Focus on Change: Making the Shifts Happen

MISIC Fall Conference

November 30, 2017

FFA Center – Ankeny

Registration 8:00-8:30am

 Conference 8:30-3:00pm

Click here to register now. Register by Monday, November 27th!

Conference Program

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

Cost: $50 MISIC Members/$175 Non-Members***

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

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MISIC Fall Conference – November 30

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