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8-8:30 am: Check-in and Coffee

8:30-11:30 am: Morning Session

From School Administrator to School Leader

Dr. Brad Johnson

Become a leader who truly empowers and inspires others, and move from being an administrator who simply gets things done to a leader who motivates others to succeed! Learn how to:

  • Lead through constant change.
  • Develop your strengths and those you lead.Influence school culture.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Respond effectively to crisis, and much more.

11:30 am -12:30 pm:  Lunch (included with registration)


12:45-2 pm: Breakout Sessions

Highly Effective Leadership

Bobby Moore, Battelle for Kids

From setting a vision for school improvement to engaging staff, the strategy for building a positive culture for learning starts with you. And, with a full plate each day, how can you establish a shared leadership model in which your team is aligned and focused on the highest-impact strategies for increasing student success? Develop strategies to shape a clear and compelling vision for the future, cultivate a collaborative and safe learning environment and create a culture of high expectations, continuous improvement, and meaningful feedback.

Visit Battelle for Kids Learning Hub


Growing Genius...One Hour at a Time

Andra Penny, Coppell ISD

Each Friday, learners at Cottonwood Creek Elementary spend the first hour of the day exploring their passions. They spend their time investigating topics such as computer coding, recycling, gardening, sports, music, community service, advocating for others and many other topics of their choice. The entire campus engages as our learners collaborate across grade levels, take risks and follow their passions. This hour of time is called Genius Hour!

View "Introduction to Genius Hour in the Classroom”


Finish What You Start: Move Ideas from Intention to Implementation

Troy Mooney, Life Schools

Successfully leading campus initiatives through the continuum from intended to implemented is a critical leverage point for campus leaders. Many administrators have ensured that their good ideas are disastrously launched through not recognizing the three critical points of failure for any new effort. Learn how to use Catalytic Meetings, The 3IA approach to solutions development, and the Strategic Quarterly Review (SQR) to improve their leadership influence and efficacy.

Learn more about Catalytic Meetings on Troy's Blog


2:15-3:30 pm: Breakout Sessions

Five Strategies for Creating a High Growth School

Bobby Moore, Battelle for Kids

Improve learning opportunities for all students with practices mined from high-performing campuses and districts. Explore how leaders limit initiatives, leverage time and resources, develop a balanced assessment approach, utilize growth measures and empower teachers to move their campus forward and ensure success.

Read Battelle for Kids article "Five Strategies for Creating a High-Growth School”


Community Connection Academy

Brett Stamm, Keller ISD

If someone told you that there was an effective and efficient way to meet your families where they are all while having the opportunity to increase transparency and engagement, as well as developing and refining your school's brand and identity would you say no? If not, then join us for the opportunity to get started and learn a few tricks of the trade for using social media to connect with your community!

Social Media & Schools: The Engagement Post


Grit Happens

Kimmie Etheredge, Northwest ISD

Recently one characteristic has emerged as a significant predictor of student success. It isn't social or emotional development, good looks, physical health or even IQ. IT'S GRIT! What is grit and how can you help grow gritty kids who won't give up in challenging environments? Learn to create a fun and energizing campus theme that impacts all facets of your academic culture. #grithappens

Read Five Characteristics of Grit: How Many Do You Have?

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