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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
  • Accelerating School Turn-Around

    Accelerating School Turn-Around

    Do your school turnaround efforts start strongly only to fizzle out or become filled with challenges that can’t be overcome a few months later? Are you relying on hero leadership to drive school reform efforts? This session examines strategies and techniques to power school turnaround by focusing the work from a team-centered approach. Through the use of action boards and daily stand-ups, your school leadership team will break down annual goals into manageable sub-goals, action steps, and definitions of done that are directly connected to improving student achievement. A focus on metrics and how to measure progress on a daily basis within 15 minutes will be shared with real-world examples of effective school turnaround. Escape the daily “to do” list! Note: Participants are encouraged to have either a current year school improvement plan or one that is being developed for the 2021-22 school year.

    Speaker Name : James Mills
  • 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
  • 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, Kate Wolf, 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
  • Restorative Student Agency: The Missing Component of Equity and Access

    Restorative Student Agency: The Missing Component of Equity and Access

    Does wealth and race define the type of education children receive? Why are students of color and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds often overrepresented in academic and behavioral interventions and underrepresented in gifted classes? Systemic instructional inequity means that often, advantaged students stay advantaged and disadvantaged students stay disadvantaged. Schools can become the great equalizer that children need them to be.

    “Restorative Student Agency” is an instructional equity framework that explains the critical relationships between agency, equity, and academic rigor. In this interactive keynote presentation, award-winning education author and LSI’s founder and CEO Michael D. Toth will share his own experience as a student from a low socioeconomic background, as well as the four instructional equity mindsets of educators and the classroom indicators of low vs. high student agency.

    Speaker Name : Michael Toth
  • 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