Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference

San Antonio. New York. Orlando. Atlanta. Las Vegas.

INNOVATIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES CONFERENCE

AGENDAS

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SAN ANTONIO

AGENDA

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PRE-CONFERENCE AND SUMMIT

In-Person Agenda

Pre-Conference Sessions Thursday, December 1, 2022

  • Pre-Conference Registration 7:00 am - 9:00 am CT
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

    Steph Jensen: Lost Boys: Closing the Academic Gender Gap - Part 1

    Dr. Brian Dinkins: Developing The Emotionally-Inclusive Classroom Using SEL

    Erik Francis: Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge: A Method and Model for Deeper Teaching and Learning

  • Lunch (on your own) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CT
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm CT

    Steph Jensen: Lost Boys: Closing the Academic Gender Gap - Part 2

    Dr. William Noel Sr.: How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach SOLD OUT

    Dr. Ed Orszulak: Four Keys to Cognitive Strength: Using a Restorative Approach to Build Cognitive Strength and Eliminate the Stress

    Brad Chapin: Self-Regulation: Evidence-Based Strategies to Teach Self-Management

Pre-Conference Sessions Friday, December 2, 2022

  • Pre-Conference Registration 7:00 am - 8:00 am CT
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 8:00 am - 11:00 am CT

    Larry Thompson: Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: How to Unlock Their Potential & Survive the Process

    Tracie Berry-McGhee: Girl Drama: Best Practices to Help Educators Reduce Relational Aggression

    Dr. Joe Hendershot: Social-Emotional Learning, Equity, & Wellness 4 Wounded Students

    Sam Kary: Transformational Teaching with Technology

    Mike Paget: Positive Behavioral Supports for Students Who Are Wired Differently SOLD OUT

    Dr. Ronald Gonzalez: Lead Where You Stand - Using Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (I.D.E.A)

  • Lunch (on your own) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

Main Conference
Sunday, December 4, 2022

  • Plenary Session 8:30 am - 9:30 am CT

    CONSUELO CASTILLO KICKBUSCH: Going Forward Without Forgetting

  • Keynote & Breakout Sessions 10:00 am - 11:00 am CT

    CONSUELO CASTILLO KICKBUSCH: Valuing Diversity

  • Closing Session 11:15 am - 12:15 pm CT

    LARRY THOMPSON: Closing the Exits Off the Road to Responsibility

ATTEND ONLINE

Main Stage Virtual Agenda

Enjoy most of the main stage speakers virtually (including the 50 in 50 Panel Session). Check back frequently for updates.
** Please note CENTRAL TIMES posted.

Virtual Sessions
Sunday, December 4, 2022

  • Plenary Session 8:30 am - 9:30 am CT

    CONSUELO CASTILLO KICKBUSCH: Going Forward Without Forgetting

  • Keynote Session 10:00 am - 11:00 am CT

    CONSUELO CASTILLO KICKBUSCH: Valuing Diversity

  • Closing Session 11:15 am - 12:15 pm CT

    LARRY THOMPSON: Closing the Exits Off the Road to Responsibility

NEW YORK

AGENDA

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PRE-CONFERENCE AND SUMMIT

In-Person Agenda

Pre-Conference Sessions
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023

  • Pre-Con Registration 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    LARRY THOMPSON: Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: How to Unlock Their Potential & Survive the Process - Part 1

    MIKE PAGET: Positive Behavioral Supports for Students Who Are Wired Differently

    TRACIE BERRY-MCGHEE: Girl Drama: Best Practices to Help Educators Reduce Relational Aggression

    BRAD CHAPIN: Self-Regulation: Evidence-Based Strategies to Teach Self-Management

  • ** Please note: An additional fee is required for each pre-con session.**
  • Lunch (on your own) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    LARRY THOMPSON: Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: How to Unlock Their Potential & Survive the Process - Part 2

    DR. DAVE SCHMITTOU: It's Like Riding A Bike: How To Make Learning Last a Lifetime

    DR. SHAUN WOODLY: How to Spark Engagement & Motivation in Urban and Culturally Diverse Classrooms

    DR. WILLIAM NOEL: How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach

  • ** Please note: An additional fee is required for each pre-con session.**

Pre-Conference Sessions
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023

  • Pre-Con Registration 7:00 am - 8:00 am
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 8:00 am - 11:00 am

    DR. BRIAN DINKINS: Developing The Emotionally-Inclusive Classroom Using SEL

    DR. DAVE SCHMITTOU: Making Assessment Work for Educators Who Hate Data but Love Kids

    DR. ELI SHAPIRO: Digital Citizenship: Understanding the Benefits, Risks & Impact of Technology on Students

    TERRA TARANGO: Classrooms that Matter: Making Project-Based Learning a Reality

    PJ CAPOSEY: Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You

    ADELE BOVARD: Restorative Practices in Schools

  • ** Please note: An additional fee is required for each pre-con session.**
  • Lunch (on your own) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

orlando

AGENDA

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PRE-CONFERENCE AND SUMMIT

In-Person Agenda

Pre-Conference Sessions
Thursday, March 30, 2023

  • Pre-Con Registration 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    BRAD CHAPIN: Self-Regulation: Evidence-Based Strategies to Teach Self-Management

    MIKE PAGET: Defying the Defiance: The Path to Happiness with ODD Students

    DR. RONALD GONZALEZ: Lead Where You Stand - Using Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (I.D.E.A.)

    LARRY THOMPSON: Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: How to Unlock Their Potential & Survive the Process - Part 1

  • ** Please note: An additional fee is required for each pre-con session.**
  • Lunch (on your own) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    KIM JOHANCEN: Traumatized Students: School-Based Interventions

    MIKE PAGET: Positive Behavioral Supports for Students Who Are Wired Differently

    DR. WILLIAM NOEL: How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach

    LARRY THOMPSON: Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: How to Unlock Their Potential & Survive the Process - Part 2

  • ** Please note: An additional fee is required for each pre-con session.**

Pre-Conference Sessions
Friday, March 31, 2023

  • Pre-Con Registration 7:00 am - 8:00 am
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 8:00 am - 11:00 am

    KIM JOHANCEN: Self-Injury & Suicide: When & How Educators Should Intervene

    ERNESTO MEJIA: Improving Student Engagement: Practical Strategies to Learn, Interact & Communicate with Students

    JESSICA SINARSKI: Light Up The Learning Brain: Tools for Overcoming Learning Obstacles

    HOTEP BENZO: The New PBIS: Treating Behavior as a Symptom...NOT the Problem

    DR. BRIAN DINKINS: Developing The Emotionally-Inclusive Classroom Using SEL

  • ** Please note: An additional fee is required for each pre-con session.**
  • Lunch (on your own) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ATTEND ONLINE

Main Stage Virtual Agenda

Enjoy most of the main stage speakers virtually. (All times Eastern Daylight Time.)

Main Conference - Sunday,
April 2, 2023

ATLANTA

AGENDA

Please check back frequently as sessions are subject to change and sessions are still being added.

PRE-CONFERENCE AND SUMMIT

In-Person Agenda

Pre-Conference Sessions
Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Pre-Conference Sessions
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

  • Pre-Con Registration 7:00 am - 8:00 am
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    ERIN GLENN: Teaching Strategies for Student Engagement

    DR. BRIAN DINKINS: Developing The Emotionally-Inclusive Classroom Using SEL

    LARRY THOMPSON: Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: How to Unlock Their Potential & Survive the Process - Part 1

    AARON WIEMEIER: 10 Keys to Improving Behavior & Academic Success by Boosting EQ

    DR. JENNIFER MOORE: From Chaos to Calm: 4 Steps to Ease & Restore Your Well-Being

    MEGAN DIEDE & KARA RIGSBY: Disrupting the Norm: Using Multi-Level Integration to Start Teaching More & Planning Less (K-6)

  • Please note: An additional fee is required for each pre-con session.

  • Lunch (on your own) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Pre-Conference Sessions 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    DR. MARQUITA BLADES: Escape the Classroom: Using the Escape Room Model for Addressing the Needs of All Learners

    HOTEP BENZO: Why Your SEL Isn't Working (and What to do About It)

    LARRY THOMPSON: Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: How to Unlock Their Potential & Survive the Process - Part 2

    DR. WILLIAM NOEL: How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach

    AARON WIEMEIER: Engaging the Traumatized Child 

  • Please note: An additional fee is required for each pre-con session.

ATTEND ONLINE

Main Stage Virtual Agenda

Enjoy most of the main stage speakers virtually. (All times Eastern Daylight Time.)

LAS VEGAS

AGENDA

Please check back frequently as sessions are subject to change and sessions are still being added. Pre-Conference sessions are listed first. .

PRE-CONFERENCE AND SUMMIT

In-Person Agenda

Pre-Conference Sessions Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Pre-Conference Sessions Thursday, July 6, 2023

Main Conference
Friday, July 7, 2023

Main Conference
Saturday, July 8, 2023

  • Refreshments & Exhibits 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Plenary Session 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    HORACIO SANCHEZ: Promoting Student Success

  • Keynote & Breakout Sessions 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    ERNESTO MEJIA: I Am My Parents' "American" Dream

  • Featured & Breakout Sessions 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    HORACIO SANCHEZ: Designing School Climates that Maximize Student Achievement
    TRACIE BERRY-MCGHEE: Girls and SEL in a Digital World

  • Lunch (on your own) 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
  • Plenary Session 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

    To be announced.

  • Keynote & Breakout Sessions 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    ROBERT JACKSON: Building Cultural Diversity & Effective Communication with Students

  • Featured & Breakout Sessions 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

    DR. TOM MAGLISCEAU: Better Together Mindset: Uniting Educators, Students & Community Partners to Enhance Academics

Main Conference
Sunday, July 9, 2023

  • Refreshments and Exhibits 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Plenary Session 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    KIM BEARDEN: Fight Song: 6 Steps to Passion, Power, Peace, and Purpose

  • Keynote Sessions 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    KIM BEARDEN: Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done

    To be announced.

  • Closing Session 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    LARRY THOMPSON: Closing the Exits Off the Road to Responsibility

ATTEND ONLINE

Main Stage Virtual Agenda

Enjoy most of the main stage speakers virtually. (All times Pacific Daylight Time.)

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