What Great Teachers Do Differently! UH 350Dr. Shontier Barnes The School as a Forum to Address Community Health UH 223Jessica Lynn Stewart Escape the Room: Using RIGOR to make it RELEVANT! UH 224Ruquanda Epps-Primas • Timothy Jones International Programming for American High School Students UH 326Dr. Nick Ithomitis The Interactive Notebook for Scaffolding Pre-AP Content for Nontraditional Students UH 239Matthew Patterson • Angelann T. Stephens The Low Down on Higher Thinking - SEM-R UH 241Lauren O'Neill • Amy Sasser SPEED SESSION: Giving Students the Choice UH 355Alli E McKnight SPEED SESSION: Stick on to Learning: Differentiating Using Sticky Notes UH 356Megan Maloney • Ella Ondike Stations: Love Them or Hate Them? UH 242Beth Strickland C.I.A. (Creating Innovative Assessments) UH 243Bianca Woodard Flipping Your Classroom UH 245Tera Fulmer Are You Ready to Let Your Students Live in the Learning Environment their Questions Create? UH 246Trish King EARLY LITERACY INITIATIVE TEACHERS ONLY: Literacy in the Pre-K Classroom UH 328Dr. Kim Barker • Dr. Beth Pendergraft SPEED SESSION: Improving Critical Thinking Learning Outcomes through Authentic Engagement UH 356Dr. Ralph Covino SPEED SESSION: Student-Created Answer Options: Promoting Creativity and Analytical Thinking UH 356Dr. Ned R. Murray LGBTQ+ Characters in the Secondary Curriculum UH 348Dr. Darla Linville Person-First vs. Identity-First Language UH 314Dr. Julie R. Alexandrin Celebrating the Self: Promoting Positive Self-Image in the Classroom UH 329Dr. Andrew Kemp Code Ignite: Developing Effective Code Education Programs for Elementary and Middle School Students UH 250Sami Chiang John Tibbets: Working with Military Families UH 170John R. Tibbetts




Paving Your Way: From edTPA to the Job Interview UH 221Ashia Smith Classroom Management of Anxiety and Stress Disorder UH 170Dr. Kirk Cates • Dr. Paul Cates Classroom Management: Creating P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E. Habits UH 220Anthony Chiles Knuckleball Classroom Management: Using the Unexpected to Help the More Challenging Students UH 219Erick Johnson Authentic and Applicable Experiences Built by Learning in Action UH 347Andrea L. Ridley Creating Rigor in the Classroom through Relevance and Relationships UH 239Wayne Muhammad Differentiating with Tiered Assignments UH 224Kerry Flores Avoiding the Poster Board Crime Scene: Incorporating Technology into Project-Based Learning UH 245Jason Harriman • Laura Reeder Chromebooks: Why Are They Invading K12 Classrooms? UH 246Tyler Torek Experience Global Science Where Culture, Geography, and Life Science Intersect UH 243Trish King • Kipton Tugman G Suite is SWEET! Tips & Tricks for Integrating Google in Your Classroom on Monday! UH 250Lindsay George • Marcella Goldman • Stephanie Goldman • Amanda Sandifer Classroom Activities to Increase or Establish Social Justice and Cultural Diversity in Teacher Education Programs UH 248Dr. Hannah Bennett My Student has What? UH 314Dr. Michael Berg Teaching Democracy: Social Justice, Equity, and Diversity for All UH 329Dr. Andrew Kemp Creating Welcoming Classroom Spaces for the Entire Family UH 327Margaret Dantzler Consultation in School Counseling: Class Project Informs ASCA Model Implementation UH 223Allegra Renee Boddy • Dr. Margaux H. Brown • Dr. Denise Lenares-Solomon • Jamie Lewis-Cox • Georgia M. Pritchard • Sonya Weaver Creating a Culture of Success through Effective Transitions UH 349Dr. Connie Franklin • Lindsay Herrin • David Leenman Don't Pamper Me, Prepare Me: Strategies for Preparing Marginalized Populations for Success UH 241Phyllis Gamble • Karen A. Mobley Single Stories in Curriculum UH 328Jeana Aycock • Katherine Scoggins SPEED SESSION: Grading Injustice UH 356Felina McCoy The Use of Restorative School Practices to Promote Equity in the Classroom UH 242Dr. Kristen Gilbert Find the Treasure in STEM: Engaging Your K-2 Learners UH 348Valery P. Dinkins • Charmane Joiner SPEED SESSION: Contextual Considerations for Military Students in the Classroom UH 356Dr. Meredith Rausch • Jennifer Reid SPEED SESSION: High Risk Endorsement (These Students Have Other Gifts) UH 355Lisa Augustine-Chizmar





Bridging the Financial Gap UH 219Kiesha Maharaj Ideas for Induction and Mentoring Programs UH 216Pamela Lee Speaking Their Language: Communicating with a New Generation of Learners UH 223Rodney D. Robinson Surviving Your First Year Teaching UH 220Gabriel Flohr • Tyler Henderson • Candi Williams Teaching 411 UH 246Kathy Arena SPEED SESSION: Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS) that Work UH 355Dr. Anna Hart • Roben Taylor Standards-Based Grading UH 224Linda Fountain • Cheri Ogden • LaShantel Pinckney Classroom Misbehavior - Impacting Student Learning in the Wrong Direction UH 170Peter Vajda Effective Classroom Management's Hierarchy UH 241Donna Fields Sign Language as Classroom Management UH 242Patricia Burkhart SPEED SESSION: A Real Class Act: Strategies for Effective Classroom Management UH 355Brianna Hartdegen • Bailey Overcash Trauma-Informed Classrooms UH 352Erin A. Browder The Versatility of VersaTiles UH 314Brittany A. Jones How Technology Impacts and Supports Instructional Strategies UH 250Lisa Wilkes SPEED SESSION: Maximizing the Power of Twitter with Young Students UH 356Trish King Closing Achievement Gaps with Low Socioeconomic Students to Prepare Them For Tomorrow UH 347Dr. Dionne Williams • Dr. Danielle Williams • Dr. Cynthia Wise Critical Analysis of Social Studies Text UH 326Veronica Frazier Empowering Students in the Classroom: Confessions of an Academic Control Freak UH 327Dr. Theresa Waldspurger Engagement & Challenges within the Classroom UH 328Hope Burke How to Get the Most Out of RTI for Your Children with Dyslexia UH 329Kayla Reggio Receptive Discourse in the K-12 Classroom: How the Improvisational “Yes, and” Can Help Your Students Laugh and Learn UH 239Dr. Meredith Rausch • Dr. Laura Rychly Elementary Inclusion: The Methods to Managing the Madness UH 348Anne Green When Two Minds are Better Than One: Co-Planning for Successful Co-Teaching UH 349Dr. Nicole M. DeClouette #WHOSEJOBISIT? UH 243Dr. Chaundra Creekmur HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAYS: Concurrent Sessions and Speed Session in University Hall University HallCollege of Education & Volunteers How to Boost Your Career with a Graduate Degree from AU UH 247Dr. Ashley Gess • Dr. Wayne Lord Success in Grantswriting UH 245Dr. Paulette Harris What Does it Mean to Advocate for LGBT+ Students as an Educator? UH 353Dr. Richard Deaner • Stefanie Hassing • Dr. Denise Lenares-Solomon



Adolescent Toolbox UH 224Marsha J. Moorman • Moya Pope Classroom Management with Love & Logic UH 170Tyler Torek Identification and Management of Maladaptive Behavior in the Classroom UH 216Carrie Murga • Christine Robison Misapplication of Classroom Management UH 219Christopher Harris • Joe Lott SPEED SESSION: Mindfulness and Brain Rules UH 355Jennifer Evans SPEED SESSION: Cross-Curricular Activities UH 356Anne Tucker Tune Your Tuning: The Reflective Process of the Tuning Protocol UH 221Dr. Shontier Barnes • Tikki Middleton The Magic Carpet Ride Through Curriculum UH 248Wanda Shryock Utilizing Technology to Enhance, Enrich, and Engage Your Students UH 250Steven Jones Engaging, Hands-On Learning Activities for ELA: Who Says Language Arts is Only Pencil & Paper Assignments? UH 223Tanya G. Marshall Finding the Fun in Reading Fluency UH 245Valery P. Dinkins • Susan Thigpen Sense-ational Science on a Budget! UH 330Kristina Istre • Donita Legoas Teaching Math Vocabulary Through Songs and Chants UH 247Brett Cooper The Writing Process UH 220 Using Immersive Experiences to Teach Inquiry Learning UH 349Dr. Craig Albert • Dr. Andrew Goss Including the Unincluded UH 242Dawn Cauthron • Patrice Maybank Reaching Potential through Manufacturing (RPM): Building Brighter Futures for "At Risk" Students UH 241Jason Moore SPEED SESSION: Learning Stations that help our Students Grow and Succeed in the Classroom UH 355Ragan Head • Laura Varley HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAYS: Optional Campus Tour with Augusta University Admissions Jaguar Student Activities Center BallroomDaniel Browning Social Emotional Learning in Schools: The Role of the School Counselor UH 326Chris Baxter • Quentin Hunter Critical Pedagogy: Social Justice in Education UH 327Lauren Ocak STEAM Up Your Curriculum! UH 328Denise Cornwell • Robert Funsch • Catherine Messina • Judy Ward The Myth of the Digital Native: Why all Students Need Computer Science. UH 329David Harris