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Friday, February 28
 

7:45am

Building Educator Resilience
Limited Capacity seats available

Research tells us that in schools where the teachers are more relaxed, the students are calmer, but with the pressures of teaching higher than they’ve ever been, how do we make this happen? Taking intentional steps to build Educator Resilience will help teachers feel more connected to their own values and beliefs and will help to build a healthy school culture in which staff and students alike thrive. In this session, we will explore the how, what, and why of Educator Resilience, and participants will walk away with activities to use for themselves and with colleagues to build resilience throughout the year.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 7:45am - 8:55am
A216/218

7:45am

Designing and Implementing Effective Reassessment Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Reassessments play an important role in every learning journey, however, the idea of reassessment has sparked many questions among those in and out of the education world, primarily at the secondary level. This session will address one of the major concerns of secondary educators about how to create a learning environment using reassessments. Examples of effective practices and procedures will be shared throughout the presentation. At the end of the session, time will be available for questions.

Learning Intentions:
  • How to foster an environment conducive to reassessments.
  • Develop effective reassessment practices and procedures.


Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 7:45am - 8:55am
A212/214

7:45am

Inquiring Minds: Teaching and Learning with Good Questions
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we develop and deliver deeper teaching and learning experiences that promote curiosity and foster critical and creative thinking?  Learn how to use good questions to challenge students to acquire foundational knowledge and functional understanding, demonstrate conceptual and procedural understanding, and develop their knowledge and thinking. Into personal expertise they can use in different contexts and new situations. (Inquiry)

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 7:45am - 8:55am
Red Field House

7:45am

PLC 2.0: Tools and Protocols for Observable Impact in Today’s Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools across North America have invested time, effort and resources into creating collaboration time. And while the research on educators collaborating to examine and improve their practice is clear, the practice of educators working together and the impact this has on changing the learning experience for students is less conclusive.  PLC 2.0 moves districts and schools beyond research to PRACTICE and OBSERVABLE IMPACT--the type of impact that we can observe in our classrooms. This session will take participants through all aspects of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model and have them leaving confident in strengthening their PLC approach. As a result of attending this session, participants will:
  • understand all elements of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model.
  • examine their current realities within their PLC models.
  • engage in using tools from the PLC 2.0 Toolkit to help your collaborative teams experience immediate success within the classroom.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 7:45am - 8:55am
Main Gym

7:45am

The Game of Monopoly: A Vision For Educational Equity/What will you sacrifice for equity?
Limited Capacity seats available

Monopoly can be described as a “roll of the dice”. The truth is the game of Monopoly is more than just a board game. We all understand some will inherit a better roll of the dice than others. With that recognition we need to take action to help our neighbor. Take their hand and help them, befriend them and teach our kids we should always treat others as we would like to be treated.This session will challenge existing paradigms around educational equity through the lens of the game Monopoly and create a call to action to move from deliberation to action. 


Friday February 28, 2020 7:45am - 8:55am
Blue Field House

7:45am

Unleashing the Power of Peers: Creating Opportunities for Students to be Resources for One Another
Limited Capacity seats available

In his book, Big Potential, world renown positive psychology expert, Shawn Achor,
shares research that shows that hills we need to climb look 20% less steep when we
are standing next to a friend as opposed to alone. Why is this so? Is it because of the
emotional benefits provided by working with a peer to conquer a task or maybe the
leveraging of combined knowledge and resources that makes the task seem less
formidable? Or both? No matter how one looks at it, an untapped resource for
students in the classroom is sitting right next them.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 7:45am - 8:55am
Auditorium

7:45am

We Walk the Walk, But Can We Talk the Talk?
Limited Capacity seats available

How we talk to kids determines the type of impact we have with them,
Join Rufus Lott III to learn how using Affective Language when working with students is
pivotal to keeping the relationship with them at the center of every interaction
especially when correcting and addressing problem behavior. This session will help participants better understand the role that creating and fostering a culture of learning for ALL has on increasing student achievement.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 7:45am - 8:55am
Library

9:05am

Activating Student Voice Throughout Your School: The Gateway to Increasing Student Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

Educators across the globe work hard each day to make educational decisions for their students.  Teachers work hard on creating lesson plans for their classrooms and school leaders work with stakeholders to create the best possible schools for our youth.  But, what if we could make our classrooms and schools better by creating partnerships with students so that we learn the deeper intricacies about what they need to learn better?  Students who are given opportunities to use their voice become engaged not only when learning, but making schools better for everyone.  Known as the “Let Them Speak!” Movement, this session will provide practical examples on how to activate student voice, student choice, and student leadership opportunities in your school so students want to come to school to learn!  Various free resources for this session include a 60-page implementation guide, research articles, and other resources to use after this session.  


Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 9:05am - 10:05am
B140

9:05am

Co-Creating a Vision for Equity in Today’s Schools through Multiple Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

Equity is a word that is often used in today’s schools, but equity can mean a lot of things to a lot of stakeholders. This session will walk participants through a series of questions and protocols to not not only create a vision for equity in our classrooms, but will then examine and create multiple engaging activities to promote more equitable experiences for all learners. 

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 9:05am - 10:05am
C155 (Choir Room)

9:05am

Creating High Quality Assessment and Implementing Effective Reassessment Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Writing high quality and meaningful assessments is essential to ensure that educators can accurately report student growth and achievement. This session will guide participants through the characteristics of high quality assessments, the process of aligning assessments to learning targets and how to score targets against proficiency scales. Reassessments play an important role in every learning journey, however, the idea of reassessment has sparked many questions among those in and out of the education world, primarily at the secondary level. This session will address one of the major concerns of secondary educators about how to create a learning environment using reassessments. Examples of effective practices and procedures will be shared throughout the presentation. At the end of the session, time will be available for questions.

Learning Intentions:
  • Learn how to create high quality assessments.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 9:05am - 10:05am
A212/214

9:05am

I No Longer Believe In Classroom Management
Limited Capacity filling up

Yes, you read the title correctly. I no longer believe in classroom management. When I began my teaching career the emphasis was placed on having effective classroom management skills and strategies to implement within my classroom. Over time I had a revelation, the success of my classroom never depended on my classroom management skills. It was something much deeper than that. It was engagement!!! This session will seek to differentiate between the limited results of classroom management and the limitless potential of students and educators in highly engaged classrooms based on clearly defined relationships. 


Friday February 28, 2020 9:05am - 10:05am
Blue Field House

9:05am

Mentoring that Works
Limited Capacity seats available

A well planned approach to mentoring is key to new teacher recruitment and retention. Designing mentoring with the unique needs of the new teacher in mind ensures a program that is responsive and effective.
During this session, we will discuss the needs of the new teacher and what should be included in mentor training. We will also co-create a year-long model of new teacher and mentor supports that is guaranteed to provide everyone what they need at the time they need it.





Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 9:05am - 10:05am
A216/218

9:05am

Tools for Tomorrow: Strategies for Implementing Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers today understand the importance of social emotional learning. But with
limited budgets, most educators don’t have hundreds and thousands of dollars to
spend on products and programs to increase student social, emotional and academic
development. Educators without access to the district credit card want research
proven, teacher tested, kid-approved strategies they can implement easily, effectively
and cheaply.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 9:05am - 10:05am
Auditorium

10:15am

Lunch Session 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch Session 1

Friday February 28, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
TBA

10:15am

Differentiated Discipline, The Formula for Accountability
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session we will focus on understanding the role of relationships within classroom management, differentiation and how both strategies lead to higher levels of learning. Come and explore the formula for meaningful accountability, through a differentiated, relational approach to student discipline that does not solely rely on the path to consequences.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
Library

10:15am

How to Create a One-of-a-Kind School: Building Equity that Our Communities Deserve
Limited Capacity filling up

What do most schools have in common?  The answer is that they have too much in common and that is what is in common.  We strive to create unique schools for our students, but parents often do not have choices where their children attend school.  In this session, you will learn how to reframe your learning environment from the top down, through board member involvement, creating powerful mission statements and creating unique one-of-a-kind schools where classrooms follow intentional practices to close the achievement gap.  Based on the research of Marcus Buckingham from Gallup and Dr. Peter Loehr’s action research, you will learn how to create equity in lesson planning, school programming, and so much more. Free resources include student surveys, intentional practices charts, and other practical tools.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
B140

10:15am

PLC 2.0: Tools and Protocols for Observable Impact in Today’s Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools across North America have invested time, effort and resources into creating collaboration time. And while the research on educators collaborating to examine and improve their practice is clear, the practice of educators working together and the impact this has on changing the learning experience for students is less conclusive.  PLC 2.0 moves districts and schools beyond research to PRACTICE and OBSERVABLE IMPACT--the type of impact that we can observe in our classrooms. This session will take participants through all aspects of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model and have them leaving confident in strengthening their PLC approach. As a result of attending this session, participants will:
  • understand all elements of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model.
  • examine their current realities within their PLC models.
  • engage in using tools from the PLC 2.0 Toolkit to help your collaborative teams experience immediate success within the classroom.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
Main Gym

10:15am

Using Assessment as Evidence Gathering When Examining Student Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will walk participants through essential elements of assessment design in a standards-based or target-based reporting system. Educators often struggle to view assessments as a method of evidence gathering against standards or learning targets and often look for practical examples to work from. This interactive session will provide examples of how to take learning targets and create assessments that allow for participants to use the evidence from the assessment to reach conclusions on student proficiency. Educators attending this session will have the opportunity to work with other participants and will walk out with sample assessment questions that will help guide their work when they return back to their districts.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
C155 (Choir Room)

11:25am

Lunch Session 2
Limited Capacity filling up

Lunch Session 2

Friday February 28, 2020 11:25am - 12:25pm
TBA

11:25am

Building Educator Resilience
Limited Capacity seats available

Research tells us that in schools where the teachers are more relaxed, the students are calmer, but with the pressures of teaching higher than they’ve ever been, how do we make this happen? Taking intentional steps to build Educator Resilience will help teachers feel more connected to their own values and beliefs and will help to build a healthy school culture in which staff and students alike thrive. In this session, we will explore the how, what, and why of Educator Resilience, and participants will walk away with activities to use for themselves and with colleagues to build resilience throughout the year.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 11:25am - 12:25pm
A216/218

11:25am

Creating High Quality Assessment and Implementing Effective Reassessment Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Writing high quality and meaningful assessments is essential to ensure that educators can accurately report student growth and achievement. This session will guide participants through the characteristics of high quality assessments, the process of aligning assessments to learning targets and how to score targets against proficiency scales. Reassessments play an important role in every learning journey, however, the idea of reassessment has sparked many questions among those in and out of the education world, primarily at the secondary level. This session will address one of the major concerns of secondary educators about how to create a learning environment using reassessments. Examples of effective practices and procedures will be shared throughout the presentation. At the end of the session, time will be available for questions.

Learning Intentions:
  • Learn how to create high quality assessments.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 11:25am - 12:25pm
A212/214

11:25am

I No Longer Believe In Classroom Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Yes, you read the title correctly. I no longer believe in classroom management. When I began my teaching career the emphasis was placed on having effective classroom management skills and strategies to implement within my classroom. Over time I had a revelation, the success of my classroom never depended on my classroom management skills. It was something much deeper than that. It was engagement!!! This session will seek to differentiate between the limited results of classroom management and the limitless potential of students and educators in highly engaged classrooms based on clearly defined relationships. 


Friday February 28, 2020 11:25am - 12:25pm
Blue Field House

12:35pm

Lunch Session 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch Session 3

Friday February 28, 2020 12:35pm - 1:35pm
TBA

12:35pm

Activating Student Voice Throughout Your School: The Gateway to Increasing Student Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

Educators across the globe work hard each day to make educational decisions for their students.  Teachers work hard on creating lesson plans for their classrooms and school leaders work with stakeholders to create the best possible schools for our youth.  But, what if we could make our classrooms and schools better by creating partnerships with students so that we learn the deeper intricacies about what they need to learn better?  Students who are given opportunities to use their voice become engaged not only when learning, but making schools better for everyone.  Known as the “Let Them Speak!” Movement, this session will provide practical examples on how to activate student voice, student choice, and student leadership opportunities in your school so students want to come to school to learn!  Various free resources for this session include a 60-page implementation guide, research articles, and other resources to use after this session.  


Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 12:35pm - 1:35pm
B140

12:35pm

Co-Creating a Vision for Equity in Today’s Schools through Multiple Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

Equity is a word that is often used in today’s schools, but equity can mean a lot of things to a lot of stakeholders. This session will walk participants through a series of questions and protocols to not not only create a vision for equity in our classrooms, but will then examine and create multiple engaging activities to promote more equitable experiences for all learners. 

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 12:35pm - 1:35pm
C155 (Choir Room)

12:35pm

Designing and Implementing Effective Reassessment Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Reassessments play an important role in every learning journey, however, the idea of reassessment has sparked many questions among those in and out of the education world, primarily at the secondary level. This session will address one of the major concerns of secondary educators about how to create a learning environment using reassessments. Examples of effective practices and procedures will be shared throughout the presentation. At the end of the session, time will be available for questions.

Learning Intentions:
  • How to foster an environment conducive to reassessments.
  • Develop effective reassessment practices and procedures.


Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 12:35pm - 1:35pm
A212/214

12:35pm

Mentoring that Works
Limited Capacity seats available

A well planned approach to mentoring is key to new teacher recruitment and retention. Designing mentoring with the unique needs of the new teacher in mind ensures a program that is responsive and effective.
During this session, we will discuss the needs of the new teacher and what should be included in mentor training. We will also co-create a year-long model of new teacher and mentor supports that is guaranteed to provide everyone what they need at the time they need it.





Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 12:35pm - 1:35pm
A216/218

12:35pm

PLC 2.0: Tools and Protocols for Observable Impact in Today’s Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools across North America have invested time, effort and resources into creating collaboration time. And while the research on educators collaborating to examine and improve their practice is clear, the practice of educators working together and the impact this has on changing the learning experience for students is less conclusive.  PLC 2.0 moves districts and schools beyond research to PRACTICE and OBSERVABLE IMPACT--the type of impact that we can observe in our classrooms. This session will take participants through all aspects of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model and have them leaving confident in strengthening their PLC approach. As a result of attending this session, participants will:
  • understand all elements of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model.
  • examine their current realities within their PLC models.
  • engage in using tools from the PLC 2.0 Toolkit to help your collaborative teams experience immediate success within the classroom.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Main Gym

12:35pm

The Game of Monopoly: A Vision For Educational Equity/What will you sacrifice for equity?
Limited Capacity seats available

Monopoly can be described as a “roll of the dice”. The truth is the game of Monopoly is more than just a board game. We all understand some will inherit a better roll of the dice than others. With that recognition we need to take action to help our neighbor. Take their hand and help them, befriend them and teach our kids we should always treat others as we would like to be treated.This session will challenge existing paradigms around educational equity through the lens of the game Monopoly and create a call to action to move from deliberation to action. 


Friday February 28, 2020 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Blue Field House

12:35pm

Unleashing the Power of Peers: Creating Opportunities for Students to be Resources for One Another
Limited Capacity seats available

In his book, Big Potential, world renown positive psychology expert, Shawn Achor,
shares research that shows that hills we need to climb look 20% less steep when we
are standing next to a friend as opposed to alone. Why is this so? Is it because of the
emotional benefits provided by working with a peer to conquer a task or maybe the
leveraging of combined knowledge and resources that makes the task seem less
formidable? Or both? No matter how one looks at it, an untapped resource for
students in the classroom is sitting right next them.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Auditorium

12:35pm

We Walk the Walk, But Can We Talk the Talk?
Limited Capacity seats available

How we talk to kids determines the type of impact we have with them,
Join Rufus Lott III to learn how using Affective Language when working with students is
pivotal to keeping the relationship with them at the center of every interaction
especially when correcting and addressing problem behavior. This session will help participants better understand the role that creating and fostering a culture of learning for ALL has on increasing student achievement.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Library

1:45pm

Differentiated Discipline, The Formula for Accountability
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will focus on understanding the role of relationships within classroom management, differentiation and how both strategies lead to higher levels of learning. Come and explore the formula for meaningful accountability, through a differentiated, relational approach to student discipline that does not solely rely on the path to consequences.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Library

1:45pm

How to Create a One-of-a-Kind School: Building Equity that Our Communities Deserve
Limited Capacity seats available

What do most schools have in common?  The answer is that they have too much in common and that is what is in common.  We strive to create unique schools for our students, but parents often do not have choices where their children attend school.  In this session, you will learn how to reframe your learning environment from the top down, through board member involvement, creating powerful mission statements and creating unique one-of-a-kind schools where classrooms follow intentional practices to close the achievement gap.  Based on the research of Marcus Buckingham from Gallup and Dr. Peter Loehr’s action research, you will learn how to create equity in lesson planning, school programming, and so much more. Free resources include student surveys, intentional practices charts, and other practical tools.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm
B140

1:45pm

Inquiring Minds: Teaching and Learning with Good Questions
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we develop and deliver deeper teaching and learning experiences that promote curiosity and foster critical and creative thinking?  Learn how to use good questions to challenge students to acquire foundational knowledge and functional understanding, demonstrate conceptual and procedural understanding, and develop their knowledge and thinking. Into personal expertise they can use in different contexts and new situations. (Inquiry)

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Red Field House

1:45pm

PLC 2.0: Tools and Protocols for Observable Impact in Today’s Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools across North America have invested time, effort and resources into creating collaboration time. And while the research on educators collaborating to examine and improve their practice is clear, the practice of educators working together and the impact this has on changing the learning experience for students is less conclusive.  PLC 2.0 moves districts and schools beyond research to PRACTICE and OBSERVABLE IMPACT--the type of impact that we can observe in our classrooms. This session will take participants through all aspects of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model and have them leaving confident in strengthening their PLC approach. As a result of attending this session, participants will:
  • understand all elements of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model.
  • examine their current realities within their PLC models.
  • engage in using tools from the PLC 2.0 Toolkit to help your collaborative teams experience immediate success within the classroom.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Main Gym

1:45pm

Tools for Tomorrow: Strategies for Implementing Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers today understand the importance of social emotional learning. But with
limited budgets, most educators don’t have hundreds and thousands of dollars to
spend on products and programs to increase student social, emotional and academic
development. Educators without access to the district credit card want research
proven, teacher tested, kid-approved strategies they can implement easily, effectively
and cheaply.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Auditorium

1:45pm

Using Assessment as Evidence Gathering When Examining Student Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will walk participants through essential elements of assessment design in a standards-based or target-based reporting system. Educators often struggle to view assessments as a method of evidence gathering against standards or learning targets and often look for practical examples to work from. This interactive session will provide examples of how to take learning targets and create assessments that allow for participants to use the evidence from the assessment to reach conclusions on student proficiency. Educators attending this session will have the opportunity to work with other participants and will walk out with sample assessment questions that will help guide their work when they return back to their districts.

Speakers

Friday February 28, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm
C155 (Choir Room)