2019 National Teacher Leadership Conference Agenda

Monday, July 8
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 5:00 pm
Academy
Voyage
Kick off the Voya STEM Academy with an evening workshop.
Tuesday, July 9
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
8:00 am - 11:00 am 8:00 am
Master Class
Ponce de Leon III
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 - 11:00 am 8:00 am
Master Class
Ponce de Leon IV
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
Ponce de Leon V
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
Ponce de Leon VI
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
Ponce de Leon VII
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 - 2:00 pm 8:00 am
Academy
Journey A
This course will help you present 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 lear... See More
8:00 am - 2:00 pm 8:00 am
Academy
Journey B

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
Discovery

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
Voyage

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 an evening workshop on July 8 fo...

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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
Partner Institute
Ponce de Leon III
  • Dolores Guillen (Speaker) Project Manager, Facebook Education and Empowerment Partnerships, Facebook
During this interactive session, participants we will learn about Facebook Education tools and resources that can be easily leveraged in their work to activate, connect, and transform their learning communities.
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
Partner Institute
Ponce de Leon IV
  • Rob Metz (Speaker) Deputy Director, BARR Center
A recent Gallup Student Poll of nearly one million U.S .students found that only half reported feeling engaged in school, and a fifth reported feeling actively disengaged. Typically, school-improvement models designed to overcome these barriers fo... See More
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
Partner Institute
Ponce de Leon V
If we truly want equity for all students, we need to reach hearts as well as minds. In this institute, we will explore how to use the tools of online storytelling and social sharing to spread messages that help you see more impact from your advoca... See More
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
Partner Institute
Ponce de Leon VI

In this session, participants will take a deep dive into 12 competencies of social and emotional learning; will explore whether/how they currently teach these through their content discipline; and how they might contribute to the ongoing research ...

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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Focus Group
Journey A
In order for students to learn and achieve at their highest levels, K-12 educators must be equipped to empower all students and connect content to their lived experiences. However, few professional learning opportunities support educators in engag... See More
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 3:15 pm
Focus Group
Journey B
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 4:30 pm
Focus Group
Journey A
In order for students to learn and achieve at their highest levels, K-12 educators must be equipped to empower all students and connect content to their lived experiences. However, few professional learning opportunities support educators in engag... See More
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 4:30 pm
Focus Group
Ponce de Leon III
  • Jenna Sandoval (Speaker) Educational Partnerships Marketing Manager, Facebook
The Facebook for Education team is hosting a focus group to share their new narrative. The narrative showcases why and how Facebook is committed to education. The team is excited to get real time feedback from this important audience prior to scal... See More
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 4:30 pm
Focus Group
Ponce de Leon V
Our country has become hyper-polarized, and nowhere is this more apparent than in education advocacy. How can we create a movement for supporting equity for all students that transcends partisan politics?
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 4:30 pm
Focus Group
Voyage
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 10
6:15 am - 7:00 am 6:15 am
Lawn
7:00 am - 4:00 pm 7:00 am
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
8:00 am - 8:30 am 8:00 am
Ponce de Leon
8:45 am - 9:05 am 8:45 am
Keynote Session, Morning of Motivation
Ponce de Leon
Tammy will share her teacher story and how teaching growth mindset and mentoring can be the difference-makers for our at-risk students.
9:20 am - 9:45 am 9:20 am
Keynote Session, Morning of Motivation
Ponce de Leon
  • Mandy Manning (Speaker) Teacher, National Teacher of the Year 2018
Educators have the expertise and the experience to lead education policy, yet we are often not even invited to the table. Our experience in the classroom arms us with the knowledge and perspectives to know what is best for our schools, for our col... See More
10:35 am - 11:00 am 10:35 am
Keynote Session, Morning of Motivation
Ponce de Leon

Recognize the gifts and encourage people to follow theirs dreams

David draws on personal, real-life experiences to explore with educators about the awesome power and great impact of recognition.

11:00 am - 11:30 am 11:00 am
Break
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 11:30 am
Tesoro Cove
Enjoy lunch out by the pool or in a location of your choice at the hotel. Rejoin conference attendees at your previously chosen service option at 12:30.
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm
Break
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
Ponce de Leon
#InspireTheDesireToTeach Mini-Conference
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
Offsite
Orlando Gifted Academy Beautification Project
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 6:30 pm
Thursday, July 11
6:15 am - 7:00 am 6:15 am
7:00 am - 4:00 pm 7:00 am
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
8:15 am - 8:45 am 8:15 am
Keynote Session 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
8:45 am - 9:15 am 8:45 am
9:15 am - 10:15 am 9:15 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek A
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
Bonnet Creek B
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 free lessons for middle and high school students.
9:15 am - 10:15 am 9:15 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Supporting Teachers
Ponce de Leon I
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
Ponce de Leon II

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
Ponce de Leon III
  • Alice Cain (Speaker) EVP for Policy and Partnerships, MD House of Delegates, 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
Expedition

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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10:15 am - 10:30 am 10:15 am
Break
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek A
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
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek B
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Supporting Teachers
Ponce de Leon I
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Supporting Teachers
Ponce de Leon II
  • 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
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Policy and Advocacy
Ponce de Leon III
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.
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Policy and Advocacy
Expedition
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
11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Break
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
Ponce de Leon
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
Keynote Cultivating Equitable Schools
Ponce de Leon
  • Kelisa Wing (Speaker) Instructional Coach, State Teacher of the Year 2017
We want to continue to imagine the future of education to include one that values all children and provides an equitable quality education for every child every where, but what happens when we face failure, which we will; what happens when roadblo... See More
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Keynote Cultivating Equitable Schools
Ponce de Leon
I want to re imagine what we are teaching in mainstream classrooms. I have had the opportunity to teach in urban, rural, and suburban school districts, so I see the impact curriculum has on a variety of students' mindsets including their abil... See More
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek A
In this session, participants will actively learn how to teach culturally responsive infused lessons with students as young as kindergarten. These experienced culturally responsive teachers will use children’s’ literature as a tool to address beha... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek B
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
Ponce de Leon I
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
Ponce de Leon II
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
Ponce de Leon III
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
Expedition
  • Bob Williams (Speaker) Director of Educator and School Excellence, Alaska 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
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm 3:30 pm
Break
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
Cultivating Equitable Schools Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek A
  • Dr. Shayla Cornick (Speaker) Director of Educators Rising, PDK International
  • Lucy Berrier (Speaker) 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
Bonnet Creek B
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
Ponce de Leon I
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
Ponce de Leon II
  • Dr. Ernie Rambo (Speaker) Virtual Learning Community Coordinator, Nevada National Board Professional Learning Institute
  • L. Juliana Urtubey (Speaker) Teacher, NBCT, Crestwood Elementary
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
Ponce de Leon III
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
Expedition
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
Cultivating Equitable Schools
Ponce de Leon II
  • Lisa Zimble (Speaker) Impact Producer, America to Me, Participant Media
  • Lorraine Martinez Hanley (Speaker) Translation Group Leader, St. Andrew's Episcopal School and Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning Academy
Experience an episode of the of the groundbreaking series, ‘America to Me’ from Oscar®-nominee Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”). Join your peers and add your voice to the conversation about complex and crucial issues, including the effects of race and ... See More
Friday, July 12
6:15 am - 7:00 am 6:15 am
Lawn
7:00 am - 4:00 pm 7:00 am
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
8:15 am - 8:45 am 8:15 am
Keynote SEL for Teachers and Students
Ponce de Leon
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
Ponce de Leon
  • Michelle Accardi (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
9:15 am - 9:45 am 9:15 am
Break
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek A
  • 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
Bonnet Creek B
  • Julie McGarry (Speaker) Program Manager, inspirED
  • Jessica Hoffmann (Speaker) Associate Research Scientist, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
  • Marc Brackett (Speaker) 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
Ponce de Leon I
  • Lorraine Martinez Hanley (Speaker) Translation Group Leader, St. Andrew's Episcopal School and Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning Academy
  • Lisa Zimble (Speaker) 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
Ponce de Leon II
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
Ponce de Leon III
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 breakout session. Experience NNSTOY members’ teacher clarity strategies for promotin... See More
9:45 am - 10:45 am 9:45 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Policy and Advocacy
Expedition
  • 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
10:45 am - 11:00 am 10:45 am
Break
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
SEL for Teachers and Students Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek A
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
Bonnet Creek B
  • Ann Neary (Speaker) Teacher, NBCT
  • Katie Biggs (Speaker) 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
Ponce de Leon I
  • 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
Ponce de Leon II
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
Ponce de Leon III
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
Expedition
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
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 12:00 pm
Break
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 12:30 pm
Ponce de Leon
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Keynote The Future of Education
Ponce de Leon
  • Dr. PJ Caposey (Speaker) Superintendent of Schools, Meridain CUSD 223
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
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
The Future of Education Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek A
Come discover the ways teachers are using power of networks to reimagine their practice, connect their students to mentors, and find relevant audience for student work. How would your practice change if you shared your work with the teacher across... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
The Future of Education Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek B
  • Sydney Chaffee (Speaker) Teacher, National Teacher of the Year 2017
  • Kimberly Eckert (Speaker) Teacher, Louisiana 2018
  • Ace Parsi (Speaker) 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
Ponce de Leon I
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
Ponce de Leon II
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
Ponce de Leon III
We are at a crossroads in education policy. This creates opportunities and risks for the future. This session will explore the role of policy, the current state of play, and what the future could be. In particular, what would it take to advance ... See More
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:30 pm
The Future of Education Policy and Advocacy
Expedition
  • 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
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm 3:30 pm
Break
Ponce de Leon Grand Foyer
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 3:45 pm
The Future of Education Classroom Practice
Bonnet Creek A
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 Supporting Teachers
Ponce de Leon I
  • Gay Barnes (Speaker) Assistant Professor of Education, Alabama 2012, Birmingham-Southern College
  • Dr. April Jessup Giddens (Speaker) Assistant Professor of Education, Louisiana 2012, Northwestern State University
  • Dr. Amy Weems (Speaker) 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
Ponce de Leon II
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
Ponce de Leon III
  • Kristan Van Hook (Speaker) Chief Policy Officer, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
  • Ann Shaw (Speaker) Director of Programs, 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
Expedition
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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