Featured Educator Sessions
KATIE NOVAK AND TONEY JACKSON
5 Key Takeaways for Universal Design for Learning Framework and HOW to Leverage it for Success.
Do you really know about UDL? In this session, Katie Novak defines what UDL is, and what it is not. She walks you through how you can leverage this framework to better your teaching and learning, as well as show you how to implement it right away.
This session is for classroom teachers looking to understand UDL and who want a strong framework to implement.
Student Voice PLUS Student Agency
Student voice is POWERFUL. When combined with student agency, learning can be transformed. In this session, Toney Jackson explains the difference between student voice and students agency. He delves into the power of going beyond hearing what our students are saying, but also putting their words, ideas, and passions into action. By the end of this talk, you will walk away with 6 specific concepts you can implement right away into your teaching that will help guide you into changing the way your students learn and affect change.
This session is for classroom teachers and administrators looking to help students create change and see value in their learning.
DR. SHELDON EAKINS AND RICK WORMELI
5 Steps Toward Equity
The work of equity in education starts with you. The key is ACCESS— making sure all students have access to the resources they need to be successful academically and socially. In this session, Dr. Sheldon Eakins guides you through 5 steps to get you on the right path toward leading equity. By the end, you will walk away with ideas you can begin implementing right away.
This session if for classroom teachers, school leaders, and anyone looking to lead equity in their school and beyond.
7 Ideas for Standard Based Grading
Grading is one area that can cause frustration among many teachers. In this session, Rick Wormeli walks you through the Myths, Principles, and Ethics of grading in a way that will help you reflect on your practice. By the end of the session, you will walk away with ideas and concepts you can use to help better your outcomes when it comes to grading and understand specific ideas in the realm of Standard Based Grading.
This session is for classroom teachers looking to understand standard based grading and reflect on the practice of grading in general. The ideas shared in this session will help you think and evaluate your practice.
ERIK FRANCIS AND KIM STROBEL
Knowing is Half the Battle. Teaching and Learning for Depth of Knowledge.
Do you really know about Depth of Knowledge? In this session, Erik Francis defines what Depth of Knowledge is, and what it is not. He walks you through how you can leverage depth of knowledge to better your teaching and learning, as well as show you how it relates to daily life. By the end of this session, you will walk away with a vast knowledge of what Depth of Knowledge is and how to use it to leverage your teaching.
This session is for classroom teachers looking to understand (or further their knowledge) on Depth of Knowledge.
The Science of Happiness
So many of us are surviving day to day instead of thriving. Imagine if we could figure out how to be happy daily! In this session, Kim Strobel walks you through the science of happiness and offers insight into how to infuse it into your life. By the end of this talk, you will walk away with 5 Happiness Habits you can use to help you take care of YOU and enjoy each day more and more.
This session is for classroom teachers, administrators, and anyone looking to find ways to be happier on a day to day basis despite the overwhelm and frustrations that come our way.
DR. SANEE BELL AND RYAN FOLAND
What it Means to Be Excellent on Purpose (and HOW to make it happen)
Are you someone who is seeking excellence? In this session, Sanee Bell will walk you through three ways to be excellent on purpose. Although it isn't easy, if you commit to these simple concepts your mindset will change. You will walk away from this talk with the confidence you need to practice self awareness, understand your purpose, and be excellent.
This session is for classroom teachers, school leaders, or anyone who is looking to improve themselves and their practice.
Bears, Generations, and Pauses... Oh My!
Have you ever had a student NOT do what you asked of them? Have you ever wished you knew the secret to understanding what they need? In this session, Ryan Foland does an AMAZING job of breaking down three areas that often frustrate teachers most... student defiance, the influence of social media, and how to truly hear what our students are telling us. By the end of this session, you will walk away energized and encouraged to use the strategies Ryan talks about right away.
This session is for classroom teachers, administrators, or anyone looking for ways to communicate better and understand the people you serve.
DON WETTRICK AND TED DINTERSMITH
How to Create a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at EVERY School Level.
Have you ever wanted to help your students be innovative but didn't know where to begin? In this session, Don Wettrick lays out a plan and structure that you can use to bring out innovation at every level. By the end of this talk, you will walk away with a plan to implement right away and ideas you can use to foster a culture of innovation in your classroom and your school. This session is for classroom teachers, administrators, and anyone looking to learn HOW to foster a culture of innovation in there schools or places or work.
This is a must watch if you are looking to take learning to the next level.
4 Fundamental Principles That Make Up Remarkable Classrooms and Teachers
What makes up an amazing classroom or teacher? How can we be sure that the impact we are leaving is one that lasts a lifetime? In this session, Ted Dintersmith breaks down the 4 Core Principles called PEAK principles that he observed after viewing and interviewing teachers from around the country. His insight into these 4 Core Principles is something EVERY teacher will benefit from greatly.
This session is for classroom teachers, anyone curious about what PEAK stands for, and those looking to improve their teaching.
CHEYENNE BATISTA AND KATIE MARTIN
Manage Your Principal... Yep I Said It!
Have you ever wished you could manage your principal, or those in leadership? In this session, Cheyenne Batista talks about 'managing up,' and how this simple strategy can transform how things are done at your school. By offering specific strategies, Cheyenne will guide you, and help you reflect, so you can begin have a strong voice starting right away.
This session is for anyone who is looking for ways to collaborate, communicate, and thrive in their school or work environment.
The Evolving Role of the Educator - The POWER of What's Possible
What makes up an amazing classroom or teacher? What exactly is the role of the educator in today's classrooms? In this session, Katie Martin walks you through different ways to continually make an impact in the lives of the students you teach. You will walk away with knowledge and strategies to bring into your teaching.
This session is for classroom teachers looking for ways to continually impact the students you teach.
EVO HANNAN AND ELISABETH BOSTWICK
8 Characteristics of Innovators That Promote Student Growth
We can all have the ability to create, problem solve, think critically, collaborate, and innovate. Sometimes we, and our students, just need to know the right place to look. In this session, Evo Hannan will guide you through 8 characteristics that innovators possess and how we can help bring out these qualities in ourselves and our students. By the end of the talk, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of the mind of an innovator and how to use that knowledge to bring about students who innovate.
This session is for classroom teachers and school leaders who are looking for ways bring out the innovator in themselves, their students, and their colleagues on a daily basis.
3 Ways to Engage Students BEFORE Leveraging Technology
Technology tools can engage students, but have you ever wondered how to ENGAGE students BEFORE jumping into the technology they are surrounded with daily? In this session, Elisabeth Bostwick defines what it means to L.E.A.P. when it comes to authentic engagement and share 3 specific tips to help engage students before leveraging the power of technology. You will walk away with a deep understanding on how to tap into your student's curiosity, communication, and creativity.
This session is for classroom teacher and administrators who are looking for ways to engage students in a meaningful way.
JAM GAMBLE AND PRINCIPAL EL
5 Strategies to Help Students Gain The Confidence to Share Their Voice
There are so many students who have valuable things to say, yet they never get the chance to say it because they aren't confident enough to share their ideas. In this session, Jam Gamble shares specific strategies that can be used in ANY class and ANY grade level to help amplify the voices of EVERY student you teach. By the end you will walk away with ideas that do not cost anything to implement but will leave an impact, and possibly transform, the lives of those you teach.
This session is for classroom teachers and building leaders who are looking for ways to help give EVERY student (from the loudest student in the room to the most quiet) the confidence they need to harness their voice and use it appropriately to make a difference.
The 4 C's of School Success
We all want to succeed as teachers and leaders. In this quick session, Principal El shares his 4 C's of school success to help you develop a plan to lead well, teach well, and succeed.
This session is for classroom teacher and administrators who are looking for a simple plan to lead well.
THE TECH RABBI AND VERNON WRIGHT
3 Ways to Infuse Creativity in Your Classroom
Creativity is something we all want to see in our classrooms. Sometimes it can be difficult to implement strategies that help our students creative side come out. In this session, Michael Cohen (The Tech Rabbi) walks you through specific ways you can help bring out the creativity in all students.
This session is for classroom teachers who are looking for ways to infuse creativity into their classroom and give students opportunities to be creative in their own way.
Make it Plain, Make it Real, Make it Right. How to Elvate What You Do Every Day
Sometimes it can be tough to figure out how to get to the 'next level' in our teaching and in our lives. In this session, Vernon Wright will walk you through THREE very specific ways to elevate what you do every day. You will not only reflect on your teaching and your life, but you will walk away with a plan to put into action right away to become better.
This session is designed for classroom teachers as well as anyone in a leadership role.
BASIL MARIN AND ANGELA WATSON
5 Ways to Teach Excellence Through Equity in the Classroom
Every student can be excellent. Sometimes it can be tough, however, to figure out HOW to bring out the excellence in every student. In this session, Basil Marin helps you to plant S.E.E.D.S. of greatness in every student. By the end of the session you will have a full understanding of the power of excellence through equity and be given concepts you can take and implement right away. This session is for classroom teachers and administrators who are looking for excellence in every student, and ideas to make sure ALL students reach their full potential.
How to FLIP in Distance Learning
Teaching in today's world can look a little different. If you have ever wanted to Flip your classroom or you are wondering what that even means, this session is for you. Mandy Rice will walk you through what "flipping" your class means and how it will be a powerful way to reach students whether you are teaching from a distance or in a classroom setting.
This session is for classroom teachers, administrators, and anyone who is looking to find ways to FLIP their classroom teaching and impact learning in an innovative way.