Session Highlights

 

Wednesday, July 11

Thought Leader Session: I Am Because of You!

Join Adolph Brown on an engaging journey of teaching and learning excellence as he celebrates the unique opportunity adults have to make a meaningful, lasting difference in the lives of students-students who deserve the highest quality education in every classroom. Brown will affirm teachers, leaders, and community stakeholders who will challenge, motivate, encourage, and support students to achieve academic and life success.

Presenter:

  • Adolph Brown, President, and CEO, The Business & Education Leadership Authority, Virginia Beach, VA

 

Practitioner to Practitioner: NASSP Principal of the Year Finalists Tell All

Learn with and from NASSP’s National Principal of the Year Finalists as they share their practice in their school communities. Through the voice these school leaders learn how they are catalysts for change in diverse school settings. How do they build culture, lead learning, and design the future so that each student succeeds?

Presenters:

  • Jack Baldermann, 2017 NASSP National Principal of the Year Finalist, and Principal, Westmont High School, Westmont, IL
  • Akil Ross, 2018 NASSP National Principal of the Year, and Principal, Chapin High School, Chapin, SC
  • Tommy Welch, 2017 NASSP National Principal of the Year Finalist, and Principal, Meadowcreek High School, Norcross, GA

 

Finding the Unicorn: The Magic Behind Discovering Work/Life Balance

This session will offer strategies and supports to recognize the importance of self-care in different quadrants of personal and professional life. Come ready to regain some balance that you can take back to school and home the next day as well as a plan to sustain balance for the future.

Presenters:

  • Jessica Johnson, Principal, Dodgeland Elementary School and District Assessment Coordinator at Dodgeland School District, Juneau, WI
  • Sarah Johnson, Principal, Spooner High School, Spooner, WI
  • Jessica Cabeen, Principal, Woodson Kindergarten Center, and 2017 Minnesota National Distinguished Principal, Austin, MN

 

Lead like a Pirate! Make School Amazing for Students and Staff!

Learn dynamic strategies to dramatically transform culture and build schools where students and staff run to get in, not out. This motivational session will help leaders ignite passion and tap into the inner genius of their crew in order to encourage risk-taking, learning, and growth to make school amazing!

Presenters:

  • Beth Houf, Principal, Fulton Middle School, Fulton, MO
  • Shelley Burgess, Author and Speaker, Dave Burgess Consulting, San Diego, CA

 

Unlocking the Potential of Underrepresented Students Through Academic Language and Discourse

How can you as a leader leverage your skills through collaboration to support a culture of student-to-student academic discourse in classrooms? This session describes how school administrators, a speech pathologist, and an English-language learner specialist trained staff to increase student language skills and academic achievement through school-wide discourse.

Presenters:

  • Mildred Charley-Greene, Principal, Northwood High School, Silver Spring, MD
  • Claudette Smith, Assistant Principal, Northwood High School, Silver Spring, MD
  • Lynne Stevens, Speech Language Pathologist, Northwood High School, Silver Spring, MD

 

All In: Creating Partnerships With Families and Community

Now more than ever it takes a community to inspire, educate, and advocate for our students. This session will take a look at creative ways to partner with parents and the local community around three critical areas of partnerships: sharing information, working together, and seeking feedback.

Presenters:

  • Jessica Cabeen, principal, Woodson Kindergarten Center, Austin, MN

 

Communication Strategies to Increase Home, School, and Community Engagement

Every community is different. That’s why school leaders need a variety of strategies and tools to engage with the students, parents, and stakeholders they serve. A blend of digital, print, and in-person communications tailored to meet local needs, is the best approach for this important work.

Presenters:

  • Matt Renwick, principal, Mineral Point Elementary School, Mineral Point, WI

 

Social-Emotional Learning Leadership for Middle Schools

Three middle school administrators from Washington who have seen the profound impact of SEL on their school climates, brought SEL into all aspects of school life, and successfully advocated at the district for SEL resources, will discuss SEL leadership and lessons learned.

Presenters:

  • Baionne Coleman, school leader fellow, Impact Public Schools, Seatac, WA
  • Richard P. Boyle, principal, St. Luke School, Shoreline, WA
  • Darice Johnson, principal, Meridian Middle School, Kent, WA

 

Creating a Path Toward 8th-Grade Algebra for Historically Underserved Students

This session will explore the use of data, scheduling, professional development, access and equity frameworks, and cultural proficiency in moving historically underserved math students into algebra by grade 8.

Presenters:

  • George V. Guy, principal, Rosa International Middle School, Cherry Hill, NJ

Decriminalize Misbehavior and End the Pipeline to Prison

Schools that effectively leverage a balance of positive behavior interventions and supports, collaborative problem-solving, and restorative practices to their schoolwide discipline systems are most equipped to provide safe and respectful learning environments, guide and support expected behaviors for varying situations, maximize instructional time, and increase student learning and well-being.

Presenters:

  • Amber D. Schroering, assistant principal, Brownsburg East Middle School, Brownsburg, IN
  • Craig Smith, principal, Center Grove Middle School Central, Greenwood, IN
  • Chris Renner, assistant principal, Brownsburg East Middle School, Brownsburg, IN

 

Collaborative Leadership Culture During and After a Major Crisis

In this presentation, building principals from Aztec, New Mexico, will share their experiences working together to guide their high school and district through a 2017 school violence crisis that resulted in the deaths of two students, a campus-wide lockdown, and an evacuation effort. The session will include insight on the positive impact that tabletop trainings with local law enforcement prior to the crisis had on school and district decision-making. The presentation will also address ongoing recovery efforts since the crisis.

Presenters:

  • Warman Hall, principal, Aztec High School, Aztec, NM
  • Brenda L. McNeal, assistant principal, Aztec High School, Aztec, NM
  • Bryan Sanders, assistant principal and athletic director, Aztec High School, Aztec, NM
  • Rocky Torres, principal, Vista Nueva High School, Aztec, N.M.
  • Jessica Sledzinski, principal, Koogler Middle School, Aztec, N.M.
  • Tatia Fernandez, assistant principal, Koogler Middle School, Aztec, NM

 

Developing and Implementing Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies and Learning Opportunities Throughout a School District

With rapidly changing demographics, this suburban Title I high school district has engaged in the process of implementing culturally responsive teaching philosophies and strategies to meet the needs of all learners. This session will share our journey including the identification of needs, professional development, student participation, and outcomes.

Presenters:

  • Scott Helton, superintendent, DuPage High School District 88, Addison, IL
  • Michael Bolden, principal, Addison Trail High School, Addison, IL
  • Daniel Krause, principal, Willowbrook High School, Villa Park, IL

 

Creating Positive, Productive Problem-Solvers One Day at a Time

As leaders, everything we do and say influences the culture of our schools. This session will focus on purposeful communication, effective evaluation, and messaging and branding the school’s story in order to create positive, productive problem-solvers.

Presenters:

  • Heidy J. LaFleur, principal, MacArthur Elementary, Hoffman Estates, IL

 

Impacting Vicarious Trauma in Your Building

How trauma impacts students is a subject that is often breached. This presentation seeks to broaden the lens by focusing on understanding how students’ trauma impacts the adults in the building. Through didactic and experiential learning, school leaders will explore the impact and methods to effect change in their schools.

Presenters:

  • Aisha Bell, board-certified dance/movement therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor, Communities In Schools of Chicago
  • Nicki Keen, licensed clinical social worker, Communities In Schools of Chicago
  • Karen Roddie, behavioral and mental health specialist, Communities In Schools of Chicago

 

What Did You Do at School Today?

We have tools at our disposal that allow us to provide prompts to go along with the question, “What did you do at school today?” These prompts significantly change the conversation for the better. This session will highlight how we, at Van Allen Elementary School, are changing that conversation.

Presenters:

  • Eric Ewald, principal, Van Allen Elementary School, North Liberty, IA

 

Empower Students to Aspire Higher

This presentation provides a variety of schoolwide, practical strategies that get results in an interactive way. The sharing of ideas and networking is encouraged. Aiming to empower students to aspire higher, we focus on providing students more opportunities to lead and more support to succeed.

Presenters:

  • Kasey L. Teske, principal, Canyon Ridge High School, Twin Falls, ID; board member, NASSP
  • Amy McBride, principal, Robert Stuart Middle School, Twin Falls, ID; president, IASSP

 

Empower Students to Aspire Higher

This presentation provides a variety of schoolwide, practical strategies that get results in an interactive way. The sharing of ideas and networking is encouraged. Aiming to empower students to aspire higher, we focus on providing students more opportunities to lead and more support to succeed.

Presenters:

  • Kasey L. Teske, principal, Canyon Ridge High School, Twin Falls, ID; board member, NASSP
  • Amy McBride, principal, Robert Stuart Middle School, Twin Falls, ID; president, IASSP

 

What Are We Doing Well? Using the Appreciative Inquiry Framework for Creating a College-Going School Culture

This session discusses how principals can use Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to develop a college-going school culture. AI solicits strategic thinking and dialogue. It allows the school to create a strategy and/or strategic plan to construct its future through collaboration, shared understanding, and a commitment to action.

Presenters:

  • Sheldon L. Eakins, associate director, TRIO Educational Talent Search program, Idaho State University

 

Everyday Social-Emotional Learning in the School: Integrating SEL and Mindfulness Into Your Schools

Social-emotional learning is a way to empower our students with lifelong learning tools, such as being present, responsible, and collaborative. While the movement to include SEL in schools gains momentum, our teachers are not competent to implement it. Participants will learn how to integrate SEL strategies in their classrooms.

Presenters:

  • Carla Philibert, founder, Mindful Practices

 

The Front Porch Initiative: My Story Project

Our stories matter. Research shows that students are becoming more self-centered and less empathetic, affecting their ability to learn and connect. The fallout has lifelong, dire consequences—for them and society. We can counter this trend by creating a deeply connected school community that changes how students think, relate, and learn.

Presenters:

  • David L. LaFrance, principal, Oakland Elementary School, Bloomington, IL

 

School Culture by Design

Shifting school culture is a collaborative task. Every person on campus plays a part. This session focuses on ways to build trust, engage meaningful conversation, and consider what might happen to school culture if each staff member were to assume the best of one another.

Presenters:

  • Phil Boyte, consultant and trainer, Learning for Living

 

Decentralizing Command: Achieving Bold Goals Through Mission Critical Teams

For those committed to achieving bold goals and developing leadership in others, then this session is for you. Learn how a school of more than 3,000 students developed a system to meet nine mission critical goals through intentional leadership development, systemic support, and reciprocal accountability.

Presenters:

  • Shane G. McKay, principal, East Central High School, San Antonio, TX
  • Trevor Greene, executive director of human resources, workforce planning, and development, Highline Public Schools, Burien, WA

 

Leading From the Middle

Looking to decrease discipline and increase student achievement? Then #LeadingFromtheMiddle is for you. Join us as we share proven ways to motivate and involve students in monitoring and managing their behavior and grades.

Presenters:

  • Jay W. Homan, principal, Putnam County Middle School, Eatonton, GA
  • ShayKele T. Holsey, assistant principal, Putnam County Middle School, Eatonton, GA

 

Black Girl Blues: Strategies to Combat Intra-Racial Bullying and Alternatives to Suspension

For black girls, questions of racial identity manifest in ways that are detrimental to them and to others. This workshop will contain aha moments to be taken away and shared for the betterment of school culture. We will also discuss best practices and model activities to address this sensitive issue.

Presenters:

  • Carolyn R. Strong, dean of students, Thornton Township High School, South Holland, IL

 

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Research shows that one in three educators avoids crucial conversations in the workplace, which leads to stress, burnout, and diminished enjoyment. Plus, every avoided crucial conversation costs $7,500, on average. In this session, educators will acquire skills to speak up—to reduce stress, avoid burnout, and restore meaning and joy to education.

Presenters:

  • Stacy Nelson, senior master trainer, VitalSmarts

 

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Research shows that one in three educators avoids crucial conversations in the workplace, which leads to stress, burnout, and diminished enjoyment. Plus, every avoided crucial conversation costs $7,500, on average. In this session, educators will acquire skills to speak up—to reduce stress, avoid burnout, and restore meaning and joy to education.

Presenters:

  • Stacy Nelson, senior master trainer, VitalSmarts

 

Using Your Role as Principal to Develop Other Leaders in Your School

As a school leader, an important part of your job is to develop leaders within your building— from assistant principals to instructional coaches to teachers. In this session, participants will learn various strategies, including identifying potential leaders, developing their leadership skills, providing autonomy, and showing appreciation for leaders’ work.

Presenters:

  • Susan S. Kessler, principal, Hunters Lane High School, Nashville, TN
  • April M. Snodgrass, assistant principal, Hunters Lane High School, Nashville, TN

 

Disrupt School Admin!

Three Massachusetts secondary school administrators seek to disrupt your thinking through a “strategy share” that will energize and inspire leaders. Three lead learner facilitators, 10 hot topics, five minutes each, rotating slides every 15 seconds—hands-on, empowering, and fun. Transform the energy in your school to disrupt!

Presenters:

  • Brian J. McCann, principal, Joseph Case High School, Swansea, MA
  • Martin R. Geoghegan, principal, John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School, Middleborough, MA
  • Tara Bennett, principal, Millbury Memorial Junior/Senior High School, Millbury, MA

 

Promoting School Culture by Cultivating Professional Capital

This highly engaging presentation focuses on developing an understanding of professional capital and its influence on improving school culture, climate, and community. Participants will learn about the component parts of professional capital—human capital, social capital, and decisional capital, and how they influence school culture and climate.

Presenters:

  • William C. Melsheimer, president, WM Consulting

 

The Happiness Advantage: How Five Minutes a Day Can Change Your World

How can we create a cultural revolution? In this session, attendees will learn strategies to encourage the development of positive mindsets. We will share our school’s discovery of Shawn Achor’s work in The Happiness Advantage and how it has created a cultural revolution in our school and students’ lives.

Presenters:

  • Bart Peery, principal, Salem Hills High School, Salem, UT
  • Bart Thompson, psychology teacher, Salem Hills High School, Salem, UT

 

Breaking the Barrier of Educational Apartheid

For many high poverty schools in segregated neighborhoods, the biggest challenge is to get the adults to believe that race and poverty are not an excuse for poor academic success. Learn key factors in turning around schools and communities from focusing on victimization to inspiring hope and resilience.

Presenters:

  • Marceta A. Reilly, speaker and author, Reilly & Associates
  • Simon T. Bailey, speaker and author, Simon T. Bailey International

 

Building a Winning School Culture

A leader’s ability to influence culture determines their success more than any other variable. This session will focus on strategies to positively impact six domains of school culture as a school leader.

Presenters:

  • Charles W. Gardner, principal, Riverwood International Charter School, Atlanta, GA

 

Student-Centered Coaching

How are you building capacity with your assistant principals and teacher leaders? Have you communicated their role in being instructional leaders in the building? If you have begun or would like to begin this process, we will explore building capacity with student-centered coaching.

Presenters:

  • Otis Clayton, principal, Wooddale High School, Memphis, TN
  • Latonja Robinson, coordinator of grants and federal programs, and administrative lead for biology and chemistry, Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN
  • Trenesha Terry, data analysis chair and administrative lead for algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN

 

Bridging Academic and Social-Emotional Practices in High Schools: The Case for Systemic Personalization

Personalization for academic and social-emotional learning is a whole-school reform initiative taking place in 24 Broward County Public Schools. In this session, district administrators will share their experiences implementing this successful reform that promotes strong systemic and intentional approaches to personalize the learning experience for high school students.

Presenters:

  • Michael Ramirez, high school cadre director, Broward County Public Schools, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Alan Strauss, high school cadre director, Broward County Public Schools, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Dan Traeger, district coordinator, National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, Vanderbilt University

 

Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline: What Works and What Does Not Work

In this interactive session, participants will assess alternatives to exclusionary discipline that they have implemented in their schools. A summary of findings from two national surveys—Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS 2003–04 and 2011¬–12) and School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS 1999-2000 and 2009–10)—will be used as baseline.

Presenters:

  • Athanase Gahungu, professor of educational administration, Chicago State University
  • William Truesdale, adjunct professor of educational leadership and special education, Chicago State University

Thursday, July 12

Thought Leader Session: Cultivating Grit from Within

While Angela Duckworth was working on her book on grit, she chose Scott Barry Kaufman to teach the course Introduction to Positive Psychology. His course quickly became one of the most popular at the University of Pennsylvania-and now he’s been asked to teach it indefinitely. And now grit-passion and perseverance for long-term personal goals-lies at the core of Kaufman’s new theory of personal intelligence. Presenting cutting-edge research, Kaufman shows how grit and resilience is a natural outcome of harnessing the unique strengths in children, as well as building on their unique learning challenges. As a result, we can see high levels of creativity and performance that we never could have predicted.

Presenter:

  • Scott Barry Kaufman, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

Middle School: A Place to Belong and Become

The foundational concepts of belonging and becoming weave throughout this session as authors Laurie Barron and Patti Kinney help us understand why these concepts are so critical and how to help our students on the path to belonging and becoming. With current thinking and up-to-date research, Barron and Kinney discuss and share dozens of school and classroom examples on topics such as: executive function, student voice/choice, staff development, engaging parents, reflective practices, and more.

Presenters:

  • Laurie Barron, Superintendent, Evergreen School District, Kalispell, MT
  • Patti Kinney, Educational Consultant, Talent, OR

 

How to Get All Teachers to be Like the Best Teachers

There are dramatic differences in the quality of teachers in every school. If all teachers could be more like the best teachers, then we would have significant improvement in every school. Every building has special teachers who connect with all students and consistently engage them in learning. This session focuses on what principals can do to get all of the teachers to be like their best teachers.

Presenter:

  • Todd Whitaker, Professor, Educational Leadership, University of Missouri, and Professor Emeritus at Indiana State University, Columbia, MO

 

How to Work Less, Produce More, and Still Get the Job Done in a Sensible School Week

If you’re ready to transform your leadership, take back your life, and make a significant difference in your school’s results, then methodology introduced in this session is for you! Implemented correctly, administrative weekly workloads decrease by 15-20 hours a week and principals can spend two full days in classrooms each week.

Presenter:

  • Trevor Greene, Executive Director of HR Workforce Planning and Development, Highline School District, Burien, WA

 

Confessions of a First-Year Principal: What I Thought I Knew, What I Needed to Know, and How You Could Have Helped Me

What are the challenges facing new principals? How do you overcome those challenges? What advice would you share with a new principal? If you are a first-year principal or seek ideas to grow a first-year principal, then this fun, hands-on session is for you!

Presenter:

  • Tanya Dockery, Principal, Timber Ridge Elementary School, Killeen, TX

 

Breaking Down Barriers in Adult Beliefs to Foster Implementation of a PBIS System—or Other Positive Discipline System

Roxhill Elementary School was able to successfully implement a PBIS system by providing strategies to break down barriers—discipline, trauma, equity issues—in adult beliefs. Learn about the exercises and professional development process the staff went through to be able to replicate it in your school.

Presenter:

  • Liz McFarland, assistant principal, Roxhill Elementary School, Seattle, WA

 

Classroom Management That Works: The Missing Ingredient

Develop and implement a classroom management plan that reinforces positive behavior and stops negative behavior. You will be taken through the process that keeps students in school, in class, and on task. These strategies free teachers from everyday discipline challenges leaving more time for instruction, resulting in greater academic success.

Presenter:

  • Thomas Glanton, president and lead consultant, The Education Company

 

Developing the Greatness Inside Your People

The members of your team have greatness inside of them. As a leader, it’s your privilege to empower them to discover their greatness, and provide opportunities to set goals, foster growth, and reach potential. Learn to be intentional about developing and empowering your staff while fortifying your vision for your school.

Presenter:

  • Tyler Cook, principal, Klein Elementary School, Harborcreek, PA

 

Time Management for School Leaders: Total Control and Peace of Mind

This session provides a total system for organizing your surroundings and effectively managing your time. Time management is an essential, yet often missing, skill in the development of classroom teachers and school administrators.

Presenter:

  • Frank Buck, author and speaker, Frank Buck Consulting

 

The Principled Principal: Leading Exceptional Schools

Great principals are not successful by accident. In this session, the authors of The Principled Principal will take participants through the 10 principles that great principals live by when working with staff, students, and families to create high powered culture and exceptional schools.

Presenter:

  • Anthony McConnell, assistant superintendent for teaching, learning, and innovation, Deerfield Public Schools District 109, Deerfield, IL
  • Jeffrey Zoul, author and speaker, ConnectEDD

 

Hire for Excellence: 8 Proven Tips to Improve Your Hiring Practices

There is nothing more important than hiring the right people—people who want to be excellent. But are you modeling excellence during the interview process? Do you approach the hiring process with the intention of establishing a meaningful relationship with each candidate? What are the candidates saying about you and your school once they leave the interview? In this session, learn 8 tips to make candidates eager to work for you.

Presenter:

  • Jimmy Casas, senior fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education; CEO, ConnectEDD

 

What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration From Teachers Across America

Capturing bold ideas from educators and classrooms across America, you will hear stories from a 50-state road trip, providing a profoundly optimistic vision and realistic ways to create cultures of innovation and learning in all schools. Principals will leave with a “playlist” of innovations to bring back to their teachers.

Presenter:

  • Ted Dintersmith, education philanthropist, author, speaker

 

Beyond High School: Leadership for College and Career Readiness

To successfully lead school or district level efforts to transform high schools, it is essential to build the leadership capacty of the team responsible for this work. Participants are provided the tools to analyze the challenges they are facing and to reflect on their leadership strengths and areas of growth.

Presenter:

  • Laura Flaxman, vice president, strategic projects and innovation, Pivot Learning

 

Flex Your Creative Muscles and Mindset to Change Your School Culture

In this highly interactive session, leaders will apply School Retool’s transformation framework to clarify their aspirations, dentify the key behaviors they want to see, and design a hack toward a research-based practice that they can immediately try back in their schools to begin to shift school culture and learn.

Presenter:

  • Jennifer Goldstein, co-director, School Retool, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University
  • Peter L. Worth, co-director, School Retool, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University

 

Enough With Apples and Oranges: How to Correctly Evaluate Instructional Program Effectiveness

Apples and oranges are always conjured up when educators analyze data. Arguments over fruit can impede improvement of instructional programs and depress student learning outcomes. This session will provide leaders with the knowledge and skills to analyze data and perform a comprehensive needs assessment that will improve teaching and learning.

Presenter:

  • LaKenji Hastings, lead consultant 7–12 and improvement specialist, EPIC Achievement Consulting

 

Personalized Learning: Unique Voice and Choice in Learning

Personalized learning has been a hot phrase and topic recently. In this session, you will hear how learners are allowed to create their schedule daily, based on differentiated facilitator offerings in the four main content areas. You will hear from a learner panel about their experience in this flexible learning environment. Participants will also be able to see the scheduling software that enables this personalized approach.

Presenter:

  • Darren Ellwein, 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, Harrisburg South Middle School, Harrisburg, SD

 

PLCs, Strategic Leadership, and Getting Results

In this session, you will hear practical strategies and proven programs that support schools in significantly increasing student learning and achievement. Educators will learn useful and well-researched ways to improve culture, climate, and student success.

Presenter:

  • Jack L. Baldermann, principal, Westmont High School, Westmont, IL

 

Leading Professional Conversations Through the Evaluation Process

This session will focus on identifying areas for teacher improvement through the evaluation process. Administrators will learn how to ask guiding questions for teachers to better reflect on their practice and engage in meaningful discussions for teacher growth.

Presenter:

  • Shahe Bagdasarian, principal, Glenbard East High School, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Peter Monaghan, principal, Glenbard West High School, Glen Ellyn, IL

 

Confessions of a First Year Principal: What I Thought I Knew, What I Needed to Know, and How You Could Have Helped Me

What are the challenges facing new principals? How do you overcome those challenges? What advice would you share with a new principal? If you are a first-year principal or seek ideas to grow a first-year principal, then this fun, hands-on session is for you! #NPC18Newbie

Presenter:

  • Tanya Dockery, principal, Timber Ridge Elementary School, Killeen, TX

 

Pineapple Charting a Course for Educator Success

Chart a course for educational success. Have teachers bust out of their silos. Have them informally see other educators in you school teaching. This goes beyond discussing what the superstars in your building are doing to having teachers see each other teach. Join the Pineapple movement.

Presenter:

  • Martin R. Geoghegan, principal, John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School, Middleborough, MA
  • Brian J. McCann, principal, Joseph Case High School, Swansea, MA

 

Stretching Teacher Leadership for Greater Student Learning

To lead powerful school improvement principals must seek out and create fresh leadership opportunities for teachers. Strengthening leadership across the school results in better student outcomes. Principals who tap teachers to lead learning will boost student growth, enhance teacher development and satisfaction, and make their jobs more manageable and enjoyable.

Presenter:

  • Karen A. Goeller, deputy superintendent, Vigo County School Corporation, Terre Haute, IN

 

Schools Improve Over the Summer When Perspectives Become Clearer: What Effective Principals Do in the Summer to Ensure a Successful Upcoming Year

We will discuss what can be done over the summer to ensure you are fully prepared for the upcoming school year and how you should analyze the previous year to serve as a jumping-off point for improvement. We’ll cover relaxation/separation time, review, future planning, and dream building.

Presenter:

  • Kevin Grawer, principal, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, St. Louis, MO
  • Howard Fields, principal, Steger Sixth Grade Center, Rock Hill, MO

 

FaceTweetSnapInstaWhat?!?: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Your School

Join an enthusiastic and engaging session on unleashing the power of social media to share the story of your school. Learn tools to improve communication, bust through roadblocks of implementation, and empower students and staff to join you on your journey.

Presenter:

  • Beth Houf, principal, Fulton Middle School, Fulton, MO

 

Standards-Based Learning in Middle School: Celebrations Shared and Lessons Learned

This session focuses on the journey towards standards-based learning at the middle level. Hear how Monett Middle School transitioned from traditional grading to standards-based grading through building capacity, collaboration, and perseverance.

Presenter:

  • Jonathan Apostol, principal, Monett Middle School, Monett, MO

 

Is Your School Better Because You Lead It?

A self-reflective journey that will force participants to view with a critical eye who they are as leaders of their schools, including the intentionality behind all aspects of their practice. Participants will be challenged to look within for deeper meaning of their own personal worth and value to their schools.

Presenter:

  • Baruti Kafele, speaker, author, Kafele Consulting

 

Metrics That Make a Difference: Aligning School Vision With Student Success

This session will give school leaders an action plan for maximizing student growth academically and social-emotionally. Attendees will learn how one school created structures to address the needs of mind, body, and spirit. The action plan will focus on the instructional and social inputs for schools versus school outcomes.

Presenter:

  • Akil E. Ross, 2018 NASSP National Principal of the Year, Chapin High School, Chapin, SC

 

Implementing a Resilience Program for At-Risk Students

This workshop discusses the many challenges that at-risk students face and how building resilience can increase academic achievement.

Presenter:

  • Don Parker, author, speaker, professional development provider, DPCP Corp

 

A Balanced Team Approach: How to Focus on Both Student and Teacher Growth

This presentation describes a highly effective 6–12 curriculum and instruction support system for teachers and students. Having content area curriculum administrators who work alongside middle and high school principals increases teacher effectiveness and results in higher achievement for students. We will share our story and offer relevant options for schools.

Presenter:

  • Bret Daghe, principal, Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, IN
  • Sarah Henry, secondary science administrator, Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, IN
  • Carrie Rosebrock, secondary English administrator, Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, IN

 

Increasing Student Success With Just-in-Time Intervention for All: A Case Study

Struggling students are easy to identify after they fail. Learn how schoolwide, just-in-time intervention is changing the trajectory of struggling students at Minnetonka High School and redirecting them toward academic success. Focused on increasing student success for all, this program has reduced failing grades by 33 percent.

Presenter:

  • Robb Virgin, assistant principal, Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka, MN
  • Jeff Erickson, principal, Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka, MN

 

Leading Change: Leveraging Change Projects to Positively Impact Your School and Build Leaders

Partnering with NASSP, American Express funded the expansion of the NYC Leadership Academy’s flagship Aspiring Principals Program to Rochester and Yonkers. The superintendents and a graduate will join CEO Irma Zardoya to discuss how job-embedded change projects serve to develop leadership within schools while promoting school improvement goals.

Presenter:

  • Irma Zardoya, president and CEO, NYC Leadership Academy
  • Barbara Deane-Williams, superintendent, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY
  • Edwin Quezada, superintendent, Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, NY

 

Growing With G.R.I.T.: Goal-Oriented, Relevant, Intuition, Timely

Maxwell’s Law of Contribution focuses on an attitude of growing others. Learn how a top performing district thrives by this attitude. From an aspiring administrator program to leadership book studies, school and district leaders will learn how to set relevant goals, self-reflect, and use data to measure their own growth.

Presenter:

  • Sharon Pepukayi, assistant superintendent, Appoquinimink School District, Middletown, DE

 

It Takes a Thief

Faced with the challenge of successfully serving students living in high poverty, LaVergne High School (LHS) sought out best practices from across the nation and molded them to create highly effective schoolwide programs. Through trial and error, LHS has become an academic powerhouse that hopes to help others struggling with similar issues.

Presenter:

  • Dirk Ash, principal, LaVergne High School, La Vergne, TN; state coordinator, Tennessee Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Joseph Crumby, assistant principal, LaVergne High School, La Vergne, TN

 

The Fundamental Five: The Formula for Quality Instruction

Great teachers don’t teach dramatically differently from their peers. They teach slightly differently. It is these small changes in delivery that dramatically improve student performance. Two best-selling education authors and former high school principals share the secrets of great teachers and how to teach your teachers to immediately begin implementing better practice in any instructional setting.

Presenter:

  • Sean Cain, speaker, author, Lead Your School
  • Mike Laird, speaker, author, Lead Your School

 

The Relentless Principal

Hamish Brewer, the Relentless Principal, is a tattooed, skateboarding principal in Northern Virginia who isn’t your normal principal. Brewer is a born motivator, constantly calling on his students to “be relentless.” The New Zealander with an infectious energy is a Nationally Distinguished Principal and saw his previous school, Occoquan Elementary School, awarded a Nationally Distinguished Title One School designation. Be inspired and motivated by hearing the Relentless Principal’s thoughts on everything from school improvement and culture to disrupting current archaic education practices.

Presenter:

  • Hamish Brewer, Principal, Fred Lyn Middle School, Woodbridge, VA

 

Stop Playing Whack-a-Mole: Be Proactive and Achieve Outcomes

Does leading your school feel like an endless game of whack-a-mole? Get practical guidance and must-do strategies that will help you stay focused and work proactively by breaking down the challenges of leading a school into concrete steps to align with the seasons of the year.

Presenter:

  • Ann T. Mausbach, assistant professor of Educational Leadership, Creighton University
  • Kim Kazmierczak, principal, Wilson Middle School, Council Bluffs, IA

 

Mindsets for a Bold New World

Mindsets must evolve and change. This session will walk attendees through key mindsets critical to transforming teaching, learning, and leadership. By taking a critical lens to our work and embracing innovative ideas we can usher in a bolder vision for education.

Presenter:

  • Eric Sheninger, senior fellow and thought leader, International Center for Leadership in Education

 

Supporting Effective School Leadership: Opportunities Under ESSA

As states implement ESSA and seek to close achievement gaps and improve low-performing schools, the role of principals is critical. This session engages participants in an exploration of research and practices to identify how some states are taking advantage of opportunities available within ESSA to support school leadership.

Presenter:

  • Jessica Cardichon, director of federal policy, Learning Policy Institute
  • Danny Espinoza, research and policy assistant, Learning Policy Institute
  • Stephen Kostyo, policy advisor, Learning Policy Institute

 

National Update on the Teacher Shortage and Vison Planning for the Future

Join us as we shares what the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) has been tracking with regard to the national teacher shortage. Learn what is happening legislatively in key states along with takeaway strategies that districts and K–12 HR teams can use to improve their recruitment and retention.

Presenter:

  • Kelly Coash-Johnson, executive director, American Association of School Personnel Administrators

 

School Counselor Evaluation and Professional Development

Attendees will learn how school counselors describe their evaluation model, the strengths and limits of those models, and how the school counselors perceive relationships with their building administrators. Presenters and attendees will discuss ideas about strengthening the relationship between school counselor observation and evaluations, as well as subsequent professional development.

Presenter:

  • Timothy M. Conway, director of school counseling, Lakeland Regional High School, Wanaque NJ
  • Michael D. Hannon, assistant professor of counseling, Montclair State University

 

Unlocking the Key to Growth in Staff Members

By understanding what motivates your staff, you can find ways to unlock their potential, improve communication, and learn new skills.

Presenter:

  • Jethro Jones, 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks, AK

Friday, July 13

Thought Leader Session: Unleash Your Superhero: Your Students Depend on You

In the words of Spiderman’s uncle, Ben, “With great power comes great responsibility.” As school leaders, we have a responsibility to unleash our superpowers to empower our students, staff, and teachers to become the superheroes they are meant to be. Practicing school leaders, award-winning principals, and nationally recognized leaders Carrie Jackson, Dwight Carter, and Bill Ziegler will share how to unleash your superpower to prepare your students for the future. You will walk away from this session equipped, encouraged, and empowered to take your leadership to the next level.

Presenters:

  • Dwight Carter, 2013 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, and Principal, New Albany High School, New Albany, OH
  • Carrie Jackson, 2013 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, and Principal, Timberview Middle School, Fort Worth, TX
  • Bill Ziegler, 2015 NASSP Digital Principals of the Year, and Principal, Pottsgrove High School, Pottstown, PA

 

Culturize-Every Student. Every Day. Whatever it Takes.

Eradicate average! Culturize your school. Average schools don’t inspire greatness-and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners. In this presentation, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. His stories reveal how these “soft skills” can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of 21st century learning and redefine the purpose of the work you do so you will aspire for nothing short of excellence!

Presenter:

  • Jimmy Casas, Co-Founder and CEO, ConnectEDD, Inc., Bettendorf, IA

 

State of American Education

The fourth annual State of American Education will consist of a crossfire-style debate between two thought leaders in education policy who will discuss emerging issues in education reform at the national level. John Merrow, who is a well-known former education correspondent for PBS News Hour, will moderate the discussion and address hot topics such as changing student demographics, educational equity, teacher quality, private school vouchers, testing and accountability, and college and career readiness. This debate will expose attendees to an engaging and thought-provoking discussion while also providing them with an opportunity to ask difficult questions on these controversial issues.

Presenters:

  • Michael Petrilli, President, The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Lillian M. Lowery, Vice President for P–12 Policy and Practice, The Education Trust

 

Hacking Google for School Leaders

Hacking Google for School Leaders will walk attendees through a plethora of Google apps that will enhance their effectiveness as innovators and ultimately promote the success of students. This session offers something for everyone, regardless of ability level or title. Get your Google on today!

Presenter:

  • Brad Currie, 2017 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year, and Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation for the Chester School District in Chester, NJ

 

The Role of Principals in Leading for Equity through Deeper Learning

K-12 education today is charged with developing new kinds of skills and competencies for the success of all students in college, career, and civic life. This interactive session offers a robust exploration of research and resources for school leaders interested in supporting equitable deeper learning strategies in their schools.

Presenters:

  • Peter Ross, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Learning Policy Institute
  • Stephen Kostyo, Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute
  • Jessica Cardichon, Director of Federal Policy, Learning Policy Institute

 

Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: Tips for Surviving Hyper-Change

Disruptions are reshaping schools in the 21st century. Participants will learn how to view education technology, global skills, diversity, safety, transparency, and Gen Z through a 21st-century lens. They will explore a new type of school assessment model centered on disruptions and designed to help schools thrive in hyper-change.

Presenters:

  • Dwight Carter, principal, New Albany High School, New Albany, OH
  • Mark E. White, former administrator, independent author

 

Creating a Kid-Centered School

In this session participants will explore how to design kid-centered learning environments allowing for student choice and flexibility. Participants will explore flexible seating, redefining independent work time, and simple makerspace opportunities.

Presenters:

  • Nicholas Proud, principal, Buford Garner Elementary School, North Liberty, IA
  • Laura Burchett, teacher, Buford Garner Elementary School, North Liberty, IA
  • Kourtney Janss, teacher, Buford Garner Elementary School, North Liberty, IA

 

A Step-by-Step Guide for Cultivating Extraordinary Aspiring and New Leaders

Want to design leadership programs to prepare for the “next man up”? The principal is critical in leading school improvement. Districts need a robust succession plan. Our institutes invite, develop, and support leaders to be ready to take on their next job role in the pipeline to the principalship.

Presenters:

  • Roy Garcia, associate superintendent for school administration and leadership development, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX
  • Scott Sheppard, assistant superintendent school administration secondary principals, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX
  • Travis L. Fanning, assistant superintendent school administration secondary principals, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX

 

If You Want to Be a Difference-Maker, You Have to Be a Risk-Taker

Are you leading with a vision for the future? It’s time to crush apathy and make learning irresistible. It’s time for bold leadership that pushes limits. Be a risk-taker and a difference-maker. Let’s explore high-leverage strategies you can model to move your school forward.

Presenter:

  • David G. Geurin, principal, Bolivar High School, Bolivar, MO

 

Power of Individuality

The Power of Individuality is a focus of how one school uses pathways, career clusters, Naviance, internships, and partnerships to create individual opportunities that are relevant to the future of our students.

Presenter:

  • Ryan Rismiller, principal, Graham High School, Saint Paris, OH

 

Social Media Interns

We are moving beyond digital citizenship and digital footprints. We are focusing on digital leadership for our students. This is our story of creating Social Media Interns to empower our students as digital leaders.

Presenter:

  • Eric Ewald, principal, Van Allen Elementary School, North Liberty, IA

 

Student-Driven Transformation: Harnessing the Power of Culturally Responsive Teaching and Personalized Learning

Education is at its best when students are deeply invested in their own learning. Student-driven transformation leverages a powerful combination of culturally responsive teaching and personalized learning to help students change the way they think and feel about the role they play in their own education.

Presenters:

  • Trent Kaufman, CEO, Ed Direction
  • ‘Anapesi Ka’ili, principal, Mana Academy Charter School, West Valley City, UT

 

How Whole-Brain Teaching Affects Student Achievement and Teacher Evaluation

This session will explain what whole-brain teaching is and how to implement the method in your school over a year’s time. It will explain a three-year longitudinal study that was conducted to track student motivation, student achievement, and teacher evaluation score.

Presenters:

  • Lisa Della Vecchia, director of student services, Delran Township Public Schools, Delran, NJ
  • 
Kelli Eppley, principal, Robinson Elementary School, Hamilton, NJ

 

Transform Teaching and Learning: Reimagine Your School Library

Navigate the new National School Library Standards to reimagine your school library and transform teaching and learning in your community. Focus on the six shared foundations—inquire, include, collaborate, curate, engage, and explore—while understanding their impact on culture, climate, and deep learning. Learn from an administrator, director, and national leaders.

Presenters:

  • Kathryn R. Lewis, director of media services and instructional technology, Norman Public Schools, Norman, OK
  • Sylvia K. Norton, executive director, American Association of School Librarians
  • Scott Beck, principal, Norman High School, Norman, OK

Personalized Learning for the Future

Piedmont City Schools, in Alabama, has developed a successful personalized learning model that has been in place for grades 4–11 over the past four years. Students in Piedmont work at their own pace and experience balanced learning—and the data proves it’s working!

Presenters:

  • Adam B. Clemons, principal, Piedmont High School, Piedmont, AL
  • Chris Hanson, principal, Piedmont Middle School, Piedmont, AL
  • Brigett Stewart, principal, Piedmont Elementary School, Piedmont, AL

 

Start With Staff: Inspiring Your Teachers Through Engagement

Do your meetings represent best instructional practices? Staff, department, and team meetings are a powerful opportunity for school leaders to model, inspire, and build relationships with teachers. Take control of this precious time by using high-engagement routines and structures that not only increase morale, but also provide immediate takeaways that will improve student learning. Don’t bore them to tears while preaching engaging practices! We are the lead learners. Let’s talk the talk and walk the walk together.

Presenters:

  • Lindsy Stumpenhorst, principal, Washington Elementary School, Sterling, IL
  • Andy Jacks, principal, Ashland Elementary School, Manassas, VA

 

Reimagining Middle School

This interactive session focuses on breaking away from traditional limitations and mindsets while showcasing innovative practices in middle schools.

Presenters:

  • Derek L. McCoy, principal, West Rowan Middle School, Salisbury, NC
  • Darren Ellwein, 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, Harrisburg South Middle School, Harrisburg, SD

 

Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes.

Eradicate average—culturize your school. Average schools don’t inspire greatness, and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners. In this presentation, an author and education leader shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. His stories reveal how these “soft skills” can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of 21st-century learning. Redefine the purpose of the work you do and aspire for nothing short of excellence!

Presenter:

  • Jimmy Casas, senior fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education; CEO, ConnectEDD; speaker

 

Building a Foundation for Innovation to Ensure Success

Is your school ready to launch innovation? Whether implementing project-based learning, transforming instruction with technology, or pursuing STEAM, a strong foundation to support your innovation is key to successful implementation. Session attendees will have the opportunity to analyze their organization’s readiness in the 10 foundational elements that support innovation.

Presenters:

  • Bryan K. Long, principal, Dacula High School, Dacula, GA
  • Jeannie Hidalgo, associate principal, Dacula High School, Dacula, GA
  • Zach T. Smith, community school director, Dacula High School, Dacula, GA

 

Change Leadership: A Process to Reimagine Schools for a World of Abundance

Because of the dramatic shift from a world of scarcity of knowledge, teachers, and technologies to an abundance of those things, many districts are now engaged in full-on reimagination of schooling. This session covers the whys and, importantly, the hows of high-bar change now happening in schools around the world.

Presenter:

  • Will Richardson, co-founder, Modern Learners

 

19-20-21: Dealing With 19th-Century Pedagogy in 20th-Century Facilities With 21st-Century Learners

Education has changed more in the past six years than in the 60 before that. New technology is here along with a subjection to new edu-buzzwords. One essential question remains: How do we meet today’s students where they are and prepare them for tomorrow? Join us for a dynamic discussion and collect free resources.

Presenter:

  • Jason M. Eitner, Eitner Education

 

7 Key Strategies for School Turnaround: Embracing Culturally Responsive Leadership

Anchoring the leadership approach in empathetic and compassionate leadership, this session examines culturally responsive leadership utilizing a social justice approach. You will learn effective responses to the needs of students and teachers through seven research and evidenced-based strategies that include authentic community engagement guidance. Culturally responsive leadership results in scalable student achievement.

Presenter:

  • Ian A. Roberts, network superintendent, Saint Louis Public Schools, St. Louis, MO

 

Practical Strategies to Maximize the Use of Resources to Meet Students’ Behavioral and Mental Health Needs

Students’ behavioral and mental health needs are critical. This session will focus on resources to address these needs and an example of a school district’s use of the resources. Enhanced student services, increased expertise on behavioral and mental health issues, and effective use of tax dollars will be discussed.

Presenters:

  • Jill McCaslin-Timmons, school psychologist, Fairbury Public Schools, Fairbury, NE
  • Marilyn Grady, professor of educational administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Travis Miller, superintendent of schools, Bayard Public Schools, Bayard, NE

 

What’s Up, DoK?: Teaching and Learning for Depth of Knowledge

What exactly is depth of knowledge? How does DoK designate the depth and extent students can transfer, use, and share their learning? Why is the DoK Wheel inaccurate? Learn how to superimpose Webb’s DoK levels with Bloom’s revised taxonomy to address the cognitive rigor of college and career ready standards.

Presenter:

  • Erik M. Francis, author, educator, speaker, Maverik Education

 

Workshop on Using Interim Data to Drive Instructional Decision-Making

In this workshop, the presenters will share ideas for selecting quality interim assessments that align to state summative assessments. Then, they will walk participants through activities to promote clarity on how building leaders can build assessment literacy with their staff, so interim data gathered can truly drive instructional decision-making.

Presenters:

  • Bonnie Hain, chief of academics and district services, CenterPoint Education Solutions
  • Kevin Bruney, senior instructional designer, mathematics, CenterPoint Education Solutions

 

The Need for Leadership Developmental Knowledge: Eliminate Cookie-Cutter Instruction and Emphasize Experiential Learning

The Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (2015) indicate a change in educational focus, requiring leaders to ensure instructional practice is child-centered, includes whole-child education, and cultivates authentic experiences. However, principal preparation programs and content area emphasis do not address these requirements. Learn how to shift your focus and promote student growth in this interactive session.

Presenter:

  • Megan Hallissey, assistant professor of middle grades education, Columbus State University

 

Equity and Achievement: Diversifying Your Staff and Improving Outcomes

Highline Public Schools embarked on an effort to increase its diversity recruitment. To build a workforce that better represents the students served, the district implemented several key recruitment strategies. The work resulted in significant improvements in the percent of teacher applicants and hires who identified as non-white.

Presenters:

  • Steve W. Grubb, chief talent officer, Highline Public Schools, Burien, WA
  • Trevor Greene, executive director of human resources, workforce planning, and development, Highline Public Schools, Burien, WA

 

What to Expect When You’re NOT Expecting: Things Your Administrative Degree Didn’t Prepare You For

What do you do when you come into work and you learn that one of your PE teachers has a standing golf tee time during the school day and your janitor has been stealing snacks from the kitchen? We’ll discuss how to handle the many interesting, unexpected situations that might arise.

Presenters:

  • Lindsay Jonas, director of professional development, Community Unit School District 300, Algonquin, IL
  • Kara Vicente, chief academic officer, Community Unit School District 300, Algonquin, IL
  • Kristin Corriveau, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, Community Unit School District 300, Algonquin, IL

 

Reorganizing the Traditional Secondary School Model to Increase Student Achievement and Well-Being

In this session, participants will learn how to reorganize the traditional secondary school in a manner that results in increased student achievement, improved school climate, and more positive and supportive teaching staff.

Presenters:

  • Eugene Roundtree, headmaster, Muriel S. Snowden International School, Boston, MA
  • Tonya Sconiers, principal, Denfeld High School, Duluth, MN
  • Jay Belcastro, principal, Two Harbors High School, Two Harbors, MN

 

Leadership of the Future: Using Neuro-Education Research to Increase Teacher Effectiveness in the 21st Century

Robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality—these technologies are changing the way we live and work. The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2020, 35 percent of job skills needed will have changed. So how do we lead our teachers into this new reality? Come explore these trends and simple, neuroscience-based pedagogical responses.

Presenter:

  • Diana L. Gross, school transformation facilitator, Johns Hopkins School of Education

 

Curiosity Works: Leveraging Bright Spots for Curiously Good School Improvement

Looking to increase staff ownership in your school improvement efforts? In this session, learn to cultivate teacher curiosity and identify and leverage bright spots to move your school along an improvement continuum that includes adopting better routines, ensuring consistency of those routines, developing professional expertise, and ultimately, encouraging innovative practices.

Presenter:

  • Kristin M. Rouleau, senior director of learning services and innovation, McREL International

 

Technological Evolution for School Leadership Solutions

How do you collect evidence for an evaluation tool? How effective are your meetings with your principals? What does your walk-through process look like? This session will share how a principal supervisor and her principals evolved their practices from binders and paper piles to Google Drive and other technology files.

Presenter:

  • Sharon Pepukayi, assistant superintendent, Appoquinimink School District, Middletown, DE

 

Transforming a Traditional System to a Personalized, Competency-Based System

During this session, participants will explore how vision, culture, and transparency are necessary to transform from a traditional system to a personalized, competency-based system. Discover the conditions system leaders should cultivate to scale and sustain this transformation.

Presenter:

  • Virgel Hammonds, chief learning officer, KnowledgeWorks