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Keynotes & Sessions

Schedule is subject to change

Keynote Speakers

Chris Singer  - Keynote 1 - Monday 11/20 (8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.)

Title: BE THERE WITH ME - Constancy through Change and Clarity through Confusion

Description: Learn how your presence in the classroom creates a constancy that helps students find stability in the times they are a-changin. Discover how a determined, constant presence also provides clarity in a land of confusion.

Liesl McConchie - Keynote 2 - Monday, 11/20 (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

Title: Staying Grounded Amidst the Stormy Seas: The 7 Constant Needs of Students to Learn

Target Audience: ALL

Description: Amidst the tumultuous storms of our day, and waves of educational trends, it can be easy to lose our footing in what matters most. What are the core essentials that students need to be able to learn and thrive? Rooted in cognitive neuroscience, we’ll explore the 7 pre-requisites students need for learning to happen in school. Join international speaker and best-selling author for an enlightening session that will lift your spirits and give you tools to ensure all students are learning at high levels.

LeeAnne Lavender - Keynote 3 - Tuesday,11/21 (8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.)

Title: PreK-12 Digital Storytelling: How Using Tech for Good can Lead to Active Global Citizenship

Target Audience: ALL

Description: Many of our schools have mission and vision statements that include aspects of service and active global citizenship. That goal - of helping our students become informed, thoughtful, reflective, and compassionate active global citizens - is so important. Digital storytelling can provide curricular entry points to build our students' awareness, intercultural understanding, and sense of vocation, as well as many opportunities for advocacy and digital citizenship. In this keynote session, we'll explore the "what", "why" and "how" of digital storytelling to inspire you to try this tech-for-good approach when you get back to your school. In addition, digital storytelling offers project-based strategies and innovative assessments, alongside a process-driven approach that is "uncheatable" in this era of accessible AI tools. The icing on the cake is the communication and interview aspect of digital storytelling... get ready to become an engaged and passionate digital storyteller!

Liesl McConchie - Keynote 4 – Tuesday, 11/21 (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

Title: Supporting the Wholistic Development of the Youth We Serve

Target Audience: ALL

Description: As educators, we know our students need more than just content knowledge. The list of things to teach the “whole child” can feel never-ending and overwhelming. What matters most? And how can we support their wholistic development without burning out, or sacrificing time to teach academics? Recent breakthroughs in cognitive neuroscience reveal the importance of supporting students in these four areas: academic, physical, self-concept, and social development. This empowering session will leave you feeling capable and confident to support the wholistic development of the youth you serve.

Chris Singer - Keynote 5 - Tuesday 11/21 (10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.)
Title: BE THERE WITH ME - Connecting Caring Comfort in Conflict and Confidence facing Chaos

Target Audience: All

Description: Find out ways of including care and comfort to your physical and emotional presence in the classroom. Identify practical ways to provide confidence in times of chaos and disorder.

Breakout Sessions

We have secured 21 different speakers on a variety of topics designed to help further your professional devolpment.  Click on the button below to download the PDF listing of Breakout Sessions

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