Transformational Shift

Innovative Teaching & Discipline in Turbulent Times

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9 Featured Sessions +
50 in 50 Panel +
12 Breakouts

Nov. 13-15
LIVE ONLINE

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Advancement Courses provides 100% online professional development courses to thousands of teachers across the country. With 280+ courses in 20 different subject areas, we offer customizable, graduate-level PD for schools and districts on topics such as online and blended learning; equity and inclusion; SEL, student anxiety, and trauma; and more.

 

Zoom us on Zoom Friday, Nov. 13 12:00 pm – 6pm CT

Saturday, Nov. 14 8:00 am – 2:00 pm CT

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Dr. Chris Emdin

Professor of Science Education, Author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood

Friday, November 13
1:00 pM ET / 10:00 AM PT

This Keynote will be re-aired at 4:45 pm ET / 1:45 pm PT ??

Opening Session

Hip-Hop as an Approach to Teaching from the Students’ Standpoint

In this talk, Dr. Emdin uses hip-hop as an approach to teaching and learning that privileges students’ realities. The talk provides an approach to pedagogy that comprises practical and tangible approaches to instruction, but also a philosophy for teaching and learning that gives teachers and school leaders a path toward more effective practice.

#HipHopEd | #sciencegenius

 

About the Presenter

Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of Science Education in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also serves as Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at the college. Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science and Technology. He was recently awarded the 2016 Early Career Award by the American Educational Researchers Association and 2015 Multicultural Educator of the

Year by the National Association of Multicultural Educators. Dr. Emdin was also selected as a STEM Access Champion of Change by the White House, and currently serves as Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the United States Department of Energy. He is listed on the ROOT100 list of most influential African Americans in the fields of business, science, politics, technology, social justice, sports, and entertainment. Dr. Emdin is a founder of the #HipHopEd movement and the author of the award-winning book Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and The New York Times bestseller For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too.

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Kim Johancen, MA, LPC

Friday, November 13
2:45 pM ET / 11:45 AM PT

Featured Session

Helping the Traumatized Child and Adolescent: Skills and Strategies for Educators

4:00 pM ET / 1:00 pM PT

Choose Your Breakout Session

Recorded access for most sessions will be available from Monday, 11/16 – Wednesday 11/18.

Fun Weird Science

Science is something that students have to DO. Take part in this OPPORTUNITY to interact with Fun Weird Science strategies as we model engaging hands-on learning experiences designed for use as lesson hooks, driving focus and/or extensions guaranteed to keep your scholars hooked.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will gain ready to use STEAM implementation strategies.
Ronnie Thomas, M.A

Reading & Writing to Win in a Virtual Classroom

This interactive workshop uses music to motivate students and shows educators what active engagement looks like in practice. Attendees will be actively guided through the nine (9) essential components of student engagement and techniques to improve reading and writing skills.

Learning Objectives: 

  •  Understand the process/plan for writing 
  • Acquire 9 components of engagement  
  • Gain processes to teach writing fundamentals
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L. Kobie Wilkerson III, M.A

Shut Up And Teach: Turning Assessments into Teaching Tools

Typically, we think of assessments as a method of gauging the effectiveness of instruction. But what if we could craft rigorous, real-world assessments and use them as instructional methods to help hone collaborative skills, promote critical thinking, and encourage creativity? What if our assessments could be part of the instruction

Learning Objectives: 

  • Attendees will craft an “Intentionally Vague Assignment”
  • Design a collaborative quiz
  • Write three open-ended questions to promote creativity.
Robert LaVohn, M.F.A

Friday, November 13
5:10 PM ET / 2:10 pM PT

50 in 50 Panel

50 Innovative Teaching Strategies to Enhance Student Engagement

This unique session features several unique – and often fun – ideas for K-12 educators from an “All-Star Panel” made up of authors, nationally known speakers and practicing educators and administrators. Each idea will be practical, useful and proven… presented in 1 minutes or less.




Saturday November 14
9:30 AM ET / 6:30 AM PT

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Ken Williams

Speaker, Consultant on School Culture & Leadership, Author of Starting a Movement

Featured Session

Starting a Movement in a PLC: Building Culture from the Inside-Out

The most common challenge for schools on the PLC journey is how to transition from a culture of compliance to a culture of commitment. How to move from ‘doing PLC,’ to ‘becoming a PLC’; from ‘my kids’ to ‘our kids.’ The gap between these two junctures is a critical and often-overlooked aspect of the PLC journey; creating a culture of collective responsibility. Collective responsibility in a PLC exists when two fundamental assumptions are in place:

– We believe in our ability to ensure high levels of learning for all students

– We make the collective commitment to ensure learning occurs for every student

Every school has a mission and vision statement, however, for many schools, these statements are not worth the paper on which they are written. While educators agree that school communities should have some form of mission, vision, and set of values to guide their work, few can articulate what is being done to make it so. Using the Authentic Alignment model, Ken Williams engages school teams/participants in building a culture of collective responsibility by:

– Exploring the WHY of the work; examining existing culture and their shared fundamental purpose.

– Clarifying commitments to the essential work of a PLC.

 – Connecting the moral imperative to the essential work.

– Intentionally keeping the WHY of work the present in every aspect of your PLC

Collective responsibility requires much more than clichés, slogans and catchphrases. It requires that the moral imperative of your work to coarse through every aspect of your school’s culture. Learn how to have your posters reflect your practice.

About the Presenter

As founder of Unfold the Soul, Kenneth C. Williams, M.Ed. is living proof that educators can and should “live their posters.” A leading authority in the areas of school culture, collaboration, leadership, school safety and peak performance, he is skilled in joining the “why” of educational practice to the “how.” Known for his provocative and engaging combination of “heart, humor and hammer,” Ken is an expert at helping schools make the collective commitment to changes in school culture that are required to ensure high levels of learning for all students. He believes that “what’s best for kids is first and what’s best for adults is a close second.” Ken has served as a distinguished teacher, school leader, speaker and consultant. He is the author of two books: Creating Physical and Emotional Security in Schools and his latest bestseller with Tom Hierck, Starting a Movement: Building Culture from the Inside-Out.

Visit Our Sponsors

Advancement Courses provides 100% online professional development courses to thousands of teachers across the country. With 280+ courses in 20 different subject areas, we offer customizable, graduate-level PD for schools and districts on topics such as online and blended learning; equity and inclusion; SEL, student anxiety, and trauma; and more.

 

Zoom us on Zoom Friday, Nov. 13 12:00 pm – 6pm CT

Saturday, Nov. 14 8:00 am – 2:00 pm CT

National Management Resources Corporation, founded in 1978, provides tailored services exclusively to learning institutions with client goals as our priority. Services include physical plant maintenance and repair, custodial, landscape, event planning, security and construction management. With National, rest assured that your facilities look their best for recruitment, retention, and advancement. 

11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT

Choose Your Breakout Session

Recorded access for most sessions will be available from Monday, 11/16 – Wednesday 11/18.

Five Star Boys: Motivating, Mentoring, and Moving Boys Forward in Academic Achievement!

Disparities in academic performance between girls and boys are well documented and have sparked a nationwide discussion on how to successfully educate boys. In this session, Williams Sr. uses the diverse experiences of his past and his book Five-Star Boys to help navigate the boy brain and increase academic performance.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will learn how competence of the boy brain and developing mentoring strategies more conducive to his nature helps drive success in the classroom.   
  2.  Discuss how the natural anatomy of the boy brain may be a young man’s greatest obstacle in achieving academic success how to motivate them past those obstacles.   
  3.  Learn the true impact of a young man’s failure to achieve academic success and the impact it will have on his future and the future of those connected to him.



Jeff Williams, Sr.

At Risk or Underserved?: Focusing on What Really Matters in Student Learning

The labels we assign students often influence the questions we ask regarding their learning. During this engaging and provocative session, Ken Williams will take teachers, principals and superintendents on a paradigm-shifting journey of powerful reflection and dialogue centered on the issue of equity. Participants learn to shift traditional thinking, and will be in better position to capitalize on the collective expertise of educators in a collaborative culture and identify best practices that ensure learning for all students.

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Ken Williams

Strategies to Support Gifted Children & How Trauma Impacts Them

Many gifted children, especially highly gifted children, suffer their own kind of trauma as they cope with being different and trying to fit into society and expectations placed on them. These children are also just as likely to suffer from other traumas as any other child; however, their unique sensitivities put them at a unique risk. This presentation will open your eyes to what our children are going through, and also provide you with some strategies to help support them.




Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand trauma’s physical impact on the brain. 
  • Recognize the social & emotional needs of gifted learners. 
  • Leave with tools and strategies to support gifted learners and other children who have suffered from different types of trauma.
Adam Langingham, M.A

Saturday, November 14
12:15 PM ET / 9:15 pM PT

50 in 50 Panel

50 Strategies to Address Discipline Challenges

This unique session features several unique – and often fun – ideas for K-12 educators from an “All-Star Panel” made up of authors, nationally known speakers and practicing educators and administrators. Each idea will be practical, useful and proven… presented in 1 minutes or less.

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Brad Chapin, LCP, LMLP

Popular Author, Leading Authority on Self-Regulation

Saturday, November 14
2:45 pM ET / 11:45 AM PT

Featured Session

Integrating a Self-Regulation Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention in the Classroom

This session seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of an age-specific, manualized self-regulation treatment approach, Self-Regulation Training System (SRTS; Chapin & Penner, 2011). Results of the SRTS interventions were implementation through waitlist control design over a span of two months to students in fourth grade classes from eight different elementary schools in the Midwestern United States (N = 373) will be discussed. The sample comprised of 52% boys, with an average age of 9.25 (SD = 0.45). A significant increase in average teacher-reported self-regulation scores was observed in both waitlist and experimental groups after the intervention was administered. In addition, students’ problem behaviors increased in the waitlist group when students had not received the intervention and remained stable once students experienced the intervention in both the experimental and waitlist conditions. Overall, the results provide initial evidence that the classroom wide interventions like the SRTS may be helpful in promoting self-regulation skills in children. Interventions such as the SRTS provide a feasible way for schools to promote self-regulation skills and influence problem behaviors in the classroom.

4:00 pM ET / 1:00 pM PT

Choose Your Breakout Session

Recorded access for most sessions will be available from Monday, 11/16 – Wednesday 11/18.

It’s a Package Deal
Clinical Treatment, Medications, School/Family Collaboration, and Positive and Preventive Daily Experiences Working Together for the Best Student Outcomes

Understandably, we would like to be able to just fix things by sending challenged students to the “mental health fixers.” But that doesn’t work. The core of any progress is for the student to have a day with social and academic successes. Adults who supervise kids are at the core of any progress. Clinical supports, including medications, are often helpful, but cannot replace the centrality of a student having a good day.

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Mike Paget, M.Ed.
International Speaker, Consultant, Author of Defying the Defiance

When We Change The Mind, We Change The Game!!

With a Powerful Testimony about how he helped his son defeat Cancer in just 149 Days vs a Projected 300 Days, Kenny is no stranger to adversity. He teaches how he became King of the bounce back. Using his personal life story to impact your organization for the success they were made for. Kenny helps create a Positive Mindset Atmosphere to help understand your true worth in life.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. You can’t execute what you are not committed to. 
  2. Your Purpose in life starts with your commitment to the process of success. 
  3. We must maintain a delicate work/life balance.




Kenny Thomas

When and How Educators Should Intervene

Kim Johancen, LPC

5:10 pM ET / 2:10 pM PT

Choose Your Breakout Session

Recorded access for most sessions will be available from Monday, 11/16 – Wednesday 11/18.

Escape the Classroom: Using the Escape Room Model for Addressing the Needs of All Learners

The Escape Room Model requires participants to use critical thinking, questioning, and collaboration skills in order to complete tasks, solve clues, and escape the room.  In this interactive session, the presenter will model a simulated escape room investigation and provide an overview of the planning & implementation process

Learning Objectives:

1-Participants will learn how the Escape Room model works.

2-Participants will learn how to create and implement a simulated escape room investigation.

3-Participants will learn several strategies for increasing student engagement while maintaining rigor and addressing the needs of all learners.




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Marquita Blades, Ed.D.
Award-Winning STEM Educator & Teacher Support Specialist

How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach

This dynamic session will help attendees discover how Virginia’s Henrico County Public Schools transitioned from a traditional mindset to an instructional mindset regarding student discipline. Learn about practices that address the disparity in student discipline, as well as proven strategies to connect with students. Dr. Noel will also share professional and personal experiences that have taught him “How to Reach the (Sometimes) Hard-to-Reach.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover key insights from Henrico County Public Schools on how to reduce exclusionary discipline practices
  • Implement supports and interventions that address inappropriate classroom behavior and classroom management
  •  Understand how our mindset about hard-to-reach students can negatively or positively affect them academically and/or behaviorally.
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William Noel, Ed.D.
District Director of Student Support, National Speaker & Consultant

Using Gifted Strategies to Meet the Needs of all Students

Gifted teaching is good teaching! The strategies used to engage, enrich, and motivate our gifted and advanced learners are effective techniques any teacher can incorporate to enhance the learning of their classroom. We will review brain-based and proven strategies that you can be brought back and put to use right away to improve classroom engagement and achievement.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Bring proven gifted teaching strategies to all classrooms to better engage your learners and improve school climate.
Adam Langingham, M.A

Visit Our Sponsors

Advancement Courses provides 100% online professional development courses to thousands of teachers across the country. With 280+ courses in 20 different subject areas, we offer customizable, graduate-level PD for schools and districts on topics such as online and blended learning; equity and inclusion; SEL, student anxiety, and trauma; and more.

 

Zoom us on Zoom Friday, Nov. 13 12:00 pm – 6pm CT

Saturday, Nov. 14 8:00 am – 2:00 pm CT

National Management Resources Corporation, founded in 1978, provides tailored services exclusively to learning institutions with client goals as our priority. Services include physical plant maintenance and repair, custodial, landscape, event planning, security and construction management. With National, rest assured that your facilities look their best for recruitment, retention, and advancement. 

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Tom Maglisceau, Ph.D.

National Speaker, Expert on Social Capital, Superintendent of Dallas-area District

Sunday, November 15
9:30 aM ET / 6:30 AM PT

Featured Session

Distraction, Disruption, Motivation & Grit: Our Brains on Adolescence – An Overview

11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT

Choose Your Breakout Session

Recorded access for most sessions will be available from Monday, 11/16 – Wednesday 11/18.

Self-Regulation Training: Framework for Success

Self-Regulation includes a set of skills necessary for academic success, emotional control, and healthy social interaction. In this strategy-packed session, author and national consultant Brad Chapin will provide concrete lessons targeting each of the three skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply step-by-step strategies to teach young people how to increase Self-Regulation
  • Implement strategies in a way that is most effective for addressing multiple behavioral problem areas
  • Report measurable outcomes from the application of Self-Regulation strategies
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Brad Chapin, LCP, LMLP
Popular Author, Leading Authority on Self-Regulation

Distraction, Disruption, Motivation & Grit: Our Brains on Adolescence – Practical Application

Four high-energy, high-impact workshops in one! This session will help educators better understand the biology of the pre-adolescent and adolescent brains as well as the latest research behind motivation and grit. Additionally, participants will examine Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the characteristics of the Trauma-Impacted Learner as a guide for building resilience in our kids while weaving a safety net for student success.

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Tom Maglisceau, Ph.D.
National Speaker, Expert on Social Capital, Superintendent of Dallas-area District
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Larry Thompson, M.Ed.

Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator of Responsibility-Centered Discipline

Sunday, November 15
12:15 PM ET / 9:15 AM PT

Closing Session

Building a Responsibility-Centered School Culture

When they first walk into the building, most educators can “feel” the climate of a school fairly quickly. Leaders sometimes hope that team building events, open-door policies, additional technology and frequent communication will create a positive school culture. But school culture is based on relationships. When relationships are in conflict, the climate and culture are impacted. Many of the conflicts in school life are caused by behavior and discipline issues. If a teacher does not feel supported, that creates conflict. If a student does not feel “listened to,” that creates conflict. Behavior issues – and academic issues – can often be traced back to a student’s lack of self-control (perhaps related to trauma or a diagnosis). Imagine a student with a weak self-control muscle. It may look like she can’t get herself to do things that she doesn’t enjoy or can’t control her anger. To help such students reach their potential, educators must help them grow the self-control muscle. In this session, author and supportive discipline innovator Larry Thompson will discuss how teaching students self-responsibility and self-control has transformed the culture of schools throughout North America – from private schools to juvenile prisons. Resulting in improved academic performance. You will learn how giving students the gift of self-control can improve academic performance and transform your school culture.

 

About the Presenter

Author of Roadmap to Responsibility and Give ‘em Five, Larry Thompson, M.Ed., is often called upon to deliver keynote presentations for state and national education conferences because of his knowledge, humor and passion for assisting today’s students. He has helped thousands of educators and schools throughout North America break away from their traditional discipline models to a model that creates a responsible climate and responsible students. Larry has served in a wide variety of roles in education – from special education teacher to alternative and traditional high school principal. As creator of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program, Larry understands that systems must be created that can be realistically implemented and sustained.




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Innovative Schools November
Virtual Summit Agenda

Thursday, November 12

These 3-hour pre-conference sessions may be added to your registration for an additional $50 each.

Friday, November 13

Morning pre-conference sessions may be added to your registration for an additional $50 each. 

Friday, November 13

Saturday, November 14

Sunday, November 15

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