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Upcoming Locations Start - End Dates 
PSJA SOUTHWEST HS 300 E. Rancho Blanco Rd., Pharr (register) Fri Sep 19th - Sat Sep 20th 
 

Mini-Conference Schedule Overview - For the PSJA Mini-conference at Southwest High School, the early bird registration opportunity has been extended til the 12th of September.  The price of $195 is good up until then.

Friday    "Friday Night Live": Independent Foldables® and Projects

 4:00-4:30   Check-in/Late Registration

 4:30-7:30  Introduction/Presentation -  Dinah and the Directors/Trainers

 A special evening is in store with hands-on activities and a presentation by
 Dinah Zike and her directors. Foldables and classroom Projects. Envelope Foldables
 and general overview of 3-D graphic organizers for all subjects K-12.


Saturday       Keynote and Breakout Sessions with DZ Directors

8:30-9:00    Registration, view student work and exhibits

9:00-9:15  WELCOME, purpose of day, TEA credit info.

9:15-10:30  Dinah Zike will set the stage for the entire day, sharing her background and inspiration
for the basics of developing Foldables. 

10:40-12 noon   Breakout Session 1: NOTEBOOKING BLOCK

a. Notebooking in the classroom - Secondary (6-12) - how to start using interactive

notebooks immediately in your own classroom!

b. Notebooking in the classroom - Elementary (PreK-5) - how to start using interactive

notebooks immediately in your own classroom!

These hands-on sessions will demonstrate how notebooks may be used: as an
Interactive communication tool; as a portfolio; to build visual literacy skills;
as a study guide;
and as an organizing strategy for thought processes and materials.
Cross-curricular and
grade-range appropriate examples will be shared in each session.

12-1:10 p.m.  LUNCH- a private working lunch featuring Dinah and a special hand-on session including her newest book for $50 OR  on your own.  Many choices within walking distance 

1:15-2:30   Breakout Session 2: VOCABULARY BLOCK      

a. Vocabulary Instruction with Foldables®  - Secondary (6-12)
b. 
Vocabulary Instruction with Foldables® - Elementary (PreK-5)

Each of these sessions will highlight the research basis for vocabulary instruction

as you create independent Foldables and also Visual Kinesthetic Vocabulary (VKV)
tools
for use with your own students.


2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00  Breakout Session 3: ASSESSMENT BLOCK

  Expand your notions of assessment as you learn about formative & summative
  assessment ideas using Notebook Foldables. Master Notebook Foldables
  techniques and strategies
to re-energize your classroom with new ways to check
  for understanding. Learn how to use
both independent and dependent Foldables to authentically assess student progress.

4:15-5:00  Directors "Wrap-up"-  Directors review the day and then share their favorite classroom tips for implementing graphic organizers and interactive notebooking in the classroom. 

 

 

 

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