Handouts/Reference Materials

February 22-25, 2023

Please find any handouts/reference materials provided to us by speakers below.   Click on a session title below to download the handout.  Please consider downloading/bookmarking the PDFs to your device or printing out any handouts you may want to reference before arriving at the Summit. (If using iOS device, press and hold the linked session title for download options).  Please check back often as presenters are still submitting their materials. Some presenters do not use or provide handout materials, but may share links to their materials during the session.


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

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

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

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

Erin Glenn: Brain-Based Teaching Strategies for Student Engagement

Steph Jensen: Lost Boys: Closing the Academic Gender Gap

Dave Schmittou: It’s Like Riding A Bike: How To Make Learning Last a Lifetime

Shaun Woodly: How to Spark Engagement & Motivation in Urban and Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Brian Dinkins: Developing the Emotionally-Inclusive Classroom Using SEL

Dave Schmittou: Making Assessment Work for Educators Who Hate Data but Love Kids

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

Kerry Leo: Balancing Science with Literacy: Incorporating Structured Literacy into Core Instruction

Hotep Benzo: Why Your SEL isn’t Working (and What to do About it)

Adele Bovard: Restorative Practices in Schools, Plan of Action

Mike Paget: Defying the Defiance: The Path to Happiness with ODD Students


Steph Jensen: Navigating Needs – Connecting SEL and Academics

Harrison & Jones: The Three-legged Stool: Equity, Accessibility, and Accountability in Urban Schools

Brian Dinkins: Inside Out: Supporting Child and Secondary Trauma with Emotional Intelligence

Tracie Berry-McGhee: I Define Me: Educational Equity for Girls

Ron Large: Empathetic Leadership

Brown & Cole: School Turnaround 101

Pond & Gorman: Dynamic Teaching Yields Dynamic Results – Using Differentiated and Tiered Instruction to Help Your Students Thrive

Moore & Kirshner: Using the Well-being Wheel to Guide School Wellness Work

Adele Bovard: Restorative Practice – The Power of the Circle

Blake Clark: Supporting Students through Skill- Based Assessments and Interventions

LaQuanta Nelson: Leading Like a B.O.S.S.: Transforming School Culture and Increasing Academic Effort

Doreen McSain: The Elephant In The Room: Let’s Talk About It

Parker, Colbert, Ned & Godfrey: Transforming Addicts into Graduates

Katie Anderson: Talking Isn’t Teaching – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lecture

Martin Blank: Listen to the Heart: Measuring & Managing Educator & Student Stress with Biofeedback Technology; School Wellbeing Solution handout

Dave Schmittou: Bold Humility: How to Encourage Risk-Taking & Innovation with Students and Staff

Brad Chapin: Refill Your Cup: An Interactive Mindfulness and Movement Session to Boost Your Self-Care

Katie Trowbridge: Preparing Students to be Future Thinkers: Infusing Curriculum with Creative Thinking

Moore &  Barajas: Helping Adults and Youth Use Restorative Language in Trauma-Informed Schools

Matthew Zakreski: Failure is Fun…damental

Kerry Leo: The Science of Specialized Instruction: Using a Data Mindset to Create Diagnostic and Prescriptive Intervention Plans

PJ Caposey: Why Your Intervention Program Needs an Intervention

Christopher Turner: Parent University: Empowering the Strongest Stakeholder

Ron Large: Belonging Matters

Cochrane & Meltzer: Elevating the Mission of School: Preparing a Generation of Solutionaries

Nathan Maynard: Discipline Reimagined

Hotep Benzo: Treating Behavior as as Symptom…NOT the Problem

Dardi Hendershott: Supporting the Wounded Educator: A Trauma-Informed Journey Toward Personal & Professional Wellness

Clark McKown: Demystifying SEL Assessment: Why, What, and How

Ana DeJesus: Supporting Students’ Social and Emotional Learning Through Advisories and Model SEL Classrooms

David Schexnaydre: Culture Possible: How to Deliberately Cultivate a Positive School Environment That Supports Students

Matthew Zakreski: Improv-ing Social Skills: Using Improv Games to Develop Social Skills in Students

Joe Hendershott: Reaching the Wounded Student

Douglas Knepp: Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

Ronnie Harvey: Strategically Shifting the Climate and Culture of Your School While Simultaneously Empowering Your Community

Meredith McNerney: Cultivating Calmer Schools: Create a Clear Roadmap for Responding to Difficult Staff and Student Situations

Erin Glenn: Brain-Based Teaching Strategies for Student Engagement

Shree Walker: Resilience: The Power of One

“Dr. Joy” Powell: Help me Please: I am Going Through…Just Like You

Erik Francis: Knowing Is Half the Battle! Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge

Katie Anderson: Less Us, More Them – Participation by Design

Mike Paget: 13 Practical Strategies for Helping Students Challenged by Anxiety Conditions

Rhodes & Wilson: Promoting Positive Discipline Approaches

Jennifer Kolmar: Opening New Pathways – Strategies and Techniques to Help All Students Graduate

Daniell & Neely: Leveraging Low-Inference Feedback for School Improvement