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MISIC Fall Conference – Focus on Change: Making the Shifts Happen

November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


FFA Enrichment Center – Ankeny

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Registration 8:00-8:30am

Conference 8:30-3:00pm


Morning Keynote – Director Ryan Wise

General Session – Sue Beers

Lunch Keynote: Shifting to Reflective Practice – 2017 Teacher of the Year, Shelly Vroegh

24 Breakout Sessions – Participants will choose 4 sessions to attend

  • Standards: Implementation – 3 Shifts in Mathematics – April Pforts
  • Instruction: Principles to Actions – 8 Effective Teaching Practices – April Pforts
  • Exploring the Arc of Arithmetic to Algebra – Elizabeth Peyser
  • How to Speak “Math” – Elizabeth Peyser


  • Leadership in the 21st Century…It’s not about YOU! – Jeff Herzberg
  • Adults Are Just as Scary to Work With As Students:   Skills and Tips To Help Guide Conversations – Becky Hacker-Kluver & Jaymie Randel
  • Rebooting Your PLC for Continued Success – Becky Hacker-Kluver & Jaymie Randel
  • Six Ways That Make Learning Stick – Becky Hacker-Kluver & Jaymie Randel


  • Making the Shift Happen From a Fixed to Growth Mindset – 2017 Teacher of the Year, Shelly Vroegh
  • Making the Shift to Standards Based Grading – Shenandoah CSD
  • Using Curriculum Manager as a Coaching Tool – Jamie Morgan
  • Getting the Most From Your MISIC Membership – Jamie Morgan


  • Analyzing Science Instructional Materials – Tips and Tools (REPEATED SESSION) – Kris Kilibarda
  • NGSS Lesson Screener – Your Power Tool! – Kris Kilibarda
  • How IPTV Serves Iowa’s Educators – Angela Hiatt


  • Writing Tasks in the Content Areas – Ann Bartelt
  • Plugged In Literacy – Ann Bartelt
  • Teaching Evidence Based Argumentative Writing in the Elementary Classroom – Amy Walter
  • Removing Barriers for Underserved Learners…Making Equity in Education Everyone’s Business! – Juan Garcia


  • Overview of the New Iowa Social Studies Standards – Stefanie Wager
  • Planning for the Inquiry Process in Social Studies – Stefanie Wager
  • The Head, Hand and Heart of Social Studies Questions – Dave Christensen
  • Iowa Professional Development Model (IPDM) – Marietta Rives & Linda Carroll

Conference Costs

MISIC Members: $50/person

Non-MISIC Members: $175/person

Please use the PayPal links below or bring a check with you to the conference.
MISIC members: $50/person
Non-MISIC members: $175/person

***Note: Non-Member registration costs of $125 will be credited to districts that join MISIC within the fiscal year 2017-2018.

MISIC Fall Conference – Focus on Change: Making the Shifts Happen


November 30, 2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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FFA Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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To Register for Training Sessions

Please contact Jamie Morgan at jamie@misiciowa.org

Please refer to the calendar frequently, as all changes to dates, times and locations will be made as soon as possible after they occur.

Prospective Members

Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending a consortium meeting. Please let us know which meeting you plan to attend.