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  • LAST YEAR FOR CREATIVE CORNERSTONES. After 35 years of offering this popular, classroom-focused conference for elementary teachers, Franciscan University is ending Creative Cornerstones with the summer 2015 course. If you wish to be among the 6, 500 elementary educators who have benefitted from this experience, we urge you to register soon in order to guarantee a place in this final opportunity.

    Topics and Presenters 2015

    Tentative Daily Agenda

    Monday 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration
      10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Orientation
      11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
      12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Class
    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Class
      12:30 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
      12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Class
    Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Session
      12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
      1:30 - 6:00 p.m. Concurrent Session
    Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Session
      12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
      1:30 - 6:00 p.m. Concurrent Session
    Friday 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
      11:45 a.m. Evaluation




    • PreK - K
      • There's a Method to our Madness in K and Pre K Science 
        Presented by: Dawne Howard

        Science experiments are exciting and educational. Young scientists can begin to learn about the Scientific Method while they experiment and have fun! Prompting them to think, "What if..." begins the flow of scientific thinking. Come prepared to experience the world of Science like a Preschool or Kindergarten child.  
    • Grades 1-2-3
      • Primary "Connect-Chains"
        Presented by: Kris Pascale

        In this session there will be demonstrations and examples of how models and experiences help primary students connect with strategies and abstract concepts in math, language arts, science, and social studies.

        Kris continues to develop engaging activities to help all students as they make their journey toward mastery. You can expect to leave PRIMARY "CONNECT" CHAINS with ready to use ideas to meet the needs of your primary students!
    • Grades 4-5-6
      •  Enriching the Curriculum Through Higher Order Skills 
        Presented by: Ellen Foster

        "If we don't laugh we'll cry!" That was our motto this past school year; as we attempted to implement the Common Core standards and new PARCC tests without sacrificing having fun in our classrooms. The stations you will encounter, during this session, will cover all subject areas and interdisciplinary units aligned with the common core. As well, these stations will include the higher order thinking skills and technology rich learning that students will need to be successful in the classroom.  


    • PreK - 6
      • Portfolios, Common Core, The Bag Ladies and Beyond
        Presented by Karen Simmons & Cindy Guinn, The Bag Ladies

        Join the Bag Ladies as they turn brown bags into easy to use portfolios, subject notebooks, and creative pocket holders for students of all grades and curriculums. With the goals of higher level thinking skills and recording of core ideas, the Bag Ladies bring you new and favorite bag portfolio ideas and projects. You will "think out of the bag" with these all subject notebooks and activities that follow the common core objectives. Grab your scissors, wide tape, glue sticks and scotch tape and join these gals as you create student " stop and jot" holders and beyond. If you have seen them before, you will love to make these bag projects with them, view new and old projects, and create fun and useful activities for the classroom.

    Concurrent Sessions

    Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

    • Prek - 6
      • iPads, Apps, & QR Codes for the Common Core
        Presented by: Angie Bolin  
    • Prek - 6
      • Learning Activities
        Presented by: Sally Davis  
    • Prek - 6
      • Ellison Educational Materials
        Presented by: Linda Doubrava & Patty Scaravilli  
    • Grades 1-2-3
      • Shh! Don't Tell Them They're Learning
        Presented by: Ginny Dowd  
    • Prek - 6
      • Electro Board Games & Maps
        Presented by: Paula Greene  
    • Prek - 6
      • Scrapbooking the Basal
        Presented by: Debbie Kazimir  
    • Prek - 6
      • Nelson's Nifty Novels/Picture Books
        Presented by: Sandy Nelson  
    • Prek - 6
      • On the Right Track
        Presented by: Deborah Nerderman  
    • Prek - 6
      • File Folder Puppets
        Presented by: Ann Paddock & Debbie Woedl  
    • Grades 4-5-6
      • In the Middle
        Presented by: Suzy Parnell
    • Prek - 6
      • Language Arts to the "CORE"
        Presented by: Pat Super  
    • Prek - 6
      • It's in the Bag
        Presented by: Karen Tudor
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