February 24, 2018 Conference Schedule:

"Future Focused Learning:  From Silos to Global Solutions"

7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Registration

8:15 a.m. -9:15 a.m. - Opening Keynote - *Andres Ruzo, National Geographic Explorer

9:30  a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Session 1 Breakouts (45 Minutes)

    Deeper Thinking with a Growth Mindset - Marcela Garza

    People Pay Attention to what “YOU” Pay Attention To - Bill Lakin

    The Impact of Learning Environments on Student Engagement - Dalane Bouillion

    Leading Change with GT Students - Kenisha Williams

    Alternative Certification Processes and Support of New Teachers on Campus - Janet Bakondy

    Reading Through the Lens of Science - Janine Boyland

    Road Map for Turn Around Leadership - Karen Liska

    Common Places: Bridge to College English - Thomas LeGalley

    Surveying Education Globally, A quest for a Scholarship - Susan Gregurek
 

9:30  a.m. - 11:15 a.m. -  Session 1 Breakouts (90 Minutes) 
 

    Riddikulus! Turn the Most Difficult Subject into Child’s Play John Foster

    Practice What They Preach -Innovation, Implementation, Support & Servant Leadership                                  Misty Malone

    Making High School Students Want to Attend - Frank Kelly
 

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Session 2 Breakouts (45 Minutes)
 

    Living a Balanced Life in an Unbalanced World - Natalie Fikac

    3 Essential and Related Factors to Student Learning and Mastery; Appropriate Application,            emotional Connection, and Conceptual Attainment - Sheldon Barr

    The Truth about School Failure - Patrick Huff

    Activating your Super Power...Resilience - Renee Coleman

    Establishing and Early College High School - Charlotte Twardowski

    Ignite Learning with Big Ideas Math - Cheryl Townsend

    Blended Learning: Re-Education of the Educator - Thomas LeGalley
       

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch and Exhibits

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Session 3 Breakouts (45 Minutes)
 

Deeper Thinking with a Growth Mindset - Marcela Garza

People Pay Attention to what “YOU” Pay Attention To - Bill Lakin

The Impact of Learning Environments on Student Engagement - Dalane Bouillion

Leading Change with GT Students - Kenisha Williams

Alternative Certification Processes and Support of New Teachers on Campus - Janet Bakondy

Reading Through the Lens of Science - Janine Boyland

Road Map for Turn Around Leadership - Karen Liska

Common Places: Bridge to College English - Thomas LeGalley

Surveying Education Globally, A quest for a Scholarship - Susan Gregurek


12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Session 3 Breakouts (90 Minutes)

Art as Text: Seeing Beyond the Obvious - Lynne Dozier

Developing Pillars for Success - Teresa Dossman and Debi Koch (Co-Founders of TEACH)

 

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Session 4 Breakouts

Living a Balanced Life in an Unbalanced World - Natalie Fikac

3 Essential and Related Factors to Student Learning and Mastery; Appropriate Application, emotional Connection, and Conceptual Attainment - Sheldon Barr

The Truth about School Failure - Patrick Huff

Activating your Super Power...Resilience - Renee Coleman

Establishing and Early College High School - Charlotte Twardowski

Ignite Learning with Big Ideas Math - Cheryl Townsend

Blended Learning: Re-Education of the Educator - Thomas LeGalley
       

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m - Closing and Presentation of Scholarships
 

*Keynote:  Andrés Ruzo grew up between Texas, Nicaragua, and Peru. Besides giving him a bit of a national identity crisis, it helped him see that most of the world’s problems are not confined by borders. In trying to find their solutions, he realized the way we produce and use energy lies at the root of many of our biggest issues. This realization led him to pursue degrees in Geology and Finance at SMU, where he is currently finishing his PhD in Geophysics with a focus on geothermal studies. His search for an economically viable, green energy solution has taken him to five continents, as well as the Amazon Rainforest, where he is working to protect and understand a sacred indigenous site once considered legendary.

Andrés is a National Geographic Explorer, and has been featured in numerous National Geographic materials-- including the magazine, blog, TV, and others. He is also actively involved with National Geographic Learning to "bring the world into the classroom," through science communication, student mentorship, and also collaborating in the development of new educational materials.

The conference will be held at Klein Collins HS, 20811 Ella Blvd., Spring, TX 77388.  Cost for conference registration/annual membership fee is $199.00.  For each 10 attendees at the conference, districts or campuses will receive a student/teacher scholarship.  Pre-registration closes on February 22, 2018.  Please click on registration/membership page to register for the conference.  For hotel information click here.

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