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Thursday, August 4
 

9:00am CDT

Creating Future-Focused Schools
Limited Capacity filling up

Today’s students need to be prepared for their future. Living in a rapidly evolving global economy, students need to be able to think at higher levels, employ strong literacy and analytical skills, and solve problems in unpredictable situations. There is currently a gap between what students need and what our schools provide. To be prepared for success in today’s increasingly technology-focused and information-based society, ALL students need a rigorous and relevant learning experience. Dr. Daggett will describe how the nation’s most rapidly improving schools have created a culture to support, define, and implement innovative, rigorous learning experiences for ALL students to better prepare them for the ever-changing world.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bill Daggett

Dr. Bill Daggett

Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education
My drive to lead educational reform started in the classroom over 50 years ago. My experience as a teacher, a local administrator, and a director with the New York State Education Department revealed how necessary it was that we start preparing our children for the future, instead... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Ballroom

10:30am CDT

Bridging the Gap of Priority Standard Instruction for Special Education Students
Limited Capacity filling up

In the world of special education, it can be difficult to stay within a pacing guide when each student requires differentiated lessons. Participants will learn about the process of designing differentiated lessons through a priority standard approach to support special education students in both general and special education settings. A lesson plan resource was created by our team that aligns with kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade priority standards. This year-long lesson resource also includes differentiated assessments and IEP goals for each priority standard.

Speakers

Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Cooper Creek 1

10:30am CDT

Facilitating Learning & Engaging Students – Turning Your Building into a Living Learning Lab
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Energy. It is the lifeblood of our society. It is also the focus for Trane's BTU Crew PBL Energy & Data Analytics program, an engaging business & industry partnership that assists schools in providing students in grades 4-12 with high-tech opportunities for career awareness, exploration, and training. It’s interactive, interdisciplinary, and it provides the opportunity to work with high-tech industry tools as students analyze your school’s data; not a case study out of a textbook, your data. Now students don’t just study science, they “do” science using your building as a "living learning lab".

Speakers
DW

Dan Whisler

Educator in Residence, Trane


Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Cooper Creek 2

10:30am CDT

Instructional Tech Coaches Network: Digital Resources to Enhance Impact
Limited Capacity filling up

Educators are inundated with digital resources, but how, why and when should we use them? In this session we will share resources for all levels and learning abilities. Learn how to engage learners and promote learning goals through digital resources you can start using today!

Speakers
avatar for Doug Greek

Doug Greek

Instructional/Technology Coach, Republic Schools
@DouglasGreek


Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Bee Creek

10:30am CDT

Math Vertical Alignment: K-12
Limited Capacity seats available

Math educators will develop a deeper understanding of how each grade level supports overall student success. Training will include mapping a standard across grade level bands to look for and make use of mathematical structures. Grade specific resources and strategies will be shared.

Speakers
BC

Brandi Culp

7/8 Math, Reeds Spring Middle School


Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Short Creek 4

10:30am CDT

Using Makerspace in Centers to Enhance Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Makerspace activities are ideal for making sense of a phenomenon and that can be supported in centers. We’ll explore in makerspace challenges within center time and how it can support concept development as well as promote engineering design thinking. We'll provide materials and activities that you can take back to your classroom for easy implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Caffery

Pam Caffery

National Solutions Sales Consultant, hand2mind
Pam Caffery is a professional educator with 15+ years experiencein public education and the publishing arena. Pam’s experiences in public education range from science classroom teacher, district resource teacher at the district leveland science content supervisor. An experienced... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Short Creek 3

10:30am CDT

Building Trust at Work
Limited Capacity filling up

We all know the old saying trust takes time to build and a minute to lose, but we rarely talk about the essential ingredients to building and maintaining trust over time. In this session, we will explore the four distinctions of trust developed by author and researcher Charles Feltman. In this interactive session participants learn about a few common mistakes well intentioned people make when building trust and leave with trust building action steps they can apply immediately.

Speakers

Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Short Creek 2

10:30am CDT

Fostering the Teacher Leaders in Your School
Limited Capacity filling up

How do I invest in people and provide leadership opportunities? How do I leverage my strengths to lead from the classroom? Engage in rich conversation and leave with actionable next steps for developing the teacher leaders in your building.


Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Short Creek 1

10:30am CDT

Implementing the Science of Reading in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to learn how the Republic Elementary Academic Team implemented the most recent research on the science of reading in early elementary classrooms. The implementation model shared in this session will encompass the use of the research to plan professional learning for classroom teachers to launch pilot classrooms that paved the way for system wide implementation. The system wide approach begins in preschool classrooms with implementation through second grade. Participants will also get to experience a phonemic awareness lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Janna McCroskey

Janna McCroskey

Teacher - Kindergarten, Sweeny Elementary
avatar for Christy Coursey

Christy Coursey

Director of Elementary Learning, Republic Schools
avatar for Alyssa Phillips

Alyssa Phillips

Early Childhood Assistant Director, Republic Schools
Alyssa Phillips will begin a new role in the fall of 2022 as Assistant Early Childhood Director for Republic Schools. Eighteen of her 20 years in education have been spent within the Republic School System. Prior to her current role, she served as a K-2 literacy specialist and helped... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Compton Ferry

10:30am CDT

Math Insanity!
Limited Capacity filling up

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” When students are struggling to understand a math concept, teaching the concept the same way over and over isn’t going to work. Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) is a three-step approach to teaching math that can help all students, but especially those that have “holes” in their math understanding. In this session, you will learn the CRA basics and how to apply it in your classroom. The session is designed for K-6 teachers, but is applicable for middle and high school math teachers who work with struggling students.

Speakers
avatar for Tracie Gones

Tracie Gones

6th grade teacher, Branson


Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Cooper Creek 3

10:30am CDT

Shoring Up Foundational Skills in Small Groups
Limited Capacity seats available

The Simple View of Reading tells us that fluent readers need two ingredients: decoding skills and language comprehension. For many students, their ability to accurately decode is preventing them from reading on grade level. These readers can benefit from specific interventions in a small group setting centered on their decoding gaps. By the end of this session, attendees will understand how to identify students that need help with decoding, how to lesson plan for a small group with a decoding focus, and will know specific instructional strategies that will support these students.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Conner

Lindsey Conner

Teacher - 2nd Grade, Republic Schools
I am a 2nd grade teacher in Republic, MO, with previous experience teaching kindergarten and first grade. I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a master's degree in EL Instruction, and am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Roark Creek

10:30am CDT

Daggett Deep Dive PART 1 (Be sure to register for PART 2 at 1PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

This deeper dive will allow you to further explore the specifics of Dr. Daggett’s Keynote address. Learn how school leaders can revitalize the current PreK–12 system and challenge assumptions about the purposes, benefits, and effectiveness of current practices. Take this opportunity to learn more from an international expert and to immediately process your learning with colleagues.

This is Part 1. Part 2 of the deep dive takes place after the lunch break. Be sure to register for Part 2 at 1PM.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bill Daggett

Dr. Bill Daggett

Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education
My drive to lead educational reform started in the classroom over 50 years ago. My experience as a teacher, a local administrator, and a director with the New York State Education Department revealed how necessary it was that we start preparing our children for the future, instead... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Ballroom

10:30am CDT

Burnout is Real: Supporting Your Staff with the Tools to Succeed
Limited Capacity filling up

Talented teachers with years of commitment to the field are leaving the education industry faster than ever before.  The emergence of COVID-19, increasing levels of uncertainty, and the rise of social and political action across the United States has exacerbated the already demanding roles of our staff, and it's up to leadership to build an environment that connects teachers with resources, relationships and tools for success.  Join us for a conversation exploring how we can simplify the day-to-day of our teachers. We'll explore new and innovative ideas for delivering learning, brainstorm tactics that empower teacher leaders, and discuss how we can bring more collaborative partnerships into our schools to support our staff.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Dial

Jason Dial

Trane Technologies
Global leader in energy, comfort, and indoor environmental quality solutions for buildings. We turn insights and data into an action plan you can move on immediately. So you can reopen your buildings with confidence now – and make it more resilient for tomorrow.


Thursday August 4, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Roundtable Area
  Roundtable Session

11:30am CDT

Why GO with GOCSD Lunch for Superintendents and University Members
Limited Capacity seats available

New things are happening at GOCSD that you need to know about! Superintendents and University Members are invited to enjoy a lunch provided by MoCAAT and Stifel at the Innovation Summit while getting an insider’s peek at the innovative things we have in the works including: the program for our Membership Meetings with topics that support MSIP 6, a new advocacy series for leaders, and support for the Success Ready Students Initiative. Hear from other districts on how they are maximizing their GOCSD membership. As a member driven organization we also want to hear what your needs are and how GOCSD can help.

Thursday August 4, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Ballroom

1:00pm CDT

Tech Director Meetup - Invitation Only
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for those who serve as a technology director for your district. Room location: directly to the right when you enter the doors from the parking lot before you get to the ballroom. 

Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Ballroom Conference Room directly to the right when you enter the doors from the parking lot before you get to the ballroom

1:00pm CDT

Building Math Problem Solvers for Tomorrow
Limited Capacity filling up

We’ll focus on building students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills with a progressing series of problems aligned to key math skills to build confident problem solvers for tomorrow. Starting with experience different modalities of problems to build students’ confidence, we’ll explore ways to strengthen students’ mindset in their abilities.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Caffery

Pam Caffery

National Solutions Sales Consultant, hand2mind
Pam Caffery is a professional educator with 15+ years experiencein public education and the publishing arena. Pam’s experiences in public education range from science classroom teacher, district resource teacher at the district leveland science content supervisor. An experienced... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Short Creek 3

1:00pm CDT

Quick PD for the Busy Teacher
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will cover a variety of ways to meet and interact with busy teachers by providing them with quick and powerful professional development. Participants will leave with resources that they can implement easily.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Instructional/Technology Coach, Clinton School District
@techwithgretz


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Short Creek 4

1:00pm CDT

Student Centered Robotics Grades 4 -8 Starring VEX IQ
Limited Capacity seats available

Easy, affordable and fun program using VEX IQ and their FREE curriculum. The free STEM Labs are geared for VEX, but can translate to any robotics equipment. Through Student-Centered robotics students work collaboratively to design, build, and program working robots in order to complete each year’s challenge. The competition component excites students and gives authentic esteem for improvement. Built around cooperation instead of competition, students leave practice and competitions proud of themselves, ready to improve for the next event. It is challenging, rewarding, authentic, and fun.

Speakers
RV

ROBIN VERHEYEN

Teacher, Reeds Spring
Gifted Education Resource Teacher for grades K-12 at Reeds Spring R-IV School District.


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Cooper Creek 2

1:00pm CDT

Fostering the Teacher Leaders in Your School
Limited Capacity filling up

How do I invest in people and provide leadership opportunities? How do I leverage my strengths to lead from the classroom? Engage in rich conversation and leave with actionable next steps for developing the teacher leaders in your building.


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Short Creek 1

1:00pm CDT

Implementing the Science of Reading in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us to learn how the Republic Elementary Academic Team implemented the most recent research on the science of reading in early elementary classrooms. The implementation model shared in this session will encompass the use of the research to plan professional learning for classroom teachers to launch pilot classrooms that paved the way for system wide implementation. The system wide approach begins in preschool classrooms with implementation through second grade. Participants will also get to experience a phonemic awareness lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Janna McCroskey

Janna McCroskey

Teacher - Kindergarten, Sweeny Elementary
avatar for Alyssa Phillips

Alyssa Phillips

Early Childhood Assistant Director, Republic Schools
Alyssa Phillips will begin a new role in the fall of 2022 as Assistant Early Childhood Director for Republic Schools. Eighteen of her 20 years in education have been spent within the Republic School System. Prior to her current role, she served as a K-2 literacy specialist and helped... Read More →
avatar for Christy Coursey

Christy Coursey

Director of Elementary Learning, Republic Schools


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Compton Ferry

1:00pm CDT

Math Insanity!
Limited Capacity seats available

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” When students are struggling to understand a math concept, teaching the concept the same way over and over isn’t going to work. Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) is a three-step approach to teaching math that can help all students, but especially those that have “holes” in their math understanding. In this session, you will learn the CRA basics and how to apply it in your classroom. The session is designed for K-6 teachers, but is applicable for middle and high school math teachers who work with struggling students.

Speakers
avatar for Tracie Gones

Tracie Gones

6th grade teacher, Branson


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Cooper Creek 3

1:00pm CDT

Movement in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

An “Active Classroom” uses purposeful movement to increase student engagement and maximize learning. This fun active session will provide: -WHY an “Active Classroom” is important for you and your students. -WHAT are the four components of an "Active Classroom". -HOW to use brain boosts and active instructional strategies. At the end of this session, you will leave with the confidence and tools to implement “Active Classroom” strategies to engage and support the well-being of ALL learners!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Brummel

Brad Brummel

Coordinator of Health and Physical Education, Springfield Public Schools RXII
Passionate about supporting teachers and providing an engaging, relevant, and personal learning experience for the 25,000 students in Springfield.


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Short Creek 2

1:00pm CDT

Shoring Up Foundational Skills in Small Groups
Limited Capacity filling up

The Simple View of Reading tells us that fluent readers need two ingredients: decoding skills and language comprehension. For many students, their ability to accurately decode is preventing them from reading on grade level. These readers can benefit from specific interventions in a small group setting centered on their decoding gaps. By the end of this session, attendees will understand how to identify students that need help with decoding, how to lesson plan for a small group with a decoding focus, and will know specific instructional strategies that will support these students.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Conner

Lindsey Conner

Teacher - 2nd Grade, Republic Schools
I am a 2nd grade teacher in Republic, MO, with previous experience teaching kindergarten and first grade. I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a master's degree in EL Instruction, and am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Roark Creek

1:00pm CDT

Teacher Health and Wellness
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators are an essential part of any successful society's current and future structure, but it is up to us to make sure we are strong, capable and at our best! Our society is overly stressed, sedentary and medicated. True Health and Wellness is not easy; it is more than taking a multivitamin or a number staring back at you from the scale, it is the quality of your sleep, food, environment, and relationships. I have lined up very actionable steps anyone can take at their pace, level and needs, that are not band aids but lifestyle changes.

Speakers
RW

Ryan Widel

Visual Arts Dept. Head, 3D Art Instructor, Nixa High
Ryan Widel has been teaching HS Art for 16 years at Nixa. He has his Masters in Secondary Education and Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Ryan is currently the Visual Arts department head at Nixa and the 2020 recipient of the United States Society for Education through... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Bee Creek

1:00pm CDT

Tiered Supports for Student Social and Coping Skills
Limited Capacity full

This session will break down how one district, through the lens of a specific building, is supporting its students and staff through a multi-faceted approach to behavior management, social/emotional learning, mental health awareness, and professional development. Participants will leave with clear, actionable steps for implementation of self-regulation and skills training to execute within their district, building, or classroom.

Speakers
AC

ANDREA CHAVEZ

Principal, Reeds Spring


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Cooper Creek 1

1:00pm CDT

Daggett Deep Dive Part 2 (Be sure to register for PART 1 at 10:30AM)
Limited Capacity seats available

This deeper dive will allow you to further explore the specifics of Dr. Daggett’s Keynote address. Learn how school leaders can revitalize the current PreK–12 system and challenge assumptions about the purposes, benefits, and effectiveness of current practices. Take this opportunity to learn more from an international expert and to immediately process your learning with colleagues.

This is Part 2. Be sure you've registered for Part 1 of the deep dive takes place at 10:30AM.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bill Daggett

Dr. Bill Daggett

Founder, International Center for Leadership in Education
My drive to lead educational reform started in the classroom over 50 years ago. My experience as a teacher, a local administrator, and a director with the New York State Education Department revealed how necessary it was that we start preparing our children for the future, instead... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Ballroom

1:00pm CDT

Power of Focusing on Self-Advocacy and Consent - Cancelled
Limited Capacity seats available

This roundtable will dive into the need for increased soft skills training, specifically in the areas of self-advocacy and consent. These skills are important at every stage and transition in the school setting. 

Speakers
MT

Melody Thweatt

Speech-language pathologist, Nixa


Thursday August 4, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Roundtable Area

2:00pm CDT

Coaching for Success
Limited Capacity full

Participants in this session will leave with the knowledge of a variety of different coaching strategies to implement instruction, implementation of technology, classroom management and much more. These coaching strategies can be used to successfully impact new and veteran teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Gretzinger

Megan Gretzinger

Instructional/Technology Coach, Clinton School District
@techwithgretz


Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Short Creek 4

2:00pm CDT

IGNITE Your Students With Alternative Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you experience frustration with frequent flyers in the office for discipline referrals? Do you have students struggling to keep up in the regular classroom? IGNITE them to success with an alternative education setting that offers a small, structured environment conducive to optimal learning. This session will provide a look at one educational environment that allows students to focus solely upon learning, creating personal success in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal D Hopper

Crystal D Hopper

IGNITE Instructor, Willow Springs RIV School


Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Roark Creek

2:00pm CDT

Making PBL Less Messy- Practical Tips for Managing PBL
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever felt like PBL is just too chaotic in your classroom? Or that your students aren’t learning enough content through the PBL process? In this session we will take you through our PBL journey and how we found a way to make PBL engaging and authentic for our students as well as ensuring curriculum standards are mastered. We will share our process for keeping PBL organized and on track as well as some hurdles we faced along the way. If you are a new PBL teacher or an experienced teacher who is still trying to feel comfortable with the PBL process this session is for you. Join us in discussion on how to make PBL less messy and more productive.

Speakers
ML

Malinda Little

8th Grade Science Teacher
LS

LeAnn Struckman

8th Grade Science Teacher


Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Short Creek 3

2:00pm CDT

The Powerful Duo: Student-Centered Coaching & The PDSA Cycle
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how the Lyon Fifth-Grade Team partnered with the Republic Elementary Literacy Specialist to research, implement, reflect and improve reading outcomes with student-centered coaching driven by a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle. This session will specifically focus on partnering with teachers to reach goals for student learning. An abundance of field-tested tools will be shared so participants can put the practices to immediate use. Resources referenced in the session include Student-Centered Coaching A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principles by Diane Sweeny; Student-Centered Coaching The Moves by Diane Sweeny; Visible Learning: A Synthesis of over 800 Meta-analyses relating to achievement by John Hattie.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Brown

Julie Brown

Elementary Literacy Specialist, Republic Schools
Julie Brown serves the Republic School District as an Elementary Literacy Specialist. She's in her 17th year in education and her 5th year as a specialist. Prior to her current role, she supported elementary students as a first grade, second grade, and fourth-grade teacher. Julie... Read More →
SD

Sarah Dodge

5th Grade


Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Cooper Creek 3

2:00pm CDT

The Science of Reading, Explained.
Limited Capacity filling up

Structured Literacy is an approach to reading instruction and intervention that is forged in scientific evidence. The key principles of Structured Literacy instruction are explicit, systematic, sequential, cumulative, and diagnostic. This session explores the key components of literacy instruction- phonological awareness, sound-symbol correspondence, orthography, phonics, morphology, syntax and semantics- as well as the principles of Structured Literacy instruction through the latest research, best practices for implementation, and opportunities to practice specific instructional methods.

Speakers

Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Compton Ferry

2:00pm CDT

Using Counting Collections to Develop Mathematical Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

Counting Collections is a structured activity that allows children of all ages to count a given set of objects, document that set, and tell how many there are. This may sound like an easy task for students, but there is much more to it than counting! It’s not just for “little” kids. See how students (PK-3) develop the counting sequence, 1:1 correspondence, cardinality, place value, grouping (multiplication), adding, skip counting sorting, patterns and equivalence as well as properties of operations. You will see examples of open and closed collections, various recording methods and sample recording sheets. You will leave with practical strategies for implementing this routine into your classroom.

Speakers
DW

Debbie Wilson

Curriculum Instruction and Assessment, Harrison AR School District


Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Cooper Creek 2

2:00pm CDT

Building a Data Centered Culture: Bringing Data to Life to Work for You
Limited Capacity full

What is the difference between effective and ineffective data use? The answer lies in two things: the culture you build around data, and the systems you use to make data a part of your day to day work. In this session, learners will hear about practical steps that they can take to build not only effective data systems, but also build a culture that uses data to drive student learning in the classroom.

Speakers
KC

Kevin Creighton

Principal, Republic Schools
CL

Camie Lyons

Assistant Principal, Republic Schools


Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Short Creek 1

2:00pm CDT

Is it a Behavior or Skill Deficit?
Limited Capacity full

Why is/are this/these students so ______ (lazy, stubborn, dramatic, forgetful, explosive, indifferent, etc.) Let's talk about the vital skills that are essential to student success, however, seem to be more and more lacking these days. Not only do our students on the Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder Spectrum show deficits with one or more of these skills, but lately we are seeing most students seem to have deficits. Learn to correlate specific behaviors to a specific executive function skill deficit (or most likely more than one!) as well as a toolbox full of interventions to teach/help support the development of those missing skills.

Speakers
JT

Julie Tommingo

K-3 Special Educator, John Thomas School of Discovery


Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Cooper Creek 1

2:00pm CDT

Movement in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

An “Active Classroom” uses purposeful movement to increase student engagement and maximize learning. This fun active session will provide: -WHY an “Active Classroom” is important for you and your students. -WHAT are the four components of an "Active Classroom". -HOW to use brain boosts and active instructional strategies. At the end of this session, you will leave with the confidence and tools to implement “Active Classroom” strategies to engage and support the well-being of ALL learners!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Brummel

Brad Brummel

Coordinator of Health and Physical Education, Springfield Public Schools RXII
Passionate about supporting teachers and providing an engaging, relevant, and personal learning experience for the 25,000 students in Springfield.


Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Short Creek 2

2:00pm CDT

Educational Advocacy
Limited Capacity filling up

I would be happy to lead a roundtable with other colleagues from the GOCSD Advocacy Group and or/ GOKey Communicators.  The roundtable should be centered around the idea of inspiring teachers and admin to become teacher advocates.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Cook

Scott Cook

Superintendent, Mt. Vernon


Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Roundtable Area

2:00pm CDT

Real World Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

2-3:30 Real World Learning Part 1
with Dr. Jeremy Tucker, Superintendent at Liberty Public Schools.
Learn about the journey and innovative efforts of one school district in the Kansas City area which engages PreK-to-12th grade student’s in real world, personalized learning experiences. Dr. Tucker will also share about several Kansas City area districts’ partnerships with the local business community, and how they have collaboratively determined Market Value Assets which recognizes when students master essential workforce competencies. This region of the state has over 60 schools engaged in this business-to-school partnership.

3:30 - 4 PM Real World Learning Part 2
with Mrs. Dana Hubbard, Director of Student Experiences at Springfield Public Schools.
Learn about the basic tenets for how and why leaders must ensure all students are having opportunities for authentic place-based learning experiences. Hear examples of various approaches for providing real world learning for PreK-12th grade students.

Speakers
MD

Mrs. Dana Hubbard

Director of Student Experiences, Springfield Public Schools
DJ

Dr. Jeremy Tucker

Superintendent, Liberty Public Schools


Thursday August 4, 2022 2:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Ballroom

3:00pm CDT

Instructional Design Online: Best Practices for the Canvas Learning Management System
Limited Capacity seats available

Canvas is a robust learning management system that allows teachers full control of their instructional design. This can be overwhelming, but with a few tips and tricks, this design becomes easier and more effective. This session will focus on effectively utilizing the Canvas learning management system to enhance teaching and learning in middle and secondary classrooms.  

Speakers
avatar for Sheena Self

Sheena Self

Camdenton


Thursday August 4, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Bee Creek

3:00pm CDT

Mathematical Discourse: Fostering Rich Mathematical Discussions
Limited Capacity filling up

Mathematical Discourse engages all learners in rich math discussions that have monumental effects. When students have opportunities to think critically, justify answers and develop a way to express their ideas, the whole class excels. Research shows there are ways to purposefully plan and foster these rich math discussions. Come experience what mathematical discourse looks like in the classroom and collaborate with fellow math colleagues on best practices.

Speakers
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Brandi Culp

7/8 Math, Reeds Spring Middle School


Thursday August 4, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Cooper Creek 3

3:00pm CDT

Student Voice and Choice Through Play
Limited Capacity filling up

Today's classroom is filled with many social/emotional struggles, as well as academic gaps, and educators are trying to juggle it all. Come to this session and learn how play in the early childhood classroom can improve your student engagement, improve language skills, and executive functioning skills in students.

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Mary Floyd

Kindergarten Teacher, Nixa Public Schools
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Mallory Lile

Kindergarten Teacher, Nixa Public Schools


Thursday August 4, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Cooper Creek 2

3:00pm CDT

Teach this Tomorrow - Digital Hexagonal Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, educators will learn the ins and outs of Digital Hexagonal Thinking and how to implement this strategy in the classroom! Educators will receive a template that is ready to use, practice Digital Hexagonal Thinking, and receive guidance on best practices when utilizing this strategy in the classroom. The session will include time for thoughtful design of a Digital Hexagonal Thinking lesson that extends across multiple digital apps, as well as ideas for implementing across all contents. Educators can expect to see thoughtful conversations, critical thinking, and creativity when implementing this in the classroom.

Speakers
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Morgan Lockmiller

Teacher - English Language Arts


Thursday August 4, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Compton Ferry

3:00pm CDT

Building a Data Centered Culture: Bringing Data to Life to Work for You
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What is the difference between effective and ineffective data use? The answer lies in two things: the culture you build around data, and the systems you use to make data a part of your day to day work. In this session, learners will hear about practical steps that they can take to build not only effective data systems, but also build a culture that uses data to drive student learning in the classroom.

Speakers
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Camie Lyons

Assistant Principal, Republic Schools
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Kevin Creighton

Principal, Republic Schools


Thursday August 4, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Short Creek 2

3:00pm CDT

Building Trust at Work
Limited Capacity filling up

We all know the old saying trust takes time to build and a minute to lose, but we rarely talk about the essential ingredients to building and maintaining trust over time. In this session, we will explore the four distinctions of trust developed by author and researcher Charles Feltman. In this interactive session participants learn about a few common mistakes well intentioned people make when building trust and leave with trust building action steps they can apply immediately.

Speakers

Thursday August 4, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Short Creek 1

3:00pm CDT

Empowering Teachers to Find Success and Build Meaningful Relationships with Challenging Children
Limited Capacity full

After a challenging few years many children are struggling behaviorally, creating more complex roles for teachers. During this session we will dive into the "why" behind a variety of behaviors, discuss simple ways to build meaningful relationships, and explore effective ways to minimize behaviors. At the end of the presentation participants will be able to confidently walk into their classroom ready to build relationships with all children, with a fresh view on behavior management, which will allow you to spend more time focused on academics. Discussion will be backed with up-to-date research from Conscious Discipline, Growth Mindset, and Cindy Jones.

Speakers
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Amy Swofford

Special Education Teacher, Marshfield R-1 Schools


Thursday August 4, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Short Creek 3

3:00pm CDT

Is it a Behavior or Skill Deficit?
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Why is/are this/these students so ______ (lazy, stubborn, dramatic, forgetful, explosive, indifferent, etc.) Let's talk about the vital skills that are essential to student success, however, seem to be more and more lacking these days. Not only do our students on the Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder Spectrum show deficits with one or more of these skills, but lately we are seeing most students seem to have deficits. Learn to correlate specific behaviors to a specific executive function skill deficit (or most likely more than one!) as well as a toolbox full of interventions to teach/help support the development of those missing skills.

Speakers
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Julie Tommingo

K-3 Special Educator, John Thomas School of Discovery


Thursday August 4, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Cooper Creek 1

3:00pm CDT

Student and Teacher Partnerships: Working Together to Make Data-Driven Decisions
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants in this session will leave with practical strategies for partnering with their students to interpret and respond to real-time assessment data. Methods for collecting quick data will be shared with participants, along with a structured approach to collaborating with individual students as they set goals for learning and determine how they will best respond to their own data.

Speakers
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Ashley Harting

8th Grade Math Teacher, Republic Schools


Thursday August 4, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Roark Creek

3:00pm CDT

High HOPE for TEAchers!
Limited Capacity full

Join the College of the Ozarks Teacher Preparation program for a Sip and Share. Conversations will explore HOPE in the profession. You bring your expertise and experience as a Teacher of Professional Practice "TOPP Teacher," we will supply the ice TEA and snacks. Your valued insight will be used to support our continued commitment to "Faithfully prepare educators for their purpose: Whenever, Wherever, Whatever." All attendees will receive a CofO student-made product and a myriad of ideas to foster longeviTEA. 

Speakers
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Kara Swofford

Director of Teacher Education, College of the Ozarks
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Kerry Moore

Associate Professor of Education, College of the Ozarks


Thursday August 4, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Roundtable Area
 
Friday, August 5
 

8:30am CDT

Canvas Admin Network
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a Canvas Administrator? If so, join us collaborate and learn with the person who does what you do in other districts. Add an agenda item from which you’d benefit to make this meeting exactly what you need.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Dingman

Nathan Dingman

Instructional Coach, Webb City
Nathan Dingman, District Instructional Technology Coach.Nathan works with teachers to improve the use of technology in their classrooms from K-12. Nathan has presented at Greenbush Technology Summit in Girard, Kansas, at MOREnet 2017 the Missouri State Conference hosted by Morenet... Read More →
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Sarah Knight

Instructional Technology Specialist, Nixa Public Schools


Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Short Creek 2

8:30am CDT

Instructional Coaches Network
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructional Coach...what does that mean in other districts?  Come and meet other Instructional Coaches in our GOCSD network.  This session will launch our 22-23 GOCSD Instructional Coach Network meetings and begin collaborative conversations.  This network is designed to learn and share best practices throughout the region and meets quarterly throughout the school year.  

Speakers

Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Bee Creek

8:30am CDT

Maximizing Mentors: Relationships That Lead to Retention
Limited Capacity filling up

Mentoring as a powerful tool to support teachers is not a new concept. For decades, teacher mentoring programs have proven to be a vital tool in the growth of those who are entering the field. But then 2020 happened, resulting in our schools, students, and staff taking hit after challenging hit. Districts now find themselves scrambling to best reinforce teachers who were unable to complete practicums and student teaching, as well as teachers who are being hired from completely different career fields, in the midst of staffing shortages. Join Drs. Armstrong and Weaver as they present and give insight into possible solutions to not only better equip teachers, but also to better retain teachers, through strong mentoring relationships.

Speakers
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KyAnne Weaver

Instructional Coach, Marshfield R-I Schools


Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Short Creek 4

8:30am CDT

RTI In the Early Grades
Limited Capacity full

How do you implement RTI for your students? We’ve got the answers! Response to Intervention is a highly effective instructional practice that we have personally seen greatly improve the academic success of our students. Hear about how we implement RTI on a daily basis to support math and literacy in our classrooms. Get tips on how to collaborate with your grade level team, use assessment data to drive instruction, and plan RTI lessons. Bring the best out in your students with RTI!

Speakers
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Brittney Stoecklein

Teacher - 1st Grade
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Emily Hanson

Teacher - 1st grade, Republic Schools


Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Compton Ferry

8:30am CDT

The Neuroscience of Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity full

"How do we teach math?" It's a good question, but to answer it we need to ask ourselves something different: "How do we learn math?" 25 years ago, a group of neuroscience researchers set out to find serious answers to this question by looking at spatial-temporal reasoning. Driving this research was the bold idea: What if math could be taught the way the brain learns? Let's discuss the result of this research and how we can provide equitable access to learning tools proven to help all students.

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Nisbet

Nigel Nisbet

VP Content Creation, MIND Research Institute
Former High School Math Teacher, District Secondary Math Coordinator (LAUSD) and Professional Musician (actually had top 20 hits). Love to talk about music, neuroscience, creativity, mathematics, puzzles, and education :))


Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Short Creek 3

8:30am CDT

Student and Teacher Partnerships: Working Together to Make Data-Driven Decisions
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants in this session will leave with practical strategies for partnering with their students to interpret and respond to real-time assessment data. Methods for collecting quick data will be shared with participants, along with a structured approach to collaborating with individual students as they set goals for learning and determine how they will best respond to their own data.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Harting

Ashley Harting

8th Grade Math Teacher, Republic Schools


Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Roark Creek

8:30am CDT

Teacher Health and Wellness
Limited Capacity full

Educators are an essential part of any successful society's current and future structure, but it is up to us to make sure we are strong, capable and at our best! Our society is overly stressed, sedentary and medicated. True Health and Wellness is not easy; it is more than taking a multivitamin or a number staring back at you from the scale, it is the quality of your sleep, food, environment, and relationships. I have lined up very actionable steps anyone can take at their pace, level and needs, that are not band aids but lifestyle changes.

Speakers
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Ryan Widel

Visual Arts Dept. Head, 3D Art Instructor, Nixa High
Ryan Widel has been teaching HS Art for 16 years at Nixa. He has his Masters in Secondary Education and Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Ryan is currently the Visual Arts department head at Nixa and the 2020 recipient of the United States Society for Education through... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Cooper Creek 2

8:30am CDT

Using Technology to Create Equitable Learning for Students With Disabilities
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will showcase thoughtful yet simple digital tools that can be used to assist diverse readers and writers in accessing content and reaching grade level expectations.

Speakers
avatar for Kaleigh Pickett

Kaleigh Pickett

Secondary Process Coordinator, Republic R-III


Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Cooper Creek 1

8:30am CDT

Real World Learning and Success Ready
Limited Capacity seats available

8:30 - 9 AM Real World Learning Part 3
with Dr. Jason Snodgrass, Superintendent at Fort Osage Schools.
Many rural school leaders serving communities with limited business resources often view this context as a barrier to providing students with Real World Learning experiences. Hear how one district in Missouri’s northwest region has a creative approach for how smaller, more rural school districts can create opportunities for students to have internships and other authentic real world experiences.

9 - 9:20 AM What do we know about the Success Ready Students Initiative Part 1
with Dr. Craig Carson, Assistant Superintendent at Ozark Public Schools.
Dr. Carson was one of the small group facilitators for the DESE Success Ready Students Work Group (SRSWG). He will share an overview of the processes and the professional learning in which the group engaged, and provide insight around the recommendations from these 100 Missouri stakeholders. The SRSWG work focused on creating a competency-based, personalized learning approach and a redesigned assessment system for all levels of the educational spectrum including: classroom, building, district and state.

9:20 - 9:50 AM What do we know about the Success Ready Students Initiative. Part 2
with Dr. Pam Hedgpeth, Executive Director for GOCSD.
Dr. Hedgpeth was one of the facilitators who led the DESE Success Ready Students Work Group. She will provide details regarding the Work Group’s recommendation for creating Innovation Zones. She will share the various opportunities for interested districts to engage in a network of designing innovative practices (including redesigning the current assessment system) and professional learning opportunities around competency-based learning.

9:50 - 10:15 AM Leading in Complex Budget Times
with Dr. John Jungmann and Dr. Jason Hoffman, Directors at MoCAAT
These experts will provide insight around this timely topic. This session was added to help district and building leaders consider action related to recent legislation including: ESSER, Transportation Funds, Teacher Salary Grants, Career Ladder, and upcoming shifts in WADA. These are difficult times for school leaders to know how to budget effectively. Jason Hoffman and John Jungmann with a combined 40+ years of experience in school leadership in the state of Missouri, will provide updates regarding issues and opportunities facing districts in the area of school finance and lead a discussion regarding how districts are budgeting, spending and forecasting for the future during these unpredictable times.

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Dr. John Jungman

Director, MoCAAT
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Dr. Jason Hoffman

Director, MoCATT
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Dr. Craig Carson

Assistant Superintendent, Ozark Public Schools
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Dr. Jason Snodgrass

Superintendent, Fort Osage Schools


Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 10:15am CDT
Ballroom

9:30am CDT

Advice for Aspiring Secondary Principals
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the 21-22 principals of the year for high school, middle school, and assistant principalship for advice to help you prepare for administration. We will share some of the ins and outs of administration along with pointers to develop your leadership skills right now.

Speakers
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Jared Webster

Jr. High Principal, Nixa Public Schools
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Tony Lourenco

Assistant Principal, Branson R-IV School District


Friday August 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Short Creek 4

9:30am CDT

Fostering Ownership in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will explore the ideas of John Hattie and Jo Boaler to promote self-efficacy and growth in secondary mathematics students.

Speakers
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Heather King

7th Grade Math


Friday August 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Roark Creek

9:30am CDT

Free Canvas Tools
Limited Capacity full

Looking to take your Canvas use to the next level?  Interested in incorporating blended learning strategies and engaging tools into Canvas?  This session will explore different blended learning methods and the “why” behind blended learning.  We will explore great technology tools that assist in blended learning and sync seamlessly with Canvas. This session will provide ideas to create a student-centered classroom that truly motivates students. You will leave with new ways to ignite student engagement, creativity, and collaboration.

Speakers
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Jana Linehan

Teacher, Branson


Friday August 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Bee Creek

9:30am CDT

Make Your Own Math: A Playful Way to Encourage Creative Problem Solving
Limited Capacity filling up

Educators and family are vital to empowering students to reach their full STEM potential. How can we bring those audiences together to create impactful, inclusive education experiences? Come learn how designing an engaging math program focused on families can help students develop powerful, problem-solving skills and build a sense of community too.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Tracy

Daniel Tracy

Director of Mathematics Innovation, MIND Research Institute
Daniel began his career in education as a High School Math Teacher before joining MIND Research Institute as an Education Consultant and Curriculum Specialist. He is committed to improving math education and speaks across the country to illuminate the power and necessity of neuroscience-based... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Short Creek 3

9:30am CDT

Social Emotional Learning in the Early Grades
Limited Capacity filling up

We are excited to share the aspects of social emotional learning that help our students find success in the classroom with you! Learn ways to implement social emotional learning with morning meetings, daily routines, and through the use of daily affirmations. We will also provide tips on how to manage challenging behaviors with multiple strategies that will protect your relationships with your students. Create a classroom community built on relationships to make every school day a great day for your students!

Speakers
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Carissa Thomas

Teacher - Kindergarten
avatar for Emily Hanson

Emily Hanson

Teacher - 1st grade, Republic Schools


Friday August 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Compton Ferry

9:30am CDT

Empowering Teachers to Find Success and Build Meaningful Relationships with Challenging Children
Limited Capacity full

After a challenging few years many children are struggling behaviorally, creating more complex roles for teachers. During this session we will dive into the "why" behind a variety of behaviors, discuss simple ways to build meaningful relationships, and explore effective ways to minimize behaviors. At the end of the presentation participants will be able to confidently walk into their classroom ready to build relationships with all children, with a fresh view on behavior management, which will allow you to spend more time focused on academics. Discussion will be backed with up-to-date research from Conscious Discipline, Growth Mindset, and Cindy Jones.

Speakers
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Amy Swofford

Special Education Teacher, Marshfield R-1 Schools


Friday August 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Cooper Creek 3

9:30am CDT

Tiered Supports for Student Social and Coping Skills
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will break down how one district, through the lens of a specific building, is supporting its students and staff through a multi-faceted approach to behavior management, social/emotional learning, mental health awareness, and professional development. Participants will leave with clear, actionable steps for implementation of self-regulation and skills training to execute within their district, building, or classroom.

Speakers
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ANDREA CHAVEZ

Principal, Reeds Spring


Friday August 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Cooper Creek 2

9:30am CDT

Using Technology to Create Equitable Learning for Students With Disabilities
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will showcase thoughtful yet simple digital tools that can be used to assist diverse readers and writers in accessing content and reaching grade level expectations.

Speakers
avatar for Kaleigh Pickett

Kaleigh Pickett

Secondary Process Coordinator, Republic R-III


Friday August 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Cooper Creek 1

9:30am CDT

"What the Heck is Career Tech?"
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Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. Did you know that about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation?! Missouri Career and Technical Education combines academics and occupational skill training to prepare students of all ages. Many CTE centers offer Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Skilled Technical Sciences, Technology and Engineering, and Marketing and Cooperative Education. Join us for a conversation on the different opportunities we can offer your students to prepare them for a successful future after high school!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Noriega

Jennifer Noriega

Culinary Arts Instructor, Reeds Spring
Culinary Arts Instructor
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Caitlin Sullivan

Early Childhood Careers Instructor, Reeds Spring


Friday August 5, 2022 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Roundtable Area

10:30am CDT

Creating a Climate and Culture of Success
Limited Capacity filling up

Kim will motivate, inspire, and remind participants of the powerful impact that they can have, despite the pressures and challenges of their profession. Kim will also share the importance of building relationships among staff, families, and students that will motivate, engage, empower, and create success for all. She will share how to ignite a passion for learning, provide support and encouragement, hold high expectations for student behavior, promote parental involvement, and ensure a safe, secure environment where everyone feels welcome. Additionally, Kim will share how to create consistency and expectations while simultaneously instilling passion and joy.

Speakers
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Kim Bearden

Cofounder and Executive Director, The Ron Clark Academy
Kim Bearden is the cofounder, executive director, and language arts teacher at the highly acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, an innovative middle school and educator-training facility in Atlanta. Over 85,000 educators from around the world have visited Kim's classroom and have attended... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Ballroom
 
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