AGENDA: 09/27/2018

09/27/2018 08:15 AM - 09:30 AM Grand Ballroom VI Keynote
Stephen SpalossSenior Vice President, team Leadership, City Year
Opening Keynote
Welcome message from OIE's Director Denise Airola and City Year's Stephen Spaloss 
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Stephen Spaloss

Senior Vice President, team Leadership
City Year Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM Salon B
Karla PhillipsPolicy Director, Foundation for Excellence in Education
Mentor Session - Paving a Policy Path for Innovation
Policymakers continue to be supportive of expanding opportunities for innovation and providing the flexibility necessary. The proliferation of innovative, personalized, and mastery-based models demonstrates that there are no prohibitive policy barriers but there are still numerous policies that serve as disincentives to change or obstacles schools need to navigate to ensure efficient implementation and scaling of practices and programs. Learn from other state’s lessons and brainstorm solutions for some of the most vexing policy issues innovative educators encounter.
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These 30 minute sessions are one-on-one or small group meetings between presenters and attendees. Each meeting is limited to 10 participants.
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Karla Phillips

Policy Director
Foundation for Excellence in Education Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM Ambassador E
Johnna NollDistrict Administrator, Norris School District
Changing Lives Through the Power of Learning: One Learners Pursuit
In the Norris School District, we believe in “Changing Lives Through the Power of Learning”. Learn about the six core elements of the Norris macrocosm and how they support each learner's personal pursuit for learning. This begins with the development a robust learner profile used to co-design personal plans and pathways across a multidimensional competency framework. Participants will discover how each person in the learning network supports learners in achieving their goals.
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Johnna Noll

District Administrator
Norris School District Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 9-12


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM Grand III
John SpencerFormer middle school teacher and Author, Spencerauthor.com
Project-Based Learning Sounds Great But What About Classroom Management?
Project-based learning is a student-centered framework that boosts creative thinking and authentic learning. But how do you actually manage a PBL classroom? What are the challenges that come with this newfound student ownership? How do you keep group members accountable during collaborative projects? How do you help students manage their own projects and grow into self-directed learners? In this session, we'll explore how to design structures that encourage students to self-manage and self-regulate in a PBL classroom. We'll also explore how the structures within design thinking can facilitate this type of classroom management.
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John Spencer

Former middle school teacher and Author
Spencerauthor.com Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 11:30 AM Ambassador C
Don SiviskiStudent Advocate, Learner Centered Education
The WHAT WHY and HOW of changing public education to be student centered
The "essential question" is, How do we maximize the educational opportunity of every child in the community" ? Understanding "what" we need to consider, "why" our journey is so important and "how" we need to proceed are essential elements that need to be fully embraced in order to engage every learner, implement new practices and ensure community-based support. This session will provide insights about culture change and engage the audience in deep personal reflections and professional conversation.
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Don Siviski

Student Advocate
Learner Centered Education Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 11:30 AM Ambassador A
KENNETH GROVERSchool transformation thought leader and coach, Personalized Learning Consultant
Arkansas Pioneers in Personalized Learning-Come learn how we transformed our schools.
Pangburn SD, PCSSD, Newport SD began a journey to improve our schools two years ago.  The adventure is fraught with unique challenges and barriers as we worked to transform our schools for the benefit of our children.  While the journey has been adventurous, the successes have been worth our effort and hard work.  Come and collaborate with us and learn more of what we have learned.  Perhaps you will join us on this pioneering effort to help transform education in Arkansas.
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KENNETH GROVER

School transformation thought leader and coach
Personalized Learning Consultant Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: 9-12


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM Commerce B & C
Buddy BerrySuperintendent, Eminence Independent
The Real P.B.L. (Passion Based Learning)
This session helps you learn what makes students want to come to class and instructional engagement soar! Learn invaluable ways to make your instruction come to life by putting more passion and play in your day. This session will revolve around the Google Concept of 20% time while sharing tons of real life examples. Leave challenged, inspired, and ready to roll!
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Buddy Berry

Superintendent
Eminence Independent Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 11:30 AM Ambassador B
Mike BurderAssistant Superintendent, Kenowa Hills Public Schools
A Michigan School District’s Pathway Toward Personal Mastery (CBE).
The purpose of this session is to share the story of our district and the path we have taken in the beginning stages of  implementing Competency Based Education. The district began by reflecting on what we were doing well and what needed to be changed.  Staff members also participated in a book study with “Delivering on the Promise”. We discovered the why behind a paradigm shift in education and through collaboration as a district we decided that our district was ready for a change and goals were set.  
In April of 2013, the district voted with 81.2% to move forward with Competency Based Education, looking to give the students at Kenowa Hills a more rewarding educational experience.  We began implementing structures to support teachers and staff through collaboration and professional development. The district worked closely with Re-Inventing Schools and then Knowledge Works to begin implementing a multi-level system and a five year plan. During the 2013-2014 school year, teachers and staff worked to create a safe and orderly environment. District, building, and classroom standard operating procedures (SOPs), missions statements, and codes of conducts were established with clarity and consistency.  Next, came the work of establishing a guaranteed and viable curriculum. During the 2015-2016 school year, we looked at an effective instructional framework including the model Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR). We continued the process with instructional coaching and began utilizing classroom learning labs.
   Teachers and staff were trained in Instructional Design and Delivery and received help from instructional coaches. Standards-based reporting was fully implemented for the 2016-2017 school year. Teachers, students and parents had access to Empower, a Learning Management System based on the Common Core State Standards.  This past year the district continued processes from previous levels and worked to ensure we continued on the path for student success. We continued working with instructional coaches and collaborating with teachers and staff. Moving forward, Kenowa will continue to plan, check and adjust our system of Competency Based Education.  
Our story is not over.  As a district we are continuing to check and adjust as we plan based on the needs of our staff, students and families.  We are excited to share where we have been and where we are going.

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Mike Burder

Assistant Superintendent
Kenowa Hills Public Schools Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: PreK-5


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 11:30 AM Commerce A
Jim RickabaughSenior Advisor, Institute for Personalized Learning, a division of CESA #1
Moving to Personalization: What to Embrace and What to Abandon
Real change requires more than committing to learning new things, adopting new behaviors, and adding new tasks. Significant, lasting change that leads to better results requires letting go of what adds to our loads, holds us back, and fails to add value. This interactive session will explore what we need to embrace in a learner centered, personalized environment and what we need to abandon to create time, free up energy, and refocus our priorities.
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Jim Rickabaugh

Senior Advisor
Institute for Personalized Learning, a division of CESA #1 Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 11:30 AM Ambassador D
Kate SommervilleProfessional Development Specialist, Institute for Personalized Learning, a division of CESA #1
D.I.Y: Designing and Implementing Learner Profiles
Are you an innovative teacher looking to make transformational change in your classroom by bringing personalized learning practices to life with your learners? This session will provide you and/or your team time to design and create your own learning solutions that can be used with your students. Learn more about the what and why behind learner profiles and take time to explore examples and create a template to use in your classroom next week!
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Kate Sommerville

Professional Development Specialist
Institute for Personalized Learning, a division of CESA #1 Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 11:30 AM Grand IV
Jonathan Vander ElsCBL Practitioner, Project Director, V and S School Solutions
Personal Competencies and Metacognition: Levers for Equity
A critical tenet of a competency-based system is the separation of academics and behaviors. Academic content knowledge, skills and dispositions are all critically important for success in today's world. But how have we helped students further develop the personal competencies that will best prepare them for success in their career, college and life? Jonathan Vander Els has led this effort in New Hampshire and will provide opportunities for participants to learn more about the work being done in this area, specifically how a focus on metacognition (a learner's ability to think about their thinking), has been a lever for learning for ALL students. Participants will also be able to reflect on their own practices and develop practical, actionable "next steps" for deepening these opportunities for their own students.
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Jonathan Vander Els

CBL Practitioner, Project Director
V and S School Solutions Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 9-12


09/27/2018 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM Salon A
J. Eric WilsonCEO, Noble Impact
Mentor Session - Industry partnerships & Career and Technical Education

Industry partnerships, Career and Technical Education, Culture, Innovation


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These 30 minute sessions are one-on-one or small group meetings between presenters and attendees. Each meeting is limited to 10 participants.
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Noble Impact Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: 9-12


09/27/2018 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Commerce B & C
Karla PhillipsPolicy Director, Foundation for Excellence in Education
Communicating Personalized Learning to Families and Stakeholders: Terminology and Tips

Interest in and momentum for personalized learning is building but making the shift is no small feat. Consistent and effective communication and engagement with all stakeholders is crucial for a successful transition.  State and school leaders must be prepared with thoughtful messages and strategies to gain buy-in and overcome myths and negative messages. Results of national message testing will be presented and include real-life examples. Participants will have the opportunity to craft their own unique vision and practice answering tough questions.


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Karla Phillips

Policy Director
Foundation for Excellence in Education Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Grand III
Robert DillonDirector of Innovation, School District of University City
The Twenty Levers of Change Needed for Modern Learning
The Twenty are a set of change levers that teachers and leaders need to consider for modern learning success. Each lever plays a role in how school success in guiding the shifts necessary for joyful, engaging learning for all students. Join this conversation and leave with ideas and resources to proceed into the wild, wild country of change.
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Robert Dillon

Director of Innovation
School District of University City Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: 9-12


09/27/2018 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Ambassador E
Melina KiperEducation Strategy and Policy Analyst, City Year
From PreK to Teaching: Leveraging National Service for School Improvement
Representatives from JumpStart, City Year, and TNTP AmeriCorps discuss the role national service programs, particularly AmeriCorps, have served our country’s most critical needs, including in innovative school improvement efforts from preK through programs that support our educators. Participants will explore how AmeriCorps members play a vital role in helping communities design and implement locally determined, results-driven, evidence-based, cost-effective solutions to local problems, including improving education. This session will explore roles that national service programs, particularly AmeriCorps, play in providing additional human capital to support student and school success as teachers, tutors, extracurricular providers, and in other roles; contribute to the educator pipeline; and dramatically reduce the educational disparities that leave too many students without the educational foundation they need for success in life.
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Melina Kiper

Education Strategy and Policy Analyst
City Year Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Salon B
Trish FlanaganSuperintendent (former), Future School
Mentor Session - Charter approval process, starting a high school

Charter approval process, starting a high school, investment, team building


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These 30 minute sessions are one-on-one or small group meetings between presenters and attendees. Each meeting is limited to 10 participants.
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Trish Flanagan

Superintendent (former)
Future School Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Salon A
Buddy BerrySuperintendent, Eminence Independent
Mentor Session - Leadership Session

Join Dr. Buddy Berry in this focused mentor session. This mentor session will be tailored to building and/or district leadership.  


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These 30 minute sessions are one-on-one or small group meetings between presenters and attendees. Each meeting is limited to 10 participants.
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Buddy Berry

Superintendent
Eminence Independent Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 11:45 AM - 01:45 PM Grand Ballroom VI Keynote
Derek WenmothConsultant, CORE education
Lunch Keynote
Lunch will be provided and Derek Wenmoth will be the guest speaker. 
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Derek Wenmoth

Consultant
CORE education Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM Ambassador A
Johnna NollDistrict Administrator, Norris School District
WHY, HOW, WHAT: Designing a Framework of Innovation
The Norris School District believes learning occurs at all levels for systematic change, so all staff engage weekly in design of our innovative framework starting with the WHY, HOW and WHAT to make our vision come alive. Participants will delve into one of six core elements of our macrocosm and learn how we continually engage staff in the design to gain perspective from different lenses and then transfer, apply, share and commit to developing responsive enduring practices that are the fiber of our work.
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Johnna Noll

District Administrator
Norris School District Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: 9-12


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Ambassador D
Blaine SandersTeacher, Holt Middle School/Fayetteville Public Schools
Teaching as a Team Sport
While traveling to New Zealand on A Global Learning Journey, Fayetteville teacher Blaine Sanders was inspired by the concept of teaching as a team sport.  Upon returning to Arkansas, his team attempted to break away from the traditional 1-to-28 classroom setting, to more flexible, team-based teaching.  This session intends to share the journey and Blaine and his team, and hopes to inspire you to jump into The Learning Pit and see how teaching and learning can change for the better when we literally work together.

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Blaine Sanders

Teacher
Holt Middle School/Fayetteville Public Schools Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM Commerce A
Robert DillonDirector of Innovation, School District of University City
Leading Learning Space Design
Reducing barriers and increasing the chances of success for teaching and learning lie at the heart of modern leadership. Both of these items can be realized with a focus on designing learning spaces that are in sync with effective pedagogy and proper infusion of technology. This session outlines practical ways that leaders can shift their schools from the outside of the building to entryways and offices to hallways and classrooms that will provide an opportunity for joy and engagement to flourish.
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Robert Dillon

Director of Innovation
School District of University City Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: PreK-5


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Commerce B & C
Buddy BerrySuperintendent, Eminence Independent
Designing the Student of the Future….Today!
This session takes a deep dive into the glue that holds personalized learning together. Come hear real examples on how to transform your learning outcomes with dynamic, specific suggestions. Highlights include an overview of Graduate/ Learner Profiles, Exemplars, and Innovative Learning Outcomes. Participants will be taken on a guided journey of how to weave Next Practice with Best Practice to create the classroom of future!
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Buddy Berry

Superintendent
Eminence Independent Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM Ambassador B
Sarah Roberson Vice President, Executive Director, City Year
City Year and how they affect school climate
Through positive school climate activities and near-peer activities, Student Success Coaches build strong relationships with students. They encourage students to come to school more often and make attending school an enjoyable experience that students can look forward to each day. Participants of this workshop will experience the delivery of student engagement practices, such as attendance initiatives, where students receive formal attendance coaching at least weekly via a Check-in, Check-out goal-setting protocol, and formal behavior coaching through a City Year-developed leadership development curriculum. The workshop will also include a panel discussion with AmeriCorps team members including an Impact Manager, Student Success Coach, a student and a teacher.
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Sarah Roberson

Vice President, Executive Director
City Year Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Commerce B & C
Jim RickabaughSenior Advisor, Institute for Personalized Learning, a division of CESA #1
Making Personalized Learning Work for You
Many educators struggle in the transition from an instruction-driven to a learning driven approach because so much feels new. It is not always easy to find strategies to make the work feel manageable. While these feelings are natural, there are processes we can employ to create space, increase efficiency and preserve energy. This interactive session will feature quick, easy to implement approaches you can adapt with your learners. Participants will also share their challenges and successes.   
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Jim Rickabaugh

Senior Advisor
Institute for Personalized Learning, a division of CESA #1 Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for teachers

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Grand III
Carley LovornRegional Director, Educator Network, National Geographic Society
National Geographic’s Geo-Inquiry Process in Action!

Geo-Inquiry is a new integrated, project-based process that connects real-world challenges and National Geographic Explorers to the classroom. The Geo-Inquiry Process incorporates the attitudes and skills of an Explorer: curious, responsible, and empowered to make a difference in the world. In this highly interactive session educators will learn new strategies to help students develop critical thinking skills, ask geographic questions, collect information,  visualize and analyze data, create a compelling story, and ultimately become advocates for change in their local communities.

The Geo-Inquiry Process is designed to inspire educators to teach students about the world in innovative, experiential and authentic ways. National Geographic offers Geo-Inquiry guides, student workbooks, professional learning opportunities, and online courses for educators free of charge.  Throughout the session the work of real-world Explorers in the field who apply the Geo-Inquiry Process will be highlighted. These case studies highlight how the process has helped solve real problems and effect change at the global level.


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Carley Lovorn

Regional Director, Educator Network
National Geographic Society Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM Ambassador C
Harry DickensAccount Executive , Edgenuity
Using Technology to Create Visible Learning
How do students show their learning to you to show you what they know? What tools do you use to differentiate learning in your classroom. 
In this session we will explore tools and thoroughly created Hyperdocs.  We will explore lesson templates that include the 5 E's as well as the Explore, Explain and Apply models.  We will use tools that can be added to the Chrome Browser as extension or apps with many of them connecting to Google Classroom.   

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Harry Dickens

Account Executive
Edgenuity Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for teachers

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM Grand IV
Jonathan Vander ElsCBL Pracitioner, Project Director, V and S School Solutions
Assessment in a CBL System: Fostering Structures to Determine Competency
Oftentimes, when we think of the word "Assessment" we think of testing. Assessment in a competency-based system is FOR learning, not just OF learning. In this session, participants will learn how changes in assessment practices were the catalyst for significantly higher levels of learning for students at Memorial School, and a vehicle and entry point for deepening many of the necessary components of a CBL system. Jonathan Vander Els was the principal of Memorial School, a nationally recognized school in New Hampshire that made this transition to competency education, and he will share practical, doable, ways that schools can begin, or deepen their competency journey through assessment practices by implementing the collaborative structures necessary to support this critical work.
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Jonathan Vander Els

CBL Pracitioner, Project Director
V and S School Solutions Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Salon B
Don SiviskiStudent Advocate, Learner Centered Education
Mentor Session - Student centered education, the change process, transformational leadership

Student centered education, the change process, transformational leadership


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These 30 minute sessions are one-on-one or small group meetings between presenters and attendees. Each meeting is limited to 10 participants.
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Don Siviski

Student Advocate
Learner Centered Education Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Salon A
Jim RickabaughSenior Advisor, Institute for Personalized Learning, a division of CESA #1
Mentor Session - Transformational Leadership
Transformational Leadership
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These 30 minute sessions are one-on-one or small group meetings between presenters and attendees. Each meeting is limited to 10 participants.
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Jim Rickabaugh

Senior Advisor
Institute for Personalized Learning, a division of CESA #1 Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 02:00 PM - 03:45 PM Ambassador E
Carol HillTrainer, Thinking Collaborative
Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

How do we do the “smart” thing when we don’t know what to do? ... and how do we teach students to do the same?

This interactive session builds participants' understanding of the 16 Habits of Mind and also builds participants' capacity to practice 16 Habits of Mind.  Habits of mind are dispositions that are skillfully and mindfully employed by characteristically intelligent, successful people when they are confronted with problems, the solution to which are not immediately apparent. Habits of Mind training supports administrators and teachers personally and professionally as they think about how to make decisions.  It also supports adults in supporting student self-directedness. In addition, Habits of Mind are the 21st Century thinking skills students need to support their being successful with the rigor of the college and career readiness.  Come to this session to become a better learner and leader of innovative educational practices.


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Carol Hill

Trainer
Thinking Collaborative Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM Ambassador D
Taylor PhilhowerTeacherCoach, Greenfield-Central Schools (Indiana)
BREAKOUT EDU
Join in the fun! Experience a BREAKOUT EDU crafted specially for the 2018 OIE Innovation Summit! 
There is a new trend in the entertainment world: escape rooms. Basically, a group is locked in a room, and they are asked to work together to solve a series of clues to escape. We can offer that same fun, with an educational twist, to our kids! Breakout EDU offers numerous educational, content-based Breakout games for K-12. This session will run participants through a Breakout session and share helpful tips to implement this activity in your classroom.
This is appropriate for all grade levels.  (Ignore selection below...once selected below the grade levels were not able to be deselected.)

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Taylor Philhower

TeacherCoach
Greenfield-Central Schools (Indiana) Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM Grand III
John SpencerFormer middle school teacher and Author, Spencerauthor.com
Project-Based Learning Sounds Great But What About Classroom Management?

Project-based learning is a student-centered framework that boosts creative thinking and authentic learning. But how do you actually manage a PBL classroom? What are the challenges that come with this newfound student ownership? How do you keep group members accountable during collaborative projects? How do you help students manage their own projects and grow into self-directed learners? In this session, we'll explore how to design structures that encourage students to self-manage and self-regulate in a PBL classroom. We'll also explore how the structures within design thinking can facilitate this type of classroom management. 


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John Spencer

Former middle school teacher and Author
Spencerauthor.com Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM Salon B
KENNETH GROVERSchool transformation thought leader and coach, Personalized Learning Consultant
Mentor Session - School Transformation to Personalized Learning
School Transformation to Personalized Learning
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These 30 minute sessions are one-on-one or small group meetings between presenters and attendees. Each meeting is limited to 10 participants.
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KENNETH GROVER

School transformation thought leader and coach
Personalized Learning Consultant Bio +

Audience: Deeper Dive for leaders

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM Salon A
Buddy BerrySuperintendent, Eminence Independent
Mentor Session - Personalized Learning or Graduate Profiles

Join Dr. Buddy Berry in this mentor session and discuss Personalized Learning or Graduate Profiles


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These 30 minute sessions are one-on-one or small group meetings between presenters and attendees. Each meeting is limited to 10 participants.
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Buddy Berry

Superintendent
Eminence Independent Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: K-12


09/27/2018 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Grand III
John SpencerFormer middle school teacher and Author, Spencerauthor.com
Making the Most of Student Feedback

What does assessment look like in a student-centered, project-based classroom? How do we use feedback in a way that increases student agency for all learners? In this session, we explore authentic strategies to improve student self-assessment and peer-assessment in a way that boosts metacognition. Participants will also receive a free assessment toolkit that they can use to develop new assessment strategies with their students. 


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John Spencer

Former middle school teacher and Author
Spencerauthor.com Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Ambassador D
DENISE HOYPrincipal, ALLPS School of Innovation/Fayetteville Schools
Do School Your Way!
Come explore the ALLPS School of Innovation is improving students attendance, behavior, and grades with this idea of letting students choose how they want to attend and finish school. If you can dream it, then it is happening at ALLPS. Participants will receive a snip-it of all the programs and practices that allow students to graduate every day, sometimes two years early! 
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DENISE HOY

Principal
ALLPS School of Innovation/Fayetteville Schools Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 9-12


09/27/2018 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Commerce B & C
Buddy BerrySuperintendent, Eminence Independent
The Real P.B.L. (Passion Based Learning)
This session helps you learn what makes students want to come to class and instructional engagement soar! Learn invaluable ways to make your instruction come to life by putting more passion and play in your day. This session will revolve around the Google Concept of 20% time while sharing tons of real life examples. Leave challenged, inspired, and ready to roll!
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Buddy Berry

Superintendent
Eminence Independent Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Ambassador C
Matt MorningstarPrincipal, Holt Middle School
Sometimes you can't unsee what you have seen....5 take-aways from A Learning Journey in New Zealand
After visiting seven schools in Auckland, NZ we were simply compelled at what we saw each day! This session will highlight 5 take-aways: personalized learning with student agency, collaboration redefined, cultural awareness, learning spaces, and graduate student learner outcomes. 
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Matt Morningstar

Principal
Holt Middle School Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8


09/27/2018 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Ambassador B
Gerard NewsomDigital Learning Support Specialist, Arch Ford ESC
Helping Schools Transform Student-Focused Plans into Reality
How can schools across the state transform into student-focused environments now that flexibility has become the norm?
This session is for leadership teams implementing their vision for student-centered change and looking for what’s next or leadership teams looking for a process to restructure the learning environment. To honor the partnership between ADE & the local ESC’s, Team Digital continues to provide guidance to strategically honor this commitment to Arkansas' students. 
 
By using the blended learning approach, our mission is to provide education, guidance, resources, and support during the planning, implementation, and evaluation of digital learning environments.
 
Team Digital, Arkansas’ own guiding curators for student-focused change. 

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Gerard Newsom

Digital Learning Support Specialist
Arch Ford ESC Bio +

Audience: General Information session - intended for everyone

Grade Level Focus: 6-8



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