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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership

    On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership

    Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude–along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds, and a climbing team that’s counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There’s simply no room for poor judgment — one mistake or misstep can result in an “unrecoverable error.”

    In any situation where lives on are the line or the stakes are exceptionally high–there’s no better training ground for leaders than settings where people are pushed beyond their perceived limits. Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, Alison Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today’s rigorously competitive business environments.

    Speaker Name : Alison Levine
  • 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
  • The Preferred and Attainable Future of Teacher Evaluation

    The Preferred and Attainable Future of Teacher Evaluation

    This session will begin with a brief review of the expressed intentions of Race to the Top (RTT) and the failure of that effort to meet its intended goals. Those goals, in part, were to more accurately determine the strengths and areas of improvement for every teacher such that the expertise of K-12 educators could be systematically improved via the use of this information.

    Because RTT failed in this endeavor teacher evaluation currently runs the risk of devolving into a perfunctory ritual that is relatively meaningless. However, this does NOT have to be the inevitable future of teacher evaluation. We, as a profession, have learned a great deal from RTT and stand at a point where we can create a system that actually manifests the intended goals of RTT in a fair and accurate way. This session will lay out the specifics of such a system.

    Speaker Name : Robert Marzano