Making Middle School Matter Symposium
March 1-3, 2020 | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

Preliminary Schedule


Sunday, March 1

10:00a-4:30 Conference Registration

Opening General Session with Kim Campbell

2:30p-3:45p Breakout Sessions, Set #1 (Choose one)

• Kim Campbell: If You Can't Manage Them, You Can't Teach Them!
• Christy Murray & Sarah Fishstrom: Getting Vocabulary to "Stick" Using the Essential Words Routine
• Katie Braden and Joey Belgard: Reflecting on Literacy in Science: Refining Instructional Practices
• Michael Curl: Student Engagement Coaches: Mind the Gap
• Brea Ratliff: Teaching Math through Problem Solving

4:00p-5:15p Breakout Sessions, Set #2 (Repeat of Set #1)

Monday, March 2

7:00a-8:00a Continental Breakfast
8:00pa-4:00p Registration and Exhibits Open

Breakout Sessions, Set #3 Focus on Schools to Watch
• Midway MS
• Trautmann MS
• Melissa MS
• Scot Johnson MS
• Berry Miller JHS


Breakout Sessions, Set #4 (Repeat of Set #3)


General Session with Elizabeth Stevens and Schools to Watch Awards Presentation

Noon-1:30p Visit Exhibits / Lunch (on your own)
1:30p-2:45p Breakout Sessions, Set #5

• Elizabeth Stevens and Sarah Fishstrom: Supporting Struggling MS Readers
• Bianca Coker: High Quality Math Instruction in 45 Minutes
• Christy Murray

3:00p-4:15p Breakout Sessions, Set #6 (Repeat of Set #5)

Tuesday, March 3

7:00a-8:00a Breakfast and Registration

Breakout Sessions, Set #7: Focus on Schools to Watch
• Schimelpfenig MS
• Seven Lakes JHS
• Decker MS
• Keller MS
• Danny Jones MS


Breakout Sessions, Set #8 (Repeat of Set #7)

10:30a-11:45a Closing General Session with Keynote JC Pohl 
11:45a Reflection and Adjournment
1:00p-4:00p Schools to Watch Training