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August 1-2, 2019

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Personal Growth and Wellness [clear filter]
Thursday, August 1
 

9:00am

Workshop 1-Move Well, Stress Less, and Sleep More!
In this this workshop, you’ll be introduced to movement, breathing and sleeping techniques to help “unstick” you from the daily grind of life. The techniques you will learn can be performed in your home, classroom or office, and just about anywhere else you may find yourself.  These will have a lasting impact on your health and longevity.  Come and learn to Move Well, Stress Less, and Sleep More! 

Speakers
avatar for Sam Mugavero Ph.D.

Sam Mugavero Ph.D.

CEO of Smugs Fitness, Smugs Fitness Lab
A two-sport athlete in college, Sam continued to foster his passion for fitness while working on his doctorate at the University of South Carolina. After completing his degree in 2007, he moved to Atlanta with his wife and spent 5 years teaching science and coaching tennis while spending... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
W300.1

11:35am

Concurrent Sessions 1-Addressing Student Anxiety in the Classroom
This presentation will seek to deepen educators' understanding of anxiety, including the prevalence, physiology, and presentation of anxiety in the classroom.  We will explore triggering events and identify signs of anxiety in students.  We will largely focus on classroom specific interventions for teachers to utilize when collaborating with students with anxiety.     Here is a link to the presentation draft: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1k1Hblx9HsNySSrIDxugJf75-6VliGVVnKMBVGC4X0Sc/edit?usp=sharing  

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Draper

Meredith Draper

School Counselor, Woodward Academy
I received my B.S. in Psychology from Fordham University, my M.A. in Psychology from Long Island University and my M.Ed. in Professional School Counseling from the University of West Georgia.  I have been a school counselor at Woodward since 2016 in the Middle School.  I have worked... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
The LJ - Jane Woodruff Hall

11:35am

Concurrent Sessions 1-Building Champions
The overall theme of my talk is how we as educators and coaches need to focus on being mentors first and foremost before focusing on the scoreboard. However, with the proper focus on building champions first, coaches can create success both on and off the playing field for their student-athletes. This is why my key phrase to coaching my athlete is this "We are not champions because we win, we win because we are Champions".   In addition to explaining how my philosophy has created great success in my coaching experience I will also explain the need for fun and team building exercises to help grow your team and create enthusiasm, which is a key ingredient for success in all walks of life.   The concrete takeaways for my participants would be to help them have a road map to success but to also help the participants set goals for themselves, their team, and their student-athletes.      

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ragan

Jeff Ragan

MS Math Department Chair, Woodward Academy
Jeff Ragan has experience in coaching and in teaching.  He wrestled for the top college program in the country (Oklahoma State University) after a successful wrestling career as a Big XII Champion, All-American, Freestyle National Champion, and World Team Placer.  Jeff was the the... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
W121

11:35am

Concurrent Sessions 1-Hit your Mark with Bullet Journaling
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of task tracks, list makers, planners and post-it notes on your desk? Feel like you’re forgetting something? The Bullet Journal may address your needs!    The Bullet Journal philosophy is revolutionizing life for those of us seeking organization. Consolidate all your tasks- personal and professional- into one place. By using a future log, daily and weekly spreads, sections for notes, random lists, and anything else you want to track, I’ll show you how you can streamline your work!     Bring a blank notebook to get started or just come learn.  

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Zanoria

Jenn Zanoria

Educational Technology and Innovation Coordinator, Windward School in Los Angeles, CA
Jenn Zanoria is the Educational Technology and Innovation Coordinator at Windward School (grades 7-12) in Los Angeles, CA. In this position, Jenn works closely with faculty to develop engaging and thoughtful units, lessons, and projects that allow students to show what they know... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
Carlos Science Center Atrium

11:35am

Concurrent Sessions 1-Refuse to be a Victim
Safety experts agree the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the conscious decision to refuse to be a victim. You stand a better chance of preventing criminal attack if you develop and practice a safety plan before you need it.      The presentation teaches easy to understand methods you can use to increase your awareness and prevent criminal confrontation.  In thirty minutes, you will learn and practice tools you need to develop your own personal safety strategy, including information about:    •        The Psychology of the Criminal Mind  •        Home & Phone Security  •        Automobile & Travel Security   •        Personal & Technological Security  •        Self Defense Devices and Training Options  

Speakers
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John Lane

Director of Campus Safety and Educator, Woodward Academy
John Lane is the Director of Campus Safety at Woodward Academy. He is responsible for the planning, preparation, coordination, and training of staff, faculty, parents and students in emergency response and risk management.


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm
W132

1:20pm

Workshop 2-Becoming Healthy Leaders in your Workplace or Community
As you look around your workplace, do you see individuals who have demonstrated the ability to lead others toward better health and wellness? Have you ever wondered what fuels these individuals? How can you become a leader at your workplace and help your coworkers, friends, and students become healthier individuals? Studies have shown that healthier employees are happier employees. Energy and productivity increase and collaborative efforts to improve the organization yield better results when individuals engage in health and fitness activities together. Learn how to become a leader for health and wellness in your organization and learn how to change the culture of a community into one that is health conscious and determined to become better together.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Mugavero Ph.D.

Sam Mugavero Ph.D.

CEO of Smugs Fitness, Smugs Fitness Lab
A two-sport athlete in college, Sam continued to foster his passion for fitness while working on his doctorate at the University of South Carolina. After completing his degree in 2007, he moved to Atlanta with his wife and spent 5 years teaching science and coaching tennis while spending... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:20pm - 3:45pm
W136
 
Friday, August 2
 

9:00am

Workshop 1-Essential Characteristics of a Successful Coach and Managing Parents of Today's Student-Athletes
There are several essential characteristics of any successful coach.  Some of these traits include constantly working on his/her craft, the ability to put out “fires,” establishing clear roles on a team, and being organized and prepared, among others.  Successful coaches also have the ability to manage the invested and involved parents of today’s student-athletes.  This session will create a definition of “success,” examine common characteristics shared by successful coaches, and it will  share experiences in managing parents of today’s student-athletes (the good, the bad, and the ugly).

Speakers
avatar for Tony Watkins

Tony Watkins

Director of Athletics, Northside Youth Organization
Tony Watkins serves as Executive Director at Northside Youth Organization in Atlanta, GA.  Prior to joining NYO, Watkins served as Assistant Athletic Director Head Girls’ Basketball Coach at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School from 2008 – 2016. As Head Girls'​ Basketball Coach... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
W132

1:15pm

Workshop 2-Essential Characteristics of a Successful Coach and Managing Parents of Today's Student-Athletes
There are several essential characteristics of any successful coach.  Some of these traits include constantly working on his/her craft, the ability to put out “fires,” establishing clear roles on a team, and being organized and prepared, among others.  Successful coaches also have the ability to manage the invested and involved parents of today’s student-athletes.  This session will create a definition of “success,” examine common characteristics shared by successful coaches, and it will  share experiences in managing parents of today’s student-athletes (the good, the bad, and the ugly).

Speakers
avatar for Tony Watkins

Tony Watkins

Director of Athletics, Northside Youth Organization
Tony Watkins serves as Executive Director at Northside Youth Organization in Atlanta, GA.  Prior to joining NYO, Watkins served as Assistant Athletic Director Head Girls’ Basketball Coach at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School from 2008 – 2016. As Head Girls'​ Basketball Coach... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 3:45pm
W132