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  • Reopening School with SEL

    Reopening School with SEL

    The challenges of the past year have led school communities to refocus on relationships, equity, and the academic, social, and emotional development and overall well-being of all students and adults. This session will guide participants through a process for systemically implementing social and emotional learning (SEL), using the CASEL Guide to School-wide SEL (schoolguide.casel.org) as a key resource. Participants will explore tools to support their work in partnering with staff, students, families, and communities to learn from experiences of the past year, focus on adult connections and self-care, and maintain safe, supportive, and equitable learning environments that promote SEL for all students.

    Speaker Name : Claire Schu
  • The Leadership Treadmill: Why Am I Going Nowhere Fast?

    The Leadership Treadmill: Why Am I Going Nowhere Fast?

    Are you tired of feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Or that you are working as hard as you can but aren’t seeing the results you want? If so, join us and explore a simple, concrete system that will move you and your team to visible results. You’ll learn how to create momentum through shared leadership and get quick wins by taking focused actions and measuring results in short cycles.

    Speaker Name : Diane Stultz, Lorah Neville
  • Evaluation by Design: Flexibility and Validity

    Evaluation by Design: Flexibility and Validity

    If your district has ever wanted to design an evaluation model but wanted to avoid the pitfalls that come along with it, this is a don’t miss a session. We will preview the brand new, yet research-validated, Marzano model that allows you to build your own teacher evaluation!

    Speaker Name : Dr. Robert Marzano, Melissa Bloom
  • Accelerating Grading Reform During and After the Pandemic

    Accelerating Grading Reform During and After the Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has provided opportunities to refresh and recharge grading and reporting reform. This session will address the why and what of grading practices that should be accelerated to support core instruction, equity, and student success.

    Watch Ken O’Connor’s promo video for BE2021

    Speaker Name : Ken O'Connor
  • Transforming Early Literacy By Developing a Coaching Mindset

    Transforming Early Literacy By Developing a Coaching Mindset

    Literacy experts and best-selling authors Jacy Ippolito and Rita Bean share their insights on developing a coaching mindset to create a collaborative learning environment that transforms instruction. Hear how Rita and Jacy worked with elementary schools in Delaware this spring to build expertise in early literacy while supporting teachers and leaders in creating a coaching culture.

    Speaker Name : Jacy Ippolito, Rita Bean
  • What to Keep and What to Leave Behind: Lessons Learned from 2020 Teacher Evaluations

    What to Keep and What to Leave Behind: Lessons Learned from 2020 Teacher Evaluations

    Put your 20/20 lenses on (the glasses and the year) and let’s analyze the takeaways from teacher evaluation in a year of uncertainty.

    Speaker Name : Melissa Bloom
  • The Leadership Teams We Want: How we build them, how we launch them and how we coach them

    The Leadership Teams We Want: How we build them, how we launch them and how we coach them

    Is your team making magic happen when it comes to meeting expected outcomes? Does your team utilize highly effective practices to reach team goals? Do you need to build leadership capacity in your school or district? In this session you will learn how to implement conditions that catapult your co-acting group into a high performing team and build the capacity of team members to lead and implement best practices. Participants will be introduced to research-based team conditions, a metric for diagnosing the strengths and weaknesses of a team and how team coaching through LSI’s Instructional Leadership Institute will support your team in continuous improvement.

    Speaker Name : Peggy Voigt, Penny Sell
  • How to Restore Agency for Students in our Classrooms

    How to Restore Agency for Students in our Classrooms

    Through self-agency, students are able to move from an environment that is heavily teacher-directed to one where students self-regulate their own learning and behavior. Students develop the mindset that they are capable of controlling their own circumstances, executing plans, and effecting positive change for themselves. In this session we will explore how to create classrooms that restore agency to students through student conversations and rigorous learning while ensuring equitable instruction for all students. Participants will leave this session with practical tips for application in classrooms.

    Speaker Name : Deana Senn
  • Utilize Accountable Talk to Accelerate Core Instruction

    Utilize Accountable Talk to Accelerate Core Instruction

    Get your students thinking and talking like never before. Use templates to gain insight into student thinking to monitor and modify learning. Strengthen student accountability in both face-to-face and virtual instruction with a variety of student editable flexible templates for use in various subject areas. Leave with student-ready templates.

    Speaker Name : Jaime Bailey, Lorah Neville
  • Equity-Based Instructional Leadership & Professional Learning

    Equity-Based Instructional Leadership & Professional Learning

    An equity-based mindset and toolkit is essential for leading diverse schools. Discover how to create your vision for equity in your school community and analyze educators’ practices under an anti-bias framework. Walk away with ideas to implement equity-based strategies for your professional learning communities.

    Speaker Name : Sarah Ottow
  • Developing Student Instructional Leadership

    Developing Student Instructional Leadership

    Of all the hats the principal wears, the most vital in terms of increasing academic achievement is that of instructional leader. An instructional leader focuses on the growth of the teacher. An instructional leader respects the teacher as a learner and honors their individual learning process. Learn how to implement school-wide initiatives focused on student achievement and practical feedback and reflection strategies that support professional growth. Interact with research-based actions and practices in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and climate that foster teacher growth and increase student achievement. Learn how to differentiate the teacher’s learning by strategically offering those practices that most effectively and efficiently support distinct styles of adult learning

    Speaker Name : Jane Kennedy, Robert Crowe
  • Conative Skills + Organizing Students = A Match Made in Heaven!

    Conative Skills + Organizing Students = A Match Made in Heaven!

    Focusing on the Social Part of SEL Participants will have the opportunity to identify the seven Conative Skills and explore the benefits of teaching them as part of the Condition for Learning, Organizing Students to Interact with Content. Join this session to get great ideas for implementing Conative Skills such as Cultivating a Growth Mindset, Avoiding Negative Thinking, Developing Resiliency, and Taking Various Perspectives on an Issue into your daily lessons. These skills are easily taught through Academic Teaming lessons as well. If you are looking for great ideas to incorporate the Social aspect of Social and Emotional Learning into your lessons as you Organize Students to Interact with Content, this is the session for you!

    Speaker Name : Debra Friedman