Myrtle Beach Best Practices Institute

Close the Achievement Gap!Myrtle Beach, SC Sunday, July 8 - Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Conference Schedule

SUNDAY / July 8
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Institute Check-in
1:45 - 3:30 PM
Spotlight Session
  Effective Practice Through Core Program Centers, K-5 (Hunsaker)
3:30 - 3:45 PM
Refreshment Break
3:45 - 5:30 PM
Opening Keynote
  Making It Work in the City: Five Characteristics of High-Achieving Urban Schools (Walker)
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception
MONDAY / July 9
6:45 - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
7:00 - 7:45 AM
Breakfast Bonus Sessions (optional)
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Breakout Sessions
  Logical and Realistic Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom (Scott)
Comprehension Instruction in the Classroom, K-3 (Hunsaker) (NOTE: This session will not be repeated)
A Focus on Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies: Closing the Achievement Gap for African American Students (Lewis)
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Survival Camp for Administrators (Marcum) and Networking Luncheon
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Refreshment Break
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Breakout Sessions - Same as above, except:
  Comprehension Instruction in the Classroom, Grades 4-9 (Hunsaker)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Institute Networking Luncheon
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Breakout Sessions - Same as above
TUESDAY / July 10
6:45 - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
7:00 - 7:45 AM
Breakfast Bonus Sessions (optional)
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Keynote
  Bringing out the Best in Everybody (Kuykendall)

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Refreshment Break
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Breakout Sessions
  Improving School Climate and Safety for All, Some, AND Few: Building and Sustaining Effective Behavior Support Practices (Sprague)
Ideas! Ideas! Ideas! The Teacher's Toolbox for Differentiating Instruction (Tilton)
Closing the Achievement Gap in Mathematics for Struggling Learners, Grades 3-6 (McKelvey)
Achieving Universal Design Through Assistive Technology (Ayres)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Breakout Sessions, same as above

2:30 - 2:45 AM

Refreshment Break
2:45 - 4:15 PM
Breakout Sessions, same as above, except:
Closing the Achievement Gap in Mathematics for Struggling Learners, Grades 6-12 (McKelvey)
WEDNESDAY / July 11
6:45 - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - Noon
Half-Day Workshops
  Vocabulary and Language Development: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners, K-8 (Arg├╝elles)
Co-Teaching That Works (Beninghof)
Moving From Diversity Awareness to Diverse Applications (Childs)

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