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  • 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.

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    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
  • 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
  • Coaching Core Instruction for Maximum Results

    Coaching Core Instruction for Maximum Results

    Attendees will work with coaching protocols to develop a plan on how to coach Core Instruction. Attendees will develop a plan on how to turn the protocols into something that best suits their school- for example, after school PD.

    Speaker Name : Joanna Sozio
  • Developing Student Ownership

    Developing Student Ownership

    Learn to make your classroom truly student-centered. This means giving students the authority, capacity, and responsibility to own their learning. Developing student ownership builds academic motivation that, in turn, leads to increased student achievement. Walk away with a variety of methods to implement the most effective and efficient, research-based strategic learning practices in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and climate that foster this ownership.

    Speaker Name : Jane Kennedy, Robert Crowe
  • Agency – the Key to Student Motivation and Engagement

    Agency – the Key to Student Motivation and Engagement

    What is student agency, why is it especially important in a post-pandemic world, and why do most schools struggle to develop it in their students? Discover how to empower every student to take ownership of their own learning and behavior.

    Understand the research and science behind successful student teaming and how it develops agency, learn about examples from schools nationwide, and engage in live reflection activities. Create your bold instructional vision for the next school year during this interactive keynote presentation with award-winning education author and LSI’s founder and CEO Michael D. Toth.

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    Speaker Name : Michael Toth
  • From Trauma-Impacted to Trauma-Responsive: The (Interrupted) Transformative Voyage (Part 1 & 2)

    From Trauma-Impacted to Trauma-Responsive: The (Interrupted) Transformative Voyage (Part 1 & 2)

    In this presentation, participants will learn about the transformative journey of Florida’s lowest-performing elementary school. How they went from being caught in the repetitive cycle of trauma to becoming a fully trauma-responsive school. Presenters will share the shift in mindset that occurred, the tools and resources utilized, and the community partnerships formed that attributed to the radical transformation of its scholars and staff. At the end of the 2017-18 school year, Lakewood Elementary in Pinellas County, Florida, was the lowest-performing elementary school in the state. Due to its chronically low performance over an extended period of time, it required oversight by an external operator to assist with improvement efforts. At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, the student services personnel began noticing that the volume of students being impacted by trauma was overwhelming. With the full support of the administration, they decided to lead efforts to address the needs of students and staff. Trauma-Informed Care training was provided to staff at the beginning of the school year, which helped to raise awareness of trauma and its impact on student learning. Convinced that a significant improvement in student achievement could not occur until scholars’ unique needs were addressed, student services and administration realized a need to concentrate their efforts in professional development and continuous improvement.

    At the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, this team decided to embark on a voyage through uncharted waters destined for success. Smooth sailing was interrupted with the introduction of a global pandemic, but Lakewood stayed afloat and continued the course. In this presentation, participants will learn how Lakewood Elementary applied the tools and zeal with creative approaches to improve student achievement and the social-emotional well-being of its scholars and staff.

    Speaker Name : Alisha Ford, Jennifer Gray, Rebecca Presley
  • TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More

    TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More

    Do you want your students to achieve more? Setting students up for successful teaming will increase the learning and achievement for students. In this session, you will learn about the foundational teaming structures that allow for students to share their thinking with each other as they work in teams. Successful teams allow for students to understand the value and purpose of the work, develop a sense of being part of a team, have the skills to collaborate effectively, and be responsible and accountable for their work.

    Speaker Name : Liz Buzzanca, Mindy Province
  • Introducing Florida’s NEW BEST Standards in ELA

    Introducing Florida’s NEW BEST Standards in ELA

    Learn all about Florida’s new ELA standards that will be implemented over the next two years.

    Speaker Name : Kirstie Lickliter