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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 ( 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 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
  • Developing Instructional Leadership

    Developing 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
  • 3 Tips for Leveraging Higher Taxonomy in Standards Based Planning

    3 Tips for Leveraging Higher Taxonomy in Standards Based Planning

    “Are you using the Focused Teacher Evaluation Model protocols to their fullest potential?

    Find out how Standards-Based Planning is your roadmap to success and how three simple steps can set your lesson up for rigor and success:

    • How standards should actually be unpacked for a lesson or unit
    • How to leverage resources that add to learning
    • What daily learning data means
    Speaker Name : Gary Hess
  • Best of Both Worlds: How to Amp up Learning in Hybrid Classrooms

    Best of Both Worlds: How to Amp up Learning in Hybrid Classrooms

    Hybrid instruction is a new model of teaching that combines face-to-face and virtual teaching into a cohesive experience. Spend time exploring classroom and teaming structures and task development to ensure a rigorous learning experience for both “brick” and “click” students.

    Speaker Name : Gail Charles-Walters, Hasina Romney
  • Data Informed Leadership: Coaching Principals for Accountability and Growth

    Data Informed Leadership: Coaching Principals for Accountability and Growth

    No one can argue that the job of a principal is very complex. Expectations for what constitutes principal effectiveness are extensive, making the process of assessing principals complicated. Principal evaluations should provide information about the most important aspects of principal performance, use multiple sources of data, AND be used within a growth framework to support continuous growth and improvement. Join us as we explore how to use classroom trend data to support principal evaluation and professional growth.

    Speaker Name : David Tudor, Melissa Bloom
  • Deliberate Coaching and the 5 Laws of Classroom and School Leadership

    Deliberate Coaching and the 5 Laws of Classroom and School Leadership

    Many people get caught up on the title of leader or manager. Whether you are a district, school, or classroom leader, educators can lead or manage from any place or any position. Regardless of their position or status, everyone in almost any situation has an opportunity to help manage situations and influence others in a way that makes a positive difference. Sometimes leaders must manage, and at other times, managers must lead. But what is the difference between leadership and management? And how does this apply to leading and managing within the educational setting? Thankfully, the science of human behavior can clearly define and anchor all leadership and management theories and approaches into 5 scientific laws that can be easily applied through simple and deliberate coaching interactions.

    In this talk, the presenters, who have been fortunate enough to use science to help thousands of children with disabilities, parents, students, educators, managers, and leaders across the country achieve various valued outcomes, will share the practical application of the science of human behavior for improving valued outcomes across educational settings.

    Speaker Name : Paul Gavoni
  • 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
  • Harnessing Your Power to Create Change

    Harnessing Your Power to Create Change

    As Founder of the Global Soap Project, Derreck Kayongo has built a multi-million-dollar venture which takes recycled soap and distributes it through global health programs to people who lack access to it around the world. Kayongo breaks down the key factors that have led to his success; Service, Education, Leadership and Faith (S.E.L.F.) He shares his account of life as a Ugandan refugee and the turning point, which led him to a brilliant transformation as a social entrepreneur. In this presentation, Kayongo challenges audiences to focus on personal accountability, to seek out opportunities to improve, and most importantly, to maintain faith in yourself and your team so that together you create an environment where everyone is empowered to thrive.

    Speaker Name : Derreck Kayongo