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August 1-2, 2019

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Thursday, August 1
 

9:00am EDT

Workshop 1-Embedding STEAM experiences in the Classroom
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics as gateways to  guiding student inquiry and critical thinking. The goal of a STEAM approach is to develop learners who are eager to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and design creative solutions. This workshop will explore activities that embed engineering and technology into the Math, Science, and Art classrooms. Participants will engage with several hands-on examples of challenges and will explore a number of resources to help them design their own curricular materials.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Helfant

Elizabeth Helfant

coord of curricular and pedagogical innnovation, micds
Elizabeth Helfant is the Coordinator of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS), a JK-12 school of 1250 students in Missouri. Following graduation from Davidson College in 1984, Ms Helfant began her career in education teaching... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
W132
  Presenter, Workshop 1 day 1

11:35am EDT

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 EDT
W132

1:20pm EDT

Workshop 2-Building an Accurate Assessment System
Perhaps one of the most important yet ambiguous tasks a teacher has is to measure learning. Implementing Standards-Based or Competency-based Grading has the potential to improve our practices in the assessment arena. These systems provide students feedback according to earning objectives, or standards. Students gain clarity on what they do and don’t understand. If the assessments are accurate and authentic, student’s develop agency in their learning. This workshop will explore how to implement more accurate assessment practices that include a shift to standards and competencies. It will examine:
·       The difference between competency and standards-based grading,
·       Ways to craft more authentic and accurate assessments,
·       The connection between assessment and level of thinking,
·       Ways to eliminate harmful assessment practices, and
·       The important role of feedback and formative assessment

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Helfant

Elizabeth Helfant

coord of curricular and pedagogical innnovation, micds
Elizabeth Helfant is the Coordinator of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS), a JK-12 school of 1250 students in Missouri. Following graduation from Davidson College in 1984, Ms Helfant began her career in education teaching... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:20pm - 3:45pm EDT
W132
  Presenter, Workshop 2 day 1
 
Friday, August 2
 

9:00am EDT

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 EDT
W132
  Presenter, workshop 1- day 2

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
W132
  Presenter, Workshop 2 day 2
 
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