Collaborative Instruction

Summer Symposium

June 17th and 18th, 2019

Central Baptist Church ∙ 4001 Indian Hills Drive∙ Sioux City, IA

About the Conference

CISS, The Collaborative Instruction Summer Symposium, is a summer education conference brought to you by Northwest Area Education Agency.

This conference is designed to ignite the power of integrating disciplines across PK-12 grade levels.

Connect with peers and experts who share your commitment and your challenges. PK-12 Teachers, Technology Directors, Teacher Leaders, Counselors, and Administrators will all benefit from this conference.

Licensure Renewal Credit for an additional $35 is available on the registration site.

The conference will be held at Central Baptist Church - 4001 Indian Hills Drive - Sioux City IA

Conference Strands

The registration rate is $125.

Licensure Renewal Credit for an additional $35 is available on the registration site.

Keynote

Rushton Hurley is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org.

Rushton has spent decades exploring innovative possibilities for bringing together proven approaches with cutting-edge technologies, from his graduate research at Stanford University (using speech recognition technology with beginning students of Japanese in computer-based role-playing scenarios for developing language skills) to his work with teenagers as both a high school teacher of Japanese and a principal of an online school, to speaking at conferences and trainings around the world, to last fall’s 5-Day Teacher Challenge which over 2000 teachers in 40 countries signed up to try.

He loves to travel, makes occasionally successful attempts to take a good picture, cleans up after his senior cat, and considers himself to have married up.

Monday's Schedule

08:00 am - 08:50 am - Registration

09:00 am - 10:20 am - Welcome and Keynote

10:30 am - 11:20 am - Session 1

11:20 am - 12:50 pm - Lunch (Posters, Playgrounds)

01:00 pm - 01:50 pm - Session 2

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm - Session 3

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm - Session 4

Tuesday's Schedule

08:00 am - 08:50 am - Registration

09:00 am - 10:20 am - Keynote

10:30 am - 11:20 am - Session 1

11:20 am - 12:50 pm - Lunch (Posters, Playgrounds)

01:00 pm - 01:50 pm - Session 2

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm - Session 3

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm - Session 4

About Northwest AEA

Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) is a regional agency that provides school improvement services for students, teachers and administrators, and early childhood services. The agency is an educational partner with 34 public school districts and 33 accredited, private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa (Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O'Brien, Plymouth, Cherokee, Woodbury, Ida, Monona, and Crawford), serving nearly 45,000 students. Northwest AEA staff, schools and families work together to help all children reach their potential.

The mission of Northwest AEA is to provide visionary leadership and quality, student-centered services through relationships with families, schools and communities.