2019 National Teacher Leadership Conference Agenda

Tuesday, July 9
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 am 8:00 am
Master Class
Participants will be introduced to scientific research and student interviews supporting a 9-12 Human Learning & Wellbeing curriculum that explicitly teaches learning theory and psychological wellbeing, while facilitating students' explora... See More
8:00 am - 11:00 am 8:00 am
Master Class
Preparing students for the future involves more than mastery of content knowledge. It involves teaching our students to use critical thinking skills to move beyond the reality they know today. Our need for innovators and design thinkers is great. ... See More
8:00 am - 11:00 am 8:00 am
Master Class
In order for schools to be equitable and inclusive environments for students, educators must take a multi-leveled approach to the work. In this master class, participants will engage in activities that allow collaboration and reflection to examine... See More
8:00 am - 11:00 am 8:00 am
Master Class
Onstage, success isn’t measured by test scores. It’s about stirring the audience’s hearts, transforming into someone new, collaborating behind the scenes to make the whole show possible. When we introduce theater techniques into our classrooms, we... See More
8:00 am - 11:00 am 8:00 am
Master Class
In this highly interactive workshop, participants learn how linguistic inequity impacts school culture, climate and classroom success. Through "real talk" discussions, scenarios, activites, and an intense "Walk in Their Shoes",... See More
8:00 am - 2:00 pm 8:00 am
Academy
This course will help you resent professional learning so that it is more meaningful and relevant to teachers and students. You will learn to design professional learning systems and help colleagues take ownership of their learning. You will learn... See More
8:00 am - 2:00 pm 8:00 am
Academy

Learn how to develop deeper connections with family and community and to create partnerships that serve students better. Gain insights about how the school, the family, and the community can contribute to students’ learning and positive school exp...

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8:00 am - 2:00 pm 8:00 am
Academy

Learn how to work with other teachers and school administrators to identify when and where to improve instruction to accommodate students and build their academic performance.

What will I learn?

Embed learning practices that strengthen students’...

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8:00 am
Academy
Have you ever wondered what teaching characteristics make a STEM teacher a truly rock star teacher? Are you ready to take your STEM teaching to the next level? Join us for an authentic STEM learning experience via a half-day teacher field trip (J... See More
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
Partner Institute
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
Partner Institute
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
Partner Institute
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm 3:00 pm
Focus Groups
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 10
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
8:00 am - 8:30 am 8:00 am
8:45 am - 9:05 am 8:45 am
Ponce de Leon
  • Tammy Jerkins (Speaker) Teacher, 2018 Florida Teacher of the Year
9:20 am - 9:45 am 9:20 am
Keynote
Ponce de Leon
  • Mandy Manning (Speaker) Teacher, National Teacher of the Year 2018
10:35 am - 11:00 am 10:35 am
Keynote
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
Mini conference in partnership with the Florida Education Association for high school students who are aspiring educators.
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm
Orlando Gifted Academy
A community service project for Orlando Gifted Academy. We will paint murals and garden stepping stones. Transportation will be provided.
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 6:30 pm
Thursday, July 11
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
8:15 am - 8:45 am 8:15 am
Keynote Best Practices in Teaching and Learning
Ponce de Leon
Every child has the ability to learn and it is our job as educators to tap into what each student can know and can do. But how do we do this best? Now is the time for us to take a hard look at our assessment practices and to start to make real shi... See More
9:15 am - 10:15 am 9:15 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Classroom Practice
  • Abdul Wright (Speaker) 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher/Instructional Coach, 2017 Minnesota teacher of the Year
Mr. Wright facilitates an interactive lesson that lifts up the connection between student achievement and strong relationships with students and the impact this connection has on students, classrooms and schools. While simultaneously exploring the... See More
9:15 am - 10:15 am 9:15 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Classroom Practice
Educators talk about how they teach leadership and challenge students to become aware of issues around them and then design effective solutions. Hear real life stories and see available lessons for middle and high school students.
9:15 am - 10:15 am 9:15 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Supporting Teachers
Whether you’re just thinking about writing or already have an idea you’re working on, come explore the process of writing professional books from developing your ideas to writing a proposal. Kassia, a former classroom teacher and coach and current... See More
9:15 am - 10:15 am 9:15 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Supporting Teachers

The aim of this session is to introduce and familiarize participants with the fundamentals of culturally responsive teaching (CRT). During this session, participants will engage in an array of activities designed to promote awareness and early dev...

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9:15 am - 10:15 am 9:15 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Policy and Advocacy
  • Alice Cain (Speaker) Delegate (90-Day Session) and Executive Vice President at Teach Plus, MD General Assembly and Teach Plus
Delegate Cain has been at the center of a multi-year effort to create a world-class education system in her state. She will share information on upcoming policy changes, based on evidence from other states and overseas, and on advocacy strategies ... See More
9:15 am - 10:15 am 9:15 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Policy and Advocacy

This session will show attendees how to:

-Use technology to overcome segregated classrooms at an early age

-Create an action plan to cultivate a classroom culture that focuses on empathy, perspective building, compassion, and respect

-Learn stra...

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10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Classroom Practice
  • Shaun Mitchell (Speaker) Teacher, Connecticut Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2016
Shaun Mitchell from Central High School will discuss his work with Project Citizen, a two-week summer writing literacy lab. He’ll facilitate group activities and discussions to help participants gain a deeper understanding of how student-centered ... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Classroom Practice
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Supporting Teachers
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Supporting Teachers
  • Craig Martin (Speaker) Principal, National Distinguished Principal 2018
This interactive session will feature 4 promising practices in 1)Leading with inquiry; 2)Teacher Led Learning Walks; 3)Providing Effective Feedback; and 4)Power of Self/Peer Observations. Participants will be provided with interactive digital tool... See More
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Policy and Advocacy
In this session, participants will learn how to assess students' personality in order to create a community of learners and to increase student learning and participation. Participants will grow a deeper understanding of themselves and others.
10:45 am - 11:45 am 10:45 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Policy and Advocacy
  • Cary Sabados (Speakers) National Instructional Leadership Coach, Teach Plus
  • Gretchen Stullken (Speakers) Indianapolis Teacher Leadership Coach, Teach Plus
In Chicago and Indianapolis, Teach Plus Change Agents, in partnership with their principals, develop solutions to their schools’ unique problems of practice. From designing and implementing a better Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) to impleme... See More
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm 12:15 pm
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
Keynote Cultivating Equitable Schools
  • Kelisa Wing (Speaker) Professional Development Specialist, State Teacher of the Year 2017
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Keynote Cultivating Equitable Schools
  • Leigh Ann Erickson (Speaker) Teacher, Director of Student Support, Mount Vernon School District
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Classroom Practice
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Classroom Practice
1 in 5 students have learning or attention issues. To create truly inclusive classrooms for all students, educators must identify, examine and mitigate biases. We will explore biases and share strategies to enhance empathy in the classroom, both b... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Supporting Teachers
We envision a future where titles don't matter; relationships will be at the heart of everything we do. By leveraging expertise and interpersonal knowledge, cultural shift is possible and every voice has the potential to influence others. With... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Supporting Teachers
Creating school environments that empower all students to thrive requires changes to both systems and instruction. In this session, educators will unpack blind spots in their policies and curriculum that may lead to inequitable practices. Particip... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Policy and Advocacy
Culminating from a year-long collaboration between NNSTOY and the University of Phoenix (UOP), this session presents a white paper focused on the current and future status of Black, male educators in pre-K-12 education. Additionally, this session... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Policy and Advocacy
  • Bob Williams (Speaker) NNSTOY Board, Alaska Retirement Management Board, Education Consultant, Alaska Teacher of the Year, 2009
Bob Williams has mentored beginning teachers in rural Alaska villages. As a Director, Bob oversaw School Improvement efforts and the Accountability System for all 506 Alaska schools. Bob shares why improving opportunity and educational outcomes fo... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Classroom Practice
  • Dr. Shayla Cornick (Speakers) Director of Educators Rising, PDK International
  • Lucy Berrier (Speakers) Program Manager of Educators Rising, PDK International
Across the country, districts are struggling to recruit and retain a teacher workforce that reflects the student demographics in the community. Over 60 percent of teachers work within 20 miles of where they attended high school. Learn how to use E... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Classroom Practice
Educators will be trained in facilitating difficult conversations about relevant topics and accessing their students’ unique identities and perspectives. Attendees will receive materials to aid in the protocol’s implementation, view prerecorded cl... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Supporting Teachers
Explore empowerment and disenfranchisement by debunking rhetoric that surrounds women in leadership. Engage in game-based learning, conduct an interactive analysis of personal bias, and create an action plan for engaging women. Leave with an unde... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Supporting Teachers
As in the Equity: Head On webinar series, attendees will analyze where they are in addressing implicit bias and creating intentionally equitable learning spaces. Reflecting on how historical barriers impact their community’s access to equalizing c... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Policy and Advocacy
  • Kelisa Wing (Speakers) Professional Development Specialist, State Teacher of the Year 2017
  • Sydney Chaffee (Speakers) Teacher, National Teacher of the Year 2017
  • Gloria Robertson (Speakers) Teacher, Oregon 2017
  • Abdul Wright (Speakers) 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher/Instructional Coach, 2017 Minnesota teacher of the Year
  • Miriam Rollin (Speakers) Director, Education Civil Rights Alliance
In order to imagine what can be, we must acknowledge what is. Despite educators’ best efforts, some marginalized students are denied an equitable education. In this session, the Education Civil Rights Alliance’s (ECRA) Leading Educator Ambassadors... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Policy and Advocacy
We recognize a problem with the discrepancy between the numbers of students of color and teachers of color. What can we as teacher leaders do about it? By recognizing our own bias, we can create a plan to make educational spaces comfortable for ... See More
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm 4:45 pm
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 6:00 pm
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm 7:45 pm
Friday, July 12
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
8:15 am - 8:45 am 8:15 am
Keynote SEL for Teachers and Students
Hans Christian Andersen said “Where words fail, music speaks.” Music can represent us and how we feel. As teachers, it is imperative that we learn how to listen to the songs of our students. We must share our songs so that our students can learn h... See More
8:45 am - 9:15 am 8:45 am
Keynote SEL for Teachers and Students
  • Michelle Accardi, NBCT (Speaker) Director of Policy and Partnerships, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
Students of trauma are in desperate need of expert teachers who incorporate SEL into their teaching. We must use our expertise to advocate for the policies and supports needed to address mental health needs in our schools. Michelle will share ho... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Classroom Practice
  • Ashlee Upp (Speaker) Teacher, Delaware 2019 Finalist

The connection between your mind, body, and breath is a powerful thing.

In this session you will explore the concept of mindfulness, the need for

mindfulness in our schools, and practical ways to use and integrate mindfulness with the students you...

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9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Classroom Practice
  • Julie McGarry (Speakers) Program Manager, inspirED
  • Jessica Hoffmann (Speakers) Associate Research Scientist, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
  • Marc Brackett (Speakers) Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Participants will learn about student-led social-emotional learning through the RULER approach, a research-based approach to SEL. Presenters from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence will support participants in engaging high school students... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Supporting Teachers
  • Lorraine Martinez Hanley (Speakers) Translation Group Leader, St. Andrew's Episcopal School and Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning Academy
  • Lisa Zimble (Speakers) Impact Producer, America to Me, Participant Media

Are you passionate about equity in your school? Have you heard of and/or watched the docu-series America to Me?

Participant Media’s America to Me team and Lorraine Martinez Hanley would like to invite you to an equity workshop that will give par...

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9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Supporting Teachers
In the words of an Afghani restauranteur, “Do not spend your money on things, spend it on travel and thereby buying experiences.” Teachers have professional development decisions trying to growing themselves in their vocation. But what pitch to ... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Policy and Advocacy
Clear teaching lays the path for learning. But clarity can be elusive in innovative learning environments. Bring a brilliant, messy lesson to this action-packed master class. Experience NNSTOY members’ teacher clarity strategies for promoting co... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Policy and Advocacy
  • Paul K. Chappell (Speaker) Peace Literacy Director, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Chappell rethinks Maslow, showing how our physical needs cannot be met unless we meet our non-physical needs such as purpose, belonging, and self-worth. He shows how social media meets these needs in our students in unhealthy ways, and offers Peac... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Classroom Practice
Participants will experience a basic Zentangle®️ lesson. They will experience firsthand how easy the Zentangle Method is to learn. They will explore the value of this method in helping students and colleagues to reduce stress and build self-confid... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Classroom Practice
  • Ann Neary (Speakers) Teacher, NBCT
  • Katie Biggs (Speakers) Instructional Coach, State Teacher of the Year 2015
This interactive session introduces multiple SEL practices , simply executed and proven effective for grades K-12. Participants will experience what a mindful SEL classroom feels like and sounds like for students and teachers, starting at the door... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Supporting Teachers
  • Djuan Short (Speaker) Clinical Social Work Coordinator, The School District of Philadelphia
Educators are not therapists but they can help create healing spaces. Educators will develop a foundation for the science of relationships and how it impacts the classroom setting. Educators will be provided with strategies and tools to help with ... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Supporting Teachers
Social and Emotional Learning is at the core of student learning and engagement, but it’s often not present in STEM classrooms. Shawn Sheehan will demonstrate how SEL can be combined with STEM lessons and introduce attendees to STEMote.com, an web... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Policy and Advocacy
For almost two centuries, American public schools have been organized to privilege few and limit opportunities for many. Today's leaders need to understand the underpinnings of our school systems so that they can rewrite the rules and bend the... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Policy and Advocacy
Understanding the implications and meaning of justice is a vital part to cultivating a well rounded learner. Included in this is the understanding of the way race plays a role in our teaching and in the lives of all of our students. From clubs t... See More
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Keynote The Future of Education
The school of 2029 cannot look like the school of 2019 if we want the institution of public schooling to remain relevant. Thus, it is up to us. It is our calling to lead the transformations that we are know are necessary. It is our time to #LeadCh... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
The Future of Education Classroom Practice
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
The Future of Education Classroom Practice
  • Sydney Chaffee (Speakers) Teacher, National Teacher of the Year 2017
  • Kimberly Eckert (Speakers) Teacher, Louisiana 2018
  • Ace Parsi (Speakers) Director of Innovation, National Center for Learning Disabilities
21st century learning that emphasizes a full range of knowledge skills and dispositions is an imperative for all students, with or without disabilities. Unfortunately, the latter group is too often left out of this vision. Our session will present... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
The Future of Education Supporting Teachers
Participants will learn how districts can lead on professional learning for educators of color, create a safe space for educators of color, and design designing professional learning around two parts: socio-emotional challenges educators of color ... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
The Future of Education Supporting Teachers
Participants will experience real-life examples of teacher leader strategies and pitfalls. They will engage with colleagues in examining successful implementation of teacher leadership to effect radical change. Based on the newly published book, A... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
The Future of Education Policy and Advocacy
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
The Future of Education Policy and Advocacy
  • Dr. Holly Boffy (Speaker) Vice President, Louisiana 2010; Louisiana State Board of Elementary & Secondary Education
A profound quote from health improvement science claims, “Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.” Imagine perfectly designed educator talent systems attracting, preparing, placing, developing, and retaining strong teachers.... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
The Future of Education Classroom Practice
  • Lesley Anderson (Speakers) Teacher, High Tech High
  • Kyla BradyLong (Speakers) Science Teacher, Maria Carrillo High School, Santa Rosa City Schools
Teacher research experiences provide educators with opportunities to engage in real world research that they can bring back into their classroom. It is also the key to teacher retention. Learn how two teachers have inspired their students and re-e... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
The Future of Education Classroom Practice
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
The Future of Education Supporting Teachers
  • Gay Barnes (Speakers) Assistant Professor of Education, Alabama 2012, Birmingham-Southern College
  • Dr. April Jessup Giddens (Speakers) Assistant Professor of Education, Louisiana 2012, Northwestern State University
  • Dr. Amy Weems (Speakers) Assistant Professor of Education, Louisiana 2013, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Stakeholders in higher education Teacher Education Programs and P-12 settings share many similar interests for promoting student achievement. Collaborative P-16 partnerships aimed at building critical literacy skills can positively affect academi... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
The Future of Education Supporting Teachers
Take your students into the future via authentic learning based on research. Discover powerful principles and strategies you can immediately implement along with potential protocols to tweak what you are already doing to promote powerful learning.... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
The Future of Education Policy and Advocacy
  • Kristan Van Hook (Speakers) Chief Policy Officer, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
  • Dr. Ann Shaw (Speakers) Director of Training, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
Singapore’s career pathways represent a significant departure from traditional school staffing structures, and are often held up as a model for teacher leadership. Yet here at home we have strong examples of teacher leadership pathways.This sessi... See More
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
The Future of Education Policy and Advocacy
  • Mike Soskil (Speaker) Agent of Positive Change, Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year 2017-2018
Helping children find a shared humanity with those who are different is more important than ever. Using inspiring narratives from around the world, Mike will leave you with an optimistic vision of how education can lead us through these complex ti... See More
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