First General Session Keynote
Monday, June 15 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Hamish Brewer @BrewerHM
Sometimes you have to hear the things you don’t want to hear in order to move forward, to be better and to get results. Hamish will take you on a hard-hitting journey that will challenge you to rethink practices, disrupt the norm and change the game. Find out if you are willing to go one more round, advocate for every single adult and child, and take your school or organization to the next level.
BONUS SESSION OFFERED - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MONDAY
Second General Session Keynote
Tuesday, June 16 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am
TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT
Regina Louise @iamreginalouise
Despite having found love, attachment and a commitment to have a forever family, Regina Louise’s plea to belong to the one woman who wanted her was denied by a court of law. During her presentation, Regina will discuss her humble beginnings, her exit from foster care without permanency; and touch upon the trials and tribulations that shaped her—ultimately— for the better.
Third General Session Keynote
Wednesday, June 17 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am
THE INNOVATOR'S MINDSET
George Couros @GeorgeCouros
Carol Dweck’s work has focused on the ideas of “fixed” and “growth” mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities and that our students and schools deserve. We need to focus not only what we know, but what we do with what we know. In this session, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset” (as discussed in the book of the same title) and share persuasive examples on why this is so crucial for all educators. George’s presentations are known to be emotional, humorous, thought-provoking, and will connect to your heart in a way that will last long after his keynote.
Post-Convention Sessions ($80 - Requires Registration)
Stem the Tide of the COVID Slide!
Thursday, June 18 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm CST
John Hattie LIVE from Australia @john_hattie
Foundation for ART & Science of Learning
Teams Improving Practice: Getting Your Teams to Collaborative Impact
Friday, June 19 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am CST
Richard Erdmann and Christine Drew
What if you could triple the speed of student learning? According to findings by Professor John Hattie, a strong sense of Collective Teacher Efficacy can yield over three years of student growth over one school year. One of the most powerful influences on student learning and achievement, Collective Teacher Efficacy is the belief that, together, educators can positively impact learning. When efficacy is high, teachers show greater persistence and are more likely to try new teaching approaches – especially in virtual learning environments!