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    • October 17, 2018
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      Meals

      8:00 am  -  9:00 am
      Breakfast Buffet
       

      Registration Desk

      8:00 am  -  9:00 am
      Registration Desk Open
      Foyer
       

      Breakout

      9:00 am  -  10:00 am
      Breakout Session 5
      Sessions Coming Soon
       

      In-depth

      9:00 am  -  4:00 pm
      Leading From Where You Are
      Organizations that successfully innovate in times of rapid change distribute authentic leadership opportunities and expectations across the organization. In schools, this means that teachers and administrators, regardless of title, all can be leaders of innovation. In this highly interactive, hands-on workshop, Grant will share key elements of how educators can “lead from where you are” with ideas and pilot projects that will bring increasing value to the entire school organization. Attendees will explore and apply a toolkit of options to create more student-centered learning experiences, overcome risk aversion, attract an effective team, connect with other colleagues beyond their classroom or school who share your interests, and build on pilots of what is working well. We will use a backward-design logic model to frame changes attendees would like to see in their classrooms, schools, or practice. Attendees will sketch and share prototypes of actionable steps they can take immediately that will help transform the learning experience for their students. The workshop will include a brief overview and four sections, each being 75-90 minutes: 1. School-organizational change; focusing on what you can control; shared obstacles and opportunities across schools serving different communities; community-based value proposition; modified Kotter model of organizational change 2. Leading with design; leading like an architect; using a clear logic model to first identify outcomes and then backward-design to tactics and resources; applying a large toolkit of options to find and prototype pilot projects by yourself or with your team; 3. Designing for deeper learning; tactics for individuals and teams that will help shift schools toward a deeper learning experience for all students; selecting a path for tomorrow, next semester, next year. 4. Leading from where you are: levers each of us can press, individually or together, that are proven ways to create change in schools; distributed leadership model; delivering a pilot; gathering feedback; iterating the pilot; sharing what is working and what is not.
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      Meals

      12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
      Lunch
    • October 18, 2018
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      Meals

      7:00 am  -  8:15 am
      Breakfast Buffet
       

      Registration Desk

      7:00 am  -  1:00 pm
      Registration Desk Open
      Foyer
       

      Keynote

      8:00 am  -  9:00 am
      Checking Our Trajectory
      Education is facing four existential questions: “why” should we change; “what” will that change look like; “how” will we change; and are our schools on a trajectory to intersect a future that is vastly less knowable than it ever has been in the past. Over the last four years, Grant Lichtman has visited and worked with more than 150 schools and districts, thousands of school stakeholders, and published two books and numerous articles that focus on these questions. In his keynote, Grant will share key pieces of the K-12 landscape today, as well as some potentially inevitable changes in the operating systems of schools in the next 10-25 years. He will challenge us to push the horizons of our thinking past the question of “why” schools should change, and on to “how” we all can most effectively lead that change.
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      Breakout

      9:45 am  -  10:45 am
      Moving the Rock

      In this breakout session, keynoter Grant Lichtman will dig deeper into what administrators and teachers can do to start and sustain significant changes in their schools. We are beginning to see a convergence of ideas and practice from some of the most successfully innovating schools in the country around how to move schools from a one-size-fits-all model of learning to a more student-centric model of deeper learning focused on building student curiosity and engagement.

      This session will explore the attributes of the “architect-leader” archetype, and probe the seven levers of school change described in Grant’s new book, Moving the Rock. These levers are proving effective in transforming schools and districts around the country, and provide concrete ways that all school stakeholders can act to initiate and sustain deeper learning in our schools.

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      11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
      Breakout Session 2
      Sessions Coming Soon
       

      Meals

      12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
      Lunch
       

      Breakout

      1:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
      Breakout Session 3
      Sessions Coming Soon
      2:15 pm  -  3:15 pm
      Breakout Session 4
      Sessions Coming Soon
       

      Keynote

      6:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
      Teacher of the Year Banquet
    • October 19, 2018
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      Meals

      7:00 am  -  8:15 am
      Breakfast Buffet
       

      Registration Desk

      7:00 am  -  9:45 am
      Registration Desk Open
      Foyer
       

      Keynote

      8:15 am  -  9:45 am
      The Let-Go that Gets More: Creating Classroom Culture
      Letting go is never easy, especially when we are so determined to help our students succeed. Even though it can feel counter-intuitive, giving the classroom to our learners makes for much more effective teaching. Together we’ll explore how letting go of some things will help create a classroom culture where group work is productive and our learners flourish.
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      Breakout

      10:00 am  -  11:00 am
      Learner Agency in Action: What do the students do? What does the teacher do?
      If you’ve found yourself asking, “How do I get my students to see beyond the surface? How do I get them to think?”, you’re part of a huge club who are constantly trying to help our students “get beyond.” When we're learning more deeply and deconstructing the processes of thinking, we're cultivating our strongest thinkers. In this workshop, we'll do a deep dive into what a classroom looks, sounds, and feels like when “agency” is passed to our learners.
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      11:15 am  -  12:15 pm
      Learner Agency in Action: What do the students do? What does the teacher do?
      If you’ve found yourself asking, “How do I get my students to see beyond the surface? How do I get them to think?”, you’re part of a huge club who are constantly trying to help our students “get beyond.” When we're learning more deeply and deconstructing the processes of thinking, we're cultivating our strongest thinkers. In this workshop, we'll do a deep dive into what a classroom looks, sounds, and feels like when “agency” is passed to our learners.
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